Boeing YC-28 BSBA

Started by Spey_Phantom, June 07, 2008, 08:01:28 AM

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During the war in Iraq and Afghanistan it became apparent that the USAF its C-130 and C-17 airlifter were to big for certain small airfields and some bases that need resupply are unable to be reached by helicopters, especialy in high-risk areas.

the USAF needed something small and fast with a STOL capability. for this, Boeing and Sikorsky teamed up to build and develop the BSBA (Boeing STOL Battlefield Airlifter). th concept was quite simple, by using the frame of a CH-47 chinook helicopter, removing the rotor and engines and replace them with wings and jet turbofans, they were able to create a small transport aircraft that could not only be used as a transport, but also as an ECM, ASW, gunship and special operations aircraft.

The model:

the basic fuselage is an old revell 1/144 CH-47 from the scrapheap, wings are from a 1/72 gloster gladiator, engines from a scrapped 1/144 Bae146 and the tail was scratchbuild.

apparently, the light-grey paint i used wasnt good, think its gone bad  >:(, gonna have to repaint it later in a different grey. as for decals, im thinking USAF or Canadian  :thumbsup:
but that will have to wait till she's repainted  :angry:
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Quote from: Nils on June 07, 2008, 08:01:28 AM...by using the frame of a CH-47 chinook helicopter, removing the rotor and engines and replace them with wings and jet turbofans,...

Another one of those forehead-slapping DOH! moments, a brilliant idea.  :thumbsup:

And yes, do the repaint, that little beastie is worth it. Personally I would square off the wingtips too, looks a bit more modern that way.
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Love the way it looks. The chinook has always looked to me like an airplane graduating only in the helicopter course. :wub: :wub: :wub:

I too would sqare off the wingtip a little. The 146 engines look superb, and your concept is really cool.

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That is nearer to the truth than u realize....Boeing pattented a tilt wing transport based on a chinook in the 1980's

I like the idea :)
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Have you been reading my mind again (be careful what you find there)?  Only yesterday, I wondered what a fixed wing chook would look like.


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From an aerodynamic perspective, the fuselage is a tad short, however the concept itself is great!

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Cool idea, Nils....very cool!
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That is truly horrible!

But kinda cool at the same time.      :lol:
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Now go go tell a "serious" modeller that you kitbashed a chinook, a gladiator, and a 146 together. ;D
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What a brilliant idea!! Nice work there Nils, and a stonking looking little model!!  Now, all you gotta do is sell the idea to Boeings!!!
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Quote from: gooberliberation on June 07, 2008, 11:12:55 PM

Now go go tell a "serious" modeller that you kitbashed a chinook, a gladiator, and a 146 together. ;D

Which is exactly why it works!  :ph34r: Great idea and I'm looking for for the repaint and rollout. :thumbsup:
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i how have repainted the older grey with a new lighter grey, also gave the top dark grey another coat.
she's looking a bit better now  :mellow:, now i just need to find the decals.

onr thing i noticed, when it comes to photographing 1/144 small planes, the pictures always seem to make the model look bad  :unsure:
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