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Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« on: February 20, 2012, 04:57:20 AM »
Hey guys, I used to live around the corner from Dulles directly in the flight path of the Concorde when I was little.  Mom's been going through a bunch of old photos lately and I picked out a few good ones.  There's bound to be more so I'll add them later on.  PM with an e-mail for high-res versions.

Top left = March 1988
Top right = November 1988
Bottom Two = January 1990 at Dulles



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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 07:58:47 AM »
Have 1/144 kit.  Likely become strike bomber one day.

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 09:08:10 AM »
I saw Revell's 1/144 kit in the shop last month and I instantly thought; glossy black surveillance bird!  The bomber version has been done but I've yet to an SR version.  Anyone game?
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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 09:58:57 AM »
Those are logical choices.
Since I build all to end up as 1/72.  Likely be strike fighter (like F-111) or long range interceptor of bombers etc.  One seat or two seat tandom.

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 06:06:26 PM »
I can see the Concorde rigged out for ELINT or ECM work.

Get her up high and fast and start jammimg or snooping.
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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 08:08:01 PM »
A sensible Joint and cost effective British/French adoption of the Concord as a strategic bomber, so as to replace both the V-Bomber force and the Dassault Mirage IV.
Incorporation of flight refuelling receptor, RWR, ECM, Chaff & Flare depressors, attack & nav radars and a rotary weapons bay arrangement!! ;)

A real life opportunity lost in my opinion  :(

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 12:02:00 AM »
This is my attempt at a Concorde B.1.  One day I'll start a thread on how I got to this stage -----  ;)



I shortened the forward fuselage by 2 inches and I'm going with exposed after burner cans without thrust reversing (apparently that was how the RAF had wanted it [according to Tony Buttler])


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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 02:07:57 AM »
I am going to slip in an interloper:  A Tu-144P Bombordski

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 07:40:07 AM »
Concorde Guppy...

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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012, 08:36:25 AM »
Stand back !! I think it's going to Belch ! :o

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 10:31:27 AM »
Oooh, that Bombcordski!  :-* Hmmm, 1/144 ICM kit + AS-6 Kingfish from Trumpeter's 1/144 Tu-16s.....
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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2012, 11:18:21 AM »
ICBM   :-\ :icon_surprised: :icon_surprised:
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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2012, 03:41:30 AM »
Wind Tunnel Model of one of the early Concorde concepts:



It would look like a bird of prey coming in to land!!! :o

Would be a tempting scratch build for someone.

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2012, 03:49:02 AM »
Looks right out of SyFy movie.
Ba a cool bomber build.

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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2012, 07:26:35 AM »
Extended length version.  For service between Sydney and Kai Tak in Hong Kong.
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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2012, 07:52:05 PM »
While attempting to sort "the loft" and reorganise its extensive contents, I inevitably came across a Revell 1/144th Concorde.

Now I know I shouldn't but I reckon it'll be OK to build it alongside other stuff I'm finishing off.....that's the idea anyway :)) :))

But in what colours?
It'll be military, and probably have big missiles under the fuselage.

So far I've discarded the rather obvious white RAF scheme.
But these are possibilities:

Black with SEAsia colours...USAF
Black with USAF low-viz markings
Argentine scheme?
Israeli 3-colour?
Green Irish Air Corps?
Silver USAF.

I'm sure there could be others that haven't occured. ???

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2012, 08:33:08 PM »
Black USAF with a drone/lifting body/scramjet/orbital missile/etc. pickabacked on it.

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2012, 09:52:42 PM »
Why not a Soviet carrier-killer?  Like an off-the-shelf Tu-22M3?  Heck, if you do that, you could give it to all sorts of countries. Say Iran bought a couple for their national airline, then converted them to military use after the Revolution. They have that really snazzy P-3 Orion blue camouflage paint scheme that you could use, too.



You could also do the same basic story, but with the Chinese. They order 10 for business flights to L.A., but only 2 are delivered before Tienanmen.  They reverse-engineer them into military naval strike planes, the prototype first being seen in the late '90s. The first squadron enters service in the mid-2000s.



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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2012, 02:57:42 AM »
People's Republic of Alba, markings of a red star over the blue and white Cross of St. Andrew.
Armed with Claymore missiles, flight crew in kilts.

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2012, 04:02:39 AM »
Black USAF with a drone/lifting body/scramjet/orbital missile/etc. pickabacked on it.


Actually I was just thinking something similar.  Maybe either NASA or their British/European equivalents UKSA/ESA or even a private company for that matter (Virgin Galactic?) with the Concorde as the first stage in a 2 stage to orbit system - either manned or unmanned.  Think of it as the Supersonic equivalent to this:

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2012, 08:43:28 AM »
I rather like the idea of a Tu-144 Concorski in the blue naval scheme to go with this  ........

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2012, 01:08:13 PM »
Hell, a USMC Gloss Blue would be cool.

Toyed with the idea of a Soviet one too.....thanks chaps.
I'll keep you informed!! >:D

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2012, 03:24:59 PM »
If kept in RAF service into the late 80s and 90s, I'd be inclined to do it up in hemp over grey like the Canberra and Victor fleets. I always had a soft spot for that scheme:


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It fit a higher altitude mission, got grubby nicely if you like weathering and would give you the option to cook up some Granby nose art and mission markings for it.

Other ideas:

ARDU Fanta Can:

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Canadian Transport Command scheme, as worn by the 707 here:

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Luftwaffe Norm 82 would also look pretty slick on a Concorde:

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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2012, 04:36:16 PM »
Lots of good ideas.
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Re: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde and Tu-144 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2012, 03:35:32 AM »
Soooooooooooo many great ideas  >:D >:D >:D