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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2018, 04:00:48 AM »
During the war, the RAAf flew BMF B-24s.  What about a RAAF B-32 in similar scheme?
Perhaps powered by W3420s with R3350s reserved for B-29s?

A couple other thoughts, war in Pacific extended due to delayed development of atomic bomb (perhaps they choose and stuck with the least efficient refining process, the opposite of Benford's The Berlin Project where the most efficient process was chosen from the beginning and the first bomb was dropped on Berlin as Operation Overlord hit the beaches).  This could see the Alaska-class battlecruisers (Alaska, Hawaiii, and Guam) serving in the Pacific; we might also see the completion of the final Iowa-class ships, Kentucky and Illionis, for that service as well as the completion of more Midway-class carriers (several were cancelled after VJ-day).

On the Japanese side, one might see J7W2 and R2Y2 jet aircraft and, if some accounts are to be believed, Japanese nuclear weapons (might see the G10N1 built to deliver same or some interesting cruise missiles to be launched from I400-class submarines).
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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2018, 04:07:23 AM »
Thinking of doing a P-47 zwilling.

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2018, 11:13:39 PM »
One that comes to mind is a Sherman CY, i.e. a British Firefly conversion with HVSS.

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2018, 12:28:08 AM »






The B-29 Family has always looked great to me  :-* Its very "retro future". It looks like how people in the 1930s would envisions a sleek future.  8)
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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2018, 01:42:45 AM »
B-50  :-*
B-29 wanted to grow up to become B-50 and it did !

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2018, 02:10:45 PM »
RS Models has a 1/72 double kit that would fit this perfectly, P-51H and Ki-100-II

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2018, 04:22:20 AM »
Real World Inspiration:



One of the few concepts to combat the Me262 and other German jets that did make it to the flight test stage was a rocket-boosed North American P-51D Mustang. With an approximately 100mph speed advantage over the Mustang, it was felt that a rocket booster of some sort could bring the P-51D a burst of speed that would allow it to battle the Me 262 at altitude instead of over the Luftwaffe's home fields. Tail number 44-73099 was pulled from the production line for modification with an Aerojet liquid rocket engine installed in the lower aft fuselage just behind the radiator and ahead of the tailwheel. The rocket engine used two hypergolic fuels- red fumaric acid and aniline with the fumaric acid acting as the oxidizer. Both were extremely toxic and corrosive and each was housed in a pressurized, 75-gallon tank, one under each wing and much smaller than the standard Mustang drop tank.

With the lower aft fuselage painted with a reflective material to prevent heat damage from the rocket engine, all the pilot had to do was flip a simple off/on switch on the left side of the cockpit to activate the rocket engine. North American test pilot Bob Chilton took the modified Mustang to the air for the first time on 23 April 1945 and at 21,000 feet, he fired the rocket engine and the Mustang surged forward another 100mph. The two 75-gallon tanks were sufficient for one minute of operation. Several test flight were made, but the underwing tanks, even though smaller than the standard fuel drop tank, induced a considerable amount of drag that prevented the rocket-boosted Mustang from really getting the most out of that one minute of rocket-boosted flight. By the time the USAAF took delivery of the 44-73099, the Germans had surrendered unconditionally and the operational need for the rocket boosted Mustang faded into aviation history.

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2018, 06:59:50 AM »
Something similar done with a P-47, but putting the fuel tanks, carefully isolated, within the fuselage?

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2018, 01:48:45 AM »
Given the Douglas A-1 Skyraider actually entered service in 1946, what about some lend lease versions?  Maybe RAF or RAAF?
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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #59 on: March 03, 2018, 10:43:22 AM »
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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2018, 05:06:47 PM »
Only one word can describe those designs:

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGH!

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #61 on: March 10, 2018, 03:29:47 AM »
Blast from the past:

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #62 on: March 10, 2018, 03:50:43 AM »
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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #63 on: March 13, 2018, 10:30:36 AM »
Would a Merlin-powered Fiat G.55 or G.59, or something similar, be acceptable in Italian Co-Belligerent markings?

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2018, 02:46:10 AM »
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The latter is a stretch I know...
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