Author Topic: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"  (Read 3056 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« on: October 02, 2015, 04:19:17 AM »
This will be a single-engined turboprop aircraft. Photos tomorrow morning NZ time to show start of work.
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Offline mrvr6

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 04:30:47 AM »
fighter aswell?

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 08:26:59 AM »
No, this one will be a ground attack/close-support aircraft.
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2015, 01:36:44 PM »

A while ago I got Trumpeter's Gannet and Wyvern in an online auction a while back for quite cheap. Both were started and have been waiting for a good idea. Someone suggested a Russian reverse-engineered Wyvern. So here we are.


You may have an idea of where this is going...
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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 04:31:08 AM »
Interesting - you going to keep the bomb bay?
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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 06:42:53 AM »
I'm not sure, I'm leaning towards a ton of underwing stations and making the bay a fuel tank for a nice, long loiter ability. I'm hoping it won't look too Gannety when I'm done.

Some chopping and PSR is on the agenda for this weekend.
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 07:09:38 AM »
Hi folks,
I rather lost interest in this and it went back into the stash soon after my last post. It WILL one day emerge as a Soviet ground-attack machine as planned, but other projects captured my attention and imagination. Consider this my withdrawal, and good luck to everyone else.
With warm regards from Whanganui, New Zealand

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Offline Tophe

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Re: Tupolev Tu-140 "Flay"
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 12:52:30 PM »
Your model/invention is interesting anyway. If you finish it after this GB end, maybe post it on the main forum, it will be pleasant to see as well. ;)