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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #225 on: November 04, 2012, 10:15:24 PM »
Thank you!

After the FAA built their F3U ones with the centaurus engine, a part of the production was transferred to the Canadian Car & Foundry (CC&F). They were able to improve the engine and shorten the fuselage for better sight and handling. Here are two new F3U-1D's

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Lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #226 on: November 04, 2012, 10:34:21 PM »
Thank you!

After the FAA built their F3U ones with the centaurus engine, a part of the production was transferred to the Canadian Car & Foundry (CC&F). They were able to improve the engine and shorten the fuselage for better sight and handling. Here are two new F3U-1D's

regards
Lauhof





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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #227 on: November 04, 2012, 11:06:20 PM »
Like F3U eggplanes! :-*

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #228 on: November 07, 2012, 12:42:40 AM »

That F3 from the Karel Doorman was fantastic  :)  Those shortened F3's look like real tough customers; probably could take a lot of punishment in the low level ground attack / gruond support roles...

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #229 on: November 22, 2012, 04:31:40 AM »
Thank you Guys!  :)

We continue the story of the F3U. During the landing at Anzio in 1944 to penetrate deeper in the italian territory, the British RAF used several F3U-2's from the FAA to get used to the plane and test it as a fighter-bomber to assist the ground forces. One of the planes had to make a forced landing near Genua. The pilot was taken prisoner and the plane was captured and brought to Rechlin to test it. During the test-fase the Germans changed the front-fuselage to use a BMW 801-engine, which was used by the FW 190. The results were remarkable. Here is the F3U from the 'Zirkus Rosarius' in Rechlin and later the same plane found in JG11 markings at the end of the War.

The line-drawing is adapted from one made by FED. Axu showed it earlier, it was a IAR-80 with the focke-wulf engine. I used it on the F3U varaiant.

regards
Lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #230 on: November 22, 2012, 05:49:00 AM »
WoW ! those are nice !  Seems to me that's what Czechoslovakia should have built in 1947 instead of S-199s.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #231 on: November 22, 2012, 08:03:34 AM »
Love ém, perhaps Yugoslavia can get some instead of Thunderbolts?

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« Reply #232 on: November 24, 2012, 03:05:02 AM »
Thank you Guys!!

The British Navy came in 1944 with a two seat variant of the F3U, the F3U-1B, it was build as a scout-bomber version on board the carriers. Here is one after the war from 805 sqn in 1948. The US Navy bought some end 1944 for training duties. So the other one is from VF-89 training section in mid 1945.


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lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #233 on: November 24, 2012, 03:55:51 AM »
Love these little aircraft

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #234 on: November 24, 2012, 12:11:28 PM »
Yeah, great take on Vought's "Training Corsair" too! Looks much better with a Centaurus  :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #235 on: November 25, 2012, 01:49:09 AM »
Great profiles :)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #236 on: January 26, 2013, 07:10:04 AM »
Thank you, Guys! It took some time to come back with a sidestep to the jet-age. here is the Boeing-Northrop A-9 from the USN and USMC in the 80's.

regards
lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #237 on: January 26, 2013, 08:04:02 AM »
Your images were broken, but I went to your profile to check them out.  Quite nice!





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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #238 on: January 26, 2013, 04:23:59 PM »
Thanks Logan! I moved my profiles a bit, so i forgot they disappear here! :) I will repair it.

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« Reply #239 on: January 26, 2013, 07:32:18 PM »
Here is another Boeing-Northrop A-9. A EA-9C from VX-30 in 1997.

regards
lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #240 on: January 27, 2013, 02:18:56 AM »
Love them - whiffs within whiffs (i.e. first an operational A-9 then to make them USN/USMC birds).  Outstanding!!! :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #241 on: January 27, 2013, 04:53:07 PM »
Maybe this not what-if but Top-secret... ???

Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #242 on: January 28, 2013, 05:34:05 AM »
Awesome use for a M-55!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #243 on: February 15, 2013, 04:50:43 PM »
Thank you all Guys!

Now back to the F3U. When the Nazis invaded Russia in June 1941 the Russian aircraft companies were anxious to get help and assistance to produce new planes to counterattack the enemy. While Vought was working in 1941 with the F3U, based on material from the IAR-Engineers, Lavochkin-technicians seeked contact with Vought for help to build a new airplane. In a joint-venture structure Vought people went immediately to Russia and helped to set up a new line for the F3U, it became the F3UL! In the autumn of 1941 the first planes rolled out from the factory and here is one from 145th IAP.



When Roosevelt undertook a great helping plan for Europe and its Allies, Vought started to set up a line in the US for the F3UL, together with Lavochkin it started to deliver in the beginning of 1942 new F3UL-1's. They were shipped in a convoy to Russia, but due to the Wolfpack attacks, one of the convoys was dispersed and the F3UL's stranded in England. The RAF used some of them for squadrons in the desert-war against the Africa Korps. Here is one from 92 sqn. It is the one i send to the Desert warfare.



regards
Lauhof

The whole idea for this new line started when i saw a linedrawing from DEF from an IAR-80 with a lavochkin engine.
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #244 on: February 15, 2013, 06:16:27 PM »
 :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #245 on: February 15, 2013, 07:56:00 PM »
Marvelous additions, thanks! :-*

Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #246 on: February 15, 2013, 09:49:53 PM »
Pugnacious! I like!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #247 on: February 15, 2013, 11:21:01 PM »
Thank you for the kind words!

When Vought-lavochkin delivered the F3UL-2, which already had more and more the shape of the corsair, French volunteers started flying at the East-front in Normandie-Niemen escadrille. Here are two examples from that squadron.

regards
lauhof




Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #248 on: February 16, 2013, 07:02:32 AM »
Great stuff......

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #249 on: February 17, 2013, 02:34:52 AM »
Agree