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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2010, 12:34:26 pm »
By the way, the overall "theme" for SMW10 at Telford is "The Battle of Britain" so a contribution would be appropriate, especially as some will appreciate the humour and numpties will be annoyed...

Luftwaffe Zero?
RAF D.520?
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2010, 12:44:53 pm »
By the way, the overall "theme" for SMW10 at Telford is "The Battle of Britain" so a contribution would be appropriate, especially as some will appreciate the humour and numpties will be annoyed...

Luftwaffe Zero?
RAF D.520?
 :drink: :party: :blink:

Dogfight double: Free French D.520 with a Merlin vs Luftwaffe captured D.520 with a Db.601.... :mellow:
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2010, 02:11:34 pm »
Trying to locate kits of both of the early Heinkel jets the 170 and 280. I know they are out there i just don't seem to be able to find them. Not even on the mighty H's web site!! Can anybody give an assist please?

Lance, Huma do a He 280, there are several kits of the He 178.
http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=HM4000

There are several kits of the He 178 too:
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Both on Hannants! ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2010, 02:44:21 pm »
Hopefully things will be sorted out enough career-wise/house-wise, etc. so that this GB could be joined up to and get something done.  



It'll clearly have to be the 1/48 Hurricane with spatted fixed gear, cloth wings, automotive headlamps for landing lights, two blade prop, etc.   Alternative RAF markings that are not roundels, D or E pattern upper surfaces.


Perhaps the Germans could have also used some Japanese aircraft.  Ki-27 modifications anybody?  
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2010, 02:48:44 pm »
All biplanes and nothing but biplanes.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2010, 08:30:47 am »
Lance, another possibility if you're willing to tackle a Unicraft kit, an early Junkers jet project:
http://www.unicraft.biz/germ/ju-srf/ju-srf.htm
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2010, 09:51:36 am »
Thanks for the assist Simon. I Should have remembered Huma  and Special Hobby- 
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2010, 12:24:21 pm »
All biplanes and nothing but biplanes.  :thumbsup:

That's one of the best suggestions of 2010!
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We need a whiffie for that...
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2010, 03:59:37 am »
Lots of blplane possibilities....Gladiator, Hs 123, Cr42...

The Lithuanians actually built as Fokker D.VII as late as 1937.

RAF units with Hawk IIs....a strong possibilty, as well as Luftwaffe Dive Bomber Hawk IIs.

Walrus Gunship? ;D
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2010, 02:16:44 am »
Lots of blplane possibilities....Gladiator, Hs 123, Cr42...

The Lithuanians actually built as Fokker D.VII as late as 1937.

RAF units with Hawk IIs....a strong possibilty, as well as Luftwaffe Dive Bomber Hawk IIs.

Walrus Gunship? ;D

Heyford Gunship....... :wacko:
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2010, 02:36:11 am »
Aeesome!!! :wacko: :wacko:

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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2010, 03:12:29 am »
Hampden night fighter (instead of Blenheim, early Beaufighters and Boston/Havoc) - if the Germans could adapt bombers to the night fighting role, why not the Brits (especially in the case of the Hampden).
Kestrel-engined Gladiator.  With spats!
A Mercury-engined Gloster fighter 'inspired' by the Gloster G38.
A Heyford development (but not the gunship as already suggested).
All in the 2010 master plan!

Notwithstanding earlier suggestions for the SMW2010 SIG display theme, should BoB70 be the plan?
;D ;D

EDIT: And I'm kind of toying with the idea of a 1940 war-bond, morale raising Hurricane I-equipped Red Arrows idea.  Paint job based on the Red Arrows Hawk scheme, but with 1940-style roundels with an RAF badge worked into it somehow (probably on the undersides).  To keep it feasible I think the back story would have to see a strict limit on the number of Hurricanes used (probably 4) and they'd have to be pretty tired machines (ex-Battle of France?) to be diverted away from the front line.
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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2010, 04:16:52 am »
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A Heyford development........

I've been playing with this idea for some time but can't seem to make any headway on it. Do you have something specific in mind?

I'm not very good at time critical builds but may be tempted for this one.  ;D

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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2010, 12:55:29 pm »
You can open up more options if you include Modern aircraft into retro schemes:

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Re: Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary GB
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2019, 07:48:12 pm »
Why not?

Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary GB
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