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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #100 on: July 17, 2021, 11:00:08 AM »
Lockheed 12A Electra Junior, Arlington EAA Fly-In, August 2017, Arlington WA USA

I took several photos of the aircraft, this is my favourite.

Very nice! I have a soft spot for all of the Lockheed twins but the looks of the 12A are something special  :-*
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #101 on: July 17, 2021, 11:44:43 PM »
Curtiss A-8, Curtiss Conqueror V-12 powered. The A-12 was basically a radial engined conversion of the A-8. <...>


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Now I really want to built an Americanized Stuka in those colours.  :D

Just not sure if re-engined or not. On the one hand, the Stuka's normal engine adds to its otherworldly looks, on the hand, a radial engine would look cool as well. Whiffery problems.... ;D

Lockheed 12A Electra Junior, Arlington EAA Fly-In, August 2017, Arlington WA USA



I took several photos of the aircraft, this is my favourite.


Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane.  :icon_surprised: My, that's shiny.  :-* Beautiful photo.  :smiley:
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #102 on: July 18, 2021, 12:24:10 AM »
Does the A-8 have gun barrels sticking out of those ginormous spats?

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #103 on: July 18, 2021, 01:45:51 AM »
Lockheed 12A Electra Junior, Arlington EAA Fly-In, August 2017, Arlington WA USA



I took several photos of the aircraft, this is my favourite.

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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #104 on: July 18, 2021, 01:54:03 AM »
Does the A-8 have gun barrels sticking out of those ginormous spats?

Yes:  4 × forward-firing 0.300 in (7.6 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns mounted in the wheel fairings (CFBV)



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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #105 on: July 29, 2021, 01:41:31 AM »
Just tripped over this story the other day, figured it belonged here.

LIFE Magazine is happy to provide our readers with the following excerpt from Dr. Jason L. Whitney’s history of the Pacific War of 1934. His complete work is part of the Time-Life series of books covering the tumultuous events of that year and the events leading up to it. For interested subscribers, an order form is enclosed at the back of the magazine at a reduced subscriber’s price.
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2021, 07:33:55 AM »
I like it! And it does indeed belong in this section.

But I'm wondering if there isn't some entire Group Build potential here. Maybe a future GB on Alternative Pacific Wars or some such? The concept could be a different mix of combatants  and/or different timelines ... excluding extended-past-Aug-45 (since we recently did such a GB).
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Re: Inspiration - 1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
« Reply #107 on: July 30, 2021, 12:14:00 PM »
It's amusing, but Curtiss Falcon two-seaters dogfighting with Nakajima Type 90/A2N fighters?
Yeah, not a good idea.

Also he seems to be giving early '30s aircraft 1940s ranges and an unrealistic ability to find
the other guy's fleet, he's also way overestimating their actual effectiveness against a ship.
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