Author Topic: Space Fighters  (Read 11970 times)

Offline Silver Fox

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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2014, 02:23:37 PM »
The MK VII Viper looks good in those schemes. The Mk II does too, but the Mk VII looks weird most times so the effect is really noticeable. :)

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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2014, 04:31:48 AM »
Another that deserves to be here:




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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2014, 09:33:55 AM »
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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2014, 11:50:46 PM »
always liked the look of it but the visibility looks terrible lol

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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2014, 03:15:02 AM »
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Indeed - I have a 1/48th kit that will get RAAF markings…after all they were operating on a RAAF base. ;)
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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2014, 07:48:31 AM »
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Indeed - I have a 1/48th kit that will get RAAF markings…after all they were operating on a RAAF base. ;)

I actually scratched a 1/24 scale one when the show was still on, using cardboard.  :) and tape (pretty good for a 12 year old) I have been thinking of ways to scratch build some versions properly  :)
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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2014, 02:11:58 PM »
While I have always liked the look of stuff like the X-Wing, Viper, F-302, etc. one of the best stories I read on the subject described a completely different idea.  Can't quite recall the actual shape but was more like a cube or an ovoid shape with the pilot buried in the middle of the ship in a cocoon like cockpit to absorb stresses from drastic maneuvers.  Think it had an engine in the front and rear so it could decelerate as quickly as it accelerated.  Or it rotated to decelerate.  also think there were maneuvering jets so that it could go sideways, etc.  Really need to find the story and read it again.

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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2014, 02:57:22 AM »
Something perhaps a little less exciting than the ones shown so far, but at the same time, potentially the closest to a real world space fighter:  the Soviet Soyuz PPK from 1964:



The Soyuz 7K-PPK (pilotiruemiy korabl-perekhvatchik, manned interceptor spacecraft) was a revised version of the Soyuz P manned satellite inspection spacecraft.  The PPK provided the cosmonaut with a standoff capability for destruction of enemy satellites. For this purpose the Soyuz was equipped with eight small rockets.

As in the Soyuz P, the spacecraft would rendezvous with the enemy satellite. But the cosmonaut would remain in the spacecraft, using visual and other on-board systems to inspect the satellite. If the satellite was to be eliminated, the Soyuz would back off to a distance of 1 kilometer, and then destroy it using the on-board rocket-mines. Delays in the development of the Soyuz led to abandonment of this plan.
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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2014, 03:20:03 AM »
First off Queeg is a pretty fikken great designer ain't he 8) :-* and B where the ef do you find models of the Hammerhead? :o I didn't even know they existed :-\ ???

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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2014, 03:56:49 AM »
where the ef do you find models of the Hammerhead? :o I didn't even know they existed :-\ ???


Mine is a 1/48 one by Comet Miniatures:



They are out of production now.

You can however get a 1/72 one from Fantastic Plastic:



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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2014, 06:16:00 AM »
the Games Workshop guys used to have very similar designs in their Warhammer 40K range (plastic, resin and also miniture resin ones).
Google "Warhammer Hammerhead" - approx 1/48th scale

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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2014, 06:41:07 AM »
Another real world "space fighter":



And it has been superbly modelled by SAustin16:


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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2014, 02:47:34 AM »
F-35 replacement announced  ;):

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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2014, 06:29:38 AM »
That "real world" jobbie is really nice.. and totally plausible.

Most likely.. crew station aside.. they are up there as hunter-killer satellites.


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Re: Space Fighters
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2014, 07:09:13 AM »
I like this un