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« Reply #1380 on: July 19, 2014, 08:06:22 am »
Dassault Mirage IIICS - F21, Fygvapnet, 1974









A few more shots showing the fictional Rb-23 missile (a license-built version of the Matra R-530) and the 500-litre supersonic tanks. For the Rb-23 I created a new skin for the stock R-530 missile and reckon it looks cool. However, it is still as useless as t!ts on a tomcat...  :lol:
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« Reply #1381 on: July 20, 2014, 09:42:52 am »
McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom - No.2 (Borough of Brooklyn) Squadron, New York Air Force, 1978







This uses the stock F-4N 3D model with an adapted RAF F-4M skin (J79 nozzles pasted over the Speys and ECM fairings added) with some fictional 'New York Air Force' markings created by taking the colours off the New York flag (with the flag itself as a fin flash) and adding some 'Brooklyn' markings. I suppose another markings variant would be to simply create a New York starbar substituting red with orange (a real life nod to New York's Dutch origins) and I might do that one at another time and perhaps using another New York Borough. All this stems from watching a very poignant film called 'Extremely loud and incredibly close' which revolves around 9/11 but my interest is purely because of the playful reference to 'a missing sixth borough of New York'. I was tempted to designate this Phantom the F-4NY but that looks a little bit rude  ;)

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« Reply #1382 on: July 21, 2014, 11:39:45 am »
Convair F-106S 'Delta Dart' - F13 Flygvapnet, 1978







I was going to do a New York 'Six' tonight but, being a bit short of time, settled for a Swedish Six using the markings seen on my earlier splintered version. It would look better with black numbers but I've never really found the exact Swedish font so I'll find that and come back to it.

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« Reply #1383 on: July 22, 2014, 01:55:53 pm »
Convair F-106A Delta Dart - No.5 (Staten Island) Squadron, New York Air Force, 1976









For me, this one hasn't quite worked and I think I'll park up the New York markings for a while and come back to them with a fresh head in the months ahead.

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« Reply #1384 on: July 23, 2014, 11:29:04 am »
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23S 'Fishfin' - Soviet Air Force, 1970









Not much time tonight as I wanted to catch up with Le Tour and watch the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony so I've just added some Soviet di-electric green to the nosecone and fin tip and added some basic markings including the 'award for excellence'. Mikoyan was doing a bit with delta wings so I've given it to him and used the MiG-23 designation as the real Flogger just never happened...

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« Reply #1385 on: July 26, 2014, 07:25:39 am »
Nice work buddy  :thumbsup: Can make a Iran airforce F-106s Delta Dart?

Convair F-106A Delta Dart - Imperial Iranian Air Force, 1971











It's a wee bit rough this one for whilst I've got a good basic template (for the standard USAF scheme) it doesn't show the meshes (parts) and with the rudder, elevons and canopy frame all being separated meshes I couldn't quite get them right and bailed out with the canopy frame. Still, if does look like a pre-revolution 'Six' and I wonder if the post-revolution Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force would have used them?



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« Reply #1386 on: July 27, 2014, 07:25:09 am »
Tachikawa Ki-217 'Spirited Tiger' - 56th Sentai, Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, 1948









I've put a few aircraft into IJAAF service (including the classic Spitfire and Hunter) and the MiG-17 gets the same treatment... well it would be rude not to. I've quite enjoyed doing this one even though it took a lot more trial and error than normal as it involved putting white fuselage and wing bands and 56th Sentai tail markings straight onto the skin and not by using decals (my usual method).

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« Reply #1387 on: August 01, 2014, 10:53:17 pm »
Sukhoi Su-24 'Fencer' - 735th BAP, Soviet Air Force, 1986











Quite an easy one to do this thanks to an excellent template that fits short-wing and long-wing F-111's. I'm a bit short of modern Soviet weapons hence the 'training mission' look to the loadout although the last piccie looks a bit more serious!

Things will continue to be a bit slow around here for a while, I'm just enjoying a fantastic summer of sport... from the armchair of course!
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« Reply #1388 on: August 02, 2014, 04:40:19 am »
Sukhoi Su-24 'Fencer' - 735th BAP, Soviet Air Force, 1986













Added white undersurfaces and some drop tanks.

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« Reply #1389 on: August 02, 2014, 09:06:49 am »

Don't know if you can do this, but the Russians sometimes put LOTS of those little bombs on Su-24s using 6-position racks similar to US MERs. 4 x MERs on the wing pylons loaded up with Russian bombs would therefore look very credible.







OK. I created a Soviet MER (a simple 'cut and paste' minor editing exercise) and the first shot shows all four MERs loaded with a total of 24 FAB100 bombs the smallest stock Soviet bomb. The other two shots show wing tank tanks with outer MERs loaded with the smallest bomb currently in my install (a WW2 Luftwaffe 50kg bomb).


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« Reply #1390 on: August 03, 2014, 01:44:13 am »
Yakovlev Yak-34 'Buckshot-B' - Soviet Naval Aviation, 1972

The swept-wing Yak-28 had only limited success in it's 'Firebar' (interceptor) and 'Brewer' (tactical bomber) variants but a follow-on programme was authorised with the Yakovlev OKB expected to use the same general configuration. However, during the early stages of development the interceptor requirement soon evolved into a jagged highly swept-wing Mach 2 derivitive of the 'Firebar' whilst the tactical bomber evolved into a much more conservative subsonic design.

Designated Yak-34 the new tactical bomber had large non-afterburning Mikulin turbojet engines adjoining the strong and durable fuselage outboard of which were fully blown swept-wings to improve low-speed performance for short-field tactical operations whilst remaining thin enough for high transonic speed for low-level penetrability. The new design featured an internal bomb bay in which a wide range of conventional and nuclear bombs could be carried supplemented by four underwing pylons designed to carry the new family of Soviet tactical air-to-surface missiles as well as conventional bombs and rockets.

In Soviet and WarPac service the Yak-34 became a hugely succesful tactical platform with a longevity rivalling the Tu-95 and MiG-21 families.












Fleet Defence today was kindly provided by the F-111B's of VF-1 'Wolfpack' (easily outfoxed).

I was going to make this a land-based Soviet Buccaneer in a 'Fencer' blue scheme but when I started the mission and found myself on a carrier I thought it would be rude not to continue! There are two excellent Buccaneers available including this highly detailed version by 'ravenclaw_007' who has also provided equally highly detailed templates. The last shot of the Buccaneer/Buckshot isn't me returning to my home carrier it's me just about to die during an attack on an Essex-class carrier! At least I avoided the pretty poor F-111B's...
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« Reply #1391 on: August 03, 2014, 05:03:15 am »
Hawker Tempest V - No.1 (Black Watch) Squadron, Independent Scottish Air Force, 1947













Just an affectionate nod to the City of Glasgow for putting on a memorable Commonwealth Games.

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« Reply #1392 on: August 04, 2014, 01:01:40 pm »
Lavochkin La-19 'Flipflop' - Soviet Naval Aviation, South Atlantic, 1982







In 'Strike Fighters 2:North Atantic' the Yak-38 'Forger' comes in this blue/green scheme and I've used those colours for a simple 'Skyhawkski'. My Soviet Naval Ensign needs a bit of work but hopefully you get the idea...


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« Reply #1393 on: August 09, 2014, 05:44:44 am »
Yakovlev Yak-34 'Buckshot-B' - Soviet Naval Aviation, South Atlantic, 1982












Lol - The last 8 seconds of my life!

Just trying the 'Forger' scheme on the Buccaneer. The carrier I'm taking off from is a USN carrier converted to Soviet use but the Sea King's are missing their texture, not too sure why. The carrier I'm attacking is a Nimitz class and the SAM's were murderous!

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« Reply #1394 on: August 10, 2014, 04:00:37 am »
PZL-60 Meteor F.8 - No.302 Squadron, Polish Air Force, 1952

The stunning success of Operation Market Garden and the subsequent push through Holland and across the North German Plain during the Autumn of 1944 shook the German Military High Command to it's core and eventually led to the assassination of Adolf Hitler on November 10th, 1944 when his Ju-52 transport aircraft was shot down by unknown rogue Luftwaffe pilots as the part of the Fighter Pilots Conspiracy.

The new German Military High Command concluded that it would be in the best interests of the country to throw everything into the defence of the Eastern Front and allow Allied forces in the West to advance without opposition, although the logistical chain made this advance slower than expected. On the Eastern Front there was an almost immediate slowdown in the rate of the Soviet advance and soon Soviet forces inside Poland were held at the Bialystok-Rzeszow line. By January 1944 Allied forces in the West were reaching the borders of Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland hampered only by roads clogged by evacuees and surrendering German troops but by the middle of January 1945 General Patton's Third US Army had punched through to liberate Warsaw before swinging north to meet up with Montgomery's 21st Army Group at Gdańsk. By February 8th it was all over and the formal German surrender was signed at Lublin in Eastern Poland by Grand Admiral Karl Donitz and General Walter Bedell Smith and witnessed by Russian General Ivan Susloparov and French General Francois Sevez.

The rescheduled Yalta Conference held on March 1st, 1945 saw Stalin demanding a "Soviet sphere of political influence" in Eastern and Central Europe in return for Soviet support in the Pacific War against Japan by invading Japan through Manchuria. However a last minute briefing made to President Roosevelt by Major General Kenneth Nichols on the progress on the Manhattan Project led to President Roosevelt's decision not to rely on Soviet support in the Pacific and to wholeheartedly support Winston Churchill's demand for free elections and democratic governments in Eastern and Central Europe and specifically in Poland. Churchill reminded all present that in September 1939 Britain and France had gone to war with Germany in support of Poland and nothing other than a free and democratic Poland would suffice. Roosevelt knew that Soviet spies at Los Alamos were aware of the power of the atomic bombs and also how close to operational status and used this knowledge that Stalin also knew to stiffen his resolve. In the horsetrading that followed the Western Allies essentially got what they wanted with regard to Poland with the new border essentially following the 1940 version of the Curzon Line but the the rest of Central and Eastern were handed over to the Soviet sphere of political influence.

The Allied withdrawl from Poland followed during the Spring and Summer of 1945 and culminated in the declaration of "The Third Polish Republic" on November 11th, 1945 a date chosen to coincide with the existing National Independence Day. Also on this day, and wisely for a country now surrounded by Communist states and within the Soviet sphere of influence, the new Polish Government declared its neutrality as an Act of Parliament as part of the Constitution of Poland. Led by Stanisław Mikołajczyk the new Republic of Poland had a difficult birth but the Polish people reconstructed their battered country with such vigour that by 1948 they had recovered their economy and infrastructure to pre-WW2 levels and continued this economic miracle into the 1950's and beyond.

During this tumultuous time the new Polish Air Force had a similarly difficult birth commencing with the dove-tailing of the Polish elements of the Royal Air Force (active since 1940) with the Polish People's Air Force (created in 1943 in defence of the Soviet Union). Some RAF Spitfire IX's and USAAF P-51D's were left behind at airfields in the West of the country to reform No.302 Squadron at Świdwin and a handful of elderly Yak-1 and damaged Yak-9 fighters were scraped together in the East of the country to reform the the 1st Fighter Regiment at Warsaw later renamed No.303 Squadron. During the Spring of 1946 ex-RAF Tempest V's replaced the Spitfires and Mustangs of No.302 Squadron but No.303 Squadron had to wait until 1948 to re-equip with the unpopular Avia S-199 supplied by Czechoslovakia. During 1950 both squadrons began to receive Gloster Meteor F.8's from a cancelled Egyptian order following the UN arms embargo and No.302 Squadron operated the type until 1961 when they were replaced by Dassault Super Mystères. A production licence was granted to PZL (Państwowe Zakłady Lotnicze - the State Aviation Works) to manufacture the Gloster Meteor F.8 and a total of 96 aircraft were manufactured between 1952 and 1956.















I like this one! The Third Wire Meteor F.8 is a cracker and the stock silver skin makes an ideal base for a fictional Polish Meteor F.8. I've added the Polish Coat of Arms to the pilot's bonedome and also added it to the Polish flag to create a fictional Polish finflash as repeating the checkerboard as a finflash is a bit too 'Warpac' for my (admittedly twisted) tastes.
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