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Offline Tophe

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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2004, 02:35:04 am »
Found a derivative without pusher-propellers, in an amusement park USA... Is it What-if enough ? :)  
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2004, 05:37:28 am »
Whats the text above the piccie say Ollie/Tophe?
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2004, 06:19:53 am »
What if enough for me.......and really cool to boot ! Looks like it would fly better than the original !

And the caption sez something like :

" some of the world's best stuntmen perform a scene from Indiana Jones, under the big top in the distance, under fire from the Nazis, this aircraft is in danger of blowing up"

Close, but waaay off !

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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2004, 08:24:14 am »
Good Toad !
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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2004, 11:16:13 am »
Excellent Toad!  With a modicum of efforts, you could become good in French again!

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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2004, 01:26:14 pm »
Meh, no need  ;)  
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2004, 02:35:13 am »
Oh yeah, I likersion. Beefier engines, and 6 bladed props..coool!!!.  What role would it take?? I'd guess that a ground attack/strike/recce. I don't think that the wing layout would allow for a fighter.
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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2004, 06:19:02 am »
Are the 6-bladed propellers contra-rotationg 3-bladed ones ? :huh:  
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2004, 05:05:06 pm »
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Are the 6-bladed propellers contra-rotationg 3-bladed ones ? :huh:
The picture doesn't really give enough of a viewing angle to tell, I'd say the odds were even either way.
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2004, 08:22:16 pm »
Some version of the same did exist with simple 3-bladed propellers, and I guess they had just added blades to make weirder, without creating the complicated double-3 that usual public would not understand. No ?
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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2004, 10:13:11 pm »
I still can't tell about the six-bladed installation, but I swear, those booms look like they came off, or were modelled after, a Bronco.

Speaking of Bronco's, has anyone ever tried to model the proposed utility version of the Bronco, the one with the much wider fuselage?  I suspect that fuselage used Aero Commander structure (most likely from their largest, turboprop-powered aircraft) since NAR owned Rockwell Commander at the time.  I really want to do one in 1/48 scale to take advantage of the decals that were in the old Hawk "plated" OV-10A.
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2004, 06:17:32 am »
Guys, the first picture looks like a drawing to me, while the second one is a real photo.  I've seen it at MGM, and it sounded exactly like 3-bladed props to me!  I wonder what drives them.  Probably car engines!

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