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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #100 on: June 04, 2012, 02:42:36 AM »
My pleasure! regards Lauhof

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« Reply #101 on: June 04, 2012, 03:59:36 PM »
The British military attaché in the US ordered from Martin the 20 Decimators, they had built on their own account and those planes were send to HMS Archer squadrons for escorting the atlantic convoys. Here are two from No 892 NAS.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #102 on: June 08, 2012, 01:45:51 AM »
After several efforts Douglas came with a third test-prototype, the XTB3D-0C which had his experience with VT-8. It had a different canopy. Nonetheless Douglas came in October with his first real prototype the XTB3D-1 with the traditional canopy.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #103 on: June 30, 2012, 08:10:08 PM »
After the war the Dutch government bought several TB3D-0 versions from Australia to use at the carrier karel Doorman. here are two stationed at Valkenburg AB in 1949

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #104 on: June 30, 2012, 08:51:57 PM »
They look natural, perfect for 1949 Europe...

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #105 on: June 30, 2012, 09:52:42 PM »
Loving the Decimator profiles. Any chance of a postwar RCAF or RCN version?
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #106 on: July 01, 2012, 12:57:55 AM »
They look natural, perfect for 1949 Europe...

Thanks Tophe!!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #107 on: July 01, 2012, 12:58:52 AM »
Loving the Decimator profiles. Any chance of a postwar RCAF or RCN version?

Thank you, Litvyak! No problem making an RCAF or RCN version!

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Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #108 on: July 01, 2012, 01:47:54 AM »
First another dutch one:

One Decimator did see action in WWII in Dutch Colors. From No 120 Sqn, lend from the Aussies. In 1945 Biak.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #109 on: July 01, 2012, 05:49:47 PM »
I fear I may need a family tree diagram to get all these variants straight but I am really enjoying your extended Douglas production line!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #110 on: July 02, 2012, 02:05:49 AM »
I fear I may need a family tree diagram to get all these variants straight but I am really enjoying your extended Douglas production line!

Agreed.
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #111 on: July 02, 2012, 02:37:02 AM »
I fear I may need a family tree diagram to get all these variants straight but I am really enjoying your extended Douglas production line!
I fear I may need a family tree diagram to get all these variants straight but I am really enjoying your extended Douglas production line!

Agreed.

Thank you Guys. I am cataloging it myself to stay put with it!

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Lauhof

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #112 on: July 02, 2012, 02:39:25 AM »
Loving the Decimator profiles. Any chance of a postwar RCAF or RCN version?


Canada obtaint the left Decimators from the 0-serie after the war. They were send to the RCN. They also bought some Decimators TB3D-1 (MK.IA's) for duty at the RCAF. here are some examples

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #113 on: July 02, 2012, 02:41:53 AM »
Gorgeous! Thank you! :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #114 on: July 02, 2012, 02:42:21 AM »
 :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #115 on: July 05, 2012, 09:12:13 PM »
Nice!

Offline lauhof52

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #116 on: July 13, 2012, 03:28:49 AM »
Thank you all Guys!!!

After the 2nd WW The Dutch Government bought several P-48 Dominators from the US Navy. They were send to the Dutch Indies where they served with the ML-KNIL Airforce. They were used against the Indonesian people during the Police Action in 1947-1949. here are two examples from 120 sqn.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #117 on: July 13, 2012, 03:31:54 AM »
I like those!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #118 on: July 13, 2012, 05:04:27 AM »
They are tempting to try a build with.
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #119 on: July 13, 2012, 12:11:23 PM »
WOW - All look and read absolutely legit.   :)

Offline lauhof52

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #120 on: July 13, 2012, 09:19:46 PM »
Thank you, Guys!!

With the invasion at hand on the japanese Home islands Douglas came after request of the US Navy with an upgrade from the Dominator, the FB4D Destructor. Here are two examples. One from the Torpedo Squadron 34 from Princeton in august 1945, which took part in strafing the Home islands of Japan, and one from VF-192, which took part in the Korean war.

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Lauhof



Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2012, 02:51:31 AM »
They look an absolute beast with the bubble canopy!  :)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #122 on: July 27, 2012, 03:45:42 PM »
Thank you!

After the war the French Government bought several Destructors from the US Navy. They were send to the Aeronavale and used in Suez and Indochine. Here are two examples from Flotille 1F and 11F.

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Lauhof



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #123 on: July 27, 2012, 04:39:40 PM »
 :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #124 on: July 27, 2012, 08:50:30 PM »
Thanks mate!

After the war a lot of us naval airplanes were redundant and sold to allied countries. The French aeronavale bought alongside the FB4D also the TB5D terminator. Here are two examples.

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Lauhof