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MiG GB / Re: MiG-3 Spanish Civil War
« Last post by Robomog on Today at 05:49:57 PM »
Nice build Brian, looks cool

Mog
>^-.-^<
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Land / Re: M113 Family of Vehicles
« Last post by Rickshaw on Today at 02:31:41 PM »
The M59, the predecessor to the M113, is said to be unreliable due to its power system of two truck engines mounted on each side of the hull and directly connected to the transmission.

An interesting claim.  Hunnicutt doesn't back it.  He notes that the US Army were quite happy with the M59, until its use revealed that it was a tad underpowered.  No problems with the drive train apart from the lack of power it seems.   They abandoned it's development because a better, smaller vehicle had come along in the meantime - the M113, not because there wasn't any problem that couldn't be fixed with a little bit of effort and attention.,.

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Aero-space / Re: WWII US minor fighters: P-64, P-66, ...
« Last post by elmayerle on Today at 12:36:20 PM »
P-64 with a R2600 or R2800 in the nose; might need the tail moved aft for weight and balance purposes.  Perhaps fit a derivative of a Mustang wing?
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Aero-space / Re: WWII US minor fighters: P-64, P-66, ...
« Last post by Logan Hartke on Today at 12:14:45 PM »
That would be a great kitbash!

Cheers,

Logan
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Aero-space / Re: WWII US minor fighters: P-64, P-66, ...
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 10:31:57 AM »

What if P-66 evolved into a serious Fighter?

Lets begin with Corsair fuselage and Zero wings and tail plane.





Maroon parts would need some scratch or further research. This way we get a Vanguard on steroids with a very powerful engine.
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Aero-space / Re: Mirage IV Ideas and Inspiration
« Last post by elmayerle on Today at 09:55:44 AM »
According to the 50tj Anniversary history of Dassault, the Mirage IVR was a recce and conventional strike variant with all nuclear capability removed.  It apparently was proposed to Australia and Germany.  The Germans wanted enhanced fuel tankage and, for commonality with their fighter fleet, J79 engines.  Stretching the fuselage and adding the cooling scoops for the J79s (IIRC, they run hotter than the ATAR 9K engines) would make a nice whif, especially if other countries operating J79-powered aircraft took an interest.
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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by kerick on Today at 09:45:11 AM »
Any info on the identity of those F-16s? I have a feeling they are Polish AF. Of course Iím probably wrong.
Just in case anybody in the USAF is reading this, why canít we get some Vipers as cool as this?!!!!
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Aero-space / Re: P-51 Mustang and Derivates Ideas and Inspiration
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 09:42:19 AM »
... to accomodate turbocompressor intercooler?  ???

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Profiles and Pixels / Re: ysi_maniac's drawings
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 09:38:53 AM »
... to accomodate turbocompressor intercooler?  ???

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