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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #50 on: February 14, 2012, 05:28:56 PM »
Thank you!

In 1945 Douglas came with an fighter-bomber variant of the Decimator. The US Navy had asked for it due to the upcoming invasion of the japanese isles. It became the FB3D-1 Dominator. New zeland ordered 35 Dominators. Here is one from No 18 sqn in Bougainville in 1945.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2012, 02:20:38 AM »
Ooohhh..that just looks right! :-*
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2012, 04:43:07 AM »
Ooohhh..that just looks right! :-*
I've got to agree! You could fool many an expert with this baby!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2012, 09:23:32 PM »
Thank you Guys!

The Dominators were quickly put into action with the invasion of Okinawa and Iwo jima. Douglas came in may 1945 with the FB3D-2 Dominator.
Here are two machines from VBF-88 and VF-84.

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Lauhof





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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2012, 11:54:41 PM »
The USAAF was also keen to have the Dominator as fighteraircraft. So Douglas delivered the P-48B dominator. Here are two examples:

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2012, 03:19:06 AM »
Interesting.  I wonder if it succeeded in the fighter role or was converted to the strike role?
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2012, 03:25:48 AM »
Nice work and with a few minor modifications the original has taken on a very different appearance.  The USAAF variations are a nice alternative.
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2012, 03:54:53 AM »
Nicely Done! I really like the latest variations  :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2012, 04:00:44 AM »
The P-47 influence sure does make it look tough.  You get the feeling that any AA under 50mm is going to either get shrugged off or absorbed.

Cheers,

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2012, 05:49:34 AM »
Love the Dominator!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2012, 07:31:40 AM »
I really like your fighter versions, especially the red-nosed one! Looks like a P-47 on a diet.

Nice work!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2012, 02:39:18 AM »
Thank you, all Guys!!!  :)

The Fighterversion of the Dominator was only adapted by the Marines. It was used in the strike rol at the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Douglas came with the FB3D-3 and the improved FB3D-4.

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Lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2012, 07:50:05 AM »
Lauhof: Like that revised FB3D-4 canopy!
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2012, 08:32:14 AM »
Ditto!!!
Makes an already formidable bird more awesome looking
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2012, 08:48:23 PM »
Thank you!

Here is an upgraded P-48C from the USAAF

regards
Lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2012, 10:09:48 PM »
That looks just right, lauhof!  Well done!

Cheers,

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #66 on: February 20, 2012, 12:08:32 AM »
WOW!!! Tres cool.

I have not followed the evolution of the Devastator but the P-48 appears to be a Skyraider with a P-47 canopy and cowl?

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #67 on: February 20, 2012, 01:06:17 AM »
I thought that was a Jug for minute!  Nice one man  8)  Now I need to go get another Skyraider.  I hope you're happy!!!!
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #68 on: February 20, 2012, 02:49:02 AM »
That looks just right, lauhof!  Well done!

Cheers,

Logan

Thanks Logan! It is for me also the right development!
regards
Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #69 on: February 20, 2012, 02:49:58 AM »
WOW!!! Tres cool.

I have not followed the evolution of the Devastator but the P-48 appears to be a Skyraider with a P-47 canopy and cowl?

Carl

Thanks! The canopy is from the Ryan FR-1.

regards
Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #70 on: February 25, 2012, 07:16:48 PM »
Amazing aircraft: congrats

Offline lauhof52

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #71 on: March 18, 2012, 09:26:02 PM »
Thank you!

The French Government in London was the first in Europe to order the Dominator. Here are two examples:

regards
Lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #72 on: March 18, 2012, 09:55:04 PM »
Many thanks from here in France! :-*

Offline lauhof52

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #73 on: March 18, 2012, 09:59:48 PM »
You're welcome Tophe! ;)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #74 on: March 18, 2012, 10:59:34 PM »
Yes,nice,especially number 63 !

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