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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2012, 12:47:01 pm »
Filling the sink ready to do the washing up, by the looks of it! Not sure it's a wise thing to do mid-dogfight...
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2012, 12:58:05 pm »
What IS she doing with that tap???
Filling the sink with her left hand she activates the water-gyro-super-balance of the fighter. The nose of the plane goes down (or up) and with her right hand she activates the firing mechanism for the 2 guns. The bullets diverge outwards and do not hit pilots arms. Than she balances the plane opening a valve with her left foot (this we can't see), releasing some water from the sink. And so on...

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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2012, 02:20:29 pm »
Ah right, I KNEW it would be something like that........  ;D

The water helps to adjust the CG of the aircraft as the ammo gets used up I suppose?
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2012, 01:47:05 am »
Typical female, she'll be boasting about being able to multi task any minute now  :rolleyes: ;D Love 'em really  ;D

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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2012, 10:37:52 am »
I have bought a (French) beautiful cartoon book starting with twin-boomers of Burnelli look, but German WW1 (continued) in 1927 (with swastikas already)...
This is in "Le voyage extraordinaire Tome 1" by Filippi and Camboni
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Le-voyage-extraordinaire-Tome-1/dp/2749306132/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334684030&sr=1-1
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2012, 12:45:52 am »
Interesting....is that a giant airbag in the centre to maintain lift??
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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2012, 02:38:45 am »
Interesting....is that a giant airbag in the centre to maintain lift??
it rather seems a glazed lifting fuselage for the crew:
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2012, 11:32:17 am »
http://www.chrismooreillustration.co.uk/illustration/techno/night-of-the-hawk/

If books covers count; here's one from Chris Moore - better-known as an sf/fantasy illustrator but the cover of Dale Brown's "Night of the Hawk" is one of a number of aviation paintings he's done.




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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2012, 01:28:17 pm »
Opened up my new issue of Air Forces Monthly this week, with once again a very nice surprise on the last page.
an RAF P-8 Poseidon (or Neptune MRA.1 in RAF service), this one is definatly going on my "things to build"-list.

a few months back, Tim O'Brien also did a what-if art work on a Royal Navy Taranis UCAV, might have to scan that one in later  :mellow:

there's a small pic of the taranis at his website, in the section Journalism, halfway the page (first on on the left)
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2012, 05:21:29 pm »
http://www.chrismooreillustration.co.uk/illustration/techno/night-of-the-hawk/

If books covers count; here's one from Chris Moore - better-known as an sf/fantasy illustrator but the cover of Dale Brown's "Night of the Hawk" is one of a number of aviation paintings he's done.




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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2012, 01:30:11 am »
Our own Wookster's Speed Spitefull appears in the August SAMI on the 580 Modellers page
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2012, 06:26:38 am »
July MAM has a couple of interesting articles that whilst not Wifs inselve's have potential.

Nice build of the Valom Boeing XF8B-1 and Vought -V713

Good article in the "American Patrol" column on Convair Special Projects. These include a Mach 5 bomber to be carried and launched by a B-58  :blink:
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2012, 07:11:20 am »
Good article in the "American Patrol" column on Convair Special Projects. These include a Mach 5 bomber to be carried and launched by a B-58  :blink:

Is that the 'Super Hustler' project Chris? I've just been reading about that in the Aerofax B-58 book, it's mind boggling!
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2012, 12:36:29 am »
Good article in the "American Patrol" column on Convair Special Projects. These include a Mach 5 bomber to be carried and launched by a B-58  :blink:

Is that the 'Super Hustler' project Chris? I've just been reading about that in the Aerofax B-58 book, it's mind boggling!

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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2012, 01:57:24 am »
Is that the 'Super Hustler' project Chris? I've just been reading about that in the Aerofax B-58 book, it's mind boggling!

If you've never read about the Super Hustler program (and the related Fish/Kingfish) then you absolutely MUST visit Lockheed Martin's Code One website. It's got a four-parter story on the subject, with lots of information and copiously illustrated. You'll be glad you did!

http://www.codeonemagazine.com/
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