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Offline JP Vieira

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #75 on: March 19, 2012, 12:13:25 AM »
Very good

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #76 on: March 19, 2012, 05:51:59 AM »
All looking-reading so correct as being the real item.  Is super camo.   :)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #77 on: March 19, 2012, 09:59:43 AM »
Nice, those look very believable.  The top one, especially, for some reason.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #78 on: March 19, 2012, 07:54:32 PM »
Speaking of 8A/A-17, howabout a civil derivative of the TB3D-2 similar to the unbuilt Douglas DT-202?



'twould be like a Spartan Executive on steroids.   :)


Thank you Guys for al your remarks!

Here is as promised the civil derivative of the TB3D-2, the Douglas DT-202 from panam

regards
Lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #79 on: March 20, 2012, 02:01:51 AM »
Nice.
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #80 on: March 20, 2012, 03:04:38 AM »
Doom!
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #81 on: March 20, 2012, 07:31:51 AM »
I'd buy one!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #82 on: March 21, 2012, 06:12:51 AM »
.....And the large airbrakes hide the doors to the ample luggage compartment :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2012, 03:53:29 AM »
Thank you all!

When the war continued in 1945 the Douglas production-line of the Decimator and Dominator was overheated. So they asked other companies to join in. Bell took its part of building the Dominator and delivered his first planes to the Russian front. They had already experience with the P-39 nd P-400. So the Dominator saw it's first appearance on the Eastern front in april 1945. here are two examples of the production from the Bell company. One from 129th Giap in Germany and one from 16th GvIap just short before the outbreak of the Russian-japanese hostilities in aug 1945 on the Aleouten islands

regards
Lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2012, 04:53:47 AM »
 :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2012, 12:06:36 PM »
Great detail the doors to the cockpit Lauhof :)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #86 on: March 24, 2012, 03:20:10 PM »
Thank you, guys!

Here is another Russian Dominator, delivered by Douglas.

regards
Lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2012, 06:40:03 PM »
One of the first Dominators, delivered by Douglas to the Soviets, belonged to the 506 IAP. During the assault on Berlin, the pilot made a mistake and landed on an airfield, that was still occupied by the Germans. The airplane was immediately transported to Hamburg and was made ready for carrier-trials. The Germans still believed they could finish the Graf Zeppelin and attack the Allies. But it didn't reach that far. Ten days later the war in Europe was over and the British troops found the plane , repainted, in an stand near Hamburg, not used.

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Lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2012, 07:16:53 PM »
Ohhhh yeees !!!  :-*

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #89 on: March 27, 2012, 01:55:59 PM »
Thanks!

Here is another Russian Dominator.

regards
Lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #90 on: March 27, 2012, 02:03:53 PM »
DT-202 Thatz super design with fitting color-markings for it.  :)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #91 on: March 27, 2012, 06:18:04 PM »
Great work

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #92 on: March 31, 2012, 02:03:40 AM »
Thank you!


In june 1945 Douglas came with an TB4D variant, but it was the time that the navy needed more fighter-bomber planes than torpedobombers. Here is one from composite sqn 95. I made it a couple of months ago.

regards
Lauhof




So in answer of the need for bringing down the Japanese, Douglas came in August with the TB5D Terminator. It was more a fighter-plane than an torpedo-bomber but it could carry bombs as rockets and torpedo's. Here are two from VF-81 and VT-82.

regards
lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #93 on: April 26, 2012, 07:32:03 AM »
Interesting birds

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #94 on: May 29, 2012, 11:59:55 PM »
Thank you!

Back to the Decimator. End 1943 Douglas came with an Decimator-version on floats to use on board battleship and cruisers. It wasn't very succesful and it never came to active duty in the Pacific: The XTB3D-1F

regards
lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #95 on: June 02, 2012, 03:50:06 AM »
In all secrecy Douglas worked on an improved version of the TBD devastator. Douglas designers were already started to work in 1939 at the TB2D-1 skypirate. So in nov 1940 a new team was assembled to work on a new concept, the TB3D Decimator. In sept 1941 they had their first prototype, but their were still a lot of problems to overcome. Begin 1942 they had two test-prototypes. One was send aboard the USS Wasp (VT-7)to the atlantic, were it was tested in deck-trails and anti-submarine reconnaissance duties. The other one was send with the USS Hornet (VT-8) and was participant in the Battle of Midway and had a satisfied approach on one of the japanese cruisers. It was the first step to develop the TB3D Decimator

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Lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #96 on: June 02, 2012, 05:35:40 AM »
Could you do a RAAF one?
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #97 on: June 02, 2012, 02:02:18 PM »
No problem! GTX.

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Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #98 on: June 03, 2012, 03:53:40 PM »
Could you do a RAAF one?


The Australian navy (RAN), with the Japanese threat at hand, was very interested in the Decimator-tests, and asked Douglas to build 20 TB3D-0's. Although the tests in the Pacific and Atlantic proofed to be successful, the US Navy still was not satisfied and asked Douglas to work on more developments. Douglas on the other hand was very busy to build their successful SBD and asked Martin to build the 20 TB3D-0's. Martin built on own account, 40 decimators with the designation (BT2M-1, BTM was already given to their drawing-board own torpedoplane - the BTM-1).

The RAN send 16 Decimators to the 805 naval squadron, which went on board the HMS Victorious. They took part in the Noumea-campaign in may 1943. 4 planes were already send to the 4th squadron from the RAAF, which took part as bomber-variant in actions in New Guinea early 1943. Here are two examples:

regards
lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #99 on: June 03, 2012, 09:32:29 PM »
Oh yeah!!!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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