Author Topic: CAMCO AS-1-MK Mafeng  (Read 1389 times)

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Re: CAMCO AS-1-MK Mafeng
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2018, 02:58:05 AM »
The Centaurus is once again much bigger/heavier.  The Hercules is similar in size to the Kasei though of lower performance on paper.

Centaurus VII
Diameter: 55.3 in (1,405 mm)
Dry weight: 2,695 lb (1,223 kg)
Power output: 2,520 hp (1,880 kW) at 2,700 rpm
Hercules II
Length: 53.15 in (1,350 mm)
Diameter: 55 in (1,397 mm)
Dry weight: 1,929 lb (875 kg)
Power output:
   1,272 hp (949 kW) at 2,800 rpm for takeoff
   1,356 hp (1,012 kW) at 2,750 rpm at 4,000 ft (1,220 m)
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Re: CAMCO AS-1-MK Mafeng
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2018, 03:53:47 AM »
...  I'm thinking R-2800-powered Ki 84 (or J2M) or late-model V-1710-powered Ki-61, armed with M-2 .50's.  I'm not sure if any of them served in China, though.... 

The ROCAF had Ki-84s in service from 1945 to 1948 with the 6th FBG (18th Squadron and & 19th Squadron). They retained Japanese schemes with overpainted Nationalist markings. (There's online references to blue and white rudder stripes although I don't think there's any evidence of that.)

BTW, Srećko Bradić also did a speculative profile of a Ki-84 in early PRC markings.
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Re: CAMCO AS-1-MK Mafeng
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2018, 03:46:15 AM »

nice tiger stripes

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Re: CAMCO AS-1-MK Mafeng
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2018, 01:04:31 AM »
Terrific build and a stunning paint job.  Very real.
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