Author Topic: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"  (Read 5162 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« on: October 02, 2015, 04:19:17 AM »
This will be a single-engined turboprop aircraft. Photos tomorrow morning NZ time to show start of work.
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Offline mrvr6

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 04:30:47 AM »
fighter aswell?

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 08:26:59 AM »
No, this one will be a ground attack/close-support aircraft.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2015, 01:36:44 PM »

A while ago I got Trumpeter's Gannet and Wyvern in an online auction a while back for quite cheap. Both were started and have been waiting for a good idea. Someone suggested a Russian reverse-engineered Wyvern. So here we are.


You may have an idea of where this is going...
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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 04:31:08 AM »
Interesting - you going to keep the bomb bay?
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 06:42:53 AM »
I'm not sure, I'm leaning towards a ton of underwing stations and making the bay a fuel tank for a nice, long loiter ability. I'm hoping it won't look too Gannety when I'm done.

Some chopping and PSR is on the agenda for this weekend.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 07:09:38 AM »
Hi folks,
I rather lost interest in this and it went back into the stash soon after my last post. It WILL one day emerge as a Soviet ground-attack machine as planned, but other projects captured my attention and imagination. Consider this my withdrawal, and good luck to everyone else.
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 12:52:30 PM »
Your model/invention is interesting anyway. If you finish it after this GB end, maybe post it on the main forum, it will be pleasant to see as well. ;)