Author Topic: Valom  (Read 10718 times)

Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: Valom
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2019, 08:13:51 AM »
Final boxart.



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Offline finsrin

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Re: Valom
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2019, 08:27:14 AM »
Pretty much a RN Skyraider.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2019, 10:04:59 PM »
Pretty much a RN Skyraider.

Yup!  the TF Mk.IV went into service in September 1945, the two prototype Skyraiders flying only a couple of months before that.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #63 on: October 22, 2019, 01:49:35 AM »
Thanks guys, now I know what to do with my 1/48 Magna Models one.  Something in Korea or Vietnam and armed to the teeth as a CAS bird.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Valom
« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2019, 02:45:35 AM »
Pretty much a RN Skyraider.

Just not nearly as good. I have loved the look of the Firebrand since I first ran across it, but it was never more than adequate to it's task.
Still. I will have to pick the Mk V up - and fake up a couple of 7.2 inch Burneys for the underwings. ;)

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Re: Valom
« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2019, 05:26:59 AM »
What is a 7.2 Burney   ???

For my MB6 I made up a pair of 7.2" Triplex rockets

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Re: Valom
« Reply #66 on: October 25, 2019, 07:09:31 AM »
Thanks guys, now I know what to do with my 1/48 Magna Models one.  Something in Korea or Vietnam and armed to the teeth as a CAS bird.

Now that's inspired!

Looking forward to seeing it one day,

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Re: Valom
« Reply #67 on: October 25, 2019, 05:08:06 PM »
Pretty much a RN Skyraider.

Just not nearly as good. I have loved the look of the Firebrand since I first ran across it, but it was never more than adequate to it's task.
Still. I will have to pick the Mk V up - and fake up a couple of 7.2 inch Burneys for the underwings. ;)

Same here, love the look. love the concept, just spoilt a bit by the knowledge that it wasn't really up to scratch.  Similar feelings towards the Wyvern.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #68 on: October 25, 2019, 08:41:43 PM »
What is a 7.2 Burney   ???


There was a proposal for a 7.2" Burney recoilless rifle to go with the 3.45" one.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Valom
« Reply #69 on: October 25, 2019, 10:07:02 PM »
What is a 7.2 Burney   ???


There was a proposal for a 7.2" Burney recoilless rifle to go with the 3.45" one.

Thanks, I did a image search and found pics of those, just didn't think they would be mounted on an aircraft so wasn't sure. I guess it wouldn't be much different to those 'bazooka' type rp launchers the USAAF used during WWII
« Last Edit: October 25, 2019, 10:08:38 PM by kitnut617 »

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Re: Valom
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2019, 07:49:53 AM »
 Sorry to be late in replying - but already ably answered, I see. :smiley:
 
  Although they seem never to have been prototyped and trialed, the first of the British Secrect Project books noted a number of early
jets intended to mount large automatic recoilless rifles in the wings. The 7.2 is pure fantasy - but I am prone to excess.

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Re: Valom
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2019, 07:06:56 PM »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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