Author Topic: 2014 Season GB Lineup  (Read 7804 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2013, 11:01:16 AM »
How about the gas turbine / jet engine, was never perfected and we had to make do with internal combustion engines, steam and nuclear

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2013, 02:50:05 AM »
I think that's good, but we should also probably allow for the reverse of that anachronism.  If someone wants to do an old aircraft type in a new scheme, you should be able to.

Cheers,

Logan


I see no reason why that could not work.  Mind you, maybe it has already been happening in the real world... ;)


« Last Edit: December 07, 2013, 03:11:04 AM by GTX_Admin »
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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2013, 03:35:21 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kitnut617

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2013, 03:41:40 AM »
I see no reason why that could not work.  Mind you, maybe it has already been happening in the real world... ;)



Odd, the Marine V-22s I saw earlier this year weren't that colour.




Offline PR19_Kit

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2013, 06:19:05 AM »



A V-22 GLIDER? Wow, how does that work???
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2013, 02:02:19 PM »

Odd, the Marine V-22s I saw earlier this year weren't that colour.


Its Experimental and has only been tried on a couple so far (Note the VMX on the tail)  :)
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Offline Litvyak

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2013, 07:33:50 PM »
I like it!
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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2013, 05:50:33 AM »
http://scottwesterfeld.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/LeviathanGrandMapBIG.jpg


Ooookkkkkk…...


For WWI

Here is the description:

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CARICATURE MAP OF EUROPE 1914

The Clanker Powers:

Germany is a massive military machine with weapons aimed outwards to all surrounding countries. It points threateningly at Britain, not so much as a sign of direct aggression, but more as an indicator that it was now Germany’s turn to start a grand global Empire to challenge the world’s current one.

Austria Hungary is an aggressive armoured giant, teetering on shoddy foundations. It is also the primary aggressor in a land grab against Serbia, with two bayonets piercing the border.

The Ottoman empire is a teetering automaton, collapsing under the weight of a paranoid and ungainly spying network that gazes at Europe through many lenses and spy glasses. Istanbul is labeled Constantinople following the period's English naming conventions.

The Swiss watch ticks away the time, comfortable to wait it all out.

The Darwinist Powers:

Britain is an militaristic lion with a Roman Imperial italic-type helmet. It sits upon a mound of riches gathered from its Empire.

France’s elephant beast (wearing the French kepi they started the war with before adapting their firefighter helmets) is influenced by the Elephantine Collossus built for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris (later it ended up going to the Moulin Rouge.)

Russia is a huge imperialist bear, rotting and filled with maggots.

Serbia’s imagery is an indicator of the huge amounts of civilian deaths and suffering they’ll find themselves subject to.

Norway and Sweden are both Scandinavian trolls in the style of John Bauer, an inspirational illustrator from the era who produced a lot of phenomenal work during the war.

Portugal is a parrot for the Entente trying to goad a slumbering Spain into the war.

Ireland looks askance to Britain and brandishes a shillelagh. An indicator of their very rough relationship at the time, and of their upcoming involvement with the Central powers.

Italy is a clutch of snakes with intents on the Central powers despite existing agreements. A foreshadowing of their arrangements at the secret 1915 Treaty of London where they were promised land in exchange for involvement. It was heavily influenced by Italian Prime Minister, Antonio Salandra’s open policy of serving Italy’s "divine self-interest."

Illustration from Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld.

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Offline tankmodeler

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2013, 05:51:36 AM »
A V-22 GLIDER? Wow, how does that work???
Incredibly poorly...

Offline PR19_Kit

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2013, 08:58:58 AM »
A V-22 GLIDER? Wow, how does that work???
Incredibly poorly...

My thoughts exactly, with a negative L/D ratio!  :(
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