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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2012, 12:17:19 PM »
Some I forgot I did...



CH-139 Bluejay - Fleet Canada 105 (licence-built MBB Bo-105). The first 30 were delivered from 1977 to serve as trainers; they've worn this yellow scheme ever since. Another 12 trainers were delivered in 1980.



From 1993, 53 new-built Bluejays were delivered to the CA as replacements for the CH-118 Iroquois in non-combat utility roles. These were painted up in standard CA green.



A number of CH-139s saw work in Afghanistan in non-combat transport roles; these were given the standard CA desert scheme.
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2012, 04:20:15 PM »
Nice work!
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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2012, 07:30:00 PM »
Really like the Canadian Lo vis desert stuff!!
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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2012, 08:46:21 PM »
Thanks! I got the inspiration from the RW CH-178s.

Which, unfortunately, last report has being at Graf Ignatievo in Bulgaria... which I assume means they won't be coming to Canada. Would've liked to see one in the standard greens... :(
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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2012, 03:54:04 AM »
Some of those might also make good subtle whiffs that would force people to go checking their records to check whether or not Canada really used them...the most delicious kind IMHO.
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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2012, 09:04:46 AM »
....oooh. THAT sounds nifty. Never heard of the proposal...

The only reason I know of it is that I used to work with a gent who'd been in NAA-Columbus' Advanced Design group.  You'd want the F-86K nose with the 30-mm cannon rather than the F-86D nose with the retractable unguided rocket launchers and they'd likely use the Sabre Mk.6 aft fuselage with the more powerful engine.  Other than that, I reckon apophenia has nailed the basics.

I'm thinking I'm going to do this, rewrite a bit to replace the Banshee in AltCan with this!
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« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2012, 09:04:03 AM »
Love the CH-139 Bluejay in CH-178 colours Litvyak! But I'm already dreaming of CF MBBs in Kandahar with overhead PAH sights  ;)
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« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2012, 09:31:15 AM »
Nice. This would look great with my CAA CH-154 Tahre.

Do you have the blanks for a UH-1B/C Gunship? I think the CAA used these as we'll.  ;)
« Last Edit: April 16, 2012, 09:55:54 AM by The Big Gimper »
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« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2012, 10:15:15 AM »
Thank for the compliments!

I have a drawing for the UH-1C, but it's not yet blankified...
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« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2012, 10:40:04 AM »
... blankified...

He he. Not sure if that's your coinage but I like it  ;D
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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2012, 12:31:00 PM »
... blankified...

He he. Not sure if that's your coinage but I like it  ;D

I'd never heard it before. I have a tendency to molest words like that, though...

I wonder. Is there a model of the QE-class carrier (the new one)? I've got it into my head to build (eventually) a model of the new Magnificent-class carriers, which is a slightly scaled-up, nuc-powered version of the QE... and just a random thought about that - if there's one in 1:600 from Airfix, yous think 1:700 aircraft would make it look slightly bigger, or much bigger? (I've never done anything in either scale so have a hard time picturing it., though I do have the HMS Ajax kit in 1:600 and a Gato-class SS in 1:700 (to become HMCS Grilse))
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« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2012, 09:54:35 PM »
So, here's a teaser before I run to work: the Canadair CFC1 Cutlass!



I used Cutlass for now as I couldn't think of anything better... it's a naval sword, right? :P But if anyone has a better name, I'd be happy to hear it! (Naming is open until I finish the actual profiles).
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« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2012, 12:45:29 AM »
Cool. Could I ask you do one based on a F-86D? I have two of the Hasegawa's in the stash (got them cheaper than the F-86Ks).

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« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2012, 02:28:51 AM »
Looking good.
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« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2012, 04:39:32 AM »
Cutlass would be problematic considering the F7U used the name prior to when this Sabre variant would be built... perhaps Dirk or Spadroon? Naval swords don't give you a whole lot of choice...

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« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2012, 05:17:02 AM »
What about Sea Dog? The D model was the Saber Dog?
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« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2012, 01:24:09 PM »
Awesome Sea Sabre/Sea Dog/Sea Cutter...Something that lends it a little more reality is that Canadair was originally going to licence build the D Sabre, but difficulties with the radar in the NA vehicle was delaying it, so the stock Sabre was adopted instead. Had they gone with the D design, your Sea Cutter would be even more plausible!


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« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2012, 09:39:27 PM »
Thanks for the compliments!

The name "Sea Dog" got me to thinking... how about "Jacktar"? It's not a sword, but definitely naval, quite traditional... hopefully I'll have some profiles finished today after I get home from work.

I haven't yet touched AltCan Sabres for the RCAF, but Alvis, you've got me thinking. When did the D enter service? As I have things written out right now, RCAF used Sabre Mk. II from 1950 to 1953, when they were replaced by the Mk. IV; perhaps the Mk. IV/V/VI could all be D-variants?
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« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2012, 02:23:53 AM »
The first production F-86D-1-NA (50-455) was delivered to the USAF in March of 1951.
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« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2012, 08:01:21 AM »
Cool, so then a D-based Sabre Mk. IV is plausible, sticking with the 1953 in-service date.
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« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2012, 09:48:19 AM »
So, here's a teaser before I run to work: the Canadair CFC1 Cutlass!



I used Cutlass for now as I couldn't think of anything better... it's a naval sword, right? :P But if anyone has a better name, I'd be happy to hear it! (Naming is open until I finish the actual profiles).

Way nice looking and an inspiration to model same.  I agree, though, that "Cutlass" is not a name you want to use.  Perhaps they could borrow from the USN and call it a "Fury"?

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« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2012, 10:11:29 AM »
I don't think the RCN would go for "Fury" - these jets were, of course, the replacement for the Hawker Sea Fury in carrierborne service...

Here's a couple of finished profiles!


Canadair CFC1 Jacktar (or Sea Dog, haven't decided yet, but I think I'll opt for one of those two!), VF 870 (HMCS Magnificent) - the first one delivered, as it appeared when it first arrived on Maggie in 1952.


Canadair CF-102 Jacktar, VF 871 (HMCS Bonaventure) - the last one delivered, as it appeared when it last left Bonnie in 1970.

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« Reply #47 on: April 20, 2012, 08:22:46 PM »
I redid my Avro Canada CF-110N Spectre profiles to fit with my adjusted RCNAS schemes; here are a few of the new profiles:



CF-110N 110858 of VFA 870, HMCS Bonaventure circa 1983. 858 was the only Spectre to score air-to-air kills in two wars: the four red stars are kills from Vietnam, the sun represents an Etendard shot down during the Falklands War.


CF-110N 110959 of VFA 873, HMCS Queen Charlotte circa 1992. 959 scored a ship kill against an Iraqi patrol boat and an air-to-air kill against an Iraqi Mirage F1 attempting to flee to Iran during the Gulf War.


Another view of 959, this one as it appeared prior to the introduction of the loviz scheme. Due to the rudder markings identifying VFA 873, the squadron received the nickname "CP Air".


CF-110N 110962 of VT 900. VT 900 is the last remaining operator of the CF-110N, where it is used for carrier-landing training.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 12:54:17 AM by Litvyak »
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« Reply #48 on: April 20, 2012, 08:34:42 PM »
Awesome Spectres!!!

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« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2012, 02:34:48 AM »
I don't think the RCN would go for "Fury" -

I don't know...Canadian Fury sounds like a terrifying prospect...or a powerful drink! ;) ;D


Nice profiles.
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