Author Topic: Gekko's Profiles  (Read 156638 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #550 on: April 21, 2013, 11:15:27 AM »
These new navy birds need some equally awesome carriers to go with them!!!!!!! Keep em coming man  8)

I wonder what sort of mods a Majestic would need to operate Corsairs and Crusaders....new catapult and arrester gear to start with, upgraded elevators?

On the other hand Victorious, Hermes and Eagle, maybe even Centaur were all available or even offered to Australia during the mid 60's to mid 70's.  I was even told by an ex RAN FAA bloke that when the two ocean navy policy was first implemented the plan was to operate three carriers, one on each coast and one in reserve, this was supported by a report from the late 60s I read that quoted then defence minister Malcolm Frazer as saying the two ocean navy would require an increase in carrier numbers to three.  Maybe Essex class as well but the crewing requirement would have been more severe than the UK options.

The potential of different classes and sizes of carrier opens the possibility of different airgroups for each, a real world logistical disaster but a whiffing paradise.

Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #551 on: April 23, 2013, 04:40:51 AM »
I'll let the 'floaty boaty' whiffers worry about what these things flew off. In the mean time...............



Cheers

Richard.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #552 on: April 23, 2013, 04:44:34 AM »
 :)
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #553 on: April 23, 2013, 04:49:51 AM »
Oh, forgot to mention that the anchor seen in the bottom left corner goes on the upper starboard and underside port wings, in a similar location to the Kiwi on the upper port wing, so that when the wings are folded you can see the anchor in the same orientation as illustrated. (Hope that makes sense) ;D

Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #554 on: April 23, 2013, 05:49:29 AM »
WOW!!!!!!

Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #555 on: April 23, 2013, 07:18:47 AM »
VERY nice!  :) Love the wave designs on the tail and flanks.  :-*
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Offline Matt Wiser

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #556 on: April 23, 2013, 09:38:10 AM »
Keep at it with the SLUFs!
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #557 on: April 24, 2013, 04:52:54 AM »
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OK, opinions please!

Which one?

With anchor in roundel or without?

Low-vis greys or WWII camo?

Cheers

Richard.

Offline arc3371

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #558 on: April 24, 2013, 09:05:56 AM »
Well done as always as for the ancor I like the roundels that have the anchor behind the roundel

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #559 on: April 25, 2013, 02:56:36 AM »
That last one would look outstanding in plastic.
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #560 on: April 25, 2013, 03:03:09 AM »
That last one would look outstanding in plastic.

Well, if things going according to plans that will be a possible reality for a lot of modellers! ;)

Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #561 on: April 25, 2013, 03:05:18 AM »
4.

Here's the CAG jet. Or whatever the Royal Navy name is for such a thing.


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Richard.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #562 on: April 25, 2013, 03:20:13 AM »
Wow!!!

Hmmm...Falklands War A-7s...from either side.
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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #563 on: April 25, 2013, 10:43:20 AM »
Oh my!   :)
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #564 on: April 25, 2013, 02:05:55 PM »






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Richard.

Offline AGRA

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #565 on: April 25, 2013, 05:19:28 PM »
Here's the CAG jet. Or whatever the Royal Navy name is for such a thing.

“Wings” the nickname of the “Commander (Flying)” who is actually a division head for the ship and there is no air wing. The squadron commanders report for flight operations to Wings and for everything else to the ship’s commanding officer (Captain). Royal Navy flying squadrons are also called 8xy Naval Air Squadron (NAS) never just 8xy Squadron. In the Royal Australian Navy they are called 8xy Squadron, RAN. Also fleet air arm 700 series squadrons are reserved for shore based units. 800 series squadrons are the ship based units.

I love the green and grey Corsair schemes. Very cool looking and realising something similar I’d been thinking about for some time.

Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #566 on: April 25, 2013, 06:38:44 PM »
Seriously impressive SLUFs! Particularly the 890 Sqn ones.  :-*

Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #567 on: April 25, 2013, 07:32:25 PM »
Great work........  :)

Offline Matt Wiser

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #568 on: April 26, 2013, 08:29:09 AM »
Good work on the SLUFs!
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Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #569 on: April 26, 2013, 08:36:51 AM »
Excellent!!!  *read in Mr Burns' voice*

Do continue  8)
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #570 on: April 27, 2013, 04:25:57 AM »
 ;D





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Richard.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #571 on: April 27, 2013, 04:28:08 AM »
Mmmmmm....
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #572 on: April 27, 2013, 05:11:49 AM »
Hmmmmm.......     (nods)
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Offline Gekko1

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Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #573 on: April 27, 2013, 05:20:54 AM »


Lt P Watson downed an Su-25 Frogfoot in this aircraft with an AIM-9L Sidewinder whilst in support of SAS troops attempting to rescue BP engineers being held hostage.

Cheers

Richard

Re: Gekko's Profiles
« Reply #574 on: April 27, 2013, 05:40:36 AM »
Just keeps on getting better and better....