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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #425 on: September 06, 2022, 03:33:50 AM »
Yes.

I've never really understood why the Americans had so much trouble with the radar, both search & tracking, when other nations didn't. ???
All things considered it was a real waste of money and nothing to actually show for it save the contractors milking the program like a cash cow until funding was gone.
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #426 on: September 06, 2022, 10:15:27 PM »
Yes.

I've never really understood why the Americans had so much trouble with the radar, both search & tracking, when other nations didn't. ???
All things considered it was a real waste of money and nothing to actually show for it save the contractors milking the program like a cash cow until funding was gone.

I was told that the radar spent it's time tracking the rounds it just fired --- not sure if there's any truth in that --

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #427 on: September 06, 2022, 10:56:45 PM »
Biggest problem as I understood it was the radar was adapted from an aircraft radar which was designed to operate without objects around it. In a ground environment there was hundreds of things close to it to cause it to lock onto stupid things like the latrine exhaust fan blades. Plus I heard that the gun barrels had been stored since WW2 and had become bent from sitting so long so it couldn’t hit a thing.

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #428 on: September 07, 2022, 12:31:10 PM »
Biggest problem as I understood it was the radar was adapted from an aircraft radar which was designed to operate without objects around it. In a ground environment there was hundreds of things close to it to cause it to lock onto stupid things like the latrine exhaust fan blades. Plus I heard that the gun barrels had been stored since WW2 and had become bent from sitting so long so it couldn’t hit a thing.
The radar for gun-laying/fire control (the conical antenna) was derived from the same radar used on the early production F-16A/B. 
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #429 on: September 07, 2022, 10:58:13 PM »
Biggest problem as I understood it was the radar was adapted from an aircraft radar which was designed to operate without objects around it. In a ground environment there was hundreds of things close to it to cause it to lock onto stupid things like the latrine exhaust fan blades. Plus I heard that the gun barrels had been stored since WW2 and had become bent from sitting so long so it couldn’t hit a thing.
The radar for gun-laying/fire control (the conical antenna) was derived from the same radar used on the early production F-16A/B.

That’s what I thought but I wasn’t sure. I’m sure it sounded like a good money saving idea but turned out not so much.

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #430 on: September 14, 2022, 03:32:21 AM »
1/350 ABSD-1 Large Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock.



Image with list of ships it can hold.


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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #431 on: September 14, 2022, 04:17:59 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #432 on: September 14, 2022, 04:29:55 AM »
Built as 1/700 it is ~1787 feet long.   More than good for largest modern carriers.   Multi ship dry docked build would be appropriate.

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #433 on: September 14, 2022, 09:01:43 AM »
That's a lot of PE - five cranes plus all the little cabins

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #434 on: September 14, 2022, 02:28:23 PM »
That's going to be a lot of styrene! :o
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #435 on: September 18, 2022, 01:29:12 AM »
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #436 on: September 22, 2022, 12:41:50 AM »
Terrific. Right after I purchase the Academy version. Normally Academy does great work on the rotary wing kits, but this is a reboxed Kagnam.

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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #437 on: September 23, 2022, 12:36:04 PM »
1/35 Apaches should make lots of people happy. Good choice, Takom!  :smiley:

This is also pretty neat! 1/35 MQ-8B Fire Scout



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Wondering about scale-o-rama'ing possibilities. One is making a manned 1/48 version out of this. Another option would be to take kits of helicopters in 1/72 or 1/48 and turn them into 1/35 unmanned versions. Quick calculation would put a 1/72 Apache turned to 1/35 into about MQ-8 size territory.
Hmmm, a 1/72 Aurora Cheyenne into an unmanned 1/35 Osprey escort.... :icon_beer:
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Re: Takom Models
« Reply #438 on: September 24, 2022, 01:11:27 AM »
Like this was any surprise:




Now do a Sea Apache and really make my day....
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