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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #100 on: July 30, 2020, 02:16:44 AM »
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #101 on: July 30, 2020, 04:33:03 AM »
_)*()&^T*^% *&(*(* Wrong damned scale!

Concur....

X2 ---- should be in 1/72   >:D >:D >:D

Here's a question for Evan, is that cockpit very similar to the B-2's ?
X# for 1/72
It appears to be from what I remember.  It looks like it's set up for four ejection seats rather than the three the B-2 was set up for (not that, TTBOMK, the third seat was ever fitted to any of them).

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #102 on: July 31, 2020, 01:35:31 AM »
The interesting thing is that it was still to have been sub-sonic (albeit just below Mach 1) and yet it looks so much faster:

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #103 on: July 31, 2020, 01:38:09 AM »
If it was in 1/72 at least one could put it alongside this one for a more complete alternative stealth history:

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #104 on: July 31, 2020, 02:07:44 AM »
The interesting thing is that it was still to have been sub-sonic (albeit just below Mach 1) and yet it looks so much faster:



Something I thought about --- do shock waves show up on radar ?

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #105 on: July 31, 2020, 03:17:48 AM »
Future release:
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #106 on: July 31, 2020, 07:00:04 AM »
Wasn’t there a plan to build giant rockets, tow them out to sea, flood some tank to make it float upright and then launch it? Sounds like perhaps it was that sea dragon. Talk about water pollution!!

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2020, 08:03:31 AM »
Wasn’t there a plan to build giant rockets, tow them out to sea, flood some tank to make it float upright and then launch it? Sounds like perhaps it was that sea dragon. Talk about water pollution!!


Like the U Boat towed V2 Platform ?

http://strangevehicles.greyfalcon.us/prufstand.htm

Seeing all those "Stealth" releases is spooky, during a current cleanup I found the old Italeri 1/72 SR75 Penetrator and Thunderdart kit. Forgot how big that was.

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #108 on: July 31, 2020, 10:53:07 AM »
Seeing all those "Stealth" releases is spooky, during a current cleanup I found the old Italeri 1/72 SR75 Penetrator and Thunderdart kit. Forgot how big that was.
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #109 on: July 31, 2020, 12:15:32 PM »
The interesting thing is that it was still to have been sub-sonic (albeit just below Mach 1) and yet it looks so much faster:


INteresting, the same engines as the "as manufactured" B-2A and the same nominal crew (looks like they had provisions for adding two more crew members, much as the B-2A has provisions for adding one more).  Since the B-2A was originally intended to be a high-altitude design, up until the major redesign in '83-'84, I could almost see the two designs as being complimentary and sharing a lot of systems commonality.

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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #110 on: August 01, 2020, 03:03:41 AM »
Wasn’t there a plan to build giant rockets, tow them out to sea, flood some tank to make it float upright and then launch it? Sounds like perhaps it was that sea dragon. Talk about water pollution!!

https://youtu.be/vQDe0rCsd0Q
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Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Reply #111 on: August 02, 2020, 05:42:23 AM »
Give it lift engines ala Griffith's VTOL airliner concept and say it's the source of the triangle UFO sightings.  ;D :icon_fsm:

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