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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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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 »
Via Facebook: The Greatest Planes That Never Were Group. John Burton



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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #305 on: September 14, 2017, 06:20:40 PM »
Via Facebook: The Greatest Planes That Never Were Group. Builder Martin Goldsack.

Wings are from the A-5 Vigilante



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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #306 on: September 17, 2017, 04:09:49 AM »
M1120 HEMTT HTL.4



Full build progress can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/povHG/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1948884695359015
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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 »
Someone has been a busy little beaver:





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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 »
Can you name the movie this diorama is from?



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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #315 on: December 10, 2017, 01:58:45 AM »
Easy - Saving Private Ryan.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #316 on: December 10, 2017, 03:22:34 AM »
Easy - Saving Private Ryan.

Very Good Captain Miller.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #317 on: April 10, 2018, 10:54:20 AM »
Mark Salwowski has some interesting retro drawings on his site:





Some more in his Gallery 3

He's known for his SF book covers, like this one:



EDIT: Just tidied up a little... ;)

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #318 on: April 10, 2018, 09:17:39 PM »
The last one reminds me of the Ring World series by Larry Niven.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #319 on: April 11, 2018, 03:02:45 PM »
Mark Salwowski has some interesting retro drawings on his site:




Inspirational to kit-bash.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #320 on: May 22, 2018, 01:57:03 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #321 on: May 22, 2018, 02:53:13 AM »


Via David Knight.

In 1945 Japan became wise to the Manhattan Project, they then convinced America (through counter intelligence) they had their own version of the atomic bomb and the means to deliver it to the west coast of the USA using a modified Sen Toku I-400-class submarine and launching atomic torpedo-like missiles (later tested by the US Navy under the 'Jupiter' guise), therefore creating a nuclear stalemate and not ending the war in august 1945. Home defence against a 'regular' invasion became thus even more important than it already was, and defending an empire consisting of lots of islands called for fast, water-borne aircraft for reconnaissance, interception and anti shipping missions.

As the N1K2 Shiden Kai was at that moment arguably the Japanese Navy's best aircraft it's understandable they choose that proven airframe to experiment further with, and so the N1K1/2 was born, and later proved itself even more important as being the first Japanese single seater to launch a heat seeking missile in anger: the Igo-2-A fired against HMS Irreplaceable of the British Pacific Fleet: she was hit and sufficiently crippled to be out of commission until just before the end of the war.

The N1K1/2 was designed in October 1945 (though it's the Igo missile that dates this specific plane to 1946).
but the design for the original N1K1 Kyofu is from 1944, and the N1K2 Shinden Kai (the wheeled version) first became operational in 1945.

The right, de-cockpitted side has a different, experimental engine from the engine on the left side. You can tell that from the different exhaust, the air-inlet just below the vertical stabilizer, and the lengthened fuselage.

The Missile:
The missile between the fuselages is a swept wing Igo-2-A Anti Shipping Missile, made by Mitsubishi. Introduced in the closing stages of the war (November 1946 to be precise) it uses infra red (thus the world´s first ´heat seeker´, with the first batch delivered to the Imperial Navy about 10 years before the AIM-9 goes into production), has a solid-fuel rocket, and is small enough to be launched from fighterplanes instead of bombers.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #322 on: May 23, 2018, 12:41:41 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #323 on: May 23, 2018, 01:24:15 AM »
The last one reminds me of the Ring World series by Larry Niven.
Very similar, but if I read the book correctly, it doesn't need a star, having it's own power source, and isn't as big in diameter as a ring world.

Called an "orbital" in Banks' books and still many, many times the surface area of any planet.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #324 on: May 23, 2018, 07:17:33 AM »
The orbitals orbit a star and rotate to provide roughly 1G on the inner surface. They're tilted to provide a night/day cycle and the tilt can be changed to provide seasons as well.