Author Topic: Tigercat & Tiger Force?  (Read 6075 times)

Offline father ennis

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2013, 02:25:28 AM »
Dude ... !!!   That HURTS my eyes ... !!!!!!
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2013, 06:44:16 AM »
Erk! I really dig the Windsor...textra turrets are one thing but...ow. ow. ow.

No offence, amigo - the Tigercat came out beautiful!

Offline apophenia

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2013, 09:31:53 AM »
Your P-65F is gorgeous!  :-*  Looking forward to the Windsor too  :)
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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 08:14:12 AM »
Awwww come on! It's not that bad!!!!!


Vickers Windsor B.II RAF Tiger Force 635 Sqn by mtpalmer1, on Flickr

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Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2013, 08:21:26 AM »
Two words sir, Exhaust Suppression!!!!  If she's a dedicated night time bird then those snazzy little exhaust flames might as well be searchlights.  Not trying to rain on your parade, just saying  ;)

What kinda gunnery is she carrying?  Is that an over-under tail gun arrangement?  If so then is that another sticking out of the back of the engine housing???!!!  :o

She's weird looking, ungainly, and just plain odd, but I like it!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2013, 08:35:36 AM »
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Is that an over-under tail gun arrangement?  If so then is that another sticking out of the back of the engine housing???!!!


4 20mm guns in remote-controlled barbettes in rear of outer engine nacelles, see:

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Visschedijk/Additions/11549L-1.jpg
http://crimso.msk.ru/Images6/MY/MY76-10/21-1.jpg

FYI the throttles have just been pushed up as she hits the IP. Or something. The flames were just something I wanted to have a go at. She's too high for effective flak and there probably aren't too many nightfighters in the CBI theatre c1946.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 08:42:21 AM by Empty Handed »

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 08:45:44 AM »
Those are some NEAT gun installations!!!  I'll have to make a note of those  8)

I figured as much about the flames.  I was just busting your chops about 'em man, no worries  ;D
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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2013, 08:56:00 AM »
Oh I know, I was just sort of self rationalising. Wanted to sound more intelligent than "me like pretty lights"! To be honest, with 7 20mm cannon to play with, being intercepted by a Ki-102 or the like isn't really going to ruin the night!  >:D

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2013, 09:51:55 AM »
Depends on whose night you're talking about.  Being on the receiving end of 7 20mm will ruin just about anyone's night  ;D
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2013, 10:38:59 AM »
And the exhaust glare will be really hard to spot once those seven 20s light up!

Nice work on the Windsor, EH  :)
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2013, 08:36:06 PM »
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Is that an over-under tail gun arrangement?  If so then is that another sticking out of the back of the engine housing???!!!

4 20mm guns in remote-controlled barbettes in rear of outer engine nacelles, see:

Initially they were trialed at the rear of the inner nacelles on a Lancaster, but that's the first time I've seen a pic of the Warwick with them.

Maybe your Windsor needs a couple of these too --- also with 20mm's

« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 08:42:37 PM by kitnut617 »

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2013, 10:05:42 PM »
 Hmm. That almost makes building the ancient Pavla Ki-102 I have in the stash a moral imperative.

  It is a beautiful profile...I just so love the smooth contours of the original Windsor that its
 a bit of a shock seeing it like this.

.....and a whale too?!!!
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2013, 04:42:01 AM »
Gloster's N.21/45 submission became the Grampus NF.1 in Royal Navy service. Powered by twin Rolls-Royce Crecys, it proved to be a valuable asset in the Soviet War.


Gloster Grampus NF.1A RN by mtpalmer1, on Flickr

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2013, 09:25:51 PM »
 Mighty pretty - dig the name, too.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: Tigercat & Tiger Force?
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2013, 11:19:00 PM »
Yes! that does look really interesting ----