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Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« on: February 17, 2012, 06:55:43 AM »
Hi Everyone!

This is my first aircraft profile for this Forum.

Presented here is a profile of a Mitsubishi Ki-109 heavy fighter, (which was derived from the Ki-67 Hiryu), in the colours and markings of the Argentine NAVY, in the WW2-era.

For a bit of "backstory", this is one of forty (40) examples of this aircraft given to Argentina by the Empire of Japan, as an incentive for their government to at least remain sympathetic to the Axis Powers during the war.

The Argentine NAVY used these aircraft in a maritime-strike fighter role, including missions to the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 07:31:49 AM »
Welcome to forum and thanks for posting.
Back stories always helpful and you have a size of that sizable nose gun?
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 08:02:42 AM »
Neat concept & backstory Chuck.

Bill, the weapon is a 75mm cannon.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 08:40:42 AM »
Welcome to forum and thanks for posting.
Back stories always helpful and you have a size of that sizable nose gun?
Bill

Hi Bill!

The source of the original profile line drawing is Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War, p.189, Author: Rene Francillon.

It's sure nice to have such an excellent place to post aircraft profiles again!!

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 08:45:50 AM »
Hi there Chuck

It's been too long!!

Glad you made it, nice art as well.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 08:52:31 AM »
Nice concept Chuck! AltHist WWII but with a very topical Malvinas tie-in  ;)
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 11:58:37 PM »
Very nice one! :)

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 03:27:18 AM »
Different...in a good way! :)
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 09:08:19 PM »
Very good

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 05:41:08 AM »
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Fairey T-1 Firefly

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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 06:37:01 AM »
Very cool!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 07:58:15 AM »
Different...
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 10:17:52 AM »
Very nice work and very different concepts.  Beautiful backstories, too.

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2013, 12:50:32 AM »
That Firefly is nice!!!

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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2013, 08:59:34 AM »
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Airspeed A.S.39 Fleet Shadower

Fifty (50) of these aircraft were supplied by Great Britain to the Soviet Air Force during the Great Patriotic War (WW2).

These were used to great effect by the famous "Night Witches", in their nightly raids on German troop positions, making things "very unpleasant" for the invaders.


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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 09:24:06 AM »
 :)
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2013, 05:24:04 PM »
Oh Yea - Airspeed A.S.39 Fleet Shadower - kinda plane I would like to build in kitbash.  :)

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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2013, 02:07:05 PM »
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2013, 02:28:14 PM »
Oh yeah!
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2013, 04:51:28 PM »
WOW!

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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2013, 06:54:48 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2013, 03:25:53 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2013, 03:28:30 AM »
Now, there's an oddity.
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2013, 03:50:03 AM »
Very cool! Maybe R-1830-94s in place of the SNECMA 14Rs?
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2020, 05:20:53 AM »
Hi Everybody!

I hadn't been here in awhile, but I'd still like to contribute some drawings, (Vultee P-54's in various colours and markings.)
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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2020, 11:15:17 AM »
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2020, 04:39:47 PM »
My what lovely spats you have there!
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Who could help but swoon at such a stupendously streamlined undercarriage, I ask you?
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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2020, 08:15:40 AM »
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« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2020, 03:49:58 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2020, 04:08:27 AM »
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« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2020, 02:47:23 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2020, 05:19:25 AM »
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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2020, 05:41:59 AM »
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2020, 06:44:34 AM »
Swiss Grizzly is really cool!  :smiley:
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2020, 09:44:53 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2020, 12:07:14 AM »
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« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2020, 03:13:22 AM »
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« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2020, 09:57:47 AM »
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Bomber/Patrol Bomber

USN Atlantic Fleet (ETO)
WW2

RAF
North Africa
WW2

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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2020, 08:17:04 AM »
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Global Recon Aircraft
NASA

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #39 on: January 21, 2020, 09:30:43 AM »
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North American FTB Mustang
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North American FTB Mustang
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« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2020, 10:33:02 AM »
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2020, 02:31:45 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2020, 06:13:27 AM »
Hi Everybody!

Chance-Vought F4U Corsair FTB
FTB (Flying Test Bed)
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Chance-Vought/Blackburn Corsair FTB Mk.I
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2020, 08:27:20 AM »
I like your alt. Corsairs, Chuck!

The classic Navy blue one just does it for me.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2020, 08:47:08 AM »
Hi, Chuck!

Obviously the F4U FTB's are using inline engines, so would they need the big round front of the aircraft?

I'd suggest slimming down the top of the nose (gives the pilot a better view for carrier op's) & put a radiator further back under the prop.

Test beds could be modified from the firewall forward, after all the rear has already been extensively modified for the engine, anyway. So, why not go whole hog?
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #45 on: January 22, 2020, 09:04:12 AM »
Hi Old Wombat!

That's a GREAT point you made!  I completely overlooked it at the time!!!  I guess I was too involved keeping the "Corsair look" in my drawings and made this bumbling error!  Thanks for pointing it out!!!

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« Reply #46 on: January 22, 2020, 09:07:17 AM »
Wouldn't call it a "bumbling error", possibly an "oversight" or a "missed opportunity", or even "not where I was going with this". ;)
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2020, 09:15:23 AM »
Hi Everybody!

Chance Vought F4U Corsair
Soviet Air Force
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2020, 01:25:42 AM »
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American Utilicraft C-161A
USAF McChord AFB, WA
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« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2020, 02:34:25 AM »
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« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2020, 02:51:37 AM »
Hi Everyone!

IAI/American Utilicraft C-161B
Transport Aircraft
Israeli Air Force

IAI/American Utilicraft C-161B
Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Israel NAVY

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2020, 03:53:17 AM »
Hi Chuck,

Love the FTB Mustangs, always have had a soft spot for the wierdness of an engine in the middle!

One thing, your RNZAF Mustang is wearing British Pacific Fleet roundels, rather than WW2 RNZAF ones.

Sorry for being a JMN!

Chees

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2020, 05:18:17 AM »
Hi Mark!

Thanks for pointing out my error with the RNZAF roundels.  I guess my research isn't what it should be.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2020, 05:11:57 AM »
Hi Everyone!

Gloster Gladiator
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« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2020, 06:45:30 AM »
Ah, now that one is way cool! 8) ;D
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« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2020, 07:58:43 AM »
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Grob 850 Strato 2C
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« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2020, 08:00:53 AM »
NOICE!
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2020, 09:14:05 PM »
USN USMC Gladiator is great!  :smiley:
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #58 on: January 29, 2020, 02:20:21 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #59 on: January 29, 2020, 05:05:53 AM »
Your USMC Gladiator looks great!

I had a reverse lend-lease bit using one planned for the recently-ended WW II GB but never got around to it.

Mine's gonna be green.  :D

The scheme you went with is most eye-pleasing!

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2020, 07:51:58 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
SWISS Air Force

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« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2020, 09:42:39 AM »
I like the idea of a Greyhound sporting jet engines.  Would be even better if the engines could be mounted so that the airflow is over the top of the wing like the Boeing YC-14 proposal for the Advanced Medium STOL Transport program or the Antonov An-72 (NATO reporting name: Coaler).   
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #62 on: August 18, 2020, 12:12:58 PM »
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Polikarpov VP.K
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USN Pacific Fleet (Pacific Theatre of Operations)


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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #63 on: August 23, 2020, 11:28:12 AM »
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North American CV-49B
Irish Air Corps
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #64 on: August 24, 2020, 02:16:24 AM »
Different
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2020, 05:24:48 AM »
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Lockheed C-163 (COD Derivative Aircraft)
Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF)

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #66 on: September 19, 2020, 07:50:13 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
SAN MARINO Government


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« Reply #67 on: September 20, 2020, 01:49:07 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2020, 07:41:29 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
Indian Coast Guard


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« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2020, 01:29:13 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2020, 05:02:26 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
Turkish Coast Guard


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« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2020, 11:38:48 AM »
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Grumman 719S
Aeromedical Evacuation Aircraft
United States Air Force


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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #72 on: September 28, 2020, 04:48:10 AM »
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Boeing MPSNA (Multi-Purpose Subsonic Naval Aircraft)
Swedish Coast Guard
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2020, 10:10:54 AM »
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Grumman C-2J Jet Greyhound
Romanian Air Force

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2020, 11:07:37 AM »
Is nice.  Approved  for production.  :smiley:

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #75 on: October 02, 2020, 12:24:29 PM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
MONTENEGRO Air Force

A little backstory:  As with Switzerland and Romania, Montenegro received a batch of 10 C-2J Jet Greyhounds from the United States (along with training, parts, a share in the production, general support, etc.), to establish a tactical airlift capability for Montenegro's Air Force.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #76 on: October 03, 2020, 10:54:00 AM »
Hi Everyone!

Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
CROATIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

A little backstory:  In addition to Switzerland, Romania and Montenegro, now CROATIA have received a batch of 10 Grumman C-2J Jet Greyhounds from the United States (along with training, parts, a share in the production, general support, etc.), to establish a tactical airlift capability for the Croatian Air Force.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #77 on: October 04, 2020, 09:42:18 AM »
Hi Everybody!

Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
MACEDONIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

A little backstory; Macedonia (or the Republic of North Macedonia as it is officially known), has become the latest nation to receive a batch of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, to help build an effective airlift capability to the Macedonian Air Force.  Macedonia joins Switzerland, Romania, Montenegro and Croatia in receiving their Jet Greyhounds (or Grumman Greyhound 21's, as they were known in their drawing board phase.)

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #78 on: October 06, 2020, 05:18:37 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
SLOVENIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

A little backstory:  SLOVENIA joined the other nations of Switzerland, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia and Macedonia in receiving a batch of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, to build their airlift capabilities.  Other nations would follow.

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2020, 12:45:32 PM »
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C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
SENEGAL Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

A little backstory:  SENEGAL became the first African nation to receive a batch of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, to help Senegal to build the nucleus of an effective airlift capability.  Senegal joins Switzerland, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia in receiving these aircraft with their comprehensive support infrastructure.

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« Reply #80 on: October 10, 2020, 08:30:30 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
KENYA Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory: KENYA has become the second African nation after Senegal to receive 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, to build up its military airlift capability.  Besides Kenya and Senegal, the other nations thus far to receive 10 C-2J's are Switzerland, Romania, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia.  The Kenyan Army is in the process of establishing a unit of paratroopers as part of the Kenyan Rapid Reaction Force, and the new C-2J's will be a timely addition to their armed forces.
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« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2020, 10:52:01 AM »
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Grumman C-2J Jet Greyhound
GUATEMALAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  GUATEMALA became the first Central American nation to receive 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States.  The Guatemalan Air Force's airlift capabilities would thus be established as an effective addition to their armed forces, where they would be used for both military and humanitarian missions.  Guatemala's acquisition of the 10 new aircraft would encourage other small Latin American nations to participate in the program for their own militaries.  Nations acquiring C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" through this international program include; Croatia, Kenya, Macedonia, Montenegro, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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« Reply #82 on: October 13, 2020, 08:12:27 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
Royal NEPAL Army Air Service
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  NEPAL became the latest nation to acquire 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" for its armed forces, to strengthen their airlift capabilities, which had been in decline due to aircraft attrition.  Nepal also took out an option to obtain another 10 C-2J's at a later date.  One of their objectives is to establish paratroop units as part of their Rapid Reaction Force.  Other nations that have acquired 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" each include: Croatia, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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« Reply #83 on: October 14, 2020, 10:42:35 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
BARBADOS Defense Force Air Wing

Backstory:  One of 3 NA-431's supplied by the United States to the Barbados Defense Force Air Wing, providing both airlift and patrol capability.

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« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2020, 08:49:34 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
MONGOLIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  MONGOLIA has become the latest nation to receive 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States, and the Northrop Grumman assembly line is working at full capacity to fill orders for the new international defense program.  The Mongolian Air Force is in a rebuilding phase, and was sorely in need of of many types of aircraft and the 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" will help greatly to re-establish the airlift capabilities of the Mongolian Air Force.  A Mongolian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel has been designated as the first squadron commander of the new Airlift Squadron.  The nations receiving C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" include: Croatia, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Nepal, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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« Reply #85 on: October 16, 2020, 08:18:50 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
Light Transport and General Purpose Aircraft
Royal JORDANIAN Air Force

Backstory: Five North American NA-431's were supplied by the United States Government to the Royal Jordanian Air Force.    NA-431's were also supplied to the Barbados Defense Force, the Turkish Coast Guard, the Indian Coast Guard, the Government of San Marino and the Irish Air Corps.

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« Reply #86 on: October 16, 2020, 08:52:08 AM »
Brings back old cobwebby memory.  Saw that USN NA-431 graphic back in the day back when.

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« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2020, 07:37:24 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
BELIZE Defence Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  BELIZE has become the second Central American country (the other is Guatemala), to receive a group of 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States.  The Belize Defence Force will use their 10 C-2J's to great effect to provide maximum airlift capability and troop mobility for their ground forces, which they are expanding to take greatest advantage of this new tactical resource.  The nations so far, to take advantage of this International Tactical Airlift Expansion Program are: Belize, Croatia, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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« Reply #88 on: October 21, 2020, 04:17:41 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
Costa Rican Air Vigilance Service

Backstory:  Costa Rica has no air force, but they have an organization which fulfills many of the functions of an air force.  Costa Rica has the Air Vigilance Service, which is part of the Fuerza Publica, or Public Force, a national police force which provides internal security and protects the borders.  In this scenario, the Costa Rican Air Vigilance Service has been given 5 NA-431's to support the Fuerza Publica, and assist the Costa Rican Coast Guard in patrolling Costa Rican waters.  Other nations' forces which operated the North American NA-431 include the Indian Coast Guard, the Turkish Coast Guard, the Irish Air Corps, the Royal Jordanian Air Force, the Barbados Defence Force and the Government of San Marino.

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« Reply #89 on: October 22, 2020, 08:24:44 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
VIETNAMESE Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  In a somewhat controversial decision, the United States has given VIETNAM 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds", to augment the airlift capability of the Vietnamese Air Force.  A Vietnamese Air Force Lieutenant Colonel has been designated as the new airlift unit commander.  Vietnam is the first Southeast Asian nation to take part in the Program.  As with the other nations in the International Tactical Airlift Expansion Program, the 10 C-2J's provided are part of a comprehensive package including not only the aircraft themselves, but also all phases of training, maintenance, spare parts, share in the production and general aircraft program administration.  The nations thus far in the international Tactical Airlift Expansion Program are: Belize, Croatia, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Switzerland and Vietnam.

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« Reply #90 on: October 23, 2020, 10:18:19 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
(Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21)
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  The DOMINICAN REPUBLIC became the latest nation to acquire 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" from the United States.  The Dominican Republic is seeking to increase the numerical strength of their armed forces, especially the Dominican Army, with which the 10 new transport aircraft will help not only with troop airlift, but will help them develop a paratroop unit as well.  A Dominican Air Force Lieutenant Colonel has been designated as the new transport unit's squadron commander.  The nations thus far in the International Tactical Airlift Expansion Program include: Belize, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Switzerland and Vietnam.

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« Reply #91 on: October 24, 2020, 08:17:03 AM »
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North American NA-431
V/STOL Aircraft
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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« Reply #92 on: October 26, 2020, 09:35:32 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
(Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21)
SLOVAKIAN Air Force
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  SLOVAKIA became the latest nation to acquire a group of 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" (or as they are more formally known, Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21's.)  A Slovakian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel has been assigned as the new airlift unit's commander.  The nations thus far to acquire the new C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" include: Belize, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vietnam.  The International Tactical Airlift Expansion Program has announced even more nations have expressed an interest in establishing ( or expanding) their airlift capabilities.  These capabilities will have both military and humanitarian applications.

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« Reply #93 on: October 27, 2020, 12:07:29 PM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
(Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21)
Mexican NAVY
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  MEXICO (specifically the Mexican NAVY) became the latest recipient of an initial group of 10 Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhounds, (or, as they are more properly known, Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21's.)  A Mexican Navy Commander has been designated as Commanding Officer of the new airlift squadron.  There are active plans for a Mexican Marine Corps paratroop unit to operate in conjunction with the new aircraft.  The Mexican Air Force has also expressed interest in the aircraft, though larger airlift platforms are gaining greater interest.  Nations that have thus far acquired their group of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" include: Belize, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Vietnam.
Production lines for the aircraft are expected to be operating at full capacity.

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« Reply #94 on: October 28, 2020, 08:17:49 AM »
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Grumman C-2J "Jet Greyhound"
(Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21)
Mexican NATIONAL GUARD
Tactical Jet Transport

Backstory:  The Mexican NATIONAL GUARD is also getting a group of 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" (more properly called Northrop Grumman Greyhound 21's.)  They will use them for the rapid airlift of Mexican National Guard personnel and resources to active sites within the country fighting the drug cartels and other criminal organizations, to hit them hard, fast and in great force, (independent of the armed forces.)  A Mexican National Guard Chief Inspector will head the aviation unit.  (To be distinct from the Mexican armed forces, the Mexican National Guard has police ranks and organization.)  Mexican National Guard aircraft are to be well-marked and distinctive from aircraft of the armed forces.  The Mexican National Guard is also receiving heavy weapons to counter the sometimes superior firepower of the drug cartels and other criminal organizations.  Because of priorities, the Mexican National Guard may get their 10 C-2J "Jet Greyhounds" before the Mexican Navy.

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