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Started by Weaver, February 06, 2009, 04:36:08 AM

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Weaver

Okay, now that there are enough TSR.2 kits stashed for posterity, lovingly built as accurate replicas of the prototypes, or finished as "safe" Whiffs (i.e. RAF service colours, Raspberry Ripple etc..), what about more outlandish builds, possibly even calculated to give TSR.2 fans/JMNs palpitations.

A few things have occured to me:

1. A TSR.2 kit built up accurately as one of the wrecks on the gunnery range,

2. A TSR.2 (preferably the "missing" prototype) partially dismantled and gathering dust in a corner of a huge US Govt. warehouse like the one at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark,

3. A Sovietised TSR.2 produced by p*ssed off BAC engineers who defected following it's cancellation,

4. Flying boat/floatplane version?

5. Crewless TSR.2 used as an expendable missile, or even a "Mistel" with a Gnat/FD.2 on it's back as the control aircraft.

6. TSR.2 vandalised with spray-painted CND/peace logos etc.. at the same time as the Greenham Common protests.

I'm sure you can come up with more...... :wacko:
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nev

Regarding (3) Wasn't the early Su-24 design similar to the TSR2?
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Weaver

Quote from: nev on February 06, 2009, 04:41:23 AM
Regarding (3) Wasn't the early Su-24 design similar to the TSR2?

It had similar wings with downturned tips, but I don't think it had blown flaps. It also had lift engines and side-by-side seating, so it wasn't that similar. IIRC, RSP-Bombers states that it was more inspired by the F-111.
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 - Morpheus in Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

"I dunno, I'm making this up as I go."
 - Indiana Jones '

Captain Canada

I'd love to see the gunnery range example in a diorama, as well as the lost prototype Ark style ! Great idea, that one !

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Hobbes

Either TSRJoe or his dad built a half-dismantled TSR.2 (the fuselage with some bits missing, mounted on a tractor trailer), so the 'on its way to the scrapyard' configuration is covered...

PR19_Kit

Quote from: Weaver on February 06, 2009, 04:36:08 AM

2. A TSR.2 (preferably the "missing" prototype) partially dismantled and gathering dust in a corner of a huge US Govt. warehouse like the one at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark,


Hm, you obviously know too much. #

You better watch out for large black SUVs full of guys wearing dark suits and shades with earpieces and mikes in their lapels....... ;)
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philp

Quote from: The Wooksta! on February 06, 2009, 06:29:41 AM
Brother Lazlo did a wrecked one (serial XS666) on a scrap dump, using gash bits from one of my myriad casting sessions.

Any pics?
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