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Offline PACOPEPE

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MISTEL VII. KG 201
« on: January 08, 2011, 03:53:48 am »
Mistel VII, Me 262 VB (viermotorig-bomber)/Ar 377. Kampfgeschwader 201, on missions against soviet hydroelectric dams behind the Urals; spring of 1946.


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Fran
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Re: MISTEL VI. KG 201
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 04:40:31 am »
Fran - this is another nice start - is this 72 scale?

the jumo's look like resin - can't wait to see this one progress

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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 05:52:09 am »
Yes, the "Me 262 VB" comes from the Me 262 A-2a/U2 of MPM on 1/72 scale. The Ar 377 is the kit of Dragon (the original present on composite with He-162).

But, the really curious are the engines: they come from the rockets of the Me 262 Intercepter III of A+V Models (on resin), and they´ve been modified to jet engines.


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Fran
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Re: MISTEL VI. KG 201
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 11:46:08 am »
N i c e...looking forward to this.   :thumbsup:
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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 03:48:14 am »
At last!. New pics of this.

I hope you like.


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Fran





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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 04:09:39 am »
Very interesting idea, your plane is one of the most powerfull Mistel that I ever seen. And the clear nose is a clever solution.
I like the V1 engines. I hope see the scheme soon.   :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 05:51:41 am »
Very nice indeed.  Look forward to this one.

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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 07:37:36 am »
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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 11:02:58 am »
This is going to look ace.  :thumbsup:

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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011, 04:01:55 am »
Agreed - this is going to look ace

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I Like This!
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2011, 10:52:08 am »
I assume that the tricycle trolley is the "take-off gear" and is discarded at the end of the runway as the Mistel takes off?? Seems that the trolley would get damaged travelling so fast and then being "un-steered" when it was released. Maybe there are brakes that are engaged automatically once the Mistel has taken off. I'm not sure, as a pilot, I would feel comfortable using a "used" trolley for my take-off!
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Re: I Like This!
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2011, 04:15:03 pm »
I assume that the tricycle trolley is the "take-off gear" and is discarded at the end of the runway as the Mistel takes off?? Seems that the trolley would get damaged travelling so fast and then being "un-steered" when it was released. Maybe there are brakes that are engaged automatically once the Mistel has taken off. I'm not sure, as a pilot, I would feel comfortable using a "used" trolley for my take-off!

It's very similar to the take-off trolley the Ar-234A used, but with twin main wheels. When the Luftwaffe flew the Ar-234s they used a parachute that deployed as soon as the aircraft launched, and that slowed the trolley down in pretty much a straight line. This Mistel has the 'chute too, it's container is the box underneath the centre of the rear wheel axle in the third piccie down.

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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011, 09:42:14 am »
Frantastic! :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 10:52:07 am »
just awesome  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: the clear nose really sells it as a fighter-bomber  :ph34r:

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Re: MISTEL VII. KG 201
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2011, 09:31:00 am »
Finished.

Fran




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