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Offline apophenia

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #300 on: April 16, 2012, 10:43:01 AM »
Inspired by another of Upnorth's ideas http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1215.msg15288#msg15288

A Nakajima Nauk Mk.IA torpedo bomber of the Fleet Air Arm. This particular Nauk, flown by Lt-Cdr MW Williamson of 815 Naval Air Squadron led the first wave of attack on Taranto, 11 Nov 1940. 'Nauk' is a dialect name for the Great Northern Diver but FAA Nakajima crews invariably referred to their mounts as 'Nutcrackers'.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #301 on: April 16, 2012, 11:05:47 AM »
That looks so natural.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #302 on: April 16, 2012, 11:19:19 AM »
So typically British, almost...

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #303 on: April 16, 2012, 11:22:04 AM »
That looks great, apophenia.  The Kate always looks fantastic.  Best carrier-borne torpedo bomber in the world until the Avenger.  Heaven knows the FAA needed one!  One question, though, how can the prop be casting a shadow when it isn't there?

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #304 on: April 16, 2012, 10:32:24 PM »
Really enjoying these Japanese aircraft in British markings. Keep 'em coming!

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #305 on: April 17, 2012, 03:45:30 AM »
I don't know how you guys feel, but I think an FAA Rufe would go down well right about now.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #306 on: April 17, 2012, 04:18:39 AM »
Now... why do I think that Herr Kondor is not going to appreciate an FAA Rufe?  ;D
 
Not as much as I would appreciate one anyway!

Offline apophenia

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #307 on: April 17, 2012, 01:42:57 PM »
I don't know how you guys feel, but I think an FAA Rufe would go down well right about now.

Mitsubishi fighters entered British service with two models -- the Merganser floatplane and the Murrelet carrier fighter. Mergansers and early Murrelets were both powered by Bristol Taurus radials. After 1943, the Japanese felt able to export Sakae radials (beginning with the Murrelet Mk.IV).

First is Mitsubishi Merganser Mk.IA of 702 Sqn. aboard HMS Asturias in 1941. At that time, HMS Asturias was on convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic where the ship's Mergansers did useful work chasing off shadowing Kondors.

Second is a Mitsubishi Murrelet Mk.II flown by Sub-Lt Peter Hutton from 801 NAS off HMS Victorious during Operation Pedestal. On 12 Aug 42 Sub-Lt Hutton downed an Re.2001, the following morning he shot down a recce Ju-88 and shared a score on another.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #308 on: April 17, 2012, 01:58:27 PM »
The Merganser success cured the failure of the float-Spitfire, I have heard of that. Thanks to provide the very first picture ever! (this was top top secret till yesterday)...

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #309 on: April 17, 2012, 05:11:11 PM »
Well those British Zero's looks quite natural!
Lovely  :-*

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #310 on: April 17, 2012, 06:57:30 PM »
Weren't they built under licence in a Scotish factory?
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #311 on: April 17, 2012, 07:03:17 PM »
Yeah, those look lovely.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #312 on: April 17, 2012, 08:33:45 PM »
Wow! Love the Merganser.
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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #313 on: April 17, 2012, 09:11:13 PM »
Weren't they built under licence in a Scotish factory?

They were built in Canada by Canadian Car and Foundry (CCF) along side the Hurricanes .  ;D
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Reply #314 on: April 21, 2012, 09:52:37 AM »
They were built in Canada by Canadian Car and Foundry (CCF) along side the Hurricanes .  ;D

Not in my Alti-verse ... CanCar built Airacobras!  ;D

Logan: Bamboo stealth blades -- they just couldn't figure out how to get around the shadows!
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