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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.

Regards,

John
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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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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« 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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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« 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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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« 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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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 06:37:01 AM »
Very cool!!!!

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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« 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!!!

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« 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.  :)

Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2013, 02:07:05 PM »
Hi Everyone!

Republic-Hawker Thunderscreech MK.III.
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Re: Chuck's Aircraft Profiles
« 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 »
Hi Everyone!

SNCAC NC-211 Cormoran
463rd Tactical Airlift Wing
Clark AFB, Philippines

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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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