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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #700 on: April 11, 2016, 12:21:48 AM »
FB2N-2 & FB2N-3  :-*

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #701 on: April 11, 2016, 01:36:36 AM »
Would Consolidated have pursued a single-seat development of the P-30, but built on Bell's experience converting the A-11 to the XA-11A testbed for the Allison, to replace the increasingly obsolete Curtiss Conqueror?  Given the relationship between the two companies (Bell took over much of Consolidated's plant in Buffalo, and the people who stayed behind, when Rueben Fleet moved Consolidated to San Diego) and that Larry Bell was Consolidated COO before the move, I could see them exchanging information.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #702 on: April 18, 2016, 12:38:42 AM »
 :) :) :) :) ;)

Now I have to find a 1/72 P-30/PB-2 model

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #703 on: April 19, 2016, 02:18:15 PM »
Thanks and welcome! :)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #704 on: April 28, 2016, 03:17:21 AM »
Back to the development of the Decimator and Demolisher variants from Douglas. After the SFBD-2 Douglas came at the beginning of 1945 with the SFB2D. It had already parts of the still not completed Skyraider. here is one from VB-16, an SFB2D-2E.



Together with Curtiss Douglas came at the same time with an variant of the SB2C helldiver. Douglas was at that moment working at a successor for the SBD, the SB2D, but with Curtiss it came with the SB3D Hellhound.
Here is one from VB-85 in June 945



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #705 on: April 28, 2016, 12:18:58 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #706 on: May 05, 2016, 07:52:58 PM »
Thanks Tophe!

Curtiss took advantage of the developments at Douglas and upgraded his own Helldiver. This SB2C-6 was delivered to the FAA and to the Australian Navy. The last one finally didn't want the upgraded Helldiver and a few were delivered to the RAAF. here are two examples:




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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #707 on: May 05, 2016, 08:48:37 PM »
This is still greatly enriching the Real World families, thanks!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #708 on: May 05, 2016, 10:17:51 PM »
Aesthetically, those are big improvements on the largely unattractive Helldiver. Great job!

Thanks,

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #709 on: May 06, 2016, 02:07:27 AM »
Aesthetically, those are big improvements on the largely unattractive Helldiver. Great job!

Thanks,

Logan

Thank you, Logan for the compliment!

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Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #710 on: May 07, 2016, 07:41:47 PM »
Curtiss did a good job with his upgrading of the Helldiver. The US Marines were interested and ordered several SB2C-6's. Here is one from VMSB-244:



Later on followed the US NAVY. They choose the SB2C-7 with the Skyraider engine.



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #711 on: May 07, 2016, 11:01:32 PM »
Nice new ones, with various windscreens and spinners... :-*

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #712 on: May 08, 2016, 01:56:37 AM »
Nice new ones, with various windscreens and spinners... :-*

As Always thank you, Tophe!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #713 on: May 09, 2016, 02:38:26 AM »
Ooo, that is quite an improvement! Very nice  :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #714 on: May 10, 2016, 01:17:23 AM »
Thank you, Apophenia!

After WOII Several upgraded Helldivers found their way to allied countries. Electronic versions went to Dutch Navy and the Aeronavale. here are two from 1954:




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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #715 on: May 12, 2016, 01:40:02 PM »
Those look so right!  :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #716 on: May 12, 2016, 01:55:48 PM »
They do look right. :)
Plausible progression of design using R-3350 and the other changes.

Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #717 on: May 14, 2016, 05:11:54 PM »
Nice ones indeed :)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #718 on: July 03, 2016, 08:47:45 PM »
Thank you Guys.

Both sides in WO II were working to develop jet engines for their planes. The British and the Germans were ahead. Britain delevered prototypes tot the US for further development, but Germany came with the Me 262 as the first jet fighter in production. The allies laid their hands on a Me-262 who had to made a forced landing after engine failure in August 1944 in France. The plane was send to the US and Bell and Lockheed started working on a new jet-engine prototype. Lockheed succeeded in transforming a P-38 in a Jet-variant. The construction was alike the Me-262, with two engines at the twin-fuselage. They had to extend the landing gear and enlarge the wing-section. After succesfull try-outs the plane was delivered to the USAAF. But the airforce was reluctant to use the plane in Europe. They just made training-flights in Italy simultaneously with the P-80. The Navy was interested and equipped nightfighter squadron VF(N)-90 with the P-38T. The Marines equipped VMF(N)-533 also with the jet P-38. They were used for strafing and defending sorties on Okinawa and Le Shima.




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Lauhof

The idea came up when I saw the P-48 Pelican from Paolo Parente's DUST, the game and got inspired.
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #719 on: July 03, 2016, 10:22:45 PM »
Wonderful! :-*
I plan to draw a slanting view of it... Are the air intakes round or rounded squares?

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #720 on: July 03, 2016, 11:12:11 PM »
Wonderful! :-*
I plan to draw a slanting view of it... Are the air intakes round or rounded squares?

More rounded squares


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #721 on: July 03, 2016, 11:17:55 PM »
Thanks, this seem better, and more distant from the Pelican inspiration (that I discovered thanks to you).

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #722 on: July 04, 2016, 03:16:40 AM »
I suspect the engine pods could be scaled from the booster pods fitted to P2V-7's.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #723 on: July 05, 2016, 10:52:49 AM »
Wonderful! :-*
I plan to draw a slanting view of it...
Here is the slanting view of her (thanks again!):

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #724 on: July 05, 2016, 09:35:57 PM »
Hi Tophe,

Excellent work!

regards
Lauhof