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Airbus A321 AGS

Started by Hobbes, September 20, 2008, 10:23:51 AM

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Hobbes

After a false start or two (I lost the radar fairing and ended up redoing it in balsa), I'm almost ready to paint this.



Now to find a 1:144 Global Hawk to go with it  :banghead:

Hobbes

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Presenting for your viewing pleasure, what NATO should have bought instead of boring Global Hawks:






The Rat

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Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/46dpfdpr

ChernayaAkula

Way cool!  :bow: Jolly well done!
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B777LR

Cool! Looks natural :wub: Gonna do another airliner-to-warplane soon? :wub:

Jschmus

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the meaning of AGS?  I have expected to find a gun-toting Airbus here.  It looks nifty toting that surveillance radar, but it wasn't what I was expecting.
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Upagan

AGS = Alliance Ground Surveillance

Hobbes

Yep. It was a plan to provide NATO with its own ground surveillance platform similar to JSTARS. The A321 component has been cancelled, and NATO will make do with Global Hawks instead.


Hobbes

Quote from: B787 on March 09, 2009, 03:57:00 AM
Cool! Looks natural :wub: Gonna do another airliner-to-warplane soon? :wub:

I don't know how soon, but I do have plans for more Airbus military platforms (MPA and tanker at least, maybe an AEW and an ELINT plane as well).

Taiidantomcat

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An armor guy, who builds airplanes almost exclusively, that he converts to space fighters-- all while admiring ship models.

bexwh773

Now thats different and very smart, like this one  :thumbsup:

Looking forwards to more Airbus offerings

:cheers:

Bex
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Rafael

Love it.

Definitely is one of the sweetest Airbuses I've seen :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

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Captain Canada

Nice job, Hobbes ! I had no idea of that NATP project, but i do have to agree with your sentiment. I think it would look even cooler if you did the nose black like the poster.

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John Howling Mouse

Has a certain air of class and sophistication about it.  Airliner-turned-warplane: very nice change of pace.   :thumbsup:
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GTX

Cool!  You should show it to some of the EADS people.

Regards,

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