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« on: June 26, 2019, 12:23:58 PM »

https://charliemikeromeo.com/2019/06/25/what-if-lockheed-l-206-3/

Lockheed L-206-3 - a packplane derivative of the design that would become the C-130. Just think - this...thing...could have been the Herk!  ;-)

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Re: Charliemikeromeo's profiles & other art
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 12:33:46 PM »
Must say, has notable aesthetics.
Recommend Constellation like tri-tail to lower total height.  Avoid costs of building higher hangers and doors.

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 02:04:04 AM »
Kind of reminds meow this:



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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 02:19:16 AM »
Some details:





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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 07:10:02 AM »
I thought it was just a whimsical whiff profile! That's some beer gut!

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 01:58:55 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 10:30:41 AM »
Would be an interesting whiff from a C-130, especially if you had some "special duty" pods worked up.  Say, a "Spectre" attack gunship pod, a SAR pod, a MPA pod, a communications jamming/control pod, a command and control pod, an AEW pod with British-style fore-and aft-scanning radar antennae, various special purpose cargo pods - bulk solid, bulk liquids of different types, vehicles of different types, paratroop drop,  and so on.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2019, 10:26:19 AM »
Oh, yeah - a strictly whif gunship version is indeed being cooked up :-)


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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2019, 02:07:08 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2019, 02:47:29 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2019, 07:03:14 AM »
Very cool! I'm guessing that the engines were twin GE J47s geared to drive the single props. How about a follow-on with contra-rotating propellers? (From 1949, NACA was testing an AS Python specifically for its contraprops.)

If you're looking for an engine designation for your turboprop Tornado, you might need to 'recycle'. There are no gaps in the US 'T' for turboprop/turboshaft range until the T59 ... but there are a couple of cancelled projects in the right number range ...

The best option would probably be T41 for GE's own cancelled TG-110 (a TG-100/T31 derivative). AFAIK, the J47/TG-190 turbojet was the last internal GE 'TG' designation (maybe Jon knows otherwise?). So, your 'T41-GE-1' could have the GE corporate designation 'TG-200'  ;)
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2019, 02:12:48 AM »
Or possible Allison T40s as used in the North American XA2J Super Savage:

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2019, 04:23:58 AM »
Or possible Allison T40s as used in the North American XA2J Super Savage:

That works! And for those not averse to 1:72, Anigrand does an XA2J-1.
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« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2019, 06:44:45 AM »
The NAA Savage is one subject that I really wish the model companies would consider producing.
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2019, 07:01:34 AM »
The NAA Savage is one subject that I really wish the model companies would consider producing.
Quite!!  I really wouldn't mind seeing some other companies do the XA2J-1 also.  Unlikely to happen, but one can wish. :-[

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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2019, 02:34:03 AM »
The NAA Savage is one subject that I really wish the model companies would consider producing.

There have been multiple produced:  https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?fkSECTION%5B%5D=Kits&q=AJ-1+Savage

I have one of these in the stash:

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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2019, 02:35:19 AM »
Quite!!  I really wouldn't mind seeing some other companies do the XA2J-1 also.  Unlikely to happen, but one can wish. :-[

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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2019, 02:49:00 AM »
@Greg/GTX, guess having just one of those CollectAire kits is not enough to get a proper injection moulded kit in 1:48th scale. 

Looks to me like you need to buy another one to get this party started. :smiley:
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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2019, 03:22:32 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2019, 10:31:51 AM »
Quite!!  I really wouldn't mind seeing some other companies do the XA2J-1 also.  Unlikely to happen, but one can wish. :-[


Donate the engine nacelles to a turboprop B-45 and fit the wings from an A3D or B-66 to the A2J fuselage and tail, though you'd likely need to do some modifying of the fuselage to get the CG correct.

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« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2019, 01:34:03 AM »
You should post some of your other work here as well.
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2019, 01:32:21 AM »
You should post some of your other work here as well.
They're coming soon, thanks much!!



https://charliemikeromeo.com/2019/07/22/what-if-high-speed-handley-page-bomber-as-a-wartime-boac-transport
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« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2019, 01:25:41 AM »
Convair Portage "what if" profile by Christopher Reed, on Flickr

The Convair Portage - early postwar concept for a flying boat powered by a quartet of Wright T-53 turboprops. Payload would have been 50,000lbs over a 5,000 mile range. A what-if profile as a water bomber, with a paint scheme derived from that of the Martin Mars.