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Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« on: December 31, 2011, 03:17:26 AM »
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A thread dedicated to your "Able Dog" Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration.

To start with, one that just popped into my mind...a Free Poland Skyraider.  Don't ask me how or why, but I just have an image of a Skyraider in Polish markings. :yarr:

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 03:27:40 AM »
A different sort of turbo-propped Skyraider:



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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 06:42:10 AM »
To start with, one that just popped into my mind...a Free Poland Skyraider.  Don't ask me how or why, but I just have an image of a Skyraider in Polish markings. :yarr:


Mayhaps because of this:



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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 07:40:29 AM »
A different sort of turbo-propped Skyraider:



Depending on the scale for your hybrid, that could become a very expensive project.  Still looks reasonably possible to mate the front of the Wyvern to a Skyraider and still have enough room in the fuselage for the exhaust to vent somewhere near the dive brakes. 

Of course the question now is what would the inverse of your Wyvern/Skyraider look like?  Using the Skyraider engine/propeller on the Wyvern fuselage.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 01:48:52 AM »
I did this tribute build a while back: The Douglas Decimator, precursor to the Skyraider, with a Douglas TBD cockpit/canopy and painted like a Midway torpedo bomber in June 1944 at the Philippine Sea battle. The three crewmembers of the original 8-T-1 get to wreak revenge with this three-torpedo monster. (Jay Manning, the gunner killed at Midway, is represented by a Navy blanket soaked in his blood.) As they did at Midway, extra fake gunports are painted on the wings. My Decimator has the 5" rocket guns tested on some Skyraiders as well as two 20-mm wing cannon. "Bert" Earnest (now commander of the new CV-10 Hornet's air group) is piloting it, and Harry Ferrier is manning the twin .50 cals.

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 11:02:00 AM »
One word; FLOATPLANE!!!



Had to bring back this one.  I know we've all seen it on the net before but its too good not re-post.
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 12:12:28 PM »
A different sort of turbo-propped Skyraider:




Whoa, look at that! Combining parts of two aircraft that, as cool as they were, looked like they both hit a branch or two when falling out of the ugly tree and making something utterly awesome out of them!

And as big as the Skyraider was, you could easily make it a tandem-twin seater. And maybe some big old EO turret in the belly to make it a Vietnam trail interdictor.
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 06:20:32 PM »
One word; FLOATPLANE!!!
Had to bring back this one.  I know we've all seen it on the net before but its too good not re-post.

Well, I for one hadn't... and it's absolutely AWESOME!!
Paint and decals leave something to be desired but the concept is brilliant.

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 06:14:56 PM »
How about a A-1 with fixed landing gear in Spats or trousers?

How about a bi-plane variant...

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012, 06:18:04 PM »
How about a A-1 with fixed landing gear in Spats or trousers?

How about a bi-plane variant...

...maybe I shouldn't post ideas whilst drinking...

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2012, 11:16:39 PM »
Well they did earn the nickname of "SPAD" so a bi-plane and/or retro finish would suite them well.
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 12:25:22 AM »
Yeah! Make one with those white-centered American cocades from the First World War!!
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 10:04:20 AM »
Since I bought a Revellogram 1/72nd AD-5 with the intention of nicking the 4-seater canopy for something else, I intend (one day) to use the rest of it as a "pimped" open-topped version, with the interior from a German staff car, exposed and chromed engine, fat tires etc....
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 05:26:04 PM »
How about a floatplane version?
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2012, 03:08:00 AM »
Incorporate the engine installation/propeller system of the D-557C turboprop project
but retain the canopy arrangement of the AD/A-1 series.

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2012, 02:09:13 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2012, 02:43:22 AM »
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2013, 02:38:51 PM »
South American markings, heavily faded.   Nape tanks whereever possible and used for burning coca fields in the early war against drugs.
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2013, 03:12:57 PM »
Oh yeah!  Love the idea of some Sth American A-1s.  Maybe updated later in their lives with something such as a PT6C.
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2013, 09:46:11 AM »
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2013, 09:54:12 AM »
How about a twinned version ala F-82?
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2013, 02:37:33 PM »
How about a twinned version ala F-82?

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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2013, 04:41:41 PM »
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Re: Douglas A-1 Skyraider Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2013, 09:22:01 PM »
I love the twin Skyraider! After all the money the Marine Corp has spent on the V-22 could you see their faces if they had to use something that even looked like an old Skyraider to escort it? I'd like to be a fly on the wall for that meeting!
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2013, 11:44:28 PM »
Here is a couple of Skyraider based aircraft I did a few years back
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26932.0.html
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31435.0.html
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