Author Topic: Counter Insurgency Aircraft  (Read 6531 times)

Offline AGRA

  • Took the opportunity to tease us with a RAAF F-82
Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« on: April 01, 2013, 07:53:42 PM »
x20 Unicraft 1/72 Fletcher FU.24


Cornering the market?


Fu 24 could make the basis of a good counter insurgency, light strike, helicopter escort, anti-helicopter, forward air control aircraft. Especially if itís the early 1960s, you have a major war breaking out and the USA has placed a military embargo on you.



Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 02:15:30 AM »
Well the FU.24 certainly could operate from some rough strips:



There is also the related FD,25:



Some more photos here
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 02:16:24 AM »
It would be cool to see a FU.24 done up in RNZAF markings...
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Diavel

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 03:57:33 AM »
I can see this getting quite interesting, I will be watching this one as I do like counter insurgency aircraft, especially turbo prop raining hell ones  >:D
Chris
Just call me the thread killer.

Offline M.A.D

  • Also likes a bit of arse...
  • Wrote a great story about a Christmas Air Battle
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 06:52:55 PM »
I would love to see some 'What If' profiles of the French tailored COIN designed Sud-Aviation SE.116 (piston-engine) & SE.117 (turboprop-engine) Voltigeur aircraft design!!
Particularly in say RAAF (Vietnam-era) colours and markings. If anyone is up for it  ;)

M.A.D

Offline AGRA

  • Took the opportunity to tease us with a RAAF F-82
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 08:14:53 PM »
The Voltiguer in SAAF or Rhodesian colours would be cool. But for the RAAF what about a 20 years latter COIN adaption (like the  B-26K Counter Invader) of this:


CAC Woomera

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 01:59:25 AM »
Oh yes please...now if only there were a kit available.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Daryl J.

  • Assures us he rarely uses model glue in dentistry
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2013, 05:46:07 AM »
While it might be pushing the COIN role a bit, there is a Tamiya Beaufighter and some Tamiya, Monogram, and Hasegawa dangly bits for a USAF Vietnam model tucked safely away in The Basement.
kwyxdxLg5T

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2013, 05:51:40 AM »
Speaking of COIN aircraft:

A 1/48 Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano is now available (see here):




All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2013, 05:55:35 AM »
Just some (close to RW) Inspiration:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2013, 05:57:52 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline elmayerle

  • Its about time there was an Avatar shown here...
  • ‹ber Engineer...at least that is what he tells us.
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2013, 09:43:17 AM »
Just some (close to RW) Inspiration:



Appropriate since the Super Tucano grew out of Embraer's work with Northrop on the JPATS entry.

Offline AGRA

  • Took the opportunity to tease us with a RAAF F-82
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2013, 02:34:02 PM »
The single seat A-29 Super Tucano is crying out for someone to redo it with a designed for single seat canopy.


Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2013, 05:41:15 PM »
I agree.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline apophenia

  • Patterns? What patterns?
Re: Counter Insurgency Aircraft
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 04:02:06 AM »
The single seat A-29 Super Tucano is crying out for someone to redo it with a designed for single seat canopy.


My take on a single-seat 'A-29C' Super Tucano.
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=351.msg43642#msg43642
"Don't believe in violence, I don't even believe in peace."