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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2012, 02:51:31 AM »
You have captured the F-86D perfectly in a Navy look.  Very much a mid 50s thru 60s style.   :)
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Offline Litvyak

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2012, 07:53:09 AM »
Thanks both of you! :)

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I don't know...Canadian Fury sounds like a terrifying prospect...or a powerful drink!

My only stumbling block regarding the name "Fury" is that these were replacing the Hawker Sea Fury. Would they really have gone to reusing a name /right away/?
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2012, 08:44:43 AM »
Why not?  It's not the identical name and it fits with the other naval usage of Sabre derivatives (besides, I understand the basic concept was proposed as a "Fury" - FJ-4NE).  Of course, the proposed FJ-5 in RCN markings would be spectacular.

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2012, 09:34:35 AM »
I agree with you about the naming conundrum Litvyak. Canadair was happy to use the Sabre name for RCAF and export 'Swords'. So, if not 'Jacktar', how about 'Sea Sabre'?
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2012, 09:38:06 AM »
Thanks both of you! :)

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I don't know...Canadian Fury sounds like a terrifying prospect...or a powerful drink!

My only stumbling block regarding the name "Fury" is that these were replacing the Hawker Sea Fury. Would they really have gone to reusing a name /right away/?

Sorry, when I mentioned Canadian Fury, I was talking about the idea of a bunch of furious Canadians... ;)
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #55 on: April 21, 2012, 09:45:41 AM »
Maybe for something different, use the name of one of coastal First Nations tribes?
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #56 on: April 22, 2012, 12:53:02 AM »
I decided to go with Jacktar. Very Navy, very "Royal". :)

Here's a couple of new profiles...


The RCN operated the Consolidated/Canadian Vickers Canso during the war; post-war, three squadrons were equipped with the Canso, using them in a patrol role - VP 851, VP 852 and VP 853. From 1946 until 1950, they wore the standard RCN camo scheme.


In 1950, with the introduction of the new designation scheme, the type was redesignated CPV1 Canso (for the Vickers-built aircraft; the Consolidated-built aircraft became CPY1). In the same year, VP 852 and VP 853 transitioned to the Albatross, while the healthiest of the Cansos were gathered together in VP 851, the squadron was reclassified a SAR squadron, and the Cansos received the standard RCN SAR scheme, which they wore until the type's retirement in 1957.
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #57 on: April 22, 2012, 03:51:48 AM »
Nice.
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2012, 04:25:27 AM »
love the SAR scheme :)

                     but without wings, they're not FLYING-boats :icon_crap:

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2012, 07:15:24 AM »
Love the 1950 scheme  :-*

For those keeping score (as opposed to going JMN -- Litvyak has the exclusive rights to her own universe!), RW Canadian Vickers built PBY-5A amphibians which the RCAF called Cansos. RCAF flying boats retained the RAF name, Catalina.

The closest RW match for Litvyak's aircraft would be the Catalina VI (PB2B-2) built by Boeing Canada on Sea Island, BC.
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2012, 09:11:22 AM »
You know...

Only now after having it pointed out did I notice that the drawing I used as a base for my own is the flying boat and not the amphib!   :uuu:

I did *intend* for this to be a Canso, not a Catalina... well, imagine it's an amphib. I don't feel like redoing it right now. :P
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2012, 04:56:13 AM »
Chubby Canso tires now mentally inserted  ;D
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2012, 03:24:30 AM »
Lovely profiles

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2012, 04:33:36 AM »
Lovely profiles

I heartily agree! I bet these profiles have many thinking of how to whiff a Cat'!

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2012, 03:40:43 PM »
Going back to fix some older profiles; I've discovered some information from the AltCan quantum reality that I didn't know before, and so some of my earlier profiles are a bit erroneous.

So, here's some of the first batch of fixed profiles, starting with the CF-108 Archer...


Archer Mk. 1 of 409 Sqn - the first one delivered for service, in 1961; it was lettered/marked like this until 1964.


In 1964 the lettering was changed to reflect RCAF's new numbering system. Here's a CF-108A Archer of 409 Sqn as it appeared from 1964 to 1965. (409 Sqn was the only RCAF unit to operate the Archer Mk. I/CF-108A)


In 1965 Canada got its new flag, and the RCAF roundel was updated to contain the new-style maple leaf. Here's another CF-108A of 409 Sqn as it appeared from 1965 to 1966. In 1966 409 Sqn re-equipped with CF-108C (Archer Mk. II) and the Mk. Is were all sent to the South Vietnamese air force.


416 Sqn was the first to equip with the Archer Mk. II in 1963, deploying immediately to Europe; they appeared like this until 1964.


Renumbered in 1964 - a 416 Sqn CF-108C; they looked like this until 1965.
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« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2012, 03:50:18 PM »

A 416 Sqn CF-108C with the post-1965 roundel; they looked like this until 1969.


CF-108Cs were deployed to Vietnam between 1968 and 1975, with 400, 409, 416, 423 and 445 Sqns. This is "Demon Lady" of 409 Sqn.


After the war, 409 Sqn returned to Canada and its CF-108Cs were repainted in the air superiority blue scheme, which they wore until the type was retired from combat roles in 1984. This is "Demon Lady" as she appeared after returning to Canada. Though bureaucracy forced the removal of the nose art, the kill marks and the name was allowed to remain.


When 416 Sqn returned to Canada from Vietnam, its aircraft were repainted into the standard CAS scheme - which was very similar to the European camo these aircraft wore prior to deployment to Vietnam; the underside colour is the only difference. 416 and 409 Sqns were the only operators of the Archer to remain active after the Vietnam war; 400, 423 and 445 Sqns all transitioned to other types or were stood down.


CE-190 Alpha Jet of 414 Sqn. Ex-Luftwaffe aircraft converted in 1991 to combat jammers; the paint is the standard loviz recce/EW scheme based on the WW2-era low-level recce scheme used on some RAF PR Spitfires.
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #66 on: May 02, 2012, 03:53:36 PM »
They all look great.
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2012, 04:59:42 PM »
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« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2012, 08:34:30 PM »
Nice Archers!

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2012, 09:01:55 PM »
God looking birds

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2012, 05:36:19 AM »
Some new stuff!

In 1971, twelve CF-108C were rebuilt as combat jammers and given the designation CEF-108.

From their arrival at the RCAF's Electronic Warfare Unit until 1975 they wore this scheme, which was the standard for recce aircraft:



Where previously there were separate schemes for ELINT and recce aircraft operating with the EWU, in 1975 a new scheme was introduced for all aircraft of the EWU. The CEF-108s wore this for only a brief time, however, as they were transferred to 414 Sqn in 1977:



In 1977 the "Electric Archers" were transferred from EWU to 414 Sqn, where they were repainted into the standard recce scheme introduced in 1975:



In 1988, low-visibility schemes were introduced to Canadian military aircraft; the loviz scheme for recce birds was based on the previous one, with modifications only to the colours of the roundels and lettering. The CEF-108s retained this scheme until their retirement in 1992:

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #71 on: May 04, 2012, 10:20:06 PM »
Some new stuff:


Fairchild Boxcar Mk. I in the delivery scheme, 435 Sqn, 1953-1958.


Boxcar Mk. I of 408 Sqn, 1958-1960.


Boxcar Mk. I of 435 Sqn, 1960-1964.


CC-119 Boxcar of 408 Sqn, 1964-1967. By the time of the introduction of the new flag in 1965, the Boxcars were already slated for retirement, so none of them ever received the new roundel.
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« Reply #72 on: May 04, 2012, 10:23:07 PM »
More Boxcars:


Boxcar Mk. II - modified for ELINT operations - of the Electronic Warfare Unit, 1956-1958. Two aircraft were converted - 22119 and 22130.


Boxcar Mk. II of the EWU, 1958-1960.


Boxcar Mk. II of the EWU, 1960-1964.


CEC-119 Boxcar of the EWU, 1964-1967.
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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #73 on: May 04, 2012, 10:27:46 PM »
Nice

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Re: Litvyak's profiles
« Reply #74 on: May 04, 2012, 10:30:39 PM »
For the era, I've always liked the Boxcar.

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