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Profiles and Pixels / Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Last post by Brian da Basher on Yesterday at 08:11:17 AM »
Those are great apophenia and I like that you expanded the Super Harvard concept for ML-KNIL service. Looks excellent in that scheme!

Brian da Basher
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Aero-space / Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Last post by Jeffry Fontaine on Yesterday at 07:53:47 AM »
As far as I know the Skyraider was not cleared for Sidewinder but, it was cleared for the AGM-12 Bullpup AGM.  Mind you this would have been the later models of the Skyraider (AD-5/A-1E, AD-6/A-1H, and AD-7/A-1J) only.  But, being cleared/authorized to carry is one thing.  Actual missions where Bullpup was used operationally has to the best of my knowledge never been documented.
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Land / Re: 1/35 Luchs/MLRS kit bash
« Last post by finsrin on Yesterday at 07:35:49 AM »
One fine concept.  :smiley:
On track, keep going as is.
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Everyday Objects GB / Re: Cappuccino Two - The Silver One - Finished
« Last post by apophenia on Yesterday at 07:22:01 AM »
Oh that is nice! And good call going with the 50s nostalgia look  :smiley:
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Land / Re: 1/35 Luchs/MLRS kit bash
« Last post by Ramba on Yesterday at 07:16:34 AM »
I contacted the seller last week but still waiting to hear what they are going to do about replacing the kit or the broken parts.

OK! Here is where I am at the moment. I cleaned up the front of the broken upper hull on the ZTL-11. I will fill in the gap between the rear of the cab and the ZTL hull with plastic card. The holes on the sides will all also get filled in. The turret looks like it sits a little further forward than I like but I aligned it with the Luchs crew access door so it will have to stay. The gun barrel might go past the front of the cab though.

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Profiles and Pixels / Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Last post by apophenia on Yesterday at 07:12:10 AM »
The CAC/Noorduyn 'Super Harvard' concept was approved for use by the Militaire Luchtvaart van het Koninklijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger (ML-KNIL) as a light attack aircraft. It was intended that these aircraft would also act as lead-in trainers for the ML-KNIL's fighter fleet once stability had been re-established in the Netherland East Indies. In late June 1947, the first of 16 'Super Harvard' conversions arrived at the ML-KNIL's Depot Vliegtuigafdeling (Depot Squadron) at Vliegbasis Andir just south of Bandoeng in western Java. [1] From there, the first six 'Super Harvards' went to 16VB (16e vliegbasis Kali Djati, to the north of Bandoeng) to serve with the CVS (Centrale Vlieg School) alongside standard Noorduyn-built Harvard, the Canadian version of the North American AT-6, for advanced training from 1948 on Kalidjati.

Top[/i] ML-KNIL 'Super Harvard' of the CVS prior to be fitted with bomb racks. This aircraft was lost on 19 Dec 1949 during a bombing raid on the airfield Jogjakarta. [2] Hit by ground fire, B-411 came down outside the perimeter killing its pilot, Sgt. Albert Stoové. [3]

Work also progressed at Tocumwal, NSW, where Noorduyn Aircraft Pty. was rebuilding ex-RAAF Norseman utility transports for the ML-KNIL and sundry ex-USAAF UC-64As for other customers. Much of this consisted of straightforward repair and restoration work. One Norseman stood out, however. This ex-RCAF Mk.IV brought south by Bob Noorduyn was being rebuilt in an attempt to re-interest the RAAF in the Norseman.

Working with CAC, Noorduyn Aircraft Pty. incorporated as many Wirraway components as possible - including the complete CAC-built powerplant and cowling. The conversion process was completely successful but the RAAF was simply not interested in operating a 'bush plane'. The now non-standard 'Norse-away was then demilitarized and sold on the private market, operating with the Sydney-based aerial survey firm of Air Research Pty Ltd for many years.

Bottom The partially completed 'Norse-away' conversion at Noorduyn Aircraft Pty's Tocumwal facility.
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[1] The partially disassembled airframes were shipped from Port Melbourne to the Port of Priok at Batavia. From there, the airframes were sent by rail to Vliegbasis Andir for assembly and flight testing.

[2] By then, B-411 had been painted in aanvallen camouflage and was wearing red-white-blue rosette roundels.

[3] AE Stoové's unwieldy proper rank was Reserve sergeant-kort-verband-vlieger der Militaire Luchtvaart KNIL.
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Land / Re: Post Apoc Hummer ???
« Last post by apophenia on Yesterday at 07:07:58 AM »
Looking great ... a tough, mean, psychotically-good kinda way  :smiley:

And you made me look in the dictionary the difference between plough and plow  ;)

One of 'em is just spelled wrong  ;)
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Land / Re: 1/35 Luchs/MLRS kit bash
« Last post by apophenia on Yesterday at 07:04:59 AM »
That's some mighty fine thinking and a nice save on the tank hull!

Indeed it is. Interested to see how this proceeds ... and here's hoping that you get a bonus replacement kit outta the deal too  ;)
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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by kerick on Yesterday at 06:36:27 AM »
Oopppsss...



Looks like the snow on the front fell off but not the back. Ouch!
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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Yesterday at 06:04:30 AM »
Basler BT-67 Conversion

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