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Offline Taiidantomcat

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Never Retired
« on: April 07, 2009, 10:32:54 am »
This wouldn't be too much of a stretch since lots of whifers Seem to do these anyway, But what if an aircraft never retired? If it just kept getting upgraded forever and ever (If you are a US Marine there is no "What if" to this at all  :drink:) I know that someone did a Modern Spitifire and Ed s made that brilliant upgraded corsair and this GB would be along these lines... What would a P-51Z look like? AMRAAMS and chaff and flare dispensors? Or a Nuclear Armed, Terrain Following radar equipped B-17 for SAC? A Stealthy "super" Harrier with no F-35 to replace it? You could also do current aircraft way in the future which opens it up to just about anything... What do you think?
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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 10:41:36 am »
You mean just like Canberras and B-52s?  :lol: ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 11:16:15 am »
FW Flitzer in post war Luftwaffe markings.
spitfire with ASRAAM  :wub:
P-38 with AESA radar.

omg, i want in on this action  ;D
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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 02:09:30 pm »
You lack true scope to your madness - Endo/Exo -atmospheric hyperdrive equipped Fokker triplanes!
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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 12:01:25 am »
The only thing for me: Chinooks, Hinds & Fulcrums forever!!! :drink: :cheers: ;D
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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 12:29:15 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:   Neat idea.


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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 02:02:35 pm »
You lack true scope to your madness - Endo/Exo -atmospheric hyperdrive equipped Fokker triplanes!


With spats that also work as warp engine pods.  That should get Brian involved for sure. 
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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 01:11:22 pm »
You lack true scope to your madness - Endo/Exo -atmospheric hyperdrive equipped Fokker triplanes!


With spats that also work as warp engine pods.  That should get Brian involved for sure. 

I know this is splitting hairs, but why would you need warp drives in your spats when you have a far superior hyperdrive attached???
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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2009, 02:22:02 pm »
So that you can start enourmous arguments with every geek you meet about which is better, the Star Trek warp drive or Star Wars hyperdrive, which will inevitably lead to blood shed.
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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2009, 02:34:37 pm »
Martin Baker still use two Gloster Meteors as testbeds for their ejection seats, not to much of a stretch to keep them in military service?
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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2009, 03:44:35 pm »
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Martin Baker still use two Gloster Meteors as testbeds for their ejection seats, not to much of a stretch to keep them in military service?

For real, Mossie?   

I've been salivating over these new Wingnuts kits and since the Junkers never got retired, am trying to visualize little hand thrown LGB's to emulate the hand thrown bombs over the trenches in WW-1.   That and putting the LVG into a role not unlike that of the WB-57.  Different, but similar. 


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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2009, 04:49:42 pm »
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Martin Baker still use two Gloster Meteors as testbeds for their ejection seats, not to much of a stretch to keep them in military service?

For real, Mossie?   

Daryl,

Absolutely, see here :-

http://www.ejectorseats.co.uk/The-Chalgrove-meteors-_2_.pdf

I've been salivating over these new Wingnuts kits and since the Junkers never got retired, am trying to visualize little hand thrown LGB's to emulate the hand thrown bombs over the trenches in WW-1.   That and putting the LVG into a role not unlike that of the WB-57.  Different, but similar.

I'm trying to imagine an LVG with two sets of very very long wings...........  :lol:

Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2009, 05:11:28 pm »
Kit beat me to it, but yes, Martin Baker currently operate two Gloster Meteor T.71/2's.  These are T.7's with a F.8 tail & a modified canopy.  They've been on the cards for retirement for at least twenty years, but MB have never really found an aircraft that's better suited for the role & they constantly get a stay of execution.  They're reliable & with the engines being on the wings there's very little chance of debris or hot gas being ingested.

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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2009, 05:51:05 pm »
Very cool!   

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PS:  As the LVG remained open cockpit, imagine the suits, helmets, and plumbing those boys would wear!   

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Re: Never Retired
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2009, 07:22:09 pm »
I'd like to do a Me-262 in a similar scheme to this one day:



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