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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #300 on: September 01, 2017, 08:52:34 AM »
Hey Old Wombat:

I'm currently doing a WHIFF series in 1/72 -

A different ADF to what we got.

RAAF F15C's (2 SQNs),  F16C and CJ (3 SQN's total), F15E for strike (2 SQN's), plus some F111 for Recce and EF111 for Support, Hawk for Training and LIFT and A37 for FAC/Cairs.

Also a different RAN with a CAW on a NIMITZ Class Carrier - the CAW is F14, A7, A6, EA6B plus AV8B and Sea Harrier FRS1 for the Carrier or ADELAIDE class.

The Army has AH1 Cobra's for ARH, Apache's for firepower support, OV1D Elint, OV10 FAC, and Black Hawk, NH90 and CHinook for lift.


About half way thru - will post pics when I can find a site to host (I've dumped Photobucket!!)  :o
Adding suitable boom-equipped tankers or are the F-16 and F-15 variants equipped to do probe and drogue refueling?  (I've got some ideas for a retractable probe for the F-15).

@ Scran51:
I'm not giving the RAN carriers that large, more Forrestal/Kitty Hawk sized, as the CAG will comprise A-8's (going on to Rafale M's), S-2's (going on to S-3's), Buccaneers (poss. going on to navalised Rafale B's), plus helo's (Wessex/Seaking, et alia).

The RAM will have hand-me-down carriers & Tarawa/Wasp/America class LHD/LHA's, operating A-7's (going on to Rafale M's), Harriers/AV-8's, plus the usual suspect helo's (UH-1's, AH-1's, CH-53's, CH-46's/CH-47's & MH-60S's)

Army Air will be similar to RAM Air but with a few lighter aircraft thrown in for FAC, etc.

The RAAF is going to be purely defence & mid/long-range strategic strike. I'm still working on their catalogue, although land-based F-14's, F-15's & F-16's are definitely in the group.


@elmayerle:
Hadn't thought that far ahead, myself, but I'm figuring the RAAF going the Euro/naval route of probe-&-drogue (probably under gov't pressure to keep commonality).
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #301 on: September 01, 2017, 11:28:30 AM »
Probe and drogue for the F-16 would be either the fixed probe, tying into the boom refueling receptacle that the Isrealis developed or the drop tank with extending probe that some other F-16 users employ.  My idea for the F-15 probe installation would tie into the fuel system where the boom receptacle is now and retract and fold down into the LERX, such as it is, ahead of it.  I'm scheming it for a navalized F-15.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #302 on: September 02, 2017, 02:46:02 AM »
The F-15 refuelling option was also discussed here:  http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=838.0
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Offline ScranJ51

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #303 on: September 02, 2017, 01:25:19 PM »
All the carrier aircraft (including the AV8 and Sea Harrier) have probe and drogue. 

The F15/F16/F111 will have standard systems - I'm not planning on building large aircaft such as tankers etc.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #304 on: September 14, 2017, 03:50:20 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #305 on: September 14, 2017, 06:20:40 PM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #306 on: September 17, 2017, 04:09:49 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #307 on: September 17, 2017, 04:24:44 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #308 on: September 19, 2017, 09:27:49 PM »
Wow!  8) That's excellent!
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #309 on: November 30, 2017, 09:43:43 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #310 on: December 01, 2017, 01:53:31 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #311 on: December 01, 2017, 03:38:30 AM »
This Jimbowyrick1 guy has some airplane designs on DeviantArt

https://jimbowyrick1.deviantart.com/gallery/

Some weird, some funny, some actually feasible.




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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #312 on: December 02, 2017, 03:41:26 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #313 on: December 02, 2017, 01:57:18 PM »
With the right donors like to try building similar (same general concept) six or eight engine monster !

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #314 on: December 09, 2017, 10:33:51 PM »
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