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Title: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on February 17, 2012, 06:55:43 AM
Hi Everyone!

This is my first aircraft profile for this Forum.

Presented here is a profile of a Mitsubishi Ki-109 heavy fighter, (which was derived from the Ki-67 Hiryu), in the colours and markings of the Argentine NAVY, in the WW2-era.

For a bit of "backstory", this is one of forty (40) examples of this aircraft given to Argentina by the Empire of Japan, as an incentive for their government to at least remain sympathetic to the Axis Powers during the war.

The Argentine NAVY used these aircraft in a maritime-strike fighter role, including missions to the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands.

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: finsrin on February 17, 2012, 07:31:49 AM
Welcome to forum and thanks for posting.
Back stories always helpful and you have a size of that sizable nose gun?
Bill
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: Maverick on February 17, 2012, 08:02:42 AM
Neat concept & backstory Chuck.

Bill, the weapon is a 75mm cannon.

Regards,

John
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on February 17, 2012, 08:40:42 AM
Welcome to forum and thanks for posting.
Back stories always helpful and you have a size of that sizable nose gun?
Bill

Hi Bill!

The source of the original profile line drawing is Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, p.189, Author: Rene Francillon.

It's sure nice to have such an excellent place to post aircraft profiles again!!

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: simmie on February 17, 2012, 08:45:50 AM
Hi there Chuck

It's been too long!!

Glad you made it, nice art as well.
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: apophenia on February 17, 2012, 08:52:31 AM
Nice concept Chuck! AltHist WWII but with a very topical Malvinas tie-in  ;)
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: lauhof52 on February 17, 2012, 11:58:37 PM
Very nice one! :)
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 18, 2012, 03:27:18 AM
Different...in a good way! :)
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: JP Vieira on February 25, 2012, 09:08:19 PM
Very good
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on February 11, 2013, 05:41:08 AM
Hi Everyone!

Fairey T-1 Firefly

Supplied to the U.S. Navy from the U.K. post-WW2.

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: jorel62 on February 11, 2013, 06:37:01 AM
Very cool!!!!
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 11, 2013, 07:58:15 AM
Different...
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: elmayerle on February 11, 2013, 10:17:52 AM
Very nice work and very different concepts.  Beautiful backstories, too.
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: Empty Handed on February 12, 2013, 12:50:32 AM
That Firefly is nice!!!
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on February 12, 2013, 08:59:34 AM
Hi Everyone!

Airspeed A.S.39 Fleet Shadower

Fifty (50) of these aircraft were supplied by Great Britain to the Soviet Air Force during the Great Patriotic War (WW2).

These were used to great effect by the famous "Night Witches", in their nightly raids on German troop positions, making things "very unpleasant" for the invaders.


Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 12, 2013, 09:24:06 AM
 :)
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: finsrin on February 13, 2013, 05:24:04 PM
Oh Yea - Airspeed A.S.39 Fleet Shadower - kinda plane I would like to build in kitbash.  :)
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on April 07, 2013, 02:07:05 PM
Hi Everyone!

Republic-Hawker Thunderscreech MK.III.
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 07, 2013, 02:28:14 PM
Oh yeah!
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: lauhof52 on April 07, 2013, 04:51:28 PM
WOW!
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: jorel62 on April 07, 2013, 06:54:48 PM
SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on April 11, 2013, 03:25:53 AM
Hi Everyone!

SNCAC NC-211 Cormoran
463rd Tactical Airlift Wing
Clark AFB, Philippines

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 11, 2013, 03:28:30 AM
Now, there's an oddity.
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: apophenia on April 11, 2013, 03:50:03 AM
Very cool! Maybe R-1830-94s in place of the SNECMA 14Rs?
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 15, 2020, 05:20:53 AM
Hi Everybody!

I hadn't been here in awhile, but I'd still like to contribute some drawings, (Vultee P-54's in various colours and markings.)
Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 15, 2020, 11:15:17 AM
Hi Everybody!

WACO N-7
United States Navy Atlantic Fleet
Utility Aircraft
WW2 ETO D-Day
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 15, 2020, 04:39:47 PM
My what lovely spats you have there!
 :-* :-* :-*
Who could help but swoon at such a stupendously streamlined undercarriage, I ask you?
 :-* :-* :-*
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 16, 2020, 08:15:40 AM
Hi Everyone!

Dewoitine HD.730
Soviet Air Force
Great Patriotic War
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 17, 2020, 03:49:58 AM
Hi Everyone!

Beechcraft A-38B Grizzly
Swiss Air Force


Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 17, 2020, 04:08:27 AM
NOICE!!!!
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 18, 2020, 02:47:23 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 18, 2020, 05:19:25 AM
Hi Everyone!

Curtiss/Avro P-71A
Royal Air Force
WW2

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 18, 2020, 05:41:59 AM
Hi Everyone!

Republic/Vickers P-69A
Royal Air Force
WW2


Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 18, 2020, 06:44:34 AM
Swiss Grizzly is really cool!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 18, 2020, 09:44:53 AM
Hi Everyone!

Dupont/Lockheed-Martin
CV-60B Nightingale IV (VSTOL)
Aeromedical Evacuation Aircraft
USAF


Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 19, 2020, 12:07:14 AM
Hi Everyone!


Avro 660 Tactical Utility Aircraft
Soviet Air Force
Great Patriotic War

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 19, 2020, 03:13:22 AM
Hi Everyone!

Northrop-Grumman/PZL FB-23C
Polish Air Force


Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 19, 2020, 09:57:47 AM
Hi Everyone!

Belyayev DB-LK (USSR)
Bomber/Patrol Bomber

USN Atlantic Fleet (ETO)
WW2

RAF
North Africa
WW2

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 21, 2020, 08:17:04 AM
Hi Everyone!

Boeing GPX
Global Recon Aircraft
NASA

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 21, 2020, 09:30:43 AM
Hi Everyone!

North American FTB Mustang
(Mid-Engine Flying Test Bed)
_________________________
North American FTB Mustang
USN Atlantic Fleet (ETO)
WW2

North American FTB Mustang
Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF)
WW2


Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 21, 2020, 10:33:02 AM
Hi Everyone!

North American FTB Mustang
(Flying Test Bed)
_______________________
North American FTB Mustang
Night Fighter
Soviet Air Force
Great Patriotic War

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 22, 2020, 02:31:45 AM
 :smiley:
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 22, 2020, 06:13:27 AM
Hi Everybody!

Chance-Vought F4U Corsair FTB
FTB (Flying Test Bed)
___________________________
Chance-Vought F4U Corsair FTB
USN Pacific Theatre of Operations
WW2

Chance-Vought/Blackburn Corsair FTB Mk.I
Royal NAVY ETO
WW2

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 22, 2020, 08:27:20 AM
I like your alt. Corsairs, Chuck!

The classic Navy blue one just does it for me.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: Old Wombat on January 22, 2020, 08:47:08 AM
Hi, Chuck!

Obviously the F4U FTB's are using inline engines, so would they need the big round front of the aircraft?

I'd suggest slimming down the top of the nose (gives the pilot a better view for carrier op's) & put a radiator further back under the prop.

Test beds could be modified from the firewall forward, after all the rear has already been extensively modified for the engine, anyway. So, why not go whole hog?
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 22, 2020, 09:04:12 AM
Hi Old Wombat!

That's a GREAT point you made!  I completely overlooked it at the time!!!  I guess I was too involved keeping the "Corsair look" in my drawings and made this bumbling error!  Thanks for pointing it out!!!

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: Old Wombat on January 22, 2020, 09:07:17 AM
Wouldn't call it a "bumbling error", possibly an "oversight" or a "missed opportunity", or even "not where I was going with this". ;)
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 22, 2020, 09:15:23 AM
Hi Everybody!

Chance Vought F4U Corsair
Soviet Air Force
Great Patriotic War


Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 23, 2020, 01:25:42 AM
Hi Everyone!

American Utilicraft C-161A
USAF McChord AFB, WA
62nd Airlift Wing

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 23, 2020, 02:34:25 AM
Hi Everybody!

Tucker P-57A
USN European Theatre of Operations (ETO)
WW2


Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 23, 2020, 02:51:37 AM
Hi Everyone!

IAI/American Utilicraft C-161B
Transport Aircraft
Israeli Air Force

IAI/American Utilicraft C-161B
Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Israel NAVY

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: Jonesthetank on January 23, 2020, 03:53:17 AM
Hi Chuck,

Love the FTB Mustangs, always have had a soft spot for the wierdness of an engine in the middle!

One thing, your RNZAF Mustang is wearing British Pacific Fleet roundels, rather than WW2 RNZAF ones.

Sorry for being a JMN!

Chees

Mark
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 23, 2020, 05:18:17 AM
Hi Mark!

Thanks for pointing out my error with the RNZAF roundels.  I guess my research isn't what it should be.

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 28, 2020, 05:11:57 AM
Hi Everyone!

Gloster Gladiator
USMC WW2


Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: Old Wombat on January 28, 2020, 06:45:30 AM
Ah, now that one is way cool! 8) ;D
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChuckAnderson on January 28, 2020, 07:58:43 AM
Hi Everyone!

Grob 850 Strato 2C
High Altitude Long Endurance Recon
German NAVY

Chuck
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: The Big Gimper on January 28, 2020, 08:00:53 AM
NOICE!
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: ChernayaAkula on January 28, 2020, 09:14:05 PM
USN USMC Gladiator is great!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 29, 2020, 02:20:21 AM
USN Gladiator is great!  :smiley:

Agreed.
Title: Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 29, 2020, 05:05:53 AM
Your USMC Gladiator looks great!

I had a reverse lend-lease bit using one planned for the recently-ended WW II GB but never got around to it.

Mine's gonna be green.  :D

The scheme you went with is most eye-pleasing!

Brian da Basher