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C-130, Pegasus vectored thrust engined *finished + more pictures*

Started by sandiego89, March 10, 2019, 12:44:52 PM

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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

   
Dave "Sandiego89"
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That'd be a straight winged HS.681 then?

About time someone did one.  :thumbsup:
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zenrat

I am visualising one of these landing vertically on a dusty field...

...awesome.

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jcf

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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Thorvic

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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zenrat

I must admit, the first thing I thought of when I read the thread title was Bristol Pegasus radials.
You'd need quite few.

Fred

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Rheged

Quote from: zenrat 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.

That, sir, is EXACTLY what I thought!
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sandiego89

Quote from: Thorvic 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 ?

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!   
Dave "Sandiego89"
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Rheged

Quote from: sandiego89 on March 11, 2019, 02:23:42 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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Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
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Old Wombat

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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jalles

Awesome idea, I can't wait to see how this one turn out!  :thumbsup:

sandiego89

Thanks for the pictures wombat. I don't 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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Quote from: sandiego89 on March 12, 2019, 08:13:55 AM

Thanks for the pictures wombat. I don't 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 ;)
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! :)

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