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« on: March 21, 2012, 11:56:14 am »
Just a thought, I have thinking about a couple of Commie UK builds -

A Canberra fighter version with Anab and Alkali missiles?

An Il-28 in the early FAA EDSG over Sky scheme?

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 03:34:34 am »
IIRC the Nixon administration offered the PRC F-16A's after Tricky Dicky's visit to Beijing. How about these being reverse engineered and upgraded to C/D level with the big spine in the strike role on the Soviet border??

A few years ago there was a model of a Soviet reverse engineered F-4E on another site. I plagerised the idea and moded it a bit further.
But what if the PRC had obtained a few Phantoms when they sold F-7's to Iran. They had some Mig-23's in real life from Egypt and at least parts of an F-16 from Pakistan if stories are true. This led to the proposed hybrid Mig-23 with F-16 intake layout. So Spey engined PLANAF J-4 Gui Lao's anyone?  :thumbsup:

Cheers Geoff
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012, 04:31:37 am by Geoff »

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 02:20:52 am »
Go on Geoff, build it, you know you want to  :wacko:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 12:56:05 pm »
Go on Geoff, build it, you know you want to  :wacko:

Yep.

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 01:03:42 pm »
this should be good ;D
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 01:59:41 pm »
Sounds good Geoff, you could maybe tie in Iran's near-purchase of F-16's too.
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Re: Geoff
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 03:28:05 am »
Sounds good Geoff, you could maybe tie in Iran's near-purchase of F-16's too.

Lawn darts that never were? Iran, PLAAF, RAF, Finland etc?

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 03:41:31 am »
How about a Finn Falcon in the black scheme worn by an a Agressor Hornet.  Can't remember if this was real or CGI, either way it's different from BOG:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,18207.msg304969/highlight,black+hornet.html#msg304969
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Re: Geoff
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 08:15:57 am »
Works for me.

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 09:35:43 am »
IIRC the Nixon administration offered the PRC F-16A's after Tricky Dicky's visit to Beijing. How about these being reverse engineered and upgraded to C/D level with the big spine in the strike role on the Soviet border??

I like that idea. ;D :thumbsup:

Thought you might Chris. ;-)

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2012, 10:19:51 am »
Just got a Gnat and a donor "Blunty" to do a "Sharpy".

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2012, 05:04:33 am »
Just got a Gnat and a donor "Blunty" to do a "Sharpy".

---Just found out the SAAF evaluated Jet Provosts. So the donor blunty can become a SAAF CF a/c. I was reading up on SAAF Macci's as Spinners did a Rhodesian (RRAF) one some time back, and I am thinking of doing a RhAF one with underwing stores. I don't have anything that looks like the 0.50 cal gun pods. But I do have some twin 23mm ones off an Su-22. I wonder if the ship carrying the T-55s had a few a/c spares and ordinance on board? ;-) Oh Gawd pressure of thoughts - meds!!!!!

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2012, 02:53:56 pm »
I lost my mojo for Wifs for a while - but the meds kicked in!

Started a MB-326 of the Rhodesian AF  - decided it was from a batch of upgraded South African a/c fitted with extended jetpipes, reinforced canopy same as the RAAF planes, and chaff/flare dispensers. It also has an extended range fuel tank in place of the second seat. But I cannot decide if it would be able to take some scabbed on armour on the cockpit sides.
This is from a different timeline where the bushwar continues for a few more years. The SAAF will not part with their Impala IIs as they are also feeling the need for CAS a/c, but upgrade some Impala Is for CF and RhAF use.
 
Wanted to use some Soviet gunpods as well but I am not sure about those.
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Re: Geoff
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2012, 12:23:29 am »
Hi Geoff

On Britmodeller there is an Irish Guy doing gun pods for the MB-339 which should meet your needs although i think you can only find his stuff on eBay.

Other alternatives may be the Airfix Islander/Defender kit, or maybe some of the smaller helicopter gunships, the Augusta AW-109 II springs to mind in the Revell SAAF gunship boxing. Aircav will probably be able to recommend a suitable source Helicopter kit.

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 09:35:51 am »
Hi Geoff
............ maybe some of the smaller helicopter gunships, the Augusta AW-109 II springs to mind in the Revell SAAF gunship boxing.

Cheers

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I  think I may still have one of those lagging the loft, I shall check ... cheers. Geoff