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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2015, 01:06:35 PM »
That looks like an ekranoplan.
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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2015, 04:46:49 PM »
And now found in plastic by Thorvic over at What-If:







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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2015, 05:07:33 PM »
Looks so correct as it should be.

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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2015, 11:36:20 PM »
Now what did he use for a fuselage ---  ???

EDIT (later): Couldn't find his thread on the What-If forum but found something on the Secret Projects one.

He used an E3 fuselage and then built it out with styrene strips  :-\ he had to add nearly 1/2" to the diameter ---  it must weigh a ton --
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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2015, 08:34:50 AM »
I found the photos in the 2008 Whiffies awards thread (by chance).  I could find a build thread.  I've no idea what he used but it seems to have worked.

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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2015, 09:16:39 PM »
I PM'd him and he replied to where his build is on the What-If, he called it a Handley Page Harrowgate

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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2015, 02:36:46 PM »
I PM'd him and he replied to where his build is on the What-If, he called it a Handley Page Harrowgate


http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,17329.0.html ?  All the pictures are gone.  :(

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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2015, 11:31:53 PM »
Has anyone done any scale-o-rama-ing of the wings from either the 1/96 Lindberg or the 1/144 Great Wall kits to built a 1/72 fighter?  Thx.
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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2015, 02:09:09 AM »
Has anyone done any scale-o-rama-ing of the wings from either the 1/96 Lindberg or the 1/144 Great Wall kits to built a 1/72 fighter?  Thx.


Yeah, Handley-Page did.  ;D


http://www.airwar.ru/enc/xplane/hp88.html

Well, yes the H.P. 88 wasn't a fighter, although it did use an Attacker fuselage and the wings/tail were 40% of full-size rather
than the 50% of a 1/144 to 1/72 scale-o-rama or the 75% of 1/96 to 1/72.
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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2015, 02:50:27 AM »
 ;D
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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2015, 02:59:18 AM »
Related:  quick fit of 1/72 Mach2 Valiant wings top half to KC-97 fuselage.
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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2017, 05:26:20 AM »
Some interesting (I hope) bits and pieces related to the Victor:

Proposed crew escape capsule:



Wing bomb containers (note there were proposals for containers under the engines and in the same place as the B.2's fuel pods):






In the late 1950s, Handley-Page put forward a proposal to increase the installed thrust (and hence MTOW) in Victor B.Mk1/1A by adding two booster turbojets in over wing nacelles with intake-doors, to be used for take-off and initial climb. Bristol Orpheus, Rolls-Royce RB-162 and Armstrong-Siddeley Viper were considered:




Finally, I did find the following intriguing comment in the Ministry of Supply's Specification (No. B. 128 P - reprint from 1 Sep 1954 incorporating amendment 1 - 6):

                "Tail Armament

                     4.07  Deleted by Amendment No.4."


I wonder - did the original specifications (at least up to Amendment No.4), include a tail gun?
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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2017, 05:30:17 AM »
And just a couple of inspirational images- note that you can get resin copies of the Spectre rockets shown:


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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2017, 05:32:05 AM »
And some other ideas:



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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2017, 06:37:43 AM »
Regarding the Victor.  Saw a Japanese SciFi movie where USSR was flying Victors !

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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2020, 01:12:44 AM »
Saw on Facebook. Taken from a Secret Projects books but not sure which copy. Not in mine.



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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2020, 01:28:00 AM »
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Re: Handley Page Victor Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2020, 01:51:32 AM »
That has to be in the latest edition Carl, those particular drawings are not in the issue I have. But there is a small 3-view of it on page 48.