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SAR B-66K

Started by MartG, November 16, 2008, 05:32:52 AM

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MartG

In the late '60s RAF aircraft were routinely operating far out over the North Sea, bringing the risk of pilots being forced to ditch, there was a need for an aircraft capable of carrying out search duties at long range. With the existing Nimrod fleet already heavily comitted elsewhere, proposals from various manufacturers were solicited. Due to limited budget, price was a major factor in the selection, so rather than opt for newly built aircraft the eventual choice was for ex-USAF B-66 bombers, refitted with TF34 engines ( two of which can be shut down in flight to save fuel ).

Italeri B-66 kit, with engines from a couple of S-3 Vikings





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Jeffry Fontaine

That looks quite impressive and similar to an idea I had for a four engine S-3 Viking.  Now that I see the B-66 with this set up it validates my four engine Viking idea. 
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Brian da Basher

Sharp as a tack, Mart! The four engines and the paint scheme really make this beauty!

Outstanding!
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John Howling Mouse

Great idea you've come up with, MartG, which is making my head spin towards a series of other ideas based on a B-66:
- Looks like it could make a good cargo airplane (scaleOrama'd and with a ramp in the back);
- Props for a four engined commuter civilian carrier (like a Dash-7);
- And, of course, both of the above but with the beloved T-Tail   :thumbsup:
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Captain Canada

Beauty ! Now that thing is a stunner.....great job. Sure changes the look of the old bird, eh ? Love the last pic, better light really shows her off.

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devil505

WOW!
That finish will surely make it standout on the shelf
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Quote from: devil505 on November 16, 2008, 09:08:37 AM
WOW!
That finish will surely make it standout on the shelf

What he said!

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Captain Canada

I'm having another look and commenting again, as I like like this one so much !

Keep 'em coming !

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kitnut617

The four engine idea is a stroke of genius, doesn't look out of place at all, love it   :thumbsup:
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