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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - TSR Tuesday (RAFG)
« Reply #2070 on: March 12, 2019, 01:26:03 am »
More lovely colour schemes , but someone has once again fallen into the Canberra canopy trap, the canopy on the B8 could not be opened.

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Good info which I'll pass on.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - TSR Tuesday (RAFG)
« Reply #2071 on: March 12, 2019, 02:40:18 pm »

More lovely colour schemes , but someone has once again fallen into the Canberra canopy trap, the canopy on the B8 could not be opened.

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Yes, the PR9 was the only offset fighter canopy variant that opened like that, the B(I)8's pilot had to get in the same way as all the goldfish bowl canopy variants did it, via the door on the starboard side.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2072 on: March 14, 2019, 10:13:06 am »
BAC Lightning F.3 - 'The Red Arrows', Central Flying School, Royal Air Force, 1966

















Whilst I agree with Kit about giving the Red Arrows the 'lightweight' F.3 I could have saved about 12 hours by using the F.6 for which there is a superb hi-rez 2048x2048 (pixels) template by Sundowner. Because of the different belly and wings I've skinned this one from scratch at 1024x1024 and went a bit rivet crazy - seeing them in my sleep! Anyway, I've gone for the Gnat type fin colours and used red, white and blue on the wings although I did try plain red wings first. The fuselage presents a problem in doing the full length white band as the wings are right in the way so I knocked up a new all white 'treble one' style Lightning flash decal. I think I'll do a 'Black Arrows' version of the F.3 at some time.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Red Arrows Lightning F.3
« Reply #2073 on: March 14, 2019, 11:11:37 am »
Argh, that looks garish!  :unsure:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Red Arrows Lightning F.3
« Reply #2074 on: March 14, 2019, 11:37:46 am »
Great!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Red Arrows Lightning F.3
« Reply #2075 on: March 14, 2019, 12:54:18 pm »
Wow, bright!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Red Arrows Lightning F.3
« Reply #2076 on: March 14, 2019, 02:25:45 pm »
A Red Arrows Lightning display would be brief but noisily spectacular. I well remember one at Finningley doing a display and going vertical just in front of the crowd line. With the afterburner on. What a lovely crackly noise to assail one's eardrums with!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Red Arrows Lightning F.3
« Reply #2077 on: March 14, 2019, 02:38:53 pm »
A Red Arrows Lightning display would be brief but noisily spectacular. I well remember one at Finningley doing a display and going vertical just in front of the crowd line. With the afterburner on. What a lovely crackly noise to assail one's eardrums with!

I had the same experience at RAF Alconbury in 1976. Wonderful!!!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Red Arrows Lightning F.3
« Reply #2078 on: March 14, 2019, 03:40:45 pm »
I had the same experience whilst holidaying in Crail (not far from Leuchars) aeons ago. A pair of Lightnings often approached the harbour from the sea and went vertical just before landfall. Four Avons on afterburner is a memorable experience.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Red Arrows Lightning F.3
« Reply #2079 on: March 14, 2019, 04:25:31 pm »
My fave 'Vertical Lightning' experience was in 1965 when I went to the BoB Day Display at RAF Coltishall (in the middle of my honeymoon......  ;)) and 74 Sqdn, were flying Lightnings there.

The entire squadron took off in trail at maybe 15-20 second intervals, each aircraft going vertical as soon as it was off the ground! The noise level was HORRENDOUS and so was the smoke level too, those early Avons weren't exactly 'smoke free'!

And I just LOVE your Red Arrows Lightnings Spinners, if ever a scheme needed to be done in plastic......  ;D
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Red Arrows Lightning F.3
« Reply #2080 on: March 15, 2019, 04:13:38 am »
Agree, the Red Arrows Lightning is striking!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2081 on: March 15, 2019, 12:23:16 pm »
BAC Lightning F.3S - F10 Svenska Flygvapnet, 1970















I needed a break from display teams but still wanted to do a Lightning so chose the odd green and blue Flygvapnet scheme and knocked up some yellow tail codes using what I hope is the correct font (it's actually called 'Flygvapnet 64') and green RedTop missiles.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Swedish Lightning F.3
« Reply #2082 on: March 15, 2019, 01:59:55 pm »
That scheme somehow looks so right and suits the Lightning really well.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Swedish Lightning F.3
« Reply #2083 on: March 15, 2019, 10:29:42 pm »
i Agree,and Think the Swedish Scheme just looks like it was Made to work with the Lightning :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Thanks for Posting SPINNERS :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:Dan

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Swedish Lightning F.3
« Reply #2084 on: March 16, 2019, 03:12:06 am »
That's looking So Sixties!  :thumbsup: