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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #375 on: October 24, 2019, 06:46:21 PM »
Neat though I wonder where the fuel would go.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #376 on: October 28, 2019, 01:30:16 AM »

Full view at
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/maginot-tower/

Couldn't find any French aircraft, but I reckon a Manhattan Defense Zone model in 1:350th scale could be outfitted with a Squadron or two of USS Akron/Macon leftovers.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #377 on: November 03, 2019, 01:37:01 PM »




WoT Mod.  Not the Action X turret with 20-pounder that I would have preferred, and the Chieftain turret's low gun placement as well as its turret ring are likely problematic, but oh well, beggar can't be choosy......
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #378 on: November 04, 2019, 01:24:12 AM »
turret with 20-pounder that I would have preferred


FV 201 (A45) with 20-pounder would essentially be a FV 221 Caernarvon Mark II:

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #379 on: November 05, 2019, 11:00:06 AM »
We don't seem to have a MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE category.

Maybe we need one.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #380 on: November 05, 2019, 11:23:22 PM »
WoT Mod.  Not the Action X turret with 20-pounder that I would have preferred, and the Chieftain turret's low gun placement as well as its turret ring are likely problematic, but oh well, beggar can't be choosy......
The turret can't train left as it will bump into the stupid MG thing on the hull. It probably can't rotate too far right, either as it appears the searchlight housing will also run into the MG thing.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #381 on: December 01, 2019, 09:32:18 PM »
F-107 Ultra Saber with side mounted air intakes.  Found on Facebook.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #382 on: December 01, 2019, 09:34:00 PM »
Another version.

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #383 on: December 02, 2019, 05:04:59 AM »
Those are drop-dead gorgeous!  :-*
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #384 on: December 02, 2019, 05:22:03 AM »
Those are drop-dead gorgeous!  :-*
What he said!!  Those are superbly beautiful!

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #385 on: December 02, 2019, 08:41:45 PM »
The style looked familiar. Yep. Much more of his work at https://www.deviantart.com/bispro/gallery/24200217/aviation

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #386 on: December 02, 2019, 09:30:41 PM »
Stephane's work is awesome.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #388 on: June 24, 2020, 04:26:51 AM »
Nice. Given the large intake "ears", I believe it was it known as the Papillon while in service.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #389 on: June 28, 2020, 05:53:28 AM »
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #390 on: July 04, 2020, 05:01:16 AM »
Found on this Facebook page - if anyone is on Facebook and wants to contact them to join us please do so.


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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #391 on: July 12, 2020, 03:59:36 PM »
How bloody good does this operational VJ 101 look!!😯

I've always wondered what the VJ 101's weapons arrangements would have been had it entered operational service. I don't know if this model's weapons layout is WhatIf, but it looks far more warlike than I ever envisaged!!

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #392 on: July 12, 2020, 09:33:44 PM »
Don't know about theoretical load-outs but I'd guess that it exceeds the actual practical load.

However, it looks damned good! 8)
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #393 on: July 12, 2020, 09:43:50 PM »
Very nice.  I have the older Akotomba Works kit in the stash.

Good build inspiration.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #394 on: July 13, 2020, 02:28:13 AM »
I've always wondered what the VJ 101's weapons arrangements would have been had it entered operational service. I don't know if this model's weapons layout is WhatIf, but it looks far more warlike than I ever envisaged!!

It was never meant to be an operational machine so there were no plans to carry anything.  I doubt it could carry anything close to that shown unless there was a serious engine upgrade.  Mind you, the model looks great.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #395 on: July 13, 2020, 04:08:38 AM »
Yeah, but it still strange that there's no hint of armament for the single-seat VJ 101C. A display model of one of the proposed 2-seat VJ 101C trainer variants - the VJ 101T-2 - was shown with a belly-mounted low-drag bomb. The earlier VJ 101A and VJ 101B were also illustrated armed (2 x wingtip AIM-9s for both with another 2 x belly-mounted Sidewinders on the VJ 101B). But no hint of armament for the single-seat VJ 101C.

Oddly, there don't seem to be any images of armament for the planned operational VJ 101D either  :(
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #396 on: July 13, 2020, 04:12:07 AM »
Not sure how well those Sidewinders would last with the lift jet blasting out between them.
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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #397 on: July 13, 2020, 09:38:47 AM »
Yeah, but it still strange that there's no hint of armament for the single-seat VJ 101C. A display model of one of the proposed 2-seat VJ 101C trainer variants - the VJ 101T-2 - was shown with a belly-mounted low-drag bomb. The earlier VJ 101A and VJ 101B were also illustrated armed (2 x wingtip AIM-9s for both with another 2 x belly-mounted Sidewinders on the VJ 101B). But no hint of armament for the single-seat VJ 101C.

Oddly, there don't seem to be any images of armament for the planned operational VJ 101D either  :(

Thanks apophenia

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #398 on: July 13, 2020, 09:39:32 AM »
Not sure how well those Sidewinders would last with the lift jet blasting out between them.

Valid point GTX!

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Re: Random whiffs you have found
« Reply #399 on: July 13, 2020, 08:49:06 PM »
Found this great model of a WhatIf Hawker P.1081/CAC CA-24 in RAAF service.

Of interest is the emphasis on the size difference between the P.1081 and the Hunter!

(Source: http://www.aussiemodeller.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14954)

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