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Which one to draw?

F-4 (probably C/D)
3 (33.3%)
F-105
0 (0%)
F-1/T-2
2 (22.2%)
Buccaneer
3 (33.3%)
Skyhawk
1 (11.1%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: July 19, 2018, 11:23:29 PM

Author Topic: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!  (Read 24904 times)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #120 on: August 14, 2018, 07:30:35 AM »
That's shaping up to be some real eye-candy!

U.S.N. scheme on a 'Buc appears to be a natural!

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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #121 on: August 14, 2018, 12:42:19 PM »
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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #122 on: August 14, 2018, 12:42:48 PM »
Maybe a scheme like this Marineflieger Starfighter?

This. :smiley:
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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #123 on: August 15, 2018, 11:24:07 PM »
Maybe a scheme like this Marineflieger Starfighter?

I think I can add one to the line :)
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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #124 on: August 16, 2018, 05:40:13 AM »
Excellent news! I'm wondering what the Bucc's  Marineflieger nickname would be. I note that buccaneer translates into der Flibustier although I kind of like der Seeräuber and das Piratenschiff as too  :D
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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #125 on: August 16, 2018, 05:58:22 AM »
Excellent news! I'm wondering what the Bucc's  Marineflieger nickname would be. I note that buccaneer translates into der Flibustier although I kind of like der Seeräuber and das Piratenschiff as too  :D

I need to figure out USN/USMC, USAF and RAAF and NZ designations...Japan too...:D
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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #126 on: August 16, 2018, 06:19:12 AM »
Good question. Of course, the answer depends upon when the Buccaneer enters US service. How about 'A-11'?

There's no confirmed A-11 designation in the current system (A-10 was applied in the '70s, A-12 in the late '80s). Going by the F-111C and F/A-18s, I doubt that Australia would apply its own designation. Maybe JA-11 for the JASDF?
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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #127 on: August 16, 2018, 10:07:58 AM »
Depending on when this is, too, you could just use "A-8". A lot of people don't realize that the Harrier (AV-8) is in the attack aircraft line.

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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #128 on: August 16, 2018, 01:48:15 PM »
Looks great!!  If you are taking requests, I definitely have one for a Buccaneer in Marineflieger markings, either MFG1 or MFG2.


Hmmm sounds like it might be a plan. Could you post a pic or two of the scheme here please?






These should do for samples.

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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #129 on: August 16, 2018, 02:32:19 PM »
Looks great!!  If you are taking requests, I definitely have one for a Buccaneer in Marineflieger markings, either MFG1 or MFG2.


Hmmm sounds like it might be a plan. Could you post a pic or two of the scheme here please?






These should do for samples.


Indeed they do!
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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #130 on: August 16, 2018, 02:37:58 PM »
Good question. Of course, the answer depends upon when the Buccaneer enters US service. How about 'A-11'?

There's no confirmed A-11 designation in the current system (A-10 was applied in the '70s, A-12 in the late '80s). Going by the F-111C and F/A-18s, I doubt that Australia would apply its own designation. Maybe JA-11 for the JASDF?

Well the airframe is an S2 which entered British service in '62, so '64-'65 tri-service introduction in my world, therefore I could call it the A-7. Either that or go with  Logan's suggestion of A-8 with the A-7 being used for more of a CAS role with the A-8 fulfilling anti-ship and deep strike roles.
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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #131 on: August 17, 2018, 11:39:21 AM »
Personally, I like the A-8 designation as it would fit the progression.  Supposedly the reason the designation was never used was to avoid confusion with the AV-8A Harrier, which really should have been the AV-6B, following on to the XV-6A Kestrel.

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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #132 on: August 17, 2018, 11:44:52 AM »
Yeah, I think A-8 might be a pretty elegant solution that fits the timeframe well and avoids the more familiar attack designations.

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Re: Damian's Profiles: The Buccaneer - More Progress - A sneak preaview!
« Reply #133 on: August 17, 2018, 02:57:22 PM »
Thus it is decided that the plane will be called the A-8 Buccaneer! 
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