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Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« on: May 04, 2016, 02:47:13 PM »
I started working on these profiles for the COIN GB last year, but got too busy to finish.  I read an article once which called the Rawdon T-1M in Colombian service the first COIN aircraft.  I would probably dispute that claim, but I always liked the little airplane anyway.  For those who don't know, the Rawdon T-1 was designed as a crop-duster and trainer, and the Colombian FAC bought 3 for use as COIN aircraft.  They were equipped with 2 x .30 in machine guns and could only carry a single pilot with that armament.  You can see a photo of them here: http://www.aerofiles.com/rawdon@colombia.jpg.  So the first profile below is my take on the real-world Rawdon in FAC service.  But what if Rawdon had been able to develop and market the aircraft as ab effective COIN plane?  It might have assumed the role actually played by the Cessna O-1 Birddog.  So the following profiles are of Rawdon O-1s in various service.   Hope you like them. 

 

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 02:47:41 PM »
One more Rawdon...

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 09:04:29 PM »
Uh? I did not at all this airplane, but Google confirms, and you add many colours, thanks!

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 02:37:45 AM »
Very nice! And great subject  :)
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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016, 12:13:54 PM »
A few more Rawdons for anyone who might be interested...

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2016, 12:14:47 PM »
Even more Rawdons for anyone who might be interested...

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2016, 12:16:34 PM »
A final batch of Rawdons.  The last slide depicts the follow-on development, a slightly stretched fuselage, completely redsigned wing, retractable undercarriage, turboprops dedicated COIN aircraft, the Rawdon OA-8A.

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2016, 01:39:30 PM »
for anyone who might be interested...
I am very interested... ;) :-* Google finds no Rawdon OA-8 at all, is this is a complete (& genius) invention of yours?

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2016, 01:59:12 PM »
Yes, Tophe, the OA-8 is totally my invention.  Thanks!

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2016, 02:29:35 PM »
Congratulations and thanks! :-*
But... I have to correct a little mistake, sorry: this serial number was not for a Rawdon OA-8A but a Twin-Rawdon OA-8AA (twin-fuselage with this Twin-Mustang like tail) ;)

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2016, 02:55:17 PM »
But... I have to correct a little mistake, sorry: this serial number was not for a Rawdon OA-8A but a Twin-Rawdon OA-8AA (twin-fuselage with this Twin-Mustang like tail) ;)
No, this is not a mistake, but the Twin-Rawdon belongs to the Mustang family, I undestand now, with the missing links:

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2016, 11:58:21 AM »
Great collection! I think my fav is the O-1E Kansa on floats.

But the OA-8A is an amazing evolution!! Nice work  :)
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Rawdon T-4
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2016, 03:17:30 PM »
Thanks, Apophenia - I like the floatplane, too. 

Here is what might be considered the ultimate development of the T-1, the T-4M, in two versions.  Both were intended for the LARA competition eventually won by the OV-10 Bronco.  The T-4MA was a conventional twin, whilst the T-4MB had a twin boom fuselage with a large central pod (similar to the OV-10 and Convair Charger). 
« Last Edit: May 25, 2016, 01:59:05 AM by Acree »

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Re: Rawdon T-1 and O-1
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2016, 11:07:27 PM »
the T-4MB had a twin boom fuselage
Lovely! :-*+ :-*

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Re: Rawdon T-4
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2016, 12:49:39 AM »
Yes, Tophe - I originally wanted to do the conventional twin, but I knew you would want to see the twin-boom version, so I couldn't let you down!  lol!
« Last Edit: May 25, 2016, 01:59:20 AM by Acree »