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« on: December 30, 2011, 03:37:45 AM »

(Image source: Wikipedia > Airbus A400M Atlas)


***I removed the two dead links in this post that now lead to nowhere in an effort to clean things up the link to the Wikipedia page on the A400M is now the header so please carry on with discussions about all things Airbus.  jjf
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 03:43:06 AM »
Must not buy...only want engines...
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 04:18:35 AM »
Must not buy...only want engines...

You are sharing my dilemma.  Focused on those engines and propellers and it set my imagination in motion.  That two-engine C-130 is looking pretty good about now.  Even better would be the four-engine high-performance C-130 with all of those A400M engines :^)
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 04:31:05 AM »
Maybe we should go halves in a purchase and take two engines each...maybe turn the remaining kit into a glider...or fit it with jets as per the early FLA ideas:

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 05:31:49 AM »
Additional images of the Revell kit courtesy of IPMS Deutschland can be see at this link: IPMS Deutschland RoG Airbus A400M "Grizzly" kit build


(image source: IPMS Deutschland/Dieter Wiegmann)

The figures in the image look a bit strange.  Perhaps WW2 era German? 

Another possible kit bash might be a Transall C-160 with the engines from the A400M. 



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Re: Airbus
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 04:39:00 PM »
Or maybe a C27 with just one engine...on the tail...
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 04:08:20 PM »
Thomas Geier has provided images of the Revell of Germany 1/72nd scale Airbus A400M "Grizzly" (Nr. 04800) in an in-box kit review at Modellversium


(image source: Thomas Geier/Modellversium)

It was certainly nice of Revell to include feathered and unfeathered propellers in the kit.  The way that the kit is set up with the individual engine nacelles as separate components will certainly allow for an opportunity to modify the kit for other types of propulsion.  That swept wing just begs for some large turbofans. 
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 04:36:33 PM »
Those engines-props would make for a rippin fast STOL B-29 !

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 08:53:47 PM »
How about an RCAF Argus MK.3? Smokin'!!!

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 05:58:16 AM »
>>> CAUTION <<<    Argus 3 pilots be careful not to smash tail boom on runway when rotating to 45deg climb out.

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012, 06:08:58 AM »
Yes, they damaged or lost 5 MAD booms until they developed a hinge which lifted  the boom up when Capt. Showing-off-to-the girl-friend does his min load, max power climb out at CFB Comox.

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Re: Airbus
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 07:45:13 AM »
Yes, they damaged or lost 5 MAD booms until they developed a hinge which lifted  the boom up when Capt. Showing-off-to-the girl-friend does his min load, max power climb out at CFB Comox.

 :)
>>> CAUTION <<<    Argus 3 pilots be careful not to smash tail boom on runway when rotating to 45deg climb out.

Might have to extend the landing gear on both types to get suitable clearance for those huge propellers.  Otherwise you will have one heck of a lawnmower.
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 12:05:25 AM »
Nothing to stir up the imagination like a small thumbnail iimage that gives you the impression that someone has built a camouflaged Airbus.  Upon closer examination, it is not a camouflage scheme that was built by Jörg Teller but instead the primer colors for the various fuselage and wing assemblies that make up the complete aircraft.  In this case it is a 1/144th scale model. 


Click on the thumbnail to view the article and larger images of the A380 built by Jörg that have been uploaded to
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 03:40:53 AM »
I recall seeing a photoshop or similar of an A-340 done up with twin bom bays years ago.

I plan one day to also do a A-340 with Wedgetail style radar.
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Re: Airbus
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 03:43:25 AM »
I recall seeing a photoshop or similar of an A-340 done up with twin bom bays years ago.

I plan one day to also do a A-340 with Wedgetail style radar.

With all of that fuselage real estate available you could mount the antenna to match the contours of the fuselage in a fashion similar to the Seawolf and the Virginia class submarines with the three large SONAR arrays along the sides of the hull. 
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