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One week Canberra Interceptor(s)

Started by Glenn Gilbertson, May 03, 2016, 07:41:46 PM

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Glenn Gilbertson

Hope I can contribute something to the one - week build.
Ancient Frog B(I)8 taken from stache, to be combined with Freightdog's conversion set for an early version of the Canberra P.12 fighter project:

Nothing fancy, just a suggestion of wheel well structure:

If time permits, I have plans for a later version:

Glenn Gilbertson

#1
Made a bit of progress - and made a hole in the Polyfilla tube.
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comrade harps

Looking good. That nose and wing combo would look good on an all-weather intruder style Canberra, like the Pakistani B-57B.
Whatever.

kitbasher

Quote from: comrade harps on May 07, 2016, 04:08:27 PM
Looking good. That nose and wing combo would look good on an all-weather intruder style Canberra, like the Pakistani B-57B.

Which is what I'm very slowly making progress on, but it will be an interceptor.  Started last year, probably finished next year!
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
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Glenn Gilbertson

#4
Finished!
The RAF were anxious to develop the new interception techniques needed to use missile technology, so a rushed order was placed for a dozen English Electric P.12 Canberras, named F.(AW).24, using B.(I).8 wings for early delivery. The missile armament was to be the large, radar guided Red Dean. Fears about the missile's reliability made retention of the 4x20mm cannon pack wise.
11 Squadron was chosen as the unit to receive the new aircraft:



(Detail markings from Matchbox PR.9, fuselage markings from Frog EE Lightning, fin eagles from Airfix Tornado. Camouflage as appropriate to the contemporaneous Javelin).

Red Dean proved to be over-weight, over-complicated and unreliable, but the Canberras were useful for many years as trials aircraft.
The P.12 concept was developed using PR.9 wings and engines, and as the F.(AW).25 served for many years - but that is for the next modelling project.

zenrat

Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

PR19_Kit

Super job there.  :thumbsup: :bow:

Those Red Deans are HUGE!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

NARSES2

Decals my @r$e!

Glenn Gilbertson

Thanks, Guys.
Now that I see how big Red Dean was, no wonder it was cancelled in the real world!

Gondor

Nice job with the decals  :thumbsup: the aircraft looks good too.

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....

NARSES2

Quote from: Glenn Gilbertson on May 09, 2016, 09:19:52 AM
Thanks, Guys.
Now that I see how big Red Dean was, no wonder it was cancelled in the real world!

When you see it in place on an aircraft it does make you realise
Decals my @r$e!

Captain Canada

Wow. I love the look of this one ! Looks so right with that nose, camo, arms and markings ! Great job, and I think I finally know a direction to go with mine !

:cheers:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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