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how about calling the StratoCommander? with it being AEW,that might Fit Better ;) Dan

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Or Boeing Waddington or Wyton depending or where they would be based.

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On the one hand - you star Colin: that was was crying out to be done!  :thumbsup:

On the other hand - bugger, I'm going to need yet another Minicraft C-97 now.... :rolleyes: ;)

I like Watchman as a name: visions of it with first-Silk-Spectre pinup art as per the B-29 in the opening credits of the film.... ;)
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Why not the name of a god?  Heimdallr, the Norse god who guarded Bifrost, the rainbow bridge to Valhalla had the power of prescience (seeing the future).  Or is that too esoteric?
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Why not the name of a god?  Heimdallr, the Norse god who guarded Bifrost, the rainbow bridge to Valhalla had the power of prescience (seeing the future).  Or is that too esoteric?

Beat me to it!  The other option is ARGUS (the Greek equivalent)  or to be really off the wall, the PEACOCK.....think of all of those eyes in the tail!
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Beat me to it!  The other option is ARGUS (the Greek equivalent)  or to be really off the wall, the PEACOCK.....think of all of those eyes in the tail!

Canadian's beat you to Argus I think ?
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Beat me to it!  The other option is ARGUS (the Greek equivalent)  or to be really off the wall, the PEACOCK.....think of all of those eyes in the tail!

Canadian's beat you to Argus I think ?

Curses,  foiled again !    I'd completely forgotten  Canadair's remarkable machine.
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Aside 2 - Does anyone know of a book/article/site that explains RAF/FAA naming methodology ? On the odd occasion I think I've cracked it and then a name crops up which completely invalidates my theory  :banghead:

There was a policy in the 30s/40s for bombers and transports to be named after cities.  Flying boats sneak in too.  The Canberra was probably the last of that breed.

V-bombers had, well, a V theme.  'Sperrin' didn't make the cut of course - don't believe a word about it's performance, it was just a rubbish name!

FAA renaming of US aircraft in WW2 using 'angry fish' (Tarpon, anyone?) or 'angry seabird' names

Others I think it was just a case of something suitably aggressive for fighters proosed by the manufacturers. Lots of alliteration, of course.
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I too would vote for Stratoguardian. But then, I only do 1:72, so I don't have a cock in this fight.... :cheers:
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Aside 2 - Does anyone know of a book/article/site that explains RAF/FAA naming methodology ? On the odd occasion I think I've cracked it and then a name crops up which completely invalidates my theory  :banghead:

There was a policy in the 30s/40s for bombers and transports to be named after cities.  Flying boats sneak in too.  The Canberra was probably the last of that breed.


Yup and then you get the HP Hampden. Now Hampden is a country house in Bucks (and a football stadium in Florida ! Glasgow) and the aircraft was christened by Viscountess Hampden. Not quite a town or city ? I think my main problem is that names I choose just don't sound right to my ear. Others choose them no problem. So it's something in my brain,  :banghead: Mind you Tarpon as you allude doesn't gel anywhere.

Apologies Colin for dragging this off track
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Aside 2 - Does anyone know of a book/article/site that explains RAF/FAA naming methodology ? On the odd occasion I think I've cracked it and then a name crops up which completely invalidates my theory  :banghead:

There was a policy in the 30s/40s for bombers and transports to be named after cities.  Flying boats sneak in too.  The Canberra was probably the last of that breed.


Yup and then you get the HP Hampden. Now Hampden is a country house in Bucks (and a football stadium in Florida ! Glasgow) and the aircraft was christened by Viscountess Hampden. Not quite a town or city ? I think my main problem is that names I choose just don't sound right to my ear. Others choose them no problem. So it's something in my brain,  :banghead: Mind you Tarpon as you allude doesn't gel anywhere.

Apologies Colin for dragging this off track

Don't worry Chris, not really off track.

I now tend to agree more on the place name in the US and UK, checked it out on wikipedia and there are litterally hundreds to choose from!

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You know I do not give a fish's tit about what it might have been called. Please remember "What If".
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You know I do not give a fish's tit about what it might have been called. Please remember "What If".
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I think that if you go back to reply #6, Colin says it's based on one of the prototypes, which was based on the B-29.  So I think a name begining with "Super----" would be better ---- just to throw a wrench into the works ---  ;D
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You know I do not give a fish's tit about what it might have been called. Please remember "What If".
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Doing a Zwilling and calling it Jane Mansfield ?

I like that idea, you would need a couple of small weather radars on the noses, however that is not what I am planning.
My plan is to do the prototype with B-29 engines and fin, and a production example with B-50 engines and fin.

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