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Started by Fulcrum, June 30, 2010, 10:39:53 PM

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This thread is where people can add silly, unworkable, but "looks-good" ideas.

I have 2 ideas: 1. Jet-powered(inspired by darkmaster) Stealth dirigible, good for reconnaisse & bombing missions.

2. Deck gun on post-WW2 submarines (a 155mm on a Los Angeles class SSN or a 105mm on a Kilo class SSK would look good).
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Deck guns on some modern subs might not be a bad idea... I can easily imagine a modern SSK with a Bofors 57mm in a housing similar to the current 'stealth' housing. You coils easily incorporate such a housing NGO the forward or aft part of the sail and only unmask the gun for use. Could be interesting. :)

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Quote from: Silver Fox on June 30, 2010, 11:24:35 PM
Deck guns on some modern subs might not be a bad idea... I can easily imagine a modern SSK with a Bofors 57mm in a housing similar to the current 'stealth' housing. You coils easily incorporate such a housing NGO the forward or aft part of the sail and only unmask the gun for use. Could be interesting. :)

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Quote from: Fulcrum on June 30, 2010, 10:39:53 PM
I have 2 ideas: 1. Jet-powered(inspired by darkmaster) Stealth dirigible, good for reconnaisse & bombing missions.

...... with flight decks on the top, or trapezes underneath to launch and recover their equally stealthy recce or strike aircraft.....  -_-
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Not exactly the same thing, but it put me in mind of this GB proposal I made a while back:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,21182.0/highlight,really+bad+ideas.html
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Quote from: Silver Fox on June 30, 2010, 11:24:35 PM
Deck guns on some modern subs might not be a bad idea... I can easily imagine a modern SSK with a Bofors 57mm in a housing similar to the current 'stealth' housing. You coils easily incorporate such a housing NGO the forward or aft part of the sail and only unmask the gun for use. Could be interesting. :)

During Konfrontasi, Oberons were re-armed with deck guns for use against Indonesian infiltrators.  Dunno where they found the 5 inch guns and mountings from (knowing the RN they hadn't gotten around the throwing such a useful thing away ;) ).
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F-16 with the intake moved to the top of the fuselage in F-107 style.

The only practicality I can see coming from it is freeing a fair bit more of the underside up for weapons.
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Early Lotus Esprits & Lamborghini Countachs might suit that, all angles, possibly the Delorean as well.  Lenny did a Lancia Stratos as a fast strike vehicle a little while back.
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Years ago I did a Car Wars car with the body of a Lamborghini Countach and the Vulcan cannon from the 1/32nd Revell Starfighter on the side.... :wacko:
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How About a Box Missile Launcher mounted on the Tail of Either a B-52 or an Avro Vulcan Bomber? don't know if it's even been Considered but thought i'd ask. :cheers: :cheers:Dan

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Quote from: Mossie on July 02, 2010, 06:20:03 AM
Early Lotus Esprits & Lamborghini Countachs might suit that, all angles, possibly the Delorean as well.  Lenny did a Lancia Stratos as a fast strike vehicle a little while back.
Quote from: Weaver on July 02, 2010, 06:31:37 AM
Years ago I did a Car Wars car with the body of a Lamborghini Countach and the Vulcan cannon from the 1/32nd Revell Starfighter on the side.... :wacko:

I'm thinking a lighter version of how truck chassis got turned into armoured cars, which may or may not retain the factory body.  :wacko:

Maybe for internal security use.

Quote from: Cobra on July 02, 2010, 10:56:18 AM
How About a Box Missile Launcher mounted on the Tail of Either a B-52 or an Avro Vulcan Bomber? don't know if it's even been Considered but thought i'd ask. :cheers: :cheers:Dan

There, IIRC, used to be talks on fitting Stinger missiles as a tail armament of a B-52......
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Quote from: dy031101 on July 02, 2010, 11:17:45 AM

I'm thinking a lighter version of how truck chassis got turned into armoured cars, which may or may not retain the factory body.  :wacko:

Maybe for internal security use.


Then you'd be dealing with "old-style" (ladder and tube frame) sports car designs as most went to uni-body designs some time ago. ;)

That said Lancia did sell a platform chassis version of their unibody Aprilia in the '30s, this was similar to the pressed-steel platform
chassis of the Augusta and Astura/Artena. Artena platform chassis were used for military staff/patrol vehicles.


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Quote from: rickshaw on July 01, 2010, 03:56:06 AM
Quote from: Silver Fox on June 30, 2010, 11:24:35 PM
Deck guns on some modern subs might not be a bad idea... I can easily imagine a modern SSK with a Bofors 57mm in a housing similar to the current 'stealth' housing. You coils easily incorporate such a housing NGO the forward or aft part of the sail and only unmask the gun for use. Could be interesting. :)

During Konfrontasi, Oberons were re-armed with deck guns for use against Indonesian infiltrators.  Dunno where they found the 5 inch guns and mountings from (knowing the RN they hadn't gotten around the throwing such a useful thing away ;) ).

Any pics?

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