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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #75 on: March 12, 2014, 03:25:05 AM »
Thanks to Weaver's inspiration at http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4030.45
here is the alien explanation of WW2 victory: extra-terrestrial airships were launching airplanes like our ones:



This reminds me of an updated version of those Soviet bombers with little parasite fighters.

Of course, this is on a whole different level!

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Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2014, 08:36:17 AM »
Thanks Brian!

the P-38EM Excursion Module (or LEM: Lightning Excursion Module) was a fake that never landed on the Moon in 1939 despite the film "proof"...
On the contrary, the P-38MR Mars Rover (or LRM: Lightning Mars Rover) was a true prototype that landed on Mars planet a long time ago, in 2039...

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2014, 11:30:41 AM »
P-38MR marvelous :-*

Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2014, 02:17:32 PM »
Thanks a lot finsrin for this joke with the MR letters...

Now 25th century:
from JoséFern's topic http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1715.225
 
Gotta say that the Lightning III bears quite a strong resemblance to the Earth Defence Directorate Thunderfighter from the TV series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century".


Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2014, 03:15:59 PM »
The Angel Interceptor was also a Lightning-derivative. Here is the missing link:

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2014, 03:31:35 PM »
AAAH,,, so thatz it  :)

Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #81 on: March 15, 2014, 11:03:21 PM »
Thanks.

Of course, there was a 3-jet triple Angel Interceptor
see http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/Airfix_Angel_Interceptor_GB_Gallery_about29780.html
and this Zwilling one came also from a Lightning:

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #82 on: March 19, 2014, 05:43:06 AM »
 :-* Looks fast!!
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #83 on: March 20, 2014, 01:31:11 AM »
You are right: probably the P-38's canopy would explode long before reaching Mach 28 ;)

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #84 on: March 20, 2014, 05:07:28 AM »
You are right: probably the P-38's canopy would explode long before reaching Mach 28 ;)

mach 38 !?  ;D

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #85 on: March 20, 2014, 12:50:22 PM »
Funny, thanks! ;)

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #86 on: March 21, 2014, 01:14:23 AM »
I've been inspired by the space car of Goonie at http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4083.0 . Thanks!

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2014, 03:26:55 AM »
I really like your Goonies, Tophe!

My favorite is the one on the right. I think widening the fuselage helps the canards look more prominent.

Your work is always a delight to me, mon ami!

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Offline Tophe

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Re: Space-Lightning
« Reply #88 on: March 26, 2014, 01:02:12 PM »
Thanks Brian!
Now, here are the SR-38A/B/C flying in the stratopause, 30km (100,000ft) altitude, which is almost space I think.