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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2015, 12:56:44 AM »
They do look cool, always thought the Mangusta would be nice paired with the Lynx in composite squadrons or even flights, sort of like the USMCs AH-1 / UH-1 squadrons, the US Army's Attack Battalions, or Air Cavalry Squadrons.  I imagined an Air Cavalry Sqn with nine Mangustas and six Lynx to support the cavalry as part of one of my scenarios.  The original Gem powered aircraft would of course be replaced with LHTEC T800 powered A129 International and Battlefield Lynx variants down the track. 

Just a personal belief that a small army like Australias would do well to have a such a composite squadron supporting the cavalry rather than just light scout helicopters or armed reconnaissance helicopters.

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2015, 03:12:02 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2015, 06:11:46 AM »

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2015, 08:56:38 AM »
Cool. Do a Group build of V-22s used by all the Helo companies supporting the offshore oil rigs:

There are 58.   ;)
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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2015, 12:39:39 PM »
Feeling very inspired at the moment, an MV-22 just flew over my house at very low altitude!  Just gotta love Ex Talisman Sabre!

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2015, 02:26:11 AM »
Feeling very inspired at the moment, an MV-22 just flew over my house at very low altitude!  Just gotta love Ex Talisman Sabre!


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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2015, 04:23:35 AM »
Saw a pair of UH-1Y in the air today, much, much quieter than anything resembling a Huey I've ever seen before, I could be mistaken but it even seem quieter than an Blackhawk.

In contrast, I saw a single-engine Huey this afternoon, and it was the noisiest thing I'd heard in a long time. The whine of the turbine and the WHOP-WHOP of the rotors filled the sky. There was a construction crew working across the street, and the helicopter noise drowned out their heavy machines.
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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2015, 04:49:44 AM »
Feeling very inspired at the moment, an MV-22 just flew over my house at very low altitude!  Just gotta love Ex Talisman Sabre!

I'm lucky enough to be in an Area where I see then a few times a week, and yes I stop and gawk everytime!

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2015, 08:47:53 AM »
I've posted this elsewhere but here it is again. BTW, I've got my Kiwi decals for it ---  ;)

OK, bit of a cheeky question, could I enter this as an un-finished build and just put my decals on ---- I might actually get one finished   :P
« Last Edit: July 16, 2015, 08:55:48 AM by kitnut617 »

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2015, 09:47:31 AM »
Another to inspire

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2015, 01:08:45 AM »
Saw a pair of UH-1Y in the air today, much, much quieter than anything resembling a Huey I've ever seen before, I could be mistaken but it even seem quieter than an Blackhawk.

In contrast, I saw a single-engine Huey this afternoon, and it was the noisiest thing I'd heard in a long time. The whine of the turbine and the WHOP-WHOP of the rotors filled the sky. There was a construction crew working across the street, and the helicopter noise drowned out their heavy machines.
Going to the four-bladed rotor did wonders for quieting it down.

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2015, 10:34:12 AM »
Going to the four-bladed rotor did wonders for quieting it down.

yeah, pity that .... loved the thump, thump in the chest that the Wokka's noise made :D

Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2015, 02:02:35 AM »
I think some sort of Nazi ground attack aircraft should be in order, probably not a conventional helicopter as it would be far too vulnerable to attack

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2015, 04:21:09 AM »
I think some sort of Nazi ground attack aircraft should be in order, probably not a conventional helicopter as it would be far too vulnerable to attack


Perhaps something such as the Heinkel Wespe or Lerche:



Or maybe even the Julia:

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #64 on: July 26, 2015, 06:58:37 AM »
Going to the four-bladed rotor did wonders for quieting it down.

yeah, pity that .... loved the thump, thump in the chest that the Wokka's noise made :D

I always thought the Wokka was a CH-47 Chinook  ----

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2015, 01:51:29 AM »
Going to the four-bladed rotor did wonders for quieting it down.

yeah, pity that .... loved the thump, thump in the chest that the Wokka's noise made :D
And a squadron of them flying overhead will shake 'most any building; I know it was definitely noticeable when one flew over Northrop's B-2 facility in Pico Rivera, CA.

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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #66 on: July 29, 2015, 04:31:07 AM »
Going to the four-bladed rotor did wonders for quieting it down.

yeah, pity that .... loved the thump, thump in the chest that the Wokka's noise made :D
And a squadron of them flying overhead will shake 'most any building; I know it was definitely noticeable when one flew over Northrop's B-2 facility in Pico Rivera, CA.

You can enjoy that old familiar sound at home if you put a couple pairs of tennis shoes/running shoes in your dryer.  Sit back and enjoy the same sounds without leaving your house :)
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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #67 on: July 29, 2015, 05:31:20 AM »
Going to the four-bladed rotor did wonders for quieting it down.

yeah, pity that .... loved the thump, thump in the chest that the Wokka's noise made :D
And a squadron of them flying overhead will shake 'most any building; I know it was definitely noticeable when one flew over Northrop's B-2 facility in Pico Rivera, CA.

You can enjoy that old familiar sound at home if you put a couple pairs of tennis shoes/running shoes in your dryer.  Sit back and enjoy the same sounds without leaving your house :)

I'll try that tomorrow when no one is home. 
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Re: Upward Inspiration
« Reply #68 on: August 14, 2015, 05:08:06 AM »
I think some sort of Nazi ground attack aircraft should be in order, probably not a conventional helicopter as it would be far too vulnerable to attack


Perhaps something such as the Heinkel Wespe or Lerche:




Possibly, but I've always thought that the wespe and the lerche would never have been particularly successful in the ground attack role, might be too unstable horizontally, for a gun platform, not enough range and not enough room to mount extra gun or rocket pods..... Would also probably be too complicated for a surviving German resistance to manufacture. Non of this is based on fact, just my own personal opinions