Author Topic: Fairey Gannet GR.7 profile  (Read 1082 times)

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
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Fairey Gannet GR.7 profile
« on: October 05, 2015, 10:37:01 AM »
I want to do this in plastic at some stage, but I won't have time to do something so complex in time for this GB because I've got domestic DIY cr4p to sort out, so here's a Shipbucket profile instead.

Fairey Gannet GR.7

Former AS.4 converted to a single-seat COIN type to support UK forces in Vietnam in similar roles to the USAF's Douglas Skyraiders, i.e. COIN, CSAR escort etc...



Mods:

Second and third seats removed
(fitting an ejector seat leave insufficient room for the 2nd crewman and you can't move him back because there's a structural bulkhead and a fuel tank in the way)

Ejection seat added for pilot under new canopy

Countermeasures launchers fitted in place of the radar dome

Finlets removed from the tailplanes
(not needed since the 3rd canopy and radome are gone)

Wing folds locked for extra strength and six pylons added



The aircraft illustrated is carrying the following loadout:

4 x BL632 cluster bombs in the bomb bay (hypothetical predecessor to the BL755)

2 x 30mm ADEN gun pods on the inboard pylons

6 x 18-round 68mm Matra 155 rocket pods on the other pylons

Think that little lot should be able to put the bad guys' personal space through some changes and encourage them to re-evaluate their decisions.... ;)
« Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 10:39:29 AM by Weaver »
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: Fairey Gannet GR.7 profile
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2015, 10:12:50 AM »
Think that little lot should be able to put the bad guys' personal space through some changes and encourage them to re-evaluate their decisions.... ;)

As my favourite after-action report from the RAAC suggested, after an Viet Cong ambush, "...the use of 20 Pdr SPLINTEX did wonders for enemy constipation."  I don't doubt your warload would as well.  ;)

Offline Weaver

  • Skyhawk stealer and violator of Panthers, with designs on a Cougar and a Tiger too
  • Chaos Engineer & Evangelistic Agnostic
Re: Fairey Gannet GR.7 profile
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2015, 09:45:55 PM »
Think that little lot should be able to put the bad guys' personal space through some changes and encourage them to re-evaluate their decisions.... ;)

As my favourite after-action report from the RAAC suggested, after an Viet Cong ambush, "...the use of 20 Pdr SPLINTEX did wonders for enemy constipation."  I don't doubt your warload would as well.  ;)

LOL - I always liked the story of a Ram Kangaroo crewman who, when asked what all his vehicle's extra machine-guns were for replied, "prophylactic fire...."  >:D
"I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others" - Thucydides

"I've jazzed mine up a bit" - Spike Milligan

"I'm a general specialist," - Harry Purvis in Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C. Clarke

Twitter: @hws5mp
Minds.com: @HaroldWeaverSmith