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Inspiration
« on: December 07, 2021, 02:28:07 AM »




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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2021, 08:23:34 PM »
In a way, add a "British RAF" roundel in anything to to the end of WWII, and a Kangaroo post-war in any aircraft, and you have a RAAF aircraft  ;D

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2021, 01:19:54 AM »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2021, 01:20:12 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2021, 01:22:15 AM »








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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2021, 01:25:34 AM »





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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2021, 02:30:00 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2021, 05:40:46 AM »
Got quite a few of these already on the shelf from years gone by.
Still, great to see these profiles again and some new ones



RAAF Buccaneer ?


Something not simply a rebadge job, Australian built Hurricane using the Pratt and Witney Engine, Hawker Willy Willy

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2021, 04:55:12 PM »
Proposal in December 1940 for Australia to order about 500,000 worth of aircraft from Japan

This appeared in a RAAF historical newsletter and I have been desperately looking for public domain verification of this.

The proposal was made by Sir John Latham https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/latham-sir-john-greig-7104, then Minister for Japan, to the Advisory War Council, with the aim of filling shortages / needs of the RAAF, as well as encouraging Japan to oppose Germany.

"Legislation was passed in 1940 to enable Latham to become Australia's first minister to Japan while still chief justice. He had a long-standing interest in Japan and was better informed about it than almost any of his contemporaries, but he did not reach Tokyo until the close of 1940 after Japan had concluded a pact of mutual assistance with the Axis powers, and his mission was accordingly constricted. He 'spoke with firmness and frankness' to successive Japanese foreign ministers on the 'hope for friendly relations and the resolution to resist attempts at Japanese domination'. In September 1941 he left Japan for consultations in Singapore, but fell ill and was back in Melbourne when the Pacific War began."

This is incredibly interesting to me, I have no doubt the recommendation was made, I just can't currently find a sharable reference to it. What is intriguing, is whether Japan would have been receptive to this had the recommendation been accepted in Australia.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2021, 01:42:10 AM »
Proposal in December 1940 for Australia to order about 500,000 worth of aircraft from Japan


I know that it's really a captured bird but still. ;)


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2021, 01:44:46 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2021, 01:45:25 AM »

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2021, 02:01:00 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2021, 04:42:53 AM »
So I guess this is too far along to join ---- it only needs decals ---  :))

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2021, 04:44:24 AM »
Mind you, it's already been done

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2021, 09:37:47 AM »
Mind you, it's already been done




Nah, that's in Swedish Splinter, that is! ;)
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2021, 12:47:41 PM »
I was thinking of an F3 Tornado with Hindenburg tanks and extended fuselage for more fuel as an interceptor.
Or just go with a Tomcat.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2021, 10:11:30 PM »
I have a F-14, a F-15 & a F-16 (in the False-One-True-Scale of 1/72) do do as alternate RAAF but they may not come out to play for this GB, I have other builds I need to do first, really ... Probably ... Maybe?
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2021, 04:46:31 AM »
Sadly, I will be a no show as well. The stash, model room, gear all getting packed up for an impending move next year.
A whole story there around formula's on void space needing to get filled. Where did it all come from  :o :o :o :o :o :o

The thought bubble for the build was more about the RAAF ADG. Merging a Missile mount from a Chaparral onto either a LAV or a Long Wheel Base Landrover or similar. Or maybe, just rebuild/repaint the Chaparral vehicle


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2021, 03:27:19 PM »
RAAF never had a Draken or Viggen?

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2021, 03:37:21 PM »
Sadly, I will be a no show as well. The stash, model room, gear all getting packed up for an impending move next year.
A whole story there around formula's on void space needing to get filled. Where did it all come from  :o :o :o :o :o :o

The thought bubble for the build was more about the RAAF ADG. Merging a Missile mount from a Chaparral onto either a LAV or a Long Wheel Base Landrover or similar. Or maybe, just rebuild/repaint the Chaparral vehicle

Since the Chaparral system consists of a pallet that fits in the back of the M548 tracked cargo carrier it might be a matter of taking the pallet and mounting it on the M270 MLRS chassis.  From what I see in the DML/Dragon MLRS kit once you remove the rocket launcher parts you have a nice open area that might need some side rails but as it is in the box there is sufficient space to fit the Chapparral system on the pallet. 
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2021, 09:07:18 PM »
I'm tempted to do a Royal Australian Marines F/A-18, an Australian Army Aviation Corps Mirage 2000D, and a RAN FAA F-14D

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2021, 10:35:21 PM »
I'm tempted to do a Royal Australian Marines F/A-18, an Australian Army Aviation Corps Mirage 2000D, and a RAN FAA F-14D

Ah, a "RAAF Never Was" scenario! ;D
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2021, 01:10:22 AM »
RAAF never had a Draken or Viggen?

Not in the real world...

Though in the whiffverse, both served with distinction:


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2021, 01:26:11 AM »
The thought bubble for the build was more about the RAAF ADG. Merging a Missile mount from a Chaparral onto either a LAV or a Long Wheel Base Landrover or similar. Or maybe, just rebuild/repaint the Chaparral vehicle

Hmmm...maybe RAAF ADG MIM-72A/M48 Chaparral alongside M163 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS)?

If you squint just right, these could look like ADF schemes:




Or possible go for the updated M163 with Stinger SAMs:



I have known a few Adgies over the years and I am sure they would have loved these.  Mind you, one would have potentially seen these go either with No.30 SQN given they operated the Bloodhound SAMS or even 16th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery.  That said, the whiffverse allows all sorts of things...
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