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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2016, 08:39:06 am »
I'm doing a Soviet AH-64 Apache.  I have one I bought that didn't even have waterslides (factory sealed, it simply didn't have any and had lame stickers instead). Wrap around camo in winter colors. Brown base with white camo stripes over the top. Just those two colors.    :lol:

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2016, 02:21:54 pm »
I like the idea of the strike fighter MiG 25.

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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2016, 01:55:51 pm »
I fancy a dabble at this GB, so I am going to dig out my TU-90 kit, and do this as a Cartel heavy counter insurgency aircraft. It is Russian/Soviet era, and will be adorned with Russian made ordnance.
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2016, 01:01:56 am »
I'm thinking about a Tu4 which defected to the US, was re-engined with R 3350s and was put into service with the USAF.
All in the letter (but possibly not the spirit) of the rules as I interpret them  :wacko:


Or, something involving a MiG 37 or maybe a Pe 8 or maybe...

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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2017, 06:39:23 am »
Ka-50 in Ukraine markings is too modern or qualifies into Soviet GB?

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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 10:42:20 am »
Ka-50 in Ukraine markings is too modern or qualifies into Soviet GB?

It qualifies because the design was started in the Soviet era. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2017, 07:04:50 am »
Now I had a good look at my various reference books (mainly Ospreys Encyclopedia of Russian aircraft) and I think this is a wif, but does anyone know different ?

Was the Petlyakov Pe-2 used as a torpedo bomber ?
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« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2017, 01:45:41 am »
...Was the Petlyakov Pe-2 used as a torpedo bomber ?

Can't find any evidence that it was.  The similar looking Tu-2 carried torpedoes.
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2017, 02:38:47 am »
Going to go with this one...Soviet aircraft operating with the Japanese in my Pacific '46 theme (crossover). Is this OK?

Links in with 1941 Japanese–Soviet Non-aggression Pact with additional exchange of equipment.

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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2017, 07:16:21 am »
...Was the Petlyakov Pe-2 used as a torpedo bomber ?

Can't find any evidence that it was.  The similar looking Tu-2 carried torpedoes.

Yup I spotted that and it caused some confusion at first
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2017, 07:58:21 pm »
Looking through the "RUSSIA, THE USSR AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION' chapter of
Malmassari's Armoured Trains: An Illustrated Encyclopedia 1825 -2016*, NIP 2016,
while eyeing an old Bachmann N-Gauge set and rubbing my chin.

Hmmm ...

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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2017, 01:17:22 am »
Looking through the "RUSSIA, THE USSR AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION' chapter of
Malmassari's Armoured Trains: An Illustrated Encyclopedia 1825 -2016*, NIP 2016,
while eyeing an old Bachmann N-Gauge set and rubbing my chin.

Hmmm ...

 ;D

* An expanded, corrected, updated and translated version of a work originally published by Malmassari
in French in 1989. Current version also published in the UK in 2016 by Seaforth Publishing, an imprint
of Pen & Sword Books Ltd. www.seaforthpublishing.com (£40, £30 for the Kindle/ebook version)

For whoever may be interested in the book, I'd like to point out that's a nearly completely different book from the erlier "version". The older one had many scale drawings now missing, while photo coverage is now much larger. For me, as military trains are a special interest, both issues are necessary.
This is an opinion based on first looks, haven't yet read the new book.
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2017, 01:40:16 am »
...Was the Petlyakov Pe-2 used as a torpedo bomber ?

Can't find any evidence that it was.  The similar looking Tu-2 carried torpedoes.
Yup I spotted that and it caused some confusion at first

And fitting radials to a Pe2 would increase the similarity to the Tu2 and thus cause more confusion amongst onlookers...
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2017, 06:38:22 am »
Whilst looking to sort something for Capt Canada I discovered we had a Soviet GB in 2009 and in 2014. Completely forgotten both and I entered both  :banghead:
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2017, 06:58:12 am »
Doesn't matter - a fertile subject!  :lol: