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Re: Javelina
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2018, 11:16:02 am »
wonderful! :bow:
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Re: Javelina
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2018, 05:17:17 pm »
That looks really great.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Javelina
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2018, 03:30:05 am »
Thanks folks.

I did a spot of rummaging through my boxes of aircraft weapons today and have selected as a load for this a pair of SUU-14 dispensers (Academy Dragonfly - used by the PDRV Republican Police to dispense tear gas and other crowd control munitions), a nose mounted camera (Italeri/Tamiya Huey - I might add a spotlight to this) and the streamlined winch housing from one of those towed target setups Hasegawa put in the missiles weapons pack and which you very rarely see used.  I'll turn the winch housing into an ECM pod type thingo.
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Re: Javelina
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2018, 09:17:51 am »
Still needs the payload.  But while I had Dadswell Bridge Field set up...

Javelina of the Republican Police about to make a rolling short take off.
Javelina WIP 30-06-18 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Javelina
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2018, 09:26:02 am »
Verry good. The Huey fuselage seems made on purpose for some dragonfly-style flying thing.
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Re: Javelina
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2018, 09:52:27 am »

Verry good. The Huey fuselage seems made on purpose for some dragonfly-style flying thing.


That's because it IS a dragonfly-style flying thing......  ;D ;)
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Re: Javelina
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2018, 10:02:44 am »
Very pleasant! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2018, 07:09:46 am »
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Re: Javelina
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2018, 02:24:32 am »
Finished attaching the payload so this is basically completed.  I just need to take pics and finish writing some words.
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Re: zenrat industries zi-223 Javelina - Finished pics pg 3
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2018, 04:21:44 am »
zenrat industries zi 223 Javelina; People’s Democratic Republic of Victoria Republican Police Central Division Special Operations Group, Geelong.

zi 223 Javelina RePo 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Intended as a replacement for the zi 189 Frogmouth the zi 223 was based around Huey UH-1 airframes extensively retro engineered by zenrat industries at their Willow Creek facility up in the rolling hills of Gippsland cattle country.  It soon became apparent that it was unsuitable for this role due to its inability to maintain a controlled stationary hover and the fact that it was very noisy.  It wasn’t however rejected outright as being able to execute vertical takeoffs & ultra short landings (VTOUSL) and fly real slow it was the perfect aircraft for urban rapid response, riot control and traffic interdiction.

zi 223 Javelina RePo 03 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Named Javelina (a species of Peccary found in Arizona) by zi as a nod towards major sub-contractor Javelin Engineering (a wholly owned subsidiary of zenrat industries) the 223 was powered by a pair of VEF AA34 Turbofans carried on the ends of a high mounted wing.  The entire wing could pivot, on a transverse horizontal axis, through 85 degrees and carried four hardpoints.

zi 223 Javelina RePo 06 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Flown by a crew of two, up to eight fully armed police officers could be carried in the rear for rapid deployment on the ground.  Alternatively a team of six could be deployed with a pair of additional crewmen manning a range of door-mounted “non-lethal” weapons including, but not limited to, sonic oscillators, ULF pulse cannon, targeted fracture inducers, stroke guns and sandbag rail gatlings.

zi 223 Javelina RePo 13 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The Javelina proved popular with the Repos who found its ability to operate from a football oval, car park or school playground most usefull when enforcing law and order.  It also found favour with the Secret State Police who found these same abilities usefull but for different purposes.  A proposed military version was rejected due to misgivings regarding its single engine performance.

zi 223 Javelina RePo 05 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The aircraft pictured is one of five assigned to the Geelong Special Operations Group Air Wing.  It is shown equipped with a multi spectrum nose camera, cluster munition dispensers and a comms jamming pod.  This aircraft was lost in a landing incident at the Citation Oval in the Mornington Archipelago during what should have been a routine arrest and extract operation.

zi 223 Javelina RePo 10 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The Model.

Built from (all 1/72);
Revell Snaptite “Huey Chopper”.
Chinese knockoff Matchbox Fairchild A-10A
Matchbox Westland Lysander.
Italeri/Tamiya MiG 29
Academy Cessna A-37
Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons IV
Tamiya/Italeri Bell UH-1B Huey
Plus other assorted parts box bits and pieces.

zi 223 Javelina RePo 15 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
zi 223 Javelina RePo 16 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr


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Re: zenrat industries zi-223 Javelina - Finished pics pg 3
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2018, 04:50:07 am »
Good model yes.
The twin-boom one in the background (Fw189?) interests me too, maybe I will look again in the previous pages to see it, sorry I think I have missed it.
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Re: zenrat industries zi-223 Javelina - Finished pics pg 3
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2018, 05:06:52 am »
Ah ha!  That's the zi 189 Frogmouth.  Built for the Civilianise/Militarise it GB.
Click here.
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,40693.msg697824.html#msg697824

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Re: zenrat industries zi-223 Javelina - Finished pics pg 3
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2018, 05:21:34 am »
Thanks for the link!
And great model once more! Belated congratulations (less than 3 years later...) ;D I clap my hands at double strength. :thumbsup: :wub: :bow:
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Re: zenrat industries zi-223 Javelina - Finished pics pg 3
« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2018, 05:41:40 am »
Thanks Tophe.
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Re: zenrat industries zi-223 Javelina - Finished pics pg 3
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2018, 08:01:58 am »
Another Tour de Force from Zenrat Industries.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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