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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2014, 10:22:56 am »
At least it appears the JASDF kept their aircraft in good shape.
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2014, 01:39:37 am »
I think part of the reason it's in such good shape is that it was barely used.  It was only used for evaluation, and struck off charge after four years.  I think it then went into a museum almost immediately afterwards
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2014, 02:43:22 pm »
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Now there's a beaut!

Just think of how many JMN heads an entry like that would cause to explode.  "A JASDF Vampire?!?!  There was no such thing!  What?  There was?  But!  But!!!!"  <boom>
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2014, 07:02:57 pm »
Here's something to try and whiff.
http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Firebird/Pages/default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman_Firebird

Airframe by Burt Rutan and company. Of course, all his designs look so awesome. Northrop Grumman has stuffed it full of all kinds of spy goodies. All I know for sure is I want one. A real one!
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2014, 07:33:27 pm »
That Firebird is a beauty ! In the second pic it looks like it has an Air Tractor type cockpit.....now that would be cool !

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2014, 02:46:19 am »
Here's something to try and whiff.
http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Firebird/Pages/default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_Grumman_Firebird

Airframe by Burt Rutan and company. Of course, all his designs look so awesome. Northrop Grumman has stuffed it full of all kinds of spy goodies. All I know for sure is I want one. A real one!

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2014, 03:13:24 am »
I think it would benefit from having a longer wing!  :rolleyes:
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2014, 09:09:13 am »
I think it would benefit from having a longer wing!  :rolleyes:

I would not be in the slightest surprised if a certain individual of our membership was already working on that
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2014, 10:35:45 am »
It may not show in the photos but the wings are 65 feet long! More like a powered glider.
I didn't see very many parts a person could kitbash for this. Looks like carving some foam and covering it with Aves might be the way to go.
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2014, 05:01:35 am »
here's another one,

an RCAF B-47B/CL-52, used as a testbed for Canadian-built Orenda Iroquois Engines for the ill-fated CF-105 program  :mellow:



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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2014, 05:55:01 am »
here's another one,

an RCAF B-47B/CL-52, used as a testbed for Canadian-built Orenda Iroquois Engines for the ill-fated CF-105 program  :mellow:


The world's only seven engined aircraft IIRC.

That'll trigger a flurry of Google activity as people try and prove me wrong..........  ;D ;)

That Grumman OPV looks like a prop powered version of the Myasichev recce thing, can't remember the name now.
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2014, 06:22:36 am »
I have one of those old Monogram Classics as well as a 72nd scale B-47 as I've always fancied making that bird....what a mover she was !

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2014, 07:35:13 am »
CanMilAir does a decal sheet for that B-47, called a CL-52 of all things

http://www.canmilair.com/products.asp?cat=68

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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2014, 02:58:38 pm »
here's another one,

an RCAF B-47B/CL-52, used as a testbed for Canadian-built Orenda Iroquois Engines for the ill-fated CF-105 program  :mellow:


The world's only seven engined aircraft IIRC.

That'll trigger a flurry of Google activity as people try and prove me wrong..........  ;D ;)

That Grumman OPV looks like a prop powered version of the Myasichev recce thing, can't remember the name now.

You mean the Myasichev M4/201 'Bison'....A very nice looking aircraft I think..
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Re: Er, real world whifs?
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2014, 04:02:25 pm »
here's another one,

an RCAF B-47B/CL-52, used as a testbed for Canadian-built Orenda Iroquois Engines for the ill-fated CF-105 program  :mellow:


The world's only seven engined aircraft IIRC.

That'll trigger a flurry of Google activity as people try and prove me wrong..........  ;D ;)

That Grumman OPV looks like a prop powered version of the Myasichev recce thing, can't remember the name now.

You mean the Myasichev M4/201 'Bison'....A very nice looking aircraft I think..

I agree the Bison looks good, but it was another Myasichev type that I was thinking of, it looks like a twin boom U-2 more than anything. Naturally it has LONG wings....  ;D
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