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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2011, 04:02:06 AM »
From the Mistel M-47 came the Observation O-47 still with pylons to hold engine above, but here this gives a free nose for observers:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2011, 04:21:51 AM »
This is one of your most interesting P-47 permutations yet, Tophe! I bet it would also make a great flying boat with a hull on the bottom.

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2011, 06:10:39 AM »
Only one word for that. Woah!!!  :slow:

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2011, 01:13:47 PM »
I bet it would also make a great flying boat with a hull on the bottom.
"would"? Do you know dream of the Consolibrian PB-47? Officers of propaganda Official Historians have always claimed it never existed for Real!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2011, 06:04:59 AM »
When I least expect it, you go and take it to the next level! Outstanding! I really like how you kept the "glass" nose. This baby would be perfect for some sightseeing down the River Meuse.

Your work and imagination is a constant delight, mon ami!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2011, 04:19:27 PM »
Very good Tophe! :)  Lauhof

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2011, 03:12:48 AM »
Thanks lauhof, I will try to see what you posted here also (I just have a million mails to check before, as I come back from holidays)

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2012, 01:30:59 AM »
Well, I must deserve my reputation, with at least one double plane here... (a Thunderbolt inspired by the P-38: Lighterbolt - and asymmetric low-weight derivative):

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2012, 02:09:56 AM »
I bet it would also make a great flying boat with a hull on the bottom.
"would"? Do you know dream of the Consolibrian PB-47? Officers of propaganda Official Historians have always claimed it never existed for Real!


 
Tophe, this is just way too cool! I love it  :in-love:
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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2012, 08:10:03 AM »
Well, I must deserve my reputation, with at least one double plane here... (a Thunderbolt inspired by the P-38: Lighterbolt - and asymmetric low-weight derivative):



The top one would be a beast!!!
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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2012, 08:30:05 AM »
The top "Lighterbolt" reminds me of the P-68 Black Widow, minus the rear gunner/recon station. Now that bottom "Lighterbolt" is what the famous Blohm & Voss observation prototype wishes it could be.

Your wonderful ideas never fail to delight me, Tophe!

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2012, 12:03:21 PM »
Thanks BdB to have smile with me about douple-planes and asymmetric ones, but let us be serious now: let us talk about... SPATS!
The Republic design bureau has been very wrong selecting a retractable landing gear for the P-47, this device being heavy and complicated (with crash of the airplane if there is any problem!!). No, the Spatterbolt (below) was the good one, but which: tail-wheeled or nose-wheeled?

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2012, 12:23:55 PM »
But of course !
Its been waiting for me to envision it all these years and I never did - the four engine P-38.
Thanks so much for the enlightenment.

Bill

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2012, 12:59:14 PM »
Bill, several 4-engined P-38 are on my site http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/#Sit
(two of them have been built in plastic, ask with Ctrl-f: P-38T then LR-38M)

Concerning the P-47 with spats, I think the main reason is this argument for Republic towards USAAF: "if you want streamlining with few hp, buy those anemic Mustangs of yours, but with a huge engine and much hp vitamins, we don't care about streamlining: big nose, no spinner, spats, yes, all is different, better!"

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Re: Tophe's slanting views
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2012, 01:39:19 PM »
Took a look and am dizzy with P-38ish images.
Struck me that with the attached P-38, you could do a push/pull on center section for an eight engine P-38.
The center could be push only which leaves nose open for guns.  Perhaps that is best.
The Spider Venom is a relative of your P-38s.  But you have inspired me to likely build some kind of P-38 variation after finishing the unorthodox twin engine jet bomber in work now.  Will find at least one P-38 in some scale and see what kind of variation in 1/72 final scale I come up with.  May borrow ideas from your images.

Bill