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Offline perttime

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2013, 03:28:51 AM »
It could have happened that Rockwell's proposal was selected, instead of Grumman's, for what became known as X-29.


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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2013, 04:46:05 AM »
Going back to the 1930s, one "shoulda" might be the RAF ordering a radial-engined monoplane fighter instead of buying too many Gladiators. The Gloster F.5/34 would be ideal, and would form the basis of a useful naval fighter too. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_F.5/34


There is actually a 1/72 kit (if you are into that deviant scale) available too:




And MPM are going to do one in styrene

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2013, 06:38:34 AM »
That is a very nice looking aircraft.  I've never heard of it but it looks like a copy of the Japanese Zero.  Would it have been as good ?
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2013, 06:40:27 AM »
I've never heard of it but it looks like a copy of the Japanese Zero.

Other way around Ennis

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2013, 06:53:21 AM »
Really ?
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2013, 09:35:45 AM »
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

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Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2013, 09:59:35 AM »
Going back to the 1930s, one "shoulda" might be the RAF ordering a radial-engined monoplane fighter instead of buying too many Gladiators. The Gloster F.5/34 would be ideal, and would form the basis of a useful naval fighter too. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_F.5/34


There is actually a 1/72 kit (if you are into that deviant scale) available too:




And MPM are going to do one in styrene


Found some mold shots here.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2013, 05:58:20 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline tsrjoe

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2013, 04:14:45 AM »
just gotta love Rockwell's Sabrebat, i saw the mockup at Paris many years ago and grabbed every brochure and piccie they had avaliable at the trade stand, possibly the most beautiful aircraft ever designed ?  :-*

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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2013, 10:59:29 AM »
A rumour I heard from a (now deceased) colleague would be a good Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.  Basically Australia didn't deploy land forces to Desert Storm because their armoured vehicles were seen as not survivable, this bloke I knew was a WO combat spanner in 1 Armoured Regiment at the time and told me that Germany offered to provide Australia with vehicles straight from their stocks so that 1 Armd and possibly the whole of 1 Bde could have deployed.  Think Leo 2s (and / or Leopard 1A5) and Marders, plus Fuchs and possibly Lynx equipping an Australian brigade group in Desert Storm.  Also at this time Australia had quite good relations with Sweden and it is conceivable (though unlikely) that the S Tank could have been offered to beef up the DFS / AT capability of the mechanised infantry or cavalry in the initial Desert Shield phase before being used as assault guns during Desert Storm.

A desert diorama of buff or sand painted Leo 1 A5, 2s, Marders, M-113, MRV, S Tanks, etc comes to mind.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2013, 05:31:10 PM »
Time for some more inspiration:













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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2013, 09:44:36 PM »
That Starfighter with the Draken recon nose!   :icon_surprised: Tis beautiful!  :-* *eyes-Hase-RF-35-and-Starfighter-in-the-stash* And is that a frame-less windscreen?
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2013, 10:09:27 PM »
I love the Avon Sabre in RAN FAA markings... Sweet! :-*

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2013, 10:50:30 AM »
I know that 1:1 Whiff!! An Avon Sabre in VC-724 sqdn Macchi 326 colours, got some pics of my own of that, certainly upset the senior RAAFies at Avalon (? I think ?)  ;D but that'll learn 'em for allowing sailors to paint it for their aircraft finishing course!!!!  ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2013, 11:18:50 AM »
I know that 1:1 Whiff!! An Avon Sabre in VC-724 sqdn Macchi 326 colours, got some pics of my own of that, certainly upset the senior RAAFies at Avalon (? I think ?)  ;D but that'll learn 'em for allowing sailors to paint it for their aircraft finishing course!!!!  ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)

Love that scheme and can think of a number of aircraft that would look great in it, have even bought the insignia blue and some of the kits to do it at some point.  Gnat or Goshawk anyone?