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One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« on: May 03, 2016, 07:41:46 pm »
Hope I can contribute something to the one - week build.
Ancient Frog B(I)8 taken from stache, to be combined with Freightdog's conversion set for an early version of the Canberra P.12 fighter project:

Nothing fancy, just a suggestion of wheel well structure:

If time permits, I have plans for a later version:

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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 10:58:51 am »
Made a bit of progress - and made a hole in the Polyfilla tube.
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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 04:08:27 pm »
Looking good. That nose and wing combo would look good on an all-weather intruder style Canberra, like the Pakistani B-57B.
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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2016, 02:49:17 am »
Looking good. That nose and wing combo would look good on an all-weather intruder style Canberra, like the Pakistani B-57B.

Which is what I'm very slowly making progress on, but it will be an interceptor.  Started last year, probably finished next year!
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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2016, 03:34:06 pm »
Finished!
The RAF were anxious to develop the new interception techniques needed to use missile technology, so a rushed order was placed for a dozen English Electric P.12 Canberras, named F.(AW).24, using B.(I).8 wings for early delivery. The missile armament was to be the large, radar guided Red Dean. Fears about the missile's reliability made retention of the 4x20mm cannon pack wise.
11 Squadron was chosen as the unit to receive the new aircraft:



(Detail markings from Matchbox PR.9, fuselage markings from Frog EE Lightning, fin eagles from Airfix Tornado. Camouflage as appropriate to the contemporaneous Javelin).

Red Dean proved to be over-weight, over-complicated and unreliable, but the Canberras were useful for many years as trials aircraft.
The P.12 concept was developed using PR.9 wings and engines, and as the F.(AW).25 served for many years - but that is for the next modelling project.
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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2016, 07:24:14 pm »
Nice.   :thumbsup:
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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 12:03:33 am »
Super job there.  :thumbsup: :bow:

Those Red Deans are HUGE!  :o
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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 07:30:55 am »
Come out well mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 09:19:52 am »
Thanks, Guys.
Now that I see how big Red Dean was, no wonder it was cancelled in the real world!

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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016, 02:15:20 pm »
Nice job with the decals  :thumbsup: the aircraft looks good too.

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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2016, 06:37:11 am »
Thanks, Guys.
Now that I see how big Red Dean was, no wonder it was cancelled in the real world!

When you see it in place on an aircraft it does make you realise
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Re: One week Canberra Interceptor(s)
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2016, 10:16:07 am »
Wow. I love the look of this one ! Looks so right with that nose, camo, arms and markings ! Great job, and I think I finally know a direction to go with mine !

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