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random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« on: June 12, 2009, 08:04:41 am »
title says it all, just something i was thinking of yesterday evening  :rolleyes:
the plan is to build a carrier version of a usually land based aircraft/helicopter.

some exsamples could be Navalised Typhoons, gripens, P-51's, F-104's,.....

seriously, why should the air forces have all the best toys  ;D
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 07:20:18 pm »
Sorta like this? My P-51N "Seastang" from a few years back





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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 11:48:12 pm »


Does it have to be carrier capable as i have a DC10 i was looking at as a RN transport ?
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 12:03:45 am »
Like my N.A. Kelpie FR-7.
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 07:28:24 am »
Sounds good to me !

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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009, 11:35:53 am »
Ohh good idea!!
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2009, 12:08:59 pm »
Always liked the idea of a navalised Viggen myself. Wouldn't need much: a hook (unless the carrier's really big: that thing can STOP  :blink:), single-wheel main gear with beefier legs and folding outer wings (the tail folds already!).

Imagine it posed on a section of deck with a section of island behind it, but the deck and island are painted in Swedish Navy two-tone green splinter cammo and a notice on the island says BEWARE JET BLAST AND ROTORS in Swedish..... :wacko:
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 12:13:11 pm »
So what are you waiting for Weaver? GO GO GO!!!

I like this idea.  I've got some Dragon 1/144 Tornadoes I was thinking of doing up in USN livery and ordnance.  A Tornado is Gull Gray over White with VF-84 markings  :mellow:  Thinking of doing a Fighter version and a Strike Fighter version.  VF-84 or VF-11 and VFA-131 should look good.
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2009, 09:26:26 am »
Weaver, I built a navalised Gripen a couple of years ago.
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2009, 10:51:30 am »
Would it have to be something that was never seriously considered for naval service?  I'd like to do another Sea Jaguar, this time in USMC service...this build might be a good opportunity for that...

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,13420.0
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2009, 05:57:24 pm »
Carriers, woo-hoo!  :wub:

Let's see. Helos are rather easy to adapt to carrier use.
I've wanted to do a COD DC-9, but that was already proposed officially.

The question is, what would be a surprising yet plausible adaptation of a land-based plane to carrier service? I'll need to see what's available at the hobby shop.
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2009, 09:00:17 pm »
One I've got on the bench right now is a navalized Supermarine Swift. Wings have been butchered for the fold, canopy separated, wheel wells hollowed out, still dreading scratching the pit.
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2009, 09:13:07 am »
Carriers, woo-hoo!  :wub:

Let's see. Helos are rather easy to adapt to carrier use.
I've wanted to do a COD DC-9, but that was already proposed officially.

The question is, what would be a surprising yet plausible adaptation of a land-based plane to carrier service? I'll need to see what's available at the hobby shop.

Gnats and F-5As have been seriously proposed for carrier use (okay the latter was an early pre-F-5 study, but the idea was there). How about a G.91, or the Hawk 200 with T-45 Goshawk mods?

How about a Mirage F1 or MiG-23?



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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2009, 09:24:52 am »
The question is, what would be a surprising yet plausible adaptation of a land-based plane to carrier service?

B747?
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Re: random idea: the "Navalise it" GB
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2009, 05:12:07 pm »
The question is, what would be a surprising yet plausible adaptation of a land-based plane to carrier service?

We know that the C-130 successfully operated from the Forrestal, problem on deck would be getting out of the way of everything else! But we could envision it in service, and maybe a Transall C-160 as well. A thought I had a few years ago was B-25s being upgraded with turbo-props and being used as CODs, don't know if the gear could take the landings though, they may need a lot of strengthening. F-105 might look cool in USN livery too.
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