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Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« on: February 12, 2014, 07:34:22 AM »
This is another one I did a few years ago, the idea was the RAF needed a small COIN type platform.

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 07:35:17 AM »
The thing is, I thought I had come up with something original, but then this photo turned up

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 09:17:36 AM »
Very cool and believable COIN platform. 

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 09:28:53 AM »
Love it looks great!

I remember reading somewhere years ago that the Beagle Basset was developed to provide a light aircraft to ferry V-bomber crews to and from remote deployment fields and that when the Basset was adopted it discovered that it didn't have enough range for the job.  Wouldn't be so much of an issue with COIN though with those wing tanks.
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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 10:00:09 AM »
I remember this one  :)
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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 10:37:13 AM »
I remember this one  :)

Me too!  :) Still an awesome build!
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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 11:49:08 AM »
Very cool indeed!! 8)
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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 01:33:35 PM »
Looks like a fun to build whif.  Say you nailed it for a Beagle COIN  :)

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 09:47:47 PM »
Thanks everyone ---


Love it looks great!

I remember reading somewhere years ago that the Beagle Basset was developed to provide a light aircraft to ferry V-bomber crews to and from remote deployment fields and that when the Basset was adopted it discovered that it didn't have enough range for the job.  Wouldn't be so much of an issue with COIN though with those wing tanks.

I don't think I've improved the situation, I switched the engines to Astazou's although in the backstory they've been de-rated a bit.

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 10:12:49 PM »
I put a cannon pod under the fuselage, fed by an ammo bin on the inside

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2014, 06:56:30 AM »
Well done, kitnut! I especially like the neat paintjob which compliments the modifications nicely.

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 11:07:18 AM »
Thanks BdB

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 12:06:01 PM »
I will never look at a civilian light-twin aircraft the quite the same anymore. That is one wicked looking machine. Well done, sir!

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2014, 12:25:56 PM »
Civilian light-twin aircraft give interesting results when re-engined.  I've heard that someone replaced the piston engines on a Wing Derringer with a pair of Allison 250 turboprops and essentially had double the available horsepower at no increase in weight.  I know Great Lakes did it with one of the single-engine biplanes and it was a terror so I've no doubt a Turbo Wing Derringer could be quite the performer.
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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2018, 07:57:47 AM »
The thing is, I thought I had come up with something original, but then this photo turned up

I know, a bit of a thread revival but in my latest Air-Britain magazine (which is now a combination of three magazines), there's a whole article about SFERMA Model 60 Marquis. These were Beech Baron's converted by this French company to be powered by Astazou engines. There were 20 converted, c/n's 1 to 19 and then another c/n 26 (it doesn't say what c/n's 20 to 25 were).

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 04:04:00 AM »
Wow, I shall look at the Basset in my stash in a whole new way now. 
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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2018, 08:04:42 AM »
Cheers Mate!

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2018, 12:59:17 PM »
Looks beautiful indeed. :-* :-*

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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2018, 07:53:28 PM »
Great conversion Robert. The portmanteau of a Beagle and a Terrier is Berrier or a Teagle? ;D
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Re: Beagle Turbo Terrier II
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2018, 08:06:11 PM »
Thanks guys --- I only brought this up again because of the article I've just read. Really interesting it was and the life history of all the aircraft that were built proved that it was a sound idea.  I wrote back to the Air-Britain Editor after reading the article and showed him a couple of pics of the model with an explanation of why I did it, his response was 'maybe the engine change would have made the Beagle a better seller', or words to that effect ---  Reading further along in this latest A-B issue there's a bit about Beagles too, a spec written up for the RAF. It says the aircraft was 'under-powered' ---