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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 09:29:26 AM »
Sharing this:
Without planning it to be Allies '46.  Just completed C-47H.  Painted in WW2 olive drab, it qualifies.
Point that unintentionally made to myself.  A transport plane can be Allies '46.

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 05:18:40 PM »
M51 Super Sherman
This sounds like a reasonable answer to the increasing number of of E-100's, Maus's, Rattes and Monsters being encountered  ;D (Yes, I know, the 105 mm gun itself was a 1960's development...)

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 09:42:09 PM »












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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 08:39:15 PM »
BOAC did use Mosquitos. And other aircraft.

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2018, 04:07:28 AM »
Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but there's no way in hell either the B-35 or the B-36 could be
in service in the proposed period.
Particularly the B-35, with its absolutely fracked up prop transmission system. Not even
Hand-Wavium will fix that POS.
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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2018, 07:06:29 AM »
Unfortunately, the reality of the modelling is that the B-35 is available in 1/72 and the B-36 in 1/144, 1/72, and 1/48 as injection-moulded plastic kits, whereas the B-32 which would have been in service in large numbers to supplement the B-29 had the war gone on to 1946 (well, 1800 B-32 orders were cancelled at the end of the war vs. 5000 B-29 orders...) only exists as a resin model in 1/144 and 1/72 (barring some obscure vacuforms).

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2018, 09:48:41 AM »
Unfortunately, the reality of the modelling is that the B-35 is available in 1/72 and the B-36 in 1/144, 1/72, and 1/48 as injection-moulded plastic kits, whereas the B-32 which would have been in service in large numbers to supplement the B-29 had the war gone on to 1946 (well, 1800 B-32 orders were cancelled at the end of the war vs. 5000 B-29 orders...) only exists as a resin model in 1/144 and 1/72 (barring some obscure vacuforms).

I've got a 1/72 B-32 in multi-media made by Aviation Usk/Xotic Models
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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2018, 11:53:35 AM »
I wonder, with the demands for R3350s for the B-29s if the war had continued, might production B-32s have been fitted with W4320s similarly to how an early B-29 became the XB-39?  That could keep Allison in engine production even as other demands for their engines (P-40, P-39/P-63) dwindled.

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2018, 02:01:05 PM »
What if MiG-15 without german contribution (swept wings)


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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2018, 03:38:40 PM »
Unfortunately, the reality of the modelling is that the B-35 is available in 1/72 and the B-36 in 1/144, 1/72, and 1/48 as injection-moulded plastic kits, whereas the B-32 which would have been in service in large numbers to supplement the B-29 had the war gone on to 1946 (well, 1800 B-32 orders were cancelled at the end of the war vs. 5000 B-29 orders...) only exists as a resin model in 1/144 and 1/72 (barring some obscure vacuforms).

I've got a 1/72 B-32 in multi-media made by Aviation Usk/Xotic Models

Is Anigrand B-32 kit.  Don't have one.  At least its out there !
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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2018, 06:45:41 PM »
I wonder, with the demands for R3350s for the B-29s if the war had continued, might production B-32s have been fitted with W4320s similarly to how an early B-29 became the XB-39?  That could keep Allison in engine production even as other demands for their engines (P-40, P-39/P-63) dwindled.

Now there's an idea   :smiley:

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2018, 07:23:24 PM »
This black and white MB.5 photo:



after colourization:



Artist: Tom Thounaojam
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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2018, 10:57:11 PM »
Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but there's no way in hell either the B-35 or the B-36 could be
in service in the proposed period.
Particularly the B-35, with its absolutely fracked up prop transmission system. Not even
Hand-Wavium will fix that POS.
 :-X :icon_zombie:

Not looking to pick a fight, but just to play incumbent's advocate for a second, 1946 is the start of the period - we could assume
some varient on Wells's 'Endless war' from Things to Come for instance.

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2018, 01:15:03 AM »
Hate to be a Debbie Downer, but there's no way in hell either the B-35 or the B-36 could be
in service in the proposed period.
Particularly the B-35, with its absolutely fracked up prop transmission system. Not even
Hand-Wavium will fix that POS.
 :-X :icon_zombie:

Just to kind of build on this, It doesn't have to be "1946" only. In my mind thats just shorthand. As far as I'm concerned up to the late 50's (for example) is acceptable.

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Re: Allies 46 Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2018, 02:37:19 AM »

Just to kind of build on this, It doesn't have to be "1946" only. In my mind thats just shorthand. As far as I'm concerned up to the late 50's (for example) is acceptable.

Hand-waivium is part of the program  ;)

After all, does anyone really believe all those "Luft '46" doodling would have made it into service in 1946? ;)  Let's focus on the fun guys and gals.
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