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Started by Geoff, March 21, 2012, 11:56:14 AM

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Geoff

Just a thought, I have thinking about a couple of Commie UK builds -

A Canberra fighter version with Anab and Alkali missiles?

An Il-28 in the early FAA EDSG over Sky scheme?

Geoff

#1
IIRC the Nixon administration offered the PRC F-16A's after Tricky Dicky's visit to Beijing. How about these being reverse engineered and upgraded to C/D level with the big spine in the strike role on the Soviet border??

A few years ago there was a model of a Soviet reverse engineered F-4E on another site. I plagerised the idea and moded it a bit further.
But what if the PRC had obtained a few Phantoms when they sold F-7's to Iran. They had some Mig-23's in real life from Egypt and at least parts of an F-16 from Pakistan if stories are true. This led to the proposed hybrid Mig-23 with F-16 intake layout. So Spey engined PLANAF J-4 Gui Lao's anyone?  :thumbsup:

Cheers Geoff

NARSES2

Go on Geoff, build it, you know you want to  :wacko:
Decals my @r$e!

Geoff

Quote from: NARSES2 on May 13, 2012, 02:20:52 AM
Go on Geoff, build it, you know you want to  :wacko:

Yep.

Martin H

this should be good ;D
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.

IPMS (UK) What if? SIG Leader.
IPMS (UK) Project Cancelled SIG Member.

Mossie

Sounds good Geoff, you could maybe tie in Iran's near-purchase of F-16's too.
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

Geoff

Quote from: Mossie on May 13, 2012, 01:59:41 PM
Sounds good Geoff, you could maybe tie in Iran's near-purchase of F-16's too.

Lawn darts that never were? Iran, PLAAF, RAF, Finland etc?

Mossie

How about a Finn Falcon in the black scheme worn by an a Agressor Hornet.  Can't remember if this was real or CGI, either way it's different from BOG:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,18207.msg304969/highlight,black+hornet.html#msg304969
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

Geoff


Geoff

Quote from: Falcon on May 15, 2012, 09:03:37 AM
Quote from: Geoff on May 12, 2012, 03:34:34 AM
IIRC the Nixon administration offered the PRC F-16A's after Tricky Dicky's visit to Beijing. How about these being reverse engineered and upgraded to C/D level with the big spine in the strike role on the Soviet border??

I like that idea. ;D :thumbsup:

Thought you might Chris. ;-)

Geoff

Just got a Gnat and a donor "Blunty" to do a "Sharpy".

Geoff

Quote from: Geoff on May 27, 2012, 10:19:51 AM
Just got a Gnat and a donor "Blunty" to do a "Sharpy".

---Just found out the SAAF evaluated Jet Provosts. So the donor blunty can become a SAAF CF a/c. I was reading up on SAAF Macci's as Spinners did a Rhodesian (RRAF) one some time back, and I am thinking of doing a RhAF one with underwing stores. I don't have anything that looks like the 0.50 cal gun pods. But I do have some twin 23mm ones off an Su-22. I wonder if the ship carrying the T-55s had a few a/c spares and ordinance on board? ;-) Oh Gawd pressure of thoughts - meds!!!!!

Geoff

#12
I lost my mojo for Wifs for a while - but the meds kicked in!

Started a MB-326 of the Rhodesian AF  - decided it was from a batch of upgraded South African a/c fitted with extended jetpipes, reinforced canopy same as the RAAF planes, and chaff/flare dispensers. It also has an extended range fuel tank in place of the second seat. But I cannot decide if it would be able to take some scabbed on armour on the cockpit sides.
This is from a different timeline where the bushwar continues for a few more years. The SAAF will not part with their Impala IIs as they are also feeling the need for CAS a/c, but upgrade some Impala Is for CF and RhAF use.

Wanted to use some Soviet gunpods as well but I am not sure about those.

Thorvic

Hi Geoff

On Britmodeller there is an Irish Guy doing gun pods for the MB-339 which should meet your needs although i think you can only find his stuff on eBay.

Other alternatives may be the Airfix Islander/Defender kit, or maybe some of the smaller helicopter gunships, the Augusta AW-109 II springs to mind in the Revell SAAF gunship boxing. Aircav will probably be able to recommend a suitable source Helicopter kit.

Cheers

G
Project Cancelled SIG Secretary, specialising in post war British RN warships, RN and RAF aircraft projects. Also USN and Russian warships

Geoff

Quote from: Thorvic on June 21, 2012, 12:23:29 AM
Hi Geoff
............ maybe some of the smaller helicopter gunships, the Augusta AW-109 II springs to mind in the Revell SAAF gunship boxing.

Cheers

G

I  think I may still have one of those lagging the loft, I shall check ... cheers. Geoff