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Offline Matt Wiser

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #525 on: March 09, 2014, 02:22:40 PM »
On their real F-14s, the IIAF never installed the IRST. They were waiting for the TCS system to become available, but the Revolution ensured they would never get it, along with swapping out the TF-30 engine for the GE F110, and 70 more F-14s.
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #526 on: March 09, 2014, 02:38:33 PM »
Indeed.  And that's why I omitted it on this one, too.  They were also looking to convert them to boom style refueling as I understood it, too (that's what happened to the 80th F-14A of the initial order.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #527 on: March 09, 2014, 04:15:30 PM »
They were also looking to convert them to boom style refueling as I understood it, too (that's what happened to the 80th F-14A of the initial order.

That's the first I have heard of that.  Do you have any details?
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #528 on: March 09, 2014, 05:59:52 PM »
Schemes of P-61 and He-100 are tops :)

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #529 on: March 09, 2014, 09:23:43 PM »
That's the first I have heard of that.  Do you have any details?


ACIG and the Osprey on the subject both mention it.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #530 on: March 10, 2014, 01:09:17 AM »
Beautiful.  I'd love to see where they were planning to put the boom receptacle (I've got my own ideas that follow a reasonable logic, but...).

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #531 on: March 10, 2014, 02:50:18 AM »
Thanks Logan

I'd love to see where they were planning to put the boom receptacle

Likewise.
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Iranian Vought V-507 Vagabond
« Reply #532 on: March 10, 2014, 12:09:08 PM »
Thanks Logan

I'd love to see where they were planning to put the boom receptacle

Likewise.
My own thoughts are in front of the windscreen, either on centerline and plumbed to the pilot's right to pick up the line from where the probe regularly is or directly in front of the probe's location.  I suspect what equipment would need relocating would drive the location, but either of those would be the minimum-change locations.  I've looked at a cutaway of the F-14 and these still look like the best choices of locations.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Checkerboards Suck
« Reply #533 on: March 24, 2014, 12:17:30 PM »
Working on another profile.  I highly doubt anyone can guess the squadron, since it's not in the top 100 you'd associate with this, but still...checkerboards suck.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Checkerboards Suck
« Reply #534 on: March 24, 2014, 04:49:02 PM »
Working on another profile.  I highly doubt anyone can guess the squadron, since it's not in the top 100 you'd associate with this, but still...checkerboards suck.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Checkerboards Suck
« Reply #535 on: March 24, 2014, 05:40:51 PM »
Checkerboards.. US?

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Checkerboards Suck
« Reply #536 on: March 24, 2014, 10:40:36 PM »
British, actually.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Checkerboards Suck
« Reply #537 on: March 24, 2014, 11:20:35 PM »
Tornado F2/3 alternative?  I cant wait.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Checkerboards Suck
« Reply #538 on: March 25, 2014, 02:10:16 AM »
It wouldn't happen to also have Shark's teeth would it...

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Re: Logan's Profiles - RAF SEAC P-61F Widow
« Reply #539 on: March 25, 2014, 04:30:01 AM »
Nope, no shark mouth this time.  As always, click on the image below to see the picture at 100% or view it at my DeviantArt page.



In preparation for invasion of Japan, the RAF knew that it would need fighters with the range to escort the long range Lancasters and Lincolns being developed for Tiger Force.  Since the RAF had no suitable types for the role, it had a number of P-61Fs shipped directly from the US to India for training and operational experience on the type.  South East Asia Command (SEAC) was already flying Thunderbolts in the long range escort role, and it was one of these units that the RAF selected to be the first to transition to the big, new Northrop fighter.  No. 258 Squadron received its P-61Fs in Spring of 1945 and it soon came to appreciate the exceptional range and firepower of the Widow.  Its commander, Sqn. Ldr. Neil Cameron, had recently become an ace flying Thunderbolts.  While escorting Liberators over Rangoon on 11 February 1945, he shared in the destruction of a Ki-61, Cameron having previously enjoyed success flying Hurricanes in the UK, Russia, and the Middle East.  The aircraft of this initial batch of P-61Fs delivered to the RAF received the standard camouflage of Dark Earth and Dark Green uppersurfaces and Medium Sea Grey undersides.  They also reintroduced the checkerboard engine nacelles on the new aircraft, which came to be frequently employed in the ground attack role.  Subsequent P-61Fs would be delivered in the natural metal scheme common to USAAF aircraft at the time.

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