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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Today at 06:53:58 PM »


B-52 crew.
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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by finsrin on Today at 05:36:30 PM »
Not only the last two, but you come up with great pictures all the time  :smiley:
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Profiles and Pixels / Re: Aerial Battleships
« Last post by Small brown dog on Today at 05:36:01 PM »
Interested in your "earlier, more simply guided or stabilised aerial torpedo" I assume a liquid or solid state rocket but what about the more simple guidance system?
Solid fuel rockets would be my suggestion as they have been in existence, even in our world., for many hundreds of years and an impetus (say during the First Great Unpleasantness) to shift the development of the original Whitehead torpedo from compressed gas torpedoes against water targets towards a solid rocket "torpedo" against air targets doesn't sound too far fetched. The guidance system wouldn't have to be much more complex than that of a water torpedo: a preset mechanism, based on gyroscopes, that maintains a preset heading and, in this case, flight angle. It doesn't home (at least not initially) and can't be changed once fired, just like an old torpedo. You fire a spread, which in this case would probably be a 2D array of torpedoes rather than the waterborne 1D spread, and hope one or more hit the target, rather like buckshot from a shotgun.

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Really love getting this sort of feed back  - thanks Paul :)
I love going through though processes like this. The very what-if-ness of it all actually helps me in my real world job as a design engineer. It keeps my mind open to possibilities and applies what I know to (very) different situations.

Paul

OK, this has caught my imagination :)
I am thinking on a device similar in length to standard torpedo with most of the body holding the solid fuel. It will be fast which will help stability but do you see bigger stabilizers and perhaps offset to give some spin?

The firing spread seems very wasteful but would look awesome :)

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Land / Re: Academy 1/35 Merkava Mk.III What If
« Last post by elmayerle on Today at 12:53:28 PM »
We'll be waiting to see the finished beast!

Yup! :D :smiley:
What they said.
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Aero-space / Re: Polygons Aerodrome MK.II
« Last post by polygon on Today at 10:35:05 AM »
Untitled by BTSpolygon, on Flickr

Currently conducting feasability study.
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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Today at 09:17:50 AM »
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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Today at 09:17:20 AM »
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Only 8yrs...feels longer than that at times. ;)   and the Canadian infestation isn't getting any better... ;D

It's not Greg and the worst is yet to come!   ;)
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Other / Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
« Last post by Ramba on Today at 09:05:51 AM »
I just realized I forgot the air filter on one side of the gas mask so just added that. I also painted the flamethrower and attached it. I also attached the conduit for the gas feed line. It is a 1mm OD conduit that is stretchy. Black Dog included a resin feed line but it came snapped in the box so I just replaced it with the conduit. It is made for Tamiya racing RC cars.



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Other / Re: 1/35 Diorama Base
« Last post by Ramba on Today at 09:00:24 AM »
Doesn't look crappy to me, far from it. :smiley:

Thanks! Greatly appreciate your comments.
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