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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2019, 05:13:54 am »
Noratlas could have wingtip(?) mounted jet pods.

C-119 could have a dorsal jet pod.

Bronco could have a dorsal jet pod for target-towing.

Shackleton Mk.3s had Viper turbojets in the outer engine pods.

Neptune could have underwing jet pods.


Re the Wellesley/Wellington debate, you could always go the other way and attach the Wellesley kit's spare engine to the front of a Wimpy, then add a gondola for the bomb-aimer.

How about adding a third, pusher engine to the back of the fuselage pod on a twin-boom, twin-engined design? The P-38 is probably a bit too small (maybe a small jet..?) but the P-61 seems ripe for it, as does the Fw-189.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2019, 06:29:22 am »
I've a couple of ideas, one involves a Fairey Battle and the other a Westland Whirlwind.

I have one Battle in the stash so just need another, so you can guess where I'm going there. The other requires an old Airfix Whirlwind but they are stupid prices on E-Bay (IMHO anyway) so I'll look again when I get back from "oop North"

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,21075.0/highlight,fairey+falcon.html Or a zwilling Battlebattle?

That's nice Dave  :thumbsup:

I was thinking of mine being a product of Avions Fairy in Belgium, perhaps as a torpedo bomber ?

Anyway the Whirlwind idea, which I talked to you about  ;), was my first idea, so providing I can get the kit that's the way I will go.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2019, 07:01:48 am »
But NONE of those examples quoted will do for this GB as they've already been built in the RW.

We need more creative thought, like a Beverley assault glider maybe?  :o
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2019, 07:26:09 am »
9 engined b-52?

Peacemaker with more than 10 engines?

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2019, 08:57:32 am »
You guys all go for more.
But less is also nice.

What about a B-52 with 1 big engine and 1 big prop in the nose?
Or a B747 glider?

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2019, 09:19:21 am »
But NONE of those examples quoted will do for this GB as they've already been built in the RW.

We need more creative thought, like a Beverley assault glider maybe?  :o

Concorde as a (very fast) Glider?
It'll need a pretty big catapult to get across the Atlantic though ;D
And the 'G' Forces on take off.......

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2019, 12:20:02 pm »
But NONE of those examples quoted will do for this GB as they've already been built in the RW.

We need more creative thought, like a Beverley assault glider maybe?  :o

Concorde as a (very fast) Glider?
It'll need a pretty big catapult to get across the Atlantic though ;D
And the 'G' Forces on take off.......

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2019, 12:25:31 pm »
Perhaps a White Triplex-like three Liberty LSR layout, one up front - two in the back, if you want to go the
brutal route for a vehicle modification.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2019, 01:24:37 pm »
A double length Micky Thompson Challenger 1 with eight engines?  ;D

A similarly lengthened Goldenrod too?  ;D
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2019, 01:40:46 pm »
Planning to take part in this GB. How about a PB4-Y2 in COD role? was this done before?

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #40 on: June 20, 2019, 01:44:17 pm »
You'd need a BIG carrier to take that aboard!  :o

So long as it has anything OTHER than 4 engines it'd be a goer for this GB though.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2019, 01:50:21 pm »
Privateer minus two engines for good measure..shortened..otherwise way to large for the average carrier ;-)

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2019, 02:58:13 pm »
A double length Micky Thompson Challenger 1 with eight engines?  ;D

A similarly lengthened Goldenrod too?  ;D
Challenger with a single turbine.

Goldenrod with twin V-12s.  ;D
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #43 on: June 20, 2019, 04:49:41 pm »
But NONE of those examples quoted will do for this GB as they've already been built in the RW.

We need more creative thought, like a Beverley assault glider maybe?  :o

Can't speak for anybody else, but my point in posting was to give examples of engines added in the real world in order to inspire other people's ideas for their whiffy builds, i.e. if you can add a pair of Vipers to a Shack in the real world, then maybe you can add a pair of Derwents to a Lanc in Whiff World?

I'd have thought a Beverley assault glider wouldn't be so much 'creative' as 'destructive'.... :o ;)
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #44 on: June 20, 2019, 06:13:48 pm »
Privateer minus two engines for good measure..shortened..otherwise way to large for the average carrier ;-)

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