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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2019, 08:58:21 AM »
Beautiful work!!  I'd love to see more of the Mikoyan E-152SPD.  What kind of intake do you have on that one, I really couldn't see one?

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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2019, 12:09:38 PM »
WOW - am overwhelmed with concepts.  Take a while to sort out and digest.  Like to borrow features for kit bashes.

Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2019, 07:24:55 PM »
Thank you!

The 152SPD is something of a Flagonised variant with fuel in the spine and NACA style intakes just ahead of the cockpit to permit a significant radar. Hopefully the pics below show it a bit better. I have no idea why I changed the fin.

Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-152SPD 4 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-152SPD 27 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-152SPD 35 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-152SPD 36 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

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Like to borrow features for kit bashes.

Please do!

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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2019, 12:40:48 AM »
Those intakes remind me of another Sukhoi prototype heavy fighter, but I can't remember its designation off the top of my head.

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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2019, 02:45:11 AM »
Those intakes remind me of another Sukhoi prototype heavy fighter, but I can't remember its designation off the top of my head.


The Sukhoi T-49 perhaps:



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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2019, 03:00:07 AM »
Woah, you've been busy !!!

Love the M-20bis (and you scooped me on the piloted X-10  :smiley:
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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2019, 10:42:23 AM »
Those intakes remind me of another Sukhoi prototype heavy fighter, but I can't remember its designation off the top of my head.


The Sukhoi T-49 perhaps:





Yep!!  Thanks for that data, Greg.

Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2019, 07:38:40 PM »
Had some time off and its been rainy here so here's a few more concepts I've been playing with the last couple o days.

A tidy up of my Republic F-96, loosely based on the Republic AP-55:
Republic F-96A 3 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-96A 6 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-96A 13 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-96A 17 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-96A 18 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-96A 21 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

A butterfly tail variation of my F-84Q with Standard derived heavy ASMs:
Republic F-84Q Thunderstreak Butterfly Tail 11 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-84Q Thunderstreak Butterfly Tail 16 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-84Q Thunderstreak Butterfly Tail 17 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-84Q Thunderstreak Butterfly Tail 18 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-84Q Thunderstreak Butterfly Tail 19 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-84Q Thunderstreak Butterfly Tail 24 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

Some Meteor shenanigans starting with a Short Sperrin scaled testbed:
Short Meteor Testbed 1 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Short Meteor Testbed 9 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Short Meteor Testbed 17 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Short Meteor Testbed 22 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

STOVL craziness:
Gloster Meteor STOVL 10 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Gloster Meteor STOVL 14 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Gloster Meteor STOVL 16 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

PR.18...obviously not as good as its infamous successor:
Gloster Meteor PR.18 1 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Gloster Meteor PR.18 6 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Gloster Meteor PR.18 14 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Gloster Meteor PR.18 18 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

....and how to make a Meteor supersonic, Armstrong-Whitworth style:

Armstrong Whitworth M-Wing Meteor 6 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Armstrong Whitworth M-Wing Meteor 8 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Armstrong Whitworth M-Wing Meteor 24 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Armstrong Whitworth M-Wing Meteor 33 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #58 on: August 17, 2019, 12:07:42 AM »
Had some time off and its been rainy here so here's a few more concepts I've been playing with the last couple o days.

A butterfly tail variation of my F-84Q with Standard derived heavy ASMs:
Republic F-84Q Thunderstreak Butterfly Tail 18 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Republic F-84Q Thunderstreak Butterfly Tail 19 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

The Reconnaissance Meteor looks great. 

What additional information can you provide on the "Standard Derived Heavy ASM" shapes shown on your Butterfly Tail F-84Q?  I find this missile shape intriguing. 
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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2019, 02:17:14 AM »
Thanks. The missile started life as a completely fictional Soviet AAM but the strakes put me in mind of a Tartar/Standard (albeit with much enlarged rear fins). I envision it as something of a heavyweight Maverick with a similar EO-guidance system to the early 65s but with a lot more punch both in terms of kinetics and warhead. I went with a AIM-4 colour scheme just because I feel it is underused and I like it. I think it just about conceivable that the F-84Q could have held on long enough with ANG & AFRES units for someone to hang some early EO-guided ordnance on one at the end of the sixties. Hope that helps.
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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2019, 03:31:20 AM »
Love the look of this one:



Has the look of a bird about to dive onto its prey:

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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2019, 12:50:37 AM »
Over the weekend I was playing with the idea of a slightly earlier British nuclear deterrent and what delivery platforms would be available for it in the 1949-53 timeframe. Since this is too early for the V-Bombers (other than prototypes toward the end of the period) and the Lincoln was not deemed survivable as a freefall bomber, I thought about a stand-off solution for the much maligned Lincoln.

Below is my concept for an all-Bristol Theseus streamlined Lincoln (no need for defensive armaments if it is stand-off) armed with a (very) proto-Blue Steel, the Blue Oak. The performance wouldn't be a patch on OTL Blue Steel but wouldn't have to be, even a 20 mile range is going to be enough to make a difference for our intrepid Lincoln crew.

The pace of development would most likely mean the V-Bombers come online before this would but I reckon that it would at least reach the point of carrying test shapes. I for one find this confluence of eras too enticing to resist and I hope it is of some interest.

Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 7 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 9 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 23 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 31 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 35 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Theseus-Lincoln Blue Oak Carrier 29 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr
Avro Blue Oak 1 by Matthew Palmer, on Flickr

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Re: Empty Handed's New Profile Hangar
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2019, 05:09:19 AM »
Love your Theseus-Lincoln  :smiley:
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