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Re: Whifs found on deviantART
« Reply #810 on: March 03, 2022, 08:01:21 pm »
Wow! looking like a supersonic twin-boomer, I love it, thanks! :wub: :thumbsup:
(even if it is rather triplex-boomer) :-\ ;D
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« Reply #811 on: March 04, 2022, 07:54:06 am »
Ahem, I have "improved" her into a supersonic twin-boomer...

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Re: Whifs found on deviantART
« Reply #812 on: March 04, 2022, 07:30:19 pm »
"Fascinating" said a certain Vulcan we all know.......
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« Reply #813 on: April 15, 2022, 09:06:10 am »
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« Reply #814 on: April 17, 2022, 07:04:43 pm »
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« Reply #815 on: May 10, 2022, 07:49:16 am »
From dave-llamaman:


Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 - USSR (AU)
The need for a more capable fighter than the standardised MiG-21 became very clear by the time Anastas Mikoyan became Soviet First Secretary in the second half of 1964. While gifted with respectable performance and a more capable radar fire-control suite than its predecessor, the -21P was sorely lacking in terms of range and its ability to carry an even more capable radar. Consequently, the decision was made by the Troika collective leadership of Mikoyan, Defence Minister Admiral Sergey Gorshkov and KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov, to begin research into replacements for the current crop of Soviet combat aircraft.
    The requirements for these “new” aircraft was that they had to be based on existing types to ease logistics, training and R&D costs; they had to possess a significant performance improvement over current types; and they had to be easy to build and maintain. The latter was a major issue for the crippled post-World War III Soviet Union; fortunately, the production of reliable, if rough around the edges, machinery was something Soviet industry excelled at.

OKB-155, headed by Mikoyan’s younger brother Artem and his partner Mikhail Gurevich, responded with a redesigned MiG-21 that included lateral intakes, allowing the nose intake to be replaced with a larger radome. The pair refined their design somewhat, increasing wing area by applying the cranked-delta “arrowhead” wing geometry being adopted by OKB-51 for the larger Sukhoi Su-15 project and utilising increased engine thrust promised by Tumansky (OKB-300) with their R21 and R25 turbojets to improve performance even with increases in weight. The MiG-21’s rather high take-off and landing speeds and distances were to be addressed through a boundary layer control system first trialled in 1961’s experimental Ye-7SPS, along with the increased wig area.
    The OKB-155 proposal for a new light “day” fighter was announced the winner of this project, it being the only competitor to build on an existing design, and the resultant MiG-23 was authorised for production in 1966. Three distinct “generations” (plus numerous sub-types) would be built in the coming years.

Variants:
Ye-330:
First prototypes, powered by Tumansky R13F-300 turbojet.

MiG-23P (“Flogger-A”):
Air defence variant featuring Tumansky R21-100 engine, RP-21MSapfir (“Spin Scan-A”) radar, GSh-23L cannon and provision for R-3S and R-3R missiles under the wings.

MiG-23U (“Flogger-B”):
Two-seat conversion trainer based on -23P with cannon deleted to make room for second seat.

MiG-23M (“Flogger-C”):
Improved air defence fighter, featuring RP-22 (“Jay Bird”) radar with larger radome, uprated R21F-300 engine, redesigned tail and larger fuselage spine to increase fuel capacity.

MiG-23MS (“Flogger-D”):
Export variant combining improved engine and redesigned fuselage of -23M with RP-21 radar of -23P. Sold to People’s Republic of China and less politically reliable client states in Africa and Asia.

MiG-23UB (“Flogger-F”):
Two-seat variant based on MiG-23M rear fuselage and MiG-23U nose; would become standard conversion trainer for all MiG-23 and -25 pilots.

MiG-23ML (“Flogger-H”):
Definitive air defence fighter with R25-100 engine, “fat-back” fuselage spine fuel tank from MiG-25M and improved RP-23 (“High Lark”) radar that featured look down/shoot down capability using envelope detection technique rather than pulse-Doppler or FMICW techniques preferred in the West. Armament includes improved R-13S IR-guided missile and longer-ranged R-13R radar-guided weapon (AA-2C Atoll and AA-6 Advanced Atoll respectively).

MiG-23MLA (“Flogger-K”):
Mid-life upgrade for ML, featuring N019 (“Slot Back”) radar, infra-red sensor, uprated R25F-300 engine, improved radio and navigation gear and new weapons.

Chengdu J-9 (“Flogger-D2”):
Chinese-built version of MiG-23, fitted with domestically produced radar.


Douglas B-66 Destroyer - Argentina (AU)
The B-66B replaced Argentina's fleet of Lancaster and Lincoln World War II-era bombers lost during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict. Popular with its crews and capable of hauling a respectable bomb-load, the B-66 fleet was upgraded in the late 1970s to extend its service life.
    Of the forty aircraft originally delivered, thirty-five were slated for upgrade to B-66R standard by FMA. This involved replacing the ageing J71 turbojets with the Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofan and overhauling the radar fit, incorporating a terrain-following radar in a nose thimble radome.


M41 Walker Bulldog - Argentina (AU)
Supplementing the M46 Patton was a similar number of M41A2 Walker Bulldog light tanks. Three hundred were transferred to Argentina by the United States, entering service from 1965.
    Although largely happy with the M41, Argentine planners were concerned with several of its features that they found to be lacking. Consequently, by the end of the decade plans were in place to upgrade the type in a pilot project that would troubleshoot some of the potential problems that would be involved in upgrading the M46 fleet.
    As part of the M41AR upgrade, the tank's Continental AOS-895-3 six-cylinder air-cooled petrol engine was replaced with a Detroit Diesel 8V-71T V8 turbodiesel; IR searchlight and laser rangefinding equipment was added; and the M32A1 gun was replaced with the Ordnance QF 17-Pounder that had been in use on Argentina's Sherman Fireflies. These guns had been in storage since the Sherman fleet's conversion to other roles, and additional guns were obtained from Israeli surplus.


Castle-class frigate HMS Conisbrough Castle - AU
Twenty ex-US Navy John C. Butler-class destroyer escorts were transferred to the UK as part of the 1963 US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement, with all being converted to Royal Navy standards. Once in shipyard hands, the old ships' superstructures and funnels were almost completely cut away and replaced with prefabricated structures. The main radar and ESM equipment was carried on a latticework mast that surrounded an inelegent exhaust flue in lieu of the original funnel.
    Despite their ungainly appearances, these ships were very capable and much-loved by their crews. They would see a second lease of life by being transferred to the fledging Free French, Free Belgian and Free Dutch navies as these countries continued their post-October War reconstructions.

Specifications:
Class & Type: Castle-class frigate (ex-John C. Butler-class destroyer escort)
Displacement: 1,350 tons standard; 1,745 tons full load
Length: 306 ft (93.3 m)
Beam: 37 ft (11.3 m)
Draft: 9 ft 4 in (2.8 m) light; 13 ft 4 in (4.1 m) deep
Speed: 24 kn (28 mph; 44 km/h)
Complement: 198

Radar:
1 × Type 960 air-surveillance radar
1 × Type 993 surface search/target-indication radar
1 × Type 974 navigation radar
1 × Type 37 director (gun)
2 × Type 262 Close Range Blind Fire directors (Sea Cat)

Sonar:
1 × Type 174 medium range search sonar
1 × Type 170 attack sonar
1 × Type 162 bottom search sonar

Armament:
1 × QF 4.5-inch (113 mm) L/45 Mk IV guns on single CP Mk.V mounts
4 × Oerlikon 20 mm guns
1 × quad 21-inch (533 mm) tubes for torpedoes Mk.VIII & Mk.30
2 × GWS-21 triple Sea Cat SAM launchers
1 × Squid triple depth charge mortar

Aviation facilities:
Landing pad for single Westland Wasp HAS.1/HAS.2 helicopter

From DarkHornet19:

Landing Destroyer - Fuyugumo Class
Drawings used:www.shipbucket.com/drawings/45… (Author: BB1987)
Japanese landing destroyer - "Fuyugumo"(冬雲) class. The ship is based on the design of the Shiratsuyu-class Harusame destroyer. The destroyer is capable of carrying landing crafts, barges and boats for the marines. Also, the interior room and hangar are equipped as barracks. The ship is armed with a 100 mm Type 89 Mod A universal gun.


Carrier Yusha (ex-Hermes)
Drawings used:www.shipbucket.com/drawings/51… (Author: Bombhead, K. W. Vestergaard)
The British aircraft carrier Hermes was captured by the Japanese at Trincomalee in 1942. The ship was named Yusha (勇者) and was sent to Japan for complete restoration and modernization for the Japanese navy. As with the battlecruiser Repulse, all weapons were removed and replaced with Japanese models. The ship's design has received a number of changes. A funnel was installed at an angle, characteristic of later Japanese aircraft carriers. The ship's aircraft are equipped with Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighters and Aichi D3A "Val" dive bombers. The ship, together with the former Repulse, will form the core of the South China Fleet.


Airship Carrier - Atami Class
Drawings used:www.shipbucket.com/drawings/47… (Authors: BB1987, WhyMe), www.shipbucket.com/drawings/41… (Authors: Lazer_one)
The airship carrier is the Atami class. This ship was rebuilt from the light cruiser Nagara. Half of the ship is used as a platform for such a huge airship. There is a 155 mm Type 3 cannon (triple) in the bow of the ship. There is also one installation of 25 mm Type 96 anti-aircraft machine guns. This carrier was built to carry 1 Nobile N-3 airship.

and finally from Yqueleden (is in Spanish, so i've to use Google translator for this):

MS.410E Picio (AH El Visitante)
In 1940 and 1941, the Spanish Air Force received three hundred and twenty copies of the small French fighter M.S.406, which were restored at the Morane factory and transformed to the M.S.410 standard. In Spain they were in turn modified by installing a reflective sight, instead of the original telescopic one, and the machine guns were replaced by the powerful Beta machine guns, a copy of the Soviet ShKAS, but in 7.92 caliber.
The M.S.410Es performed reasonably well against the aging British Fleet Air Arm aircraft, but were inferior to the British Hurricanes and had to be replaced by Bf 109Fs and Fw 190s. The Picios were relegated to territorial defence, and were withdrawn in 1943 .
Even so, the M.S.410 found its role in fighter schools, as it was a noble and very agile aircraft, ideal for transition students. The Picios were transferred to the hunting schools of the Pact of Aachen. The good qualities of the device led to its replacement at the end of the war by its derivative M.S.460 Vanneau.
In 1942, Portugal received sixty Spanish aircraft, with which it equipped a hunting group that, in reality, was intended for advanced and combat training of Portuguese pilots.


Heinkel Hutter K-1 (AH El Visitante)
During the Nigerian civil war, the Dornier Do 535, which was the Marineflieger's most advanced fighter-bomber, was a disappointment. Despite its modern electronic equipment, the limitations of its airframe made it very vulnerable to both fighters and anti-aircraft rockets of North American origin. In contrast, the "old-fashioned" Hü 312E fared better as it was a highly accurate bomber, and a difficult target for enemy interceptors. It even turned out better than the Luftwaffe fighter-bombers.
The Reichsluftfahrtministerium petitioned the aircraft industry for an improved attack aircraft. MBB was the victor with its Me 710 (to be adopted by the Luftwaffe and the Marineflieger as the J-8 Tornado) but development of such an advanced aircraft would lead to delays. As an interim measure, the RLM requested an advanced version of the veteran Hü 312.
The Heinkel Hütter Hü 312K (which was named K-1, inaugurating the new category "Kampfbomber") was finally only acquired by the Marineflieger, since the Luftwaffe preferred the Hütter J-5. To save time, it was closely based on the Hü 312E, but with a solid nose housing improved electronics, and a redesigned fuselage that respected the "area rule" and allowed the K-1 to go transonic in a dive.
The K-1 saw combat in the final stages of the war in which it acted as a close support aircraft. However, its successor (the Dornier 635, future K-3) was already under development and the one hundred and twenty German examples went into reserve in the mid-1970s.
However, the K-1 aroused great interest among Germany's allies who operated the Hü 312D and F. Production continued, intended for export, and by the time it ceased in 1983, 820 examples had been built. Sion, who purchased three hundred and forty, was the main operator of the apparatus. Spain, after the good results of its Hü 312Sp, acquired twenty-four units from the Marineflieger, which were deployed in Gando (Canary Islands) and El Aaiún (Sahara).


The Europanzer Jaguar was the Europanzer Group's proposal for a standard main battle tank for the Aachen Pact. Europanzer was an industrial conglomerate made up of various Italian (Lancia, Fiat's military vehicle division), French (AMX, Lorraine, SOMUA) and Spanish (Santa Bárbara) companies that was created to respond to the competition and ended up becoming a European giant in the armament.
Europanzer's proposal, the Jaguar, was based on Fiat's Carro Celere Sahariano, but with larger size, torsion bar suspension, transverse engine (the chassis was designed to accept various Italian, French or German engines) and upgraded armament. Although Alkett's Panther was initially selected, development continued on the Jaguar, which would eventually replace the Panther as the Covenant's main tank due to its ability to grow.
The first series (A0) carried the Panzer IV turret (with 75L48 gun) to speed up production, and featured an Isotta-Fraschini Gamma engine which was a real headache. Twenty-five examples were built that were not considered fit for combat, but two dozen were acquired by Yugoslavia, after being rebuilt with a Gamma 2 engine. They were called Jaguar AY.
Versions A (except A0), B and C were similar, except for their motorization: Jaguar A for the Italian army had a Gamma 2 engine, B for the French, the HS-51 engine, and C for the army German, the Maybach HL 210. All three versions carried the conical turret designed by Alkett for the Panther tank, albeit with a 75L48 cannon. Two hundred German Jaguar Cs carried the much more powerful 75L70 KwL 41 gun, albeit at the cost of carrying less ammunition.
The Jaguar E was an engineered version, fitted with a 10.5 cm howitzer and a pusher blade.
The Jaguar D was a tank destroyer, later renamed Jagdjaguar, with a 75L70 gun in a casemate. Later it received the even more powerful Kwk 43 88L71.


Landungsschiff LS-1 (AH El Visitante)
In 1940, when preparations began for the landing in England, the Kriegsmarine ordered several types of specialized landing ships, but their delivery was expected to be delayed. As an alternative, it was decided to adapt several ferries, but they were units with limited seafaring capacity.
As an alternative, it was decided to transform small freighters that were under construction, most of them in the invaded countries. To adapt them to their new role, the machines were placed in the stern (only ships on which they had not yet been installed were modified), the holds were connected and part of the deck was removed, and the hull was reinforced, which became be flat in the anterior half. The main changes were in the bow, which had a slide gate, and a ramp that launched after running aground.
The thirty converted units were delivered during 1942. Their appearance was not graceful, being among the ugliest ships in the German navy. His result was in keeping with his appearance. Its capacity was small (barely half that of the MFS), and its behavior in rough seas has been described as abominable, due to the shapes of the bow. Lacking compartmentalization, they were not only very vulnerable, but they sank in a few minutes, so much so that their crews tried to always have their survival equipment at hand, and they barred the doors of the compartments so that they would not remain closed.
Even so, the Landungsschiffs were a valuable addition when deliveries of specialized ships had just begun, especially as they were ships capable of navigating open waters, even if they were not pleasant for their crews. They served throughout the war, even when more modern types became available. At the end of the conflict they were sold to civilian operators.
The LS-1 was of Danish origin, and was commissioned in December 1941. It participated in the invasion of England, and was later transferred to the Black Sea, where it supported operations in the Caucasus. In 1945 it was damaged during a run aground, and was not repaired.
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Re: Whifs found on deviantART
« Reply #816 on: May 10, 2022, 08:15:27 pm »
Oh, yeah, our (Shipbucket's) Whiffy stuff (AU: Alternate Universe) is frequently hosted on DA, because Photobucket's extortion.
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Re: Whifs found on deviantART
« Reply #817 on: May 18, 2022, 01:02:32 am »
From an artist I follow on dA

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Re: Whifs found on deviantART
« Reply #818 on: May 18, 2022, 01:50:07 am »
 :thumbsup:
nice floatplane, the double engines in line are beautiful ;
based on a He115 it seems ?


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Re: Whifs found on deviantART
« Reply #819 on: May 18, 2022, 02:51:07 am »
:thumbsup:
nice floatplane, the double engines in line are beautiful ;
based on a He115 it seems ?

That's what the artist said.  Also, the engines are steam turbines.  Probably made of lightweight unobtanium honeycomb
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Re: Whifs found on deviantART
« Reply #820 on: May 18, 2022, 04:12:09 am »
^^^ He has much other stuff, too. Some in a more science fiction or diesel punk vein.

I have this one in my favourites:


https://www.deviantart.com/aoiwaffle0608/art/SkyDebris-Planes-TraGear-440937861

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Re: Whifs found on deviantART
« Reply #821 on: May 18, 2022, 04:14:49 am »
wow! :unsure: ;D
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« Reply #822 on: May 18, 2022, 11:20:37 pm »
You have to wonder in which direction this is supposed to fly?  :unsure:

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« Reply #823 on: May 18, 2022, 11:51:17 pm »
You have to wonder in which direction this is supposed to fly?  :unsure:
There is a fin at one end, and what looks like a gun firing at the other. I'm pretty sure it is a pusher canard.

... but it might not look bad with the fin at the other end, in a conventional layout.

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« Reply #824 on: May 19, 2022, 12:03:28 pm »
That pic shows the aircraft butt first..the guns on the wings give it away ..so its a pusher with the carnads up front . :thumbsup:
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