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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2013, 12:59:32 pm »
Just slap a T-56 series on the nose and call it good.
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2013, 01:27:15 pm »

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Or Skyraiders, just like in Vietnam.

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2013, 07:31:33 pm »
I hear the problem in Afganistan is that the V-22s have to slow down so that they don't out run the Cobra escorts.

Why don't they arm the V-22s?

Tangentially, I'll be building an SV-22 one of these decades - V-22 with parts from an SH-60, if I can find the parts, and the paint, and the glues, and my X-actos in the chaos of my relocated hobby room.

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 01:27:58 am »
Here's a real world whif, and I consider building it (for the Asiarama GB): a Bangladeshi F-86.

The Pakistan Military used this type of USA made aircraft against Bangladesh in the War of Liberation in 1971, and the occupation forces left these aircraft in damaged condition. The BAF Engineering officers and technicians made "JB 255" serviceable and it made successful flight on 26 March 1972 - but it never served actively with the BAF. Nevertheless, it ended up as a proud exhibit in the BAF musem, in full, authentic livery  ;D




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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2013, 02:42:09 am »
Sharknouth, Suez stripes, checquered fin? What's not to like?  ;D :thumbsup:

Fuselage bands even!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2013, 03:21:26 am »
Yup, and they do not match, either...  ;D

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2013, 12:30:40 am »
Just came across this one:



Reminds a lot of a stealthy F-18? It's a Turkish(!) design, more info about it here:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2013/05/turkish-fighter-concept-breaks.html

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2013, 02:00:06 am »
looks like a good f-22 alternative, kinda like a "poor mans raptor"  :mellow:
i wonder how much space for internal weapons this thing will have.
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« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2013, 01:14:02 pm »
I don't know if this one made the rounds here yet:

http://seawavesmagazine.blogspot.ca/2013/05/a-fighter-with-naval-dna.html

To be offered to the countries with small carriers - UK, India, Brasil, even Italy.
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2014, 09:05:11 pm »
Here's a concept car from Honda at the Chicago Auto Show.
http://s624.photobucket.com/user/kerick214/slideshow/Honda%20concept%20car
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2014, 07:35:11 pm »
I love finding threads so full of whiffy goodness !

And that Turbo Raider has a Harrier bit as a tail wheel !

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2014, 01:18:36 am »
how about this JASDF Vampire  :thumbsup:

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2014, 02:12:39 am »
Nils,

that should read "THE JASDF Vampire" as it was the only one they received.

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2014, 05:26:48 am »
I hear the problem in Afganistan is that the V-22s have to slow down so that they don't out run the Cobra escorts.

Why don't they arm the V-22s?

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Arming the Osprey has had a series of ups and downs.  Original plan was for a nose mouted multi barrel gun.  Weight and center of gravity problems nixed this, with the aircraft already being a bit nose heavy.  Eventually the rear ramp mounted M-240 was the fielded, with acknowldged shortcomings of only providing a limited field of fire and somewhat hampering troop/cargo ingress/egress via the rear ramp.  Side (starboard) door mount deemed to interfere with access to much (IIRC perhaps in prop rotor arc also).

Belly mouted 7.62 has been tested and fielded in limited fashion.  7.62 in a 360 rotating turret.  Mounted in the "hell hole" in the belley and semi-retracts.  Controllled via a handheld display/control.  Does not seem to be much favored by the crews as the 800+ pound fit cuts into usefull load too much. 

Now a slimed down Osprey gunship or smaller 109 series tilt rotor would be the trick, and several WHIF images exists.  Skinny fuselage, nose gun, hellfires, etc.....     
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2014, 08:31:26 am »
how about this JASDF Vampire  :thumbsup:



Nils, there's quite a few 'real whiffs' based on the Vampire, several air forces took a handful of airframes but never officially adopted it:

Ceylon: Five Vampire T.55's were delivered to the Royal Ceylon Air Force, although the base commander thought the aircraft were too ambitious & they were returned to the UK having never left their crates.

Portugal: Portugal obtained two Vampire T.55's for evaluation.  They decided to order the T-33 instead, but kept the two Vampires for eight years.  So they did operate the type, but it didn't figure in military planning.
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Katanga:  At the end of their life, the two Portugeuse Vampires were passed to Katanga.  They were in such poor condition that they never flew & were kept out in the open.  They were destroyed when strafed by Indian Canberra's as part of the UN action.

Japan:  The JASDF took a single Vampire T.55 for evaluation.  Similar to Portugal, they kept the evaluation aircraft, but the type was not ordered (the JASDF also took the T-33).  It's apparentley displayed at Hammamatsu were it was operated.
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Saudi Arabia:  Was given a number of Vampire FB.52's by Egypt as a good-will gesture between the two countries.  This gave the RSAF chance to familiarise with turbojet aircraft until they received T-33's & F-86's a year later when they stopped operating the Vampire, probably due to lack of spares.
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