Author Topic: Profiling by JP Vieira - New profiles 2017  (Read 245205 times)

Offline Tophe

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1150 on: March 15, 2015, 01:17:39 AM »
Thanks to YOU designer!

(and I have a little improved the result, still a little more serious in the version for the Blohm und Voss factory): ;)

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1151 on: March 27, 2015, 02:33:48 AM »
Great one , Tophe :)

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1152 on: May 15, 2015, 10:56:21 PM »
cool!
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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - Avro Hawk - WWII AEW aircraft
« Reply #1153 on: March 09, 2017, 12:24:21 PM »
The Handley Page Harrow CK.MK.8 was one of the first RAF aerial tankers.

 


Hey great profile!!

You know air refuelling is one of those WWII things, which has always had me baffled. Air-refuelling had been tested and proven by the British pre-WWII, and was one of the most natural 'force multipliers', which the Allies could have applied during WWII, and yet they didn't :o
I know as you have pointed out 'that it required skill for the average pilot to master'. But I can not help think the lives it could have saved, had air-refuelling been able to top of bombers (allowing longer range and or extended radius of action - taking away predictable flight paths of Allied bomber, to which the Luftwaffe were able to station their fighter/interceptor airfields and patrol. It would have also allowed the critical fighter escorts to accompany the vulnerable bombers to many more targets, until the advent of the likes of the NAA P-51 Mustang)
Great work VP Vieira  ;)


That was also my starting point in creating the WWII Tankers; it would surelly change aerial operations in that era. Thank you


P.S. Any chance of some profiles of the likes of Short Sterling, early B-17D/E/F and B-24D/E's being utilised as tankers, as newer and more powerful designs and variants entered front-line service - i.e. Halifax, Lancaster, B-17F/G's and B-24J's etc..........(in both RAF and USAAF colours and markings  ;) )


That is a great idea; I am going to work on it; thank you


P.P.S. If you do not mind me saying, that had the Allies been so bold and foresighted to introduce airborne refuelling during WWII, I think they may have adapted an single hose approach initially (1-point refuelling) - the hose being located and deployed from the under rear fuselage, with the refuelling operator being located in the once rear turret. This arrangement would probably offer less prop-wash from the tanker, as well as the receiving aircraft's pilot to use the centre-line of the tankers fuselage as an important visual reference point  ;)


I had thought about it when designing some of these tankers, but in the end I decided to make them like this; It is a great idea for some  earlier ones, perhaps (or smaller types); thanks for the suggestion


Keep up the fantastic imagination, foresight and great profiles VP Vieira

M.A.D   


Thank you for your comments, suggestions and support.


G'day JP, its been a while, and thought I'd impose again  :-[

M.A.D

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1154 on: March 09, 2017, 01:06:27 PM »
I fear that dear JP does not post here anymore but on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=jp%20vieira  ???
And for a few weeks, the Notify tool of BTS here does not work anymore it seems so maybe he will not be informed that this thread is reactivated. :(

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1155 on: March 09, 2017, 01:19:04 PM »
Super profile. :)
Inspiration to build most any aircraft you want as a "K" model.
Gotha refueling Tri-plane or Albatross diorama ?
Or backward diorama where KB-24 refuels a B-10 or KB-52 refuels B-36.

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1156 on: March 11, 2017, 02:03:15 AM »
I fear that dear JP does not post here anymore but on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=jp%20vieira  ???
And for a few weeks, the Notify tool of BTS here does not work anymore it seems so maybe he will not be informed that this thread is reactivated. :(

Tophe have you checked your notifications setting in your profile?

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Offline Tophe

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1157 on: March 12, 2017, 12:39:03 AM »
Thanks (I had not noticed this part), but all is set for receiving in my profile. It seems there is another problem.
I fear JP will receive nothing, and as he does not come here by himself, maybe this is alas finished for us here, enjoying his creations.

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1158 on: June 01, 2017, 01:04:18 AM »
Hello To everyone
It is good to return and to see that there are members still finding this thread interesting.
Real world commitment has kept me away but i hope I can pay a littler visit from time to time.
All the best to everyone and here is a little something (I could not came empty handed after all these years, could I?)

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1159 on: June 01, 2017, 02:05:39 AM »
Nice! :)
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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1160 on: June 01, 2017, 04:25:39 AM »
Nice to have you back JP  :)
If I'm not mistaken,it's the first time I see an French Hornet...nice profile!
Alex

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1161 on: June 01, 2017, 06:00:15 PM »
Nice to have you back JP

I second this sentiment!!  ;)

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1162 on: June 01, 2017, 10:36:09 PM »
Nice to have you back JP
I second this sentiment!!  ;)
M.A.D
I have the same feeling: welcome again!
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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1163 on: June 02, 2017, 01:00:47 AM »
Many thanks for your welcome posts.
It is good to be back and hopefully will post with more regularity

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1164 on: June 02, 2017, 07:51:56 AM »
W/B with a very attractive piece of work.  Perhaps a more "local content" version with M88's replacing the F404's and a pair of DEFA cannon replacing the M61?

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1165 on: June 03, 2017, 01:20:52 AM »
W/B with a very attractive piece of work.  Perhaps a more "local content" version with M88's replacing the F404's and a pair of DEFA cannon replacing the M61?
Thnak you. Yes some local equipment would be inevitable

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New Configuration aircraft & SaaB 15 Hök
« Reply #1166 on: June 03, 2017, 01:21:37 AM »
And for now a RSAF F-4E Phantom

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New profiles 2017
« Reply #1167 on: June 04, 2017, 02:28:47 AM »
Beautiful!  JL-100's on outboard wing and centerline hardpoints?  That would leave the inboard hardpoints for either rocket pods or carrying short-range AAM's for defense.

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New profiles 2017
« Reply #1168 on: June 04, 2017, 06:48:14 AM »
JL-100's on outboard wing and centerline hardpoints?
Yes nice choice and use JP!

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New profiles 2017
« Reply #1169 on: June 11, 2017, 05:51:34 PM »
Thank you
Would this configuration be feasible? (mainly because of the flames when JL-100 is firing)

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New profiles 2017
« Reply #1170 on: June 11, 2017, 07:45:35 PM »
Thank you
Would this configuration be feasible? (mainly because of the flames when JL-100 is firing)

Don't know if it's "feasible" mate, but the inner wing pylons of the Phantom II could probably manage two JL-100 each. This would free up outer-wing pylons for two Sidewinder's each, freeing up under fuselage (Sparrow recesses) for either additional weapons or cleaner aerodynamics

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New profiles 2017
« Reply #1171 on: June 11, 2017, 11:38:33 PM »
I believe you would need to go with just pods on the inboard pylons because I don't think they were plumbed for fuel tanks.  Alternatively, you could put Sidewinders (or equivalent) on a dual rack there for self-defense if needed.  IIRC, the inboard pylons cannot carry the same loadouts as the outboard pylons.  If you had the necessary pylons, you could probably put dual JL-100's on the centerline pylon as it as twice the capacity of the outboard wing pylons.

Note that the missile wells are designed to carry Sparrows, or something of equivalent shape, semi-submerged and I don't think Sidewinders would work well there without adaptor pylons.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 11:40:33 PM by elmayerle »

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - Soviet Navy's aircraft-carrier air wing
« Reply #1172 on: January 25, 2019, 09:09:22 AM »
I really like the RM Harrier! Any chance of a sandy brown/black one? I saw this documentary of the RMs in Borneo(?) and they had boats in that colour scheme that looked cool!

Yes, it is possible; do you have any photo of that colour scheme...?


http://defense-update.com/20100816_pacscat_landing_craft.html

Although I remember the brown being a bit lighter.


Here is one request I did not posted at the time (althought it was done)
Here it is (with only 6 months of delay... ;)




Just had a closer look at your Royal Marines Harrier GR.3 JP Vieira, and noticed and appreciated the fact that it's weapons pylons arrangement is substantially different in terms of the Aim-9 Sidewinder apparently being hung from shoulder-type arrangement off the main inner pylon?? 😯
Which ironically make complete and utter sense, which I've imagined and advocated for ever 👍

Nice work, and apologies for not picking up on it from when you first posted this fantastic profile!!

M.A.D


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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New profiles 2017
« Reply #1173 on: January 25, 2019, 12:39:31 PM »
As a side note on his work, JP has several F-15 profiles in the recent Morton bookazine on the F-15.  beautiful work!!

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Re: Profiling by JP Vieira - New profiles 2017
« Reply #1174 on: January 25, 2020, 11:08:24 PM »
Hello to All
A long time has passed.
I am more working on "real-world" projects but will soon have a new project concerning more of this area.
All the best