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Aircraft / Re: Avis 1/72 Stout Sky Car II
« Last post by Dizzyfugu on Today at 12:55:20 am »
Cute!
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General Modeling topics / Re: Hushkit's What-If model contest
« Last post by NARSES2 on Today at 12:23:31 am »
Moved as per request  :thumbsup:
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Recce & Surveillance GB / Re: Canberra
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Yesterday at 11:35:15 pm »
I thought it might have been.

John Adams produced that conversion to replace the oddly shaped nose on the old Airfix Canberra B6. They're pretty rare these days I guess, and I keep coming across mine while exploring The Loft, but I don't have a B6 to go with it.  ;D
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2021
« Last post by McColm on Yesterday at 11:31:40 pm »
Found a 1/72 Airfix Westland Sea King AEW kit in the bargain bin. I hope that the cockpit glazing from the HC.4 fits better than the glazed one.
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Aircraft / Re: Avis 1/72 Stout Sky Car II
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Yesterday at 11:29:09 pm »
A very neat looking aeroplane..........er, car...............er, thing!  ;D

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The Idea Bank / Re: The alternative Boeing E-3D Sentry AWACS
« Last post by McColm on Yesterday at 11:27:00 pm »
You know I wish they had kept a few BAe Nimrod AEW.3 for such an occasion. One idea was to fit them with the old APS/AN-20 radars, do we have any C-130Js left?
Reinstate the Sentinels.
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The Idea Bank / Re: The alternative Boeing E-3D Sentry AWACS
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Yesterday at 11:26:50 pm »
Once again it's a lack of forward planning though.

The fatigue life of the structure is predictable, it IS a fine art by now (it's the field I worked in for 30 years...) so they shouldn't have spent so much time shilly-shallying around before ordering a replacement.
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Recce & Surveillance GB / Re: Canberra
« Last post by rickshaw on Yesterday at 10:08:11 pm »
Which nose did you use Brian?

A misshaped one marked "Aeroclub".  It had no interior, hence the scrapbuilt one and it has take three tries to line it up properly on the fuselage.  Busy with PSR at the moment.   :banghead:
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Aircraft, Armor, Weapons and Ships by Topic / Re: Strv-103 ''S'' Tank
« Last post by rickshaw on Yesterday at 09:44:40 pm »
The British Army trialed IIRC three strv103s in the mid-1970s in West Germany.   They found the tradeoffs required because the vehicle lack a turret unacceptable.   Some things most people don't appreciate is that for a hull down position, it has to be as wide as the vehicle's turning circle for it to be able to change it's bearing onto other targets than one just in front of it.   Further, in hull down positions, the top of the hull becomes exposed and the hull top was not as heavily armoured as the hull front.   The Swedes appeared accepting of the first problem but they uparmoured the vehicles in latter versions because the hull was considered vulnerable.  They did it by erecting "pickets" which were armoured stakes which stood vertically from the hull front, working on the idea that you to get through them before the incoming rounds struck the hull top.  They also put armoured fuel cells along the hull sides to cover any weak points.  In service you never see an S-Tank with either the pickets or the fuel cells as they were "top secret" and were only to be mounted in case of war. :banghead:
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