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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2022, 01:34:14 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2022, 01:34:46 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2022, 01:35:29 AM »


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2022, 09:03:19 PM »
Work in progress ::

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2022, 09:25:58 PM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2022, 02:01:37 AM »
Royal Australian Air Force Gloster Meteor F.8, Serial No. A77-728, fitted with sixteen RP-3 60lb ground attack rockets during Korean War.



Delivered 21/02/51.
Served in Korea with 77 Sqn.
Heavy Landing Kimpo Korea 27/10/53.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2022, 12:33:12 AM »
Speaking of RAAF Meteors:

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2022, 12:34:38 AM »
Diorama idea perhaps:

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2022, 12:44:51 AM »
Hmmm...maybe the RAAF (and Australia) gets into the Ballistic Missile game and bases Blue Streak missiles in Northern Australia:

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2022, 01:25:27 AM »
Or perhaps in an early incarnation of AUKUS, Australia/RAAF gets PGM-17A Thor IRBMs like the RAF/UK did:

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2022, 08:06:54 AM »
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.

Something more on this:  https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/the-manchurian-crisis-and-the-genesis-of-australian-foreign-policy/
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2022, 02:12:35 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2022, 12:45:30 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #63 on: Yesterday at 02:41:18 AM »
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.


Something more on this:  https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/the-manchurian-crisis-and-the-genesis-of-australian-foreign-policy/


Also here:

http://www.adf-serials.com.au/research/Mitsubishi-RAAF.pdf
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #64 on: Today at 06:49:28 AM »
We are selling up our house, that means much model packing.
Currently going through the "Model Archive Boxes", stuff that is old, built to 10 foot display standard, themes.. etc etc.
Some are sadly going to be trashed as this will be one move too many for some of these old model builds of 20-30 years vintage.

However topical for this GB uncovered this pair