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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

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 05:41:08 AM »
Hi Everyone!

Fairey T-1 Firefly

Supplied to the U.S. Navy from the U.K. post-WW2.

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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 »
Hi Everyone!

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!

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2013, 06:54:48 PM »
SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2013, 03:25:53 AM »
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SNCAC NC-211 Cormoran
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« 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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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« 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!
 :-* :-* :-*
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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Beechcraft A-38B Grizzly
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2020, 04:08:27 AM »
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2020, 02:47:23 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2020, 05:19:25 AM »
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Curtiss/Avro P-71A
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« 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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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2020, 09:57:47 AM »
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Belyayev DB-LK (USSR)
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USN Atlantic Fleet (ETO)
WW2

RAF
North Africa
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« Reply #38 on: January 21, 2020, 08:17:04 AM »
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Boeing GPX
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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:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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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
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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". ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2020, 09:15:23 AM »
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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
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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
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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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« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2020, 05:11:57 AM »
Hi Everyone!

Gloster Gladiator
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2020, 06:45:30 AM »
Ah, now that one is way cool! 8) ;D
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2020, 07:58:43 AM »
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Grob 850 Strato 2C
High Altitude Long Endurance Recon
German NAVY

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2020, 08:00:53 AM »
NOICE!
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I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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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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