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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010, 07:10:28 pm »

http://www.dutch-aviation.nl/index5/Military/index5-1%20Fokker%20Military%20Aircrafts.html


Thanks for that link! It'll help me with the Patchwork World Dutch city-states.

That WW1 twin fuselage is inspiring.
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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010, 09:54:53 pm »

That WW1 twin fuselage is inspiring.

Ever see the Blackburn T.B. ?
It was not pilot friendly.  ;D



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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010, 01:27:39 pm »
And also a heroic failure, so if you get really enthusiastic about it, you'e got another GB it'd fit into :thumbsup:

Re WW1; I've seen various old magazine covers which depict ww1 era planes firing death rays - SF mags mostly, but the odd thing like Popular Mechanics etc.
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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2010, 03:04:10 pm »
I'd be totally up for this one! How many of you would be interested in participating?
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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2010, 02:32:23 am »
You can count me in for some 1919 armour  ;D
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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2010, 03:13:50 am »
Re WW1; I've seen various old magazine covers which depict ww1 era planes firing death rays -

There was definately some experimentation around WWI, connected to early radar studies.  There could be heat generated when certain rays were focused, but it was impractical to scale up into a weapon (something that's still a problem now).  Stretch the technology a bit (discovery of an exoitic energy source, crashed alien spacecraft etc.) & you could have death ray cannons mounted on aircraft, tanks, ground emplacements, although I particularly like the idea of ground bombardment by Airship.
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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2010, 02:11:27 pm »
I'd sure like to do an Albatros Parasol Ice fighter....D.V  on skis or ice rails and the Marconi-equipped Bristol Fighter someday that's for sure.

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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2010, 02:32:54 am »
Yep!! :drink: :party:
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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2010, 02:35:43 am »
Aircraft Carrying zeppelins  ;D
imagine a Hindenberg with a flight deck on its roof and up to 10 Fokker DVII's  :lol:
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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2012, 01:01:32 pm »
Great Bump.


just had a thought and remembered this topic.

in 2014, we will remember the start of World War 1, 100 years ago. and i was thinking that maybe we could revive this GB idea in memory if it?
over the years more and more WW1 models have been released by Revell, Airfix,.....and propably more will be released by that time.
so maybe we can add a number of other lesser known factions to the war, like Switserland, Sweden, Yugoslavia (where it all began).

we could have it run for a year (January to December 2014) or for 3.5 months as a theme build (suggesting in 2014 from 28 July to November 11, the days that the war started and ended in 1914 and 1918)

just a thought  :unsure:
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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2012, 04:36:17 am »
It's a good thought Nils. There will be a lot of commemorative events over that 5 years
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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2012, 06:12:11 am »
... a bit closer to home for me, there was also the Finnish Civil War, in that period in 1918. One of the major battles was fought near where I'm sitting now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_civil_war#Battle_of_Tampere

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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2012, 07:46:42 pm »
I would be interested in this especially since I just got done reading a book about early aviation and I now know allot about the early planes or as they called them "flying machines" and it would be good to do it on the 100 anniversary

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Re: The great war GB
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2012, 10:30:49 am »
 I like the 'start to finish' dates idea...but I could also get behind a four-year GB.