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C-130, Pegasus vectored thrust engined *finished*
« on: March 10, 2019, 12:44:52 pm »
Near the height of the Cold War numerous V/STOL projects were undertaken to allow dispersed aircraft operations at remote airstrips, roadways and other hide sites.  It was reasoned that fixed airbases in Europe would be early targets in any Warsaw Pact offensive, but V/STOL fighters and attack aircraft could disperse to remote sites.  The Germans recognized that transport aircraft could also be beneficial for such remote operations and developed the Dornier Do-31 which used lift jets and an early versions of the Pegasus vectored thrust engine for V/STOL flight.  The RAF, not to be outdone by the Germans, and recognizing that the Harrier would require a bit more support than a "ladder, toolbox and a fuel bowser" suggested in some literature, desired a large aircraft to carry fuel, munitions and other supplies directly to the Harrier support sites. The US also became interested with their pending Harrier AV-8A program...   

The plan: C-130 with 4 vectored thrust Pegasus engines, and other modifications.

The Kit: Airfix C-130E, 1/72

   
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Re: C-130, Pegasus engined
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 03:20:14 pm »
That'd be a straight winged HS.681 then?

About time someone did one.  :thumbsup:
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Re: C-130, Pegasus engined
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 04:20:18 pm »
I am visualising one of these landing vertically on a dusty field...

...awesome.

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Re: C-130, Pegasus engined
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 10:07:12 pm »
A different approach to a V/STOVL transport:
Bristol 208 concept, four Pegasus in two nacelles.
Bristol 224 concept, two Pegasus and 8 lift engines.

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Re: C-130, Pegasus engined
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 12:48:06 am »
Should be an interesting build, will they be Pegasus pod on engine pylons like the 208 or blended to the wing like the Do31 ?
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Re: C-130, Pegasus engined
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 01:44:09 am »
I must admit, the first thing I thought of when I read the thread title was Bristol Pegasus radials.
You'd need quite few.

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Re: C-130, Pegasus engined
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2019, 02:02:41 am »
I must admit, the first thing I thought of when I read the thread title was Bristol Pegasus radials.
You'd need quite few.

That, sir, is EXACTLY what I thought!
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Re: C-130, Pegasus engined
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2019, 02:49:27 am »
This was on the SIG stand at the Perth (Scotland) show about 6/7 years ago.
I can not remember who the builder was.




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Re: C-130, Pegasus engined
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2019, 02:23:42 pm »
Should be an interesting build, will they be Pegasus pod on engine pylons like the 208 or blended to the wing like the Do31 ?

More blended like the Do31, not nearly the pylon on the example that Jaybee posted- I had not seen that before- was hoping one had not been done, but I found that is pretty rare in whiffery world. 

I also adjusted the title a bit, for you old antique radial head thinkers!   
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Re: C-130, Pegasus engined
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2019, 03:49:08 pm »
I also adjusted the title a bit, for you old antique radial head thinkers!   

Thank you for your modification to the title. It is all so much clearer now!
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Re: C-130, Pegasus vectored thrust engined
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2019, 07:26:52 pm »
I think the distinction needs to be made between;

the Bristol Pegasus;


and the Rolls Royce Pegasus;


due to their power outputs being slightly dissimilar.
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Re: C-130, Pegasus vectored thrust engined
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 04:43:22 am »
Bristol designed and built both engines, Guy.  Rolls just inherited the jet one after it took over Bristol's engine division.    :wacko:
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Re: C-130, Pegasus vectored thrust engined
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 05:54:37 am »
Awesome idea, I can't wait to see how this one turn out!  :thumbsup:

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Re: C-130, Pegasus vectored thrust engined
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 08:13:55 am »
Thanks for the pictures wombat. I donít quite think my C-130 with four of the Bristol engines would quite have the stunning short field performance I have in mind  :o
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Re: C-130, Pegasus vectored thrust engined
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 02:33:38 pm »

Thanks for the pictures wombat. I donít quite think my C-130 with four of the Bristol engines would quite have the stunning short field performance I have in mind  :o


But with enough of them who'd say what might be possible?  :-\

Of course you'd need longer wings, if only to carry enough of those radials.........  ;D ;)
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