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Offline TheChronicOne

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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2019, 05:20:35 pm »
Started building the cockpit stuff. I fail to see the reason why the yokes and sticks were seperate?! This stuff is tiny, gluing it together was fraught with danger!  ;D

Anyway....  It's pretty nice looking stuff, if you ask me! 1/144 scale so I'm not expecting much but this is more than adequate. It should all look pretty spiffy once painted.  :lol:






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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2019, 04:35:55 pm »
They use Radar and probably other sensors to detect and "watch" avalanches, what sort of sensor suite are you going to add?  ;D

https://www.geopraevent.ch/technologies/avalanche-radar/?lang=en

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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2019, 04:48:51 pm »
Ha!!!   ;D ;D     


That's pretty damn cool, though... I had no idea they had that tech! "Big Brother" for avalanches. Marvelous...    Thank you!! 

In other coincidence-like news, as luck would have it I was watching something earlier and they briefly showed people throwing explosives out of the side of helicopters to create the avalanche mitigation.......    perhaps I chould build a wee Huey to go with this thing..   :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2019, 01:44:28 am »
Ha!!!   ;D ;D     


That's pretty damn cool, though... I had no idea they had that tech! "Big Brother" for avalanches. Marvelous...    Thank you!! 

In other coincidence-like news, as luck would have it I was watching something earlier and they briefly showed people throwing explosives out of the side of helicopters to create the avalanche mitigation.......    perhaps I chould build a wee Huey to go with this thing..   :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

You could use drones to precisely place the explosives.  You could have a station for arming the drones, with an operator to fly them out the ramp to their missions and back in again to prepare for the next one ...
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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2019, 02:01:45 am »
Alternatively you could just do a flypast in a Bear and rely on the noise to start things rolling...
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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2019, 03:32:54 am »
I read recently that, back in the 1950s(?) the US Air Force actually conducted a brief research project into whether sonic booms could be targetted to a precise point on the ground and thereby used as a 'weapon' or at least a harrassment tactic. Nothing seem to have come of it formally, although there was that case in Afghanistan where a B-1 that either didn't have approriate weapons or did but wasn't cleared to use them gave close-air 'disruption' support to a hard-pressed ground unit by flying down a valley at Mach 1.2 in the dark: the Yanks knew it was coming via their FAC, but the Taliban didn't... :wacko:

I know the Swiss Air Force has to be very careful about sonic booms, so maybe, with modern computers and modelling, you could turn that on it's head and target a boom very precisely at a particular snow field.


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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2019, 08:09:04 am »
Ha!!!   ;D ;D     


That's pretty damn cool, though... I had no idea they had that tech! "Big Brother" for avalanches. Marvelous...    Thank you!! 

In other coincidence-like news, as luck would have it I was watching something earlier and they briefly showed people throwing explosives out of the side of helicopters to create the avalanche mitigation.......    perhaps I chould build a wee Huey to go with this thing..   :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

You could use drones to precisely place the explosives.  You could have a station for arming the drones, with an operator to fly them out the ramp to their missions and back in again to prepare for the next one ...
Not bad, not bad!!! I'd be willing to bet "they" are working on doing just that in real life!  Would sure save them a lot of money versus the cost of operating helos.
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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2019, 08:10:03 am »
Alternatively you could just do a flypast in a Bear and rely on the noise to start things rolling...
 :mellow:
Glorious!!!! I'd be willing to bet they've set off a few, especially them Ukranians.... they looooooove to fly as low and fast as possible, the nutters!  ;D
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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2019, 08:13:35 am »
I read recently that, back in the 1950s(?) the US Air Force actually conducted a brief research project into whether sonic booms could be targetted to a precise point on the ground and thereby used as a 'weapon' or at least a harrassment tactic. Nothing seem to have come of it formally, although there was that case in Afghanistan where a B-1 that either didn't have approriate weapons or did but wasn't cleared to use them gave close-air 'disruption' support to a hard-pressed ground unit by flying down a valley at Mach 1.2 in the dark: the Yanks knew it was coming via their FAC, but the Taliban didn't... :wacko:

I know the Swiss Air Force has to be very careful about sonic booms, so maybe, with modern computers and modelling, you could turn that on it's head and target a boom very precisely at a particular snow field.


"Maaan, I dunno. I mean thanks for the offer, but I've been flying fast jets in the military for 20 years: I think I just want a nice safe civvie desk job to be honest."

"The job entails deliberately making sonic booms in a peaceful civilian context with the full permission and approval of the government..."

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This sounds so awesome.....   this fictional "company" of mine could have all sorts of different divisions and tactics. Y'all have all these great stories and ruminations with ideas!

I think a Buccanner would be awesome in this role........ there's a rich feller in South African that owns one in fact, and maybe when he's done with it he could sell it to Avalancer. Of course, like you mentioned with all the rules and regulations, the U.S. doesn't currently allow for these types of shenanigans but with a little fancy legislatin' and whiffery it could be possible easily.
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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2019, 02:13:03 am »
Harrier.
Put it in a hover.
Line up the right point on the mountainside and...
...boom! Avalanche.
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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2019, 08:52:38 am »
Nice!!!  That would be a sight to behold. A company with all this stuff would quickly become a formidable private air force! People would be trying to hire it to do war stuff.  ;D ;D


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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2019, 09:59:03 am »
That explains a recently uncovered plot to sell Chevrolet trucks to ISIS  :o



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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2019, 10:43:48 am »
The TRUE "exploding Avalanches!"  ;D      They make great technicals....  In fact, I wonder if any have ever actually been used as such for avalanche mitigation? That would be funny.  Many of the "guns" I've seen would probably fit in the bed so it's possible... An Avalanche shooting avalanches.  :wacko: 
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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2019, 04:53:17 pm »
Looking forward to the finished product TheChronicOne  :o :thumbsup:

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Re: AN-12BKM Civilian Gunship
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2019, 04:22:45 am »
Thanks, bud!!!! So far, so good! If things continue to go this smoothly it should make for a neat little model.  :lol: :mellow:
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