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Offline NARSES2

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Re: Plusmodel
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2022, 05:56:14 am »

Seems to me to be a lot of aircraft to have one engine.  But it does look good.

My thoughts exactly when I first saw it
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Re: Plusmodel
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2022, 08:22:30 am »
The USN of the period didn't really go for BIG engines though, did they? Almost of the 'Yellow Winged Fleet' looked a bit underpowered.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Plusmodel
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2022, 08:01:46 pm »
I like it ! I saw those Firebees at a Hobby Shop in Windsor, ON today. Pricey ! I need to grab a set from Belcher Bits one of these days.....
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Re: Plusmodel
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2022, 12:41:33 am »
I love Kits B36 idea  ;D ;D but were the hrll would you put a model that big and with the price tag it has now ..over $300NZ now  :o but  :wacko:
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Re: Plusmodel
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2022, 05:14:18 am »
Well this looks a natural for a 'sky pirates' what-if:

Martin T4M torpedo bomber on floats: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PMAL7072?result-token=DQBr3



Seems to me to be a lot of aircraft to have one engine.  But it does look good.

Didn't they (almost) all look oversized for their engines in that era? :unsure:

Fairey Seal;


Parnall Peto;


Blackburn Ripon;


Blackburn Dart:


Bristol Baffin:


Westland Walrus;


Blackburn Blackburn:


And, last but far from least;

Avro Bison;




Oddly, I found this rather pretty plane which belies the reputation of its manufacturer;


Blackburn Shark.
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Re: Plusmodel
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2022, 05:42:37 am »
The Blackburn and the Bison look WOEFULLY underpowered, yes, and I agree about the Shark, it's almost elegant!

I still have a couple of the FROG Shark kits in The Loft. One day.............
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Re: Plusmodel
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2022, 08:04:46 am »
Is it the size of the engine or the gigantic fuselage? The Blackburn and the Bison look like flying hotel rooms!
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Re: Plusmodel
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2022, 09:21:41 am »
Because they take so long to get anywhere, the pilot gets bored (and sometimes an attack of cramp)  The huge fuselage allows his mate to take over for a few minutes whilst the pilot  has a brisk walk around to loosen the cramped muscles.
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