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Offline KJ_Lesnick

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Theme Build Request: More Dakka
« on: July 30, 2013, 07:22:33 pm »
I was thinking of a silly theme build request basically revolving around either

1: Fitting planes that have guns with a whole lot more firepower (either bigger guns, or more guns overall)
2: Fitting planes that didn't have guns with guns
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Re: Theme Build Request: More Dakka
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 03:12:53 am »
I was thinking of a silly theme build request basically revolving around either

1: Fitting planes that have guns with a whole lot more firepower (either bigger guns, or more guns overall)
2: Fitting planes that didn't have guns with guns

This idea crops up now and again, and is always good for some innocent amusement and launchng the wildest  flights of fancy amongst the whiff population.  I'll open the batting with a couple of totally off the wall suggestions:-

1)  A Shackleton GA6  with a pair of 40mm Bofors in the nose, and a plethora  of 20mm cannon firing downwards and backwards in a sort of inverted "schrage musik"   layout. Given the legendary endurance of the beast (and you can even fit 4 Nomads  and a pair of uprated Vipers  if you wish) a small gaggle of these circling on  cab-rank  principles might  cause a degree of inconvenience to the opposition in the "colonial" conflicts 1950s and 1960s.

2) An air defence version of the Vulcan, with stacks of air to air missiles, a big intercept radar in the nose and abattery of Aden or Mauser cannon. The Vulcan F3B would be an interesting high altitude BARCAP offering.

As I recall,we have previously discussed a Beverley with an inordinately huge naval gun sticking out of the nose , did we ever develop this into the Attack Argosy............

Go  on  then, let your imagination out of its cage!!
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Re: Theme Build Request: More Dakka
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 04:18:33 am »
I'm gradually acquiring models for an "alternative history of the gunship" theme, which will be basically anything except the American AC-47/119/130. So far on the list:

British Steampunk airship with "proper" gatling guns for policing the colonies.

Ford Trimotor with 4 x Maxims from either an extended Russian Civil War or the Spanish Civil War.

French Nord Noratlas from either Algeria or Indochina, armament uncertain.

Soviet An-12 "AC-130 copy" with 2 x 12.7mm gatlings, 2 x GSh-23s, a 37mm and a 82mm breech-loading mortar: gets it's butt kicked in Afghanistan because it can't stand off far enough.

Soviet An-72 Afghanistan gunship with lessons learnt from the AN-12: 2 x 30mm gatlings in flexible side mounts, GSh-30 forwards firing, forwards and sideways firing AT-6 missiles and full night vision gear.

Possible Do-28 in Portuguese service: armament uncertain.

Possible De-Havilland Heron with improvised armament somewhere in Africa.


Non-gunship series project: Il-28 intruder with 4 x 23mm in a solid nose plus 2 x 37mm in the bomb bay. For a "Russia's Vietnam" type scenario.
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Offline James W.

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Re: Theme Build Request: More Dakka
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 01:30:28 am »
What about a 'YB-40' equivalent work-up for the Me 323 Gigant  - to escort its brethren across the Med/Russian steppes?

Perhaps 20mm flak mounts with a director - U-boot style ( but lighter air-suitable mounts obviously), &/or bulk 13mm barbettes, ex-Me 210 production?

Maybe Hs 293 missiles fitted with uprated boosters for use as A2A missiles?

Edit: Is it possible KJL  really does not know the regular meaning of "More Dakka"? L.O.L....
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Re: Theme Build Request: More Dakka
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 09:33:09 am »
Possible Do-28 in Portuguese service: armament uncertain.

Remember this?  A Morvalongan Do-28 has been converted to a gunship. It has four 7.62mm machine guns under the nose, two hardpoints for rocket pods or light bombs, 2 chutes in the cabin for dropping flares or anti-personnel bomblets and in the door a turret mounting a 20mm cannon and co-axial .50" HMG.