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Offline The Big Gimper

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2012, 11:06:18 AM »
Brilliant!!!  :)

I am quite sure the RCAF flew these. Do you have a picture of these one bad boys in 428 SQN markings?
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2012, 02:05:11 PM »
Brilliant!!!  :)

I am quite sure the RCAF flew these. Do you have a picture of these one bad boys in 428 SQN markings?

Nooooo!  408 Sqn.  ;)
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2012, 07:11:54 PM »
Thanks EH. And now for something a little more bellicose -- the Avro Belenus bomber.

Belenus ('brilliant'), BTW, was the celtic Sun-God. Seemed to fit for a nuclear-armed bomber.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2012, 08:29:59 PM »
Brilliant!!!  :)

I am quite sure the RCAF flew these. Do you have a picture of these one bad boys in 428 SQN markings?

Nooooo!  408 Sqn.  ;)

Goose over Ghost? No way!!!  ;D
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2012, 03:57:17 AM »
Great work!  One could probably model that in plastic too!
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« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2012, 12:18:35 PM »
Thanks Greg. Reshaping the leading edge/original intakes would the tricky bit, I'd think.

RCAF Belenus: I've dodged the 408/428 bun-fight (since everyone will remember that RCAF Belenus on Black Bucks didn't carry unit markings or even serials).

So here she is: a 4x8 Sqn Belenus inbound to Port Stanley. Just spotted by an Argie patrol boat, the FE is launching flares while the pilots start jinking...
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #51 on: January 21, 2012, 12:22:09 PM »
Tricky but not impossible.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2012, 12:33:17 PM »
Pretty...

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2012, 09:46:16 PM »
Your Belenus is fantastic, Apophenia! I really like the idea of the RCAF participating in the Falklands conflict. Adds another dimension to the story.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2012, 12:06:46 PM »
Thanks lads. One puzzle on the Belenus is where to put the air brakes. I'm guessing outboard from the Vulcan position (which would be directly in front of the Belenus' intakes).

Tricky but not impossible.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2012, 12:08:14 PM »
Just goofing around with this one -- I have a soft spot for the Brewster Buffalo (and similar mutts).
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2012, 01:27:01 AM »
Ah, very neat.  Looks somewhat like an overweight P-64.

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2012, 01:38:05 AM »
Belated congratulations for the Chimera. And new congratulations for the beautiful Belenus. :)

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Re: RCAF Avro Belenus
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2012, 02:16:15 AM »
Thanks Greg. Reshaping the leading edge/original intakes would the tricky bit, I'd think.

RCAF Belenus: I've dodged the 408/428 bun-fight (since everyone will remember that RCAF Belenus on Black Bucks didn't carry unit markings or even serials).

So here she is: a 4x8 Sqn Belenus inbound to Port Stanley. Just spotted by an Argie patrol boat, the FE is launching flares while the pilots start jinking...


That's cheating. No Squadron markings.  ;D

Nice job on the BB profile.

BTW there is book written about the first BB mission, pilot, Martin Whithers: Vulcan 607: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/may/20/featuresreviews.guardianreview5
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2012, 02:20:36 AM »
Thanks lads. One puzzle on the Belenus is where to put the air brakes. I'm guessing outboard from the Vulcan position (which would be directly in front of the Belenus' intakes).


How about split aileron arrangement?


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I believe the B-2 bomber has it as well.
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