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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #75 on: July 03, 2021, 01:53:53 AM »
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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #76 on: July 03, 2021, 10:00:07 PM »
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No but I'll do a French Nimrod. #ShutupElsa
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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2021, 11:55:28 AM »
Any 144 scale kits that could be used?

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #78 on: July 06, 2021, 09:48:25 PM »
Welsh Models do a 1/72 scale multi media kit.

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #79 on: July 07, 2021, 03:02:16 AM »
Any 144 scale kits that could be used?

Scratchaeronautics and Contrails Models both offer(ed?) 1/144 kits
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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2021, 02:12:56 AM »
Sweet!

So when's the RCAF getting some?

A Canadian one in the dark CP-140 scheme would look good:

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2021, 04:53:49 AM »
Any 144 scale kits that could be used?

The P-8 is based on the 737-800, external visible mods are minor and Revell
has a 737-800 kit. There’s not really any reason to track down one of the
“overpriced” OOP resin kits as all it takes is some simple modelling skills to
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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #82 on: August 03, 2021, 07:34:38 AM »
Any 144 scale kits that could be used?

Zvezda have a new tool 1/144 737-800 injection kit, check out Hannants website.

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #83 on: February 11, 2022, 01:36:29 AM »
On offer from Boeing:



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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #84 on: February 11, 2022, 02:19:48 AM »
Well  -Boeing is in the sh!thouse with the particular government we have at the moment. 

But I'd like to see the Kawasaki P.1 offered ---  ;)

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #85 on: February 11, 2022, 02:25:44 AM »
But I'd like to see the Kawasaki P.1 offered ---  ;)

It might be offered but IMHO safe money would be with the P-8
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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #86 on: July 02, 2022, 02:15:52 PM »
Welsh Models do a 1/72 scale multi media kit.

Yes they do, build with quite a few mods


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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #87 on: July 03, 2022, 02:50:29 AM »
Nice. :smiley:
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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #88 on: July 03, 2022, 03:31:21 AM »

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #89 on: December 16, 2022, 07:54:10 AM »
(Canadian) Defence Minister Anand considering multi-billion dollar purchase of U.S. built surveillance aircraft

Via the Ottawa Citizen.

Defence Minister Anita Anand is considering whether to push forward a multi-billion-dollar proposal to purchase new surveillance aircraft for the Canadian Forces.

The proposal to buy between eight and 12 P-8 Poseidon aircraft from Boeing in the U.S. is being examined, according to industry and defence sources. But whether it moves forward to cabinet still has to be decided.

Source: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/defence-minister-anand-considering-multi-billion-dollar-purchase-of-u-s-built-surveillance-aircraft
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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #90 on: December 17, 2022, 12:58:55 AM »
First RNZAF P-8 arrives:

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #91 on: December 21, 2022, 12:57:51 AM »
EP-8E conversion using EP-3E conversion pieces?

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #92 on: December 22, 2022, 05:40:56 AM »
I didn't realize how big the P3 is..or how small the P8 is.

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #93 on: December 22, 2022, 05:49:25 AM »
I didn't realize how big the P3 is..or how small the P8 is.

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #94 on: December 22, 2022, 03:43:52 PM »
P-8 is definitely bigger and wider than the P-3.  The EP-3 has the second most crowded fuselage I know, exceeded only by the E-2.

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #95 on: December 22, 2022, 11:09:32 PM »
P-8 is definitely bigger and wider than the P-3.  The EP-3 has the second most crowded fuselage I know, exceeded only by the E-2.

Shackletons and Nimrods must run the EP-3 close

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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #96 on: March 28, 2023, 09:54:02 PM »
Deadline March 27
Canada requests costing on possible fleet of 16 Boeing P-8A aircraft

The Canadian government has submitted a letter of request (LOR) to the U.S. government for the acquisition price of 16 Boeing built P-8A Poseidon aircraft to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fleet of 14 CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft.

In a statement, the government said it had submitted the LOR after gathering feedback from a request for information (RFI) issued to the defense and aerospace industry in February 2022. Based on the RFI, the government contends the P-8A is “the only currently available aircraft that meets all of the operational requirements” for what it is calling the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) project to provide the RCAF with a next-generation anti-submarine warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform.



Source: https://skiesmag.com/news/canada-requests-costing-possible-fleet-16-boeing-p-8a-aircraft/
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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #97 on: June 28, 2023, 07:17:31 AM »
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of 16 Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and related equipment to Canada for approximately US$5.9 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) issued a notification to Congress on June 27 of the potential foreign military sale.

The Canadian government submitted a letter of request to the U.S. government in March 2023 for the acquisition price of the 16 Boeing-built aircraft, which would replace the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fleet of 14 CP-140 Aurora aircraft, a variant of the Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion.

More here: https://skiesmag.com/news/state-department-approves-possible-sale-p8a-aircraft-equipment-canada/
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Re: P-8 Poseidon
« Reply #98 on: July 01, 2023, 11:08:31 PM »
Via FB. Builder is Steve Morin

Another "What If". BPK 1/72 Boeing P8 Poseidon. Decals are from the kit and are supplemented by Andrew's prototype Low Vis RCAF decals for this aircraft. Fictitious aircraft 208112  of the Non fictitious 407 Demon Squadron (Other Sqd's are also provided with his decals).

I think he hit this one out of the park. I gently scraped off the kit's red engine intake warnings that I had previously put on and installed Andrews decals.

I used promotional pictures from online for potential Canadian purchase of this aircraft . I didn't know where to put the Forces Canadiennes/Canadian Forces decal that also incorporates the small Canada flag as I couldn't find pictures of this so I put it above the wing root area just aft of the over wing door.

Paint is overall Revell Light Grey Silk Matt (Spray). It's probably not what Canada will opt for but I think this works great and looks identical to the Navy P-8 colors.

This kit is not for the beginner as practically every joint had to be trial fitted repeatedly. lots of filler and sanding. The scratch built weapons bay really makes this model pop.

The kit decals are very thin and have a tendency to bunch up; however they are not fragile. The kit decals I had to rework the fwd R/H service door as the decal is too big.  I cut this in 4 and pieced it back together to fit the model's door. I did the same with the cockpit window frames which bunched up while trying to apply.

The angle of the main door decal at the top seemed wrong but caught this too late and will have to live with it. The kit decals do not include anything for the 4 missiles.

Now to figure out how to hang it from the ceiling without knocking some antennas off.



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