Fairey Auk

Started by tigercat, June 12, 2010, 02:31:39 PM

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The British having pioneered the technique of dive bombing soon develop specialist aircraft one of these was the Fairey Auk developed to meet  Air Ministry specification O.27/34. The Auk had surprising slow-speed capabilities the plane would be able to land almost vertically on an aircraft carrier. The Auk's armament the aircraft's armament was four fixed, forward-firing 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns in the wings and a dual  flexible, rearward-firing .303 in (7.7 mm) machine gun.

This when assembled looked strangely familar I'm not sure if it's due to it's Stuka heritage or that it actually ressembles a RL aircraft I've seen

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Very cool ! You gotta change that prop, tho....it's way to Stuka with that prop.

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Brilliant and well executed! Can't wait to see it all painted and decaled.  :thumbsup:


In real life that aircraft is so ugly it should be a Blackburn project instead of Fairey.  ;D
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 ;D Thank You I may well consider a propellorectomy

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Wow! That looks likea Stuka and an Albacore had a good night together! :thumbsup:

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Quote from: tigercat on June 12, 2010, 02:31:39 PM
This when assembled looked strangely familar I'm not sure if it's due to it's Stuka heritage or that it actually ressembles a RL aircraft I've seen
The Fi167 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fieseler_Fi_167) perhaps?
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Reminded me of the Fi167 too, well cool! :thumbsup:

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That must be it they do look spookily similar maybe.  I'll do a straight winged version to be an Erstatz Fiesler development


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