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RAF Gloster Ghoul Mk. II

Started by Tuck, February 01, 2011, 02:38:46 PM

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Tuck

Shortly after the USAAC abandoned development of the XP-56 Black bullet, the RAF secretly purchased the remaining prototype, all plans and jigs.  The Achilles  heel of the Black Bullet was always the complex contra rotating props with underpowered radial engine.  The RAF had a vision of replacing the gruff power plant with a sleek new prototype afterburning turbojet.  What resulted was astonishing.  The speed and agility of the modified 'Ghoul' was so good that production immediately commenced in August 1946.....
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pyro-manic

Interesting! I'm willing to bet this comes out looking a bit like the DH108 Swallow....
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Taiidantomcat

You do great work, really looking forward to this  :thumbsup: (This GB wouldn't be the same without you :thumbsup:)
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Quote from: pyro-manic on February 01, 2011, 04:27:45 PM
Interesting! I'm willing to bet this comes out looking a bit like the DH108 Swallow....

...but a bit more "Rubenesque" ;D looking forward to this one...

Tuck

"I do this hobby for fun not to be nitpicked, and that's one reason i love this place (What-If) so much, its not necessarily the quality, its the 'spirit' of the build or idea that's important..."-Beowulf

Tuck

Painted and ready for decals.  Going to make this one an experimental....pics later tonight!
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Tuck

"I do this hobby for fun not to be nitpicked, and that's one reason i love this place (What-If) so much, its not necessarily the quality, its the 'spirit' of the build or idea that's important..."-Beowulf

Captain Canada

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Stargazer

Good ghouly!!!  ;D

Looks brilliant, but IMHO the Hunter canopy spoils it a bit, because the aircraft is too early for it. Being immediate post-war I would have expected something more in tune with that era...  :-\

Perfect realisation, otherwise!  ;) :thumbsup:

beowulf

lol...i think that works a treat!  :thumbsup:
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Tuck

All Done.  Did her up in Prototype livery....    ;D :wub:













"I do this hobby for fun not to be nitpicked, and that's one reason i love this place (What-If) so much, its not necessarily the quality, its the 'spirit' of the build or idea that's important..."-Beowulf

rickshaw

Very nice!  Looks the part.   :thumbsup:
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Cobra

Awesome Job,Tuck :thumbsup: :thumbsup: This is too Cool! Hope to see More of your Great Work :cheers: :cheers: Dan