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GROUP BUILDS => The Cold War G.B. 2018 => Topic started by: NARSES2 on February 01, 2018, 05:03:52 am

Title: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: NARSES2 on February 01, 2018, 05:03:52 am
This will be where your finished builds go. I'll unlock it once the GB starts
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: nighthunter on March 09, 2018, 06:39:46 am
English Electric Thunderbolt:
(https://i.imgur.com/3rEB44R.png)
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 17, 2018, 11:50:28 am
First one finished, an 1:72 Lockheed F-94B “Starfire”, aircraft "FA 088" (ex USAF Bu. No. 52-0088) of the 340th Mira "Flying Foxes", 111th Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía); Nea Anchialos AFB, 1961.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/811/39053603940_c66833d4fa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22v2VQY)
1:72 Lockheed F-94B “Starfire”, aircraft ‘FA 088' (ex USAF Bu. No. 52-0088) of the 340th Mira "Flying Foxes", 111th Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía); Nea Anchialos AFB, 1961 (Whif/Heller kit) (https://flic.kr/p/22v2VQY) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/805/40863372451_885ef045f3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25fXsYk)
1:72 Lockheed F-94B “Starfire”, aircraft ‘FA 088' (ex USAF Bu. No. 52-0088) of the 340th Mira "Flying Foxes", 111th Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía); Nea Anchialos AFB, 1961 (Whif/Heller kit) (https://flic.kr/p/25fXsYk) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4773/40822155232_a1ce9bed3e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25cjdwC)
1:72 Lockheed F-94B “Starfire”, aircraft ‘FA 088' (ex USAF Bu. No. 52-0088) of the 340th Mira "Flying Foxes", 111th Combat Wing, Hellenic Air Force (Πολεμική Αεροπορία, Polemikí Aeroporía); Nea Anchialos AFB, 1961 (Whif/Heller kit) (https://flic.kr/p/25cjdwC) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


More about it here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44953.msg803572.html#msg803572
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 18, 2018, 08:18:34 am
And one follows directly behind, in formation flight with the Hellenic F-94B, a hardware rendition of nighthunter's English Electric Thunderbolt, here in its slightly advanced F.2 incarnation:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/40171369824_3801cd5115_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24cNLGy)
1:72 English Electric "Thunderbolt" F.2, aircraft "WK452/N" of No. 79 Squadron Royal Air Force Germany; RAF Wunstorf AB in West Germany, 1955 (Whif/modified Hobby Boss kit) (https://flic.kr/p/24cNLGy) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4774/40837819752_e3643ac213_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25dGv3y)
1:72 English Electric "Thunderbolt" F.2, aircraft "WK452/N" of No. 79 Squadron Royal Air Force Germany; RAF Wunstorf AB in West Germany, 1955 (Whif/modified Hobby Boss kit) (https://flic.kr/p/25dGv3y) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4786/40171321564_cb406a4e92_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24cNwmu)
1:72 English Electric "Thunderbolt" F.2, aircraft "WK452/N" of No. 79 Squadron Royal Air Force Germany; RAF Wunstorf AB in West Germany, 1955 (Whif/modified Hobby Boss kit) (https://flic.kr/p/24cNwmu) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


More about it here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45014.msg803664.html#msg803664
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: rickshaw on March 27, 2018, 01:01:55 am
Replacing the Canberra in RAAF service

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Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 29, 2018, 04:39:16 am
Here's #3, officially an 1:72 Gudkov Gu-1 (NATO ASCC code: Flout); "38 White" of the Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily (Soviet Air Force) 196th IAP, attached to the 184th GvTBAP Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment; Pryluky Air Base (Ukraine), 1953.

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1:72 Gudkov Gu-1 (NATO ASCC code: Flout); "38 White" of the Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily (Soviet Air Force) 196th IAP, attached to the 184th GvTBAP Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment; Pryluky Air Base (Ukraine), 1953 (Whif/kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/Hti3ow) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/784/26221143157_3c4f6c4473_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FX5dk8)
1:72 Gudkov Gu-1 (NATO ASCC code: Flout); "38 White" of the Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily (Soviet Air Force) 196th IAP, attached to the 184th GvTBAP Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment; Pryluky Air Base (Ukraine), 1953 (Whif/kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/FX5dk8) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/900/40382977204_cafda0389d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24wvjcE)
1:72 Gudkov Gu-1 (NATO ASCC code: Flout); "38 White" of the Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily (Soviet Air Force) 196th IAP, attached to the 184th GvTBAP Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment; Pryluky Air Base (Ukraine), 1953 (Whif/kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/24wvjcE) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

More info here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45056.msg804857.html#msg804857
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 07, 2018, 01:08:27 pm
Hawker F-99C Hunter, USAF 524 TFS, Vietnam
March 5, 1966

This Hunter is depicted before taking off for a CAS mission supporting US Army forces from the 28th Infantry Regiment during Operation Cocoa Beach.  It is armed with a  CAS loadout of 2 x BLU27 napalm canisters and 2 x CBU75 cluster bombs, plus 2 AIM-9B Sidewinder AAMs.  The Sidewinder was not a common weapon fitted to Hunters in until the last year of its use in Vietnam in 1968, but were occasionally fitted.  The Hunter's  4 ADEN 30mm cannon were usually fully loaded with a total of 600 rounds and proved a popular weapon, packing a heavier punch and being far more reliable than the Colt 20mm cannon found on most US aircraft prior to the M61 Vulcan.

Most of the Hunters deployed to Vietnam, including this one, had improved RHAWS equipment with a sensor under the nose aft of the landing gear.  This improved the targeting of the AGM-45 Shrike missile that was also extensively used by Hunters in the 1965-67 time period.   

This aircraft has a kill marking from downing a MiG-17 on an earlier mission when carrying Sidewinders. 

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45069.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45069.0.html)

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Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: rickshaw on April 08, 2018, 04:18:43 am
Fairey Gannet AEW 31, 814 Squadron, RAN FAA, HMAS Eagle (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45127.0.html)

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Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 08, 2018, 05:25:17 am
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1:72 Hawker Siddeley "Harrier" GR.1, aircraft "XV 764" of the "Red Arrows" Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, summer 1980 (Whif/Fujimi kit) (https://flic.kr/p/GhKCVt) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 Hawker Siddeley "Harrier" GR.1, aircraft "XV 764" of the "Red Arrows" Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, summer 1980 (Whif/Fujimi kit) (https://flic.kr/p/25TbR4S) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/899/41315445111_c5fe5d7e54_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25WUsqx)
1:72 Hawker Siddeley "Harrier" GR.1, aircraft "XV 764" of the "Red Arrows" Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, summer 1980 (Whif/Fujimi kit) (https://flic.kr/p/25WUsqx) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

More about it here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45128.0.html
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 14, 2018, 11:43:47 am
A serial production version of the Mikoyan-Gurevich SM-12PM interceptor, a kind of missing link between the MiG-19 and MiG-21.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/894/27584119428_8bd9b36857_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J2vPG1)
1:72 MiG-19bis (NATO ASCC code: "Farmer F"); aircraft "07 Blue" of the 180th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment, Soviet Anti-Air Defence (Protivovozdushnaya Oborona Strany, PVO); Veshchevo AB (Leningrad Oblast), 1962 (Whif/Mastercraft kit conversion) (https://flic.kr/p/J2vPG1) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

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1:72 MiG-19bis (NATO ASCC code: "Farmer F"); aircraft "07 Blue" of the 180th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment, Soviet Anti-Air Defence (Protivovozdushnaya Oborona Strany, PVO); Veshchevo AB (Leningrad Oblast), 1962 (Whif/Mastercraft kit conversion) (https://flic.kr/p/2558RR3) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/792/39646465030_a33f5119f0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23pquMU)1:72 MiG-19bis (NATO ASCC code: "Farmer F"); aircraft "07 Blue" of the 180th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment, Soviet Anti-Air Defence (Protivovozdushnaya Oborona Strany, PVO); Veshchevo AB (Leningrad Oblast), 1962 (Whif/Mastercraft kit conversion) (https://flic.kr/p/23pquMU) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

More about it here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45142.0.html
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: The Rat on April 16, 2018, 07:35:13 am
The Cuban Missile Crisis, the Jamaican Response, part 1

(For a short background to this story, read http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45109.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45109.0.html))

With the acquiescence of American President Kennedy, Cuba became the recipient of the new Soviet SA-6 ‘Gainful’ surface-to-air missile. The crisis over the previous placement of surface-to-surface ballistic missiles had been averted by their removal, but the new defences brought an increased level of concern in the region. France had strengthened its air capability with the purchase of the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, and Britain was also making preparations. The first choice of the government was to provide assistance to the newly independent Jamaica, which would lessen the logistics of having a large British presence in the area.

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Jamaican Prime Minister Alexander Bustamante was at first reluctant to take sides in the matter, as he had always been a fierce supporter of Jamaican independence. Public assurances from Britain that his nation’s affairs would always be respected, and that no alliance was to be inferred, persuaded him to accept the offer of military equipment, and aircraft were a priority. The fast and capable English Electric Canberra was an obvious choice; it’s versatile ability to penetrate air defences at all levels, combined with a significant punch, meant that it was an ideal deterrent. An initial supply of 20 Canberra B2s were quickly despatched to the island, with 12 based at the airport in Montego Bay, and 8 at the former USAAF base at Vernam Field, on the south coast.

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The principally maritime operations dictated a naval style of camouflage, and this was applied on their arrival. A two-tone blue was chosen, dark on the upper surface and light on the lower. The light blue had problems with quality control, leading to a distinctive streaky appearance which many found quite pleasing, looking as if the sky was passing at high speed. In order to make the fuselage serial numbers stand out against the dark and light camouflage, they were applied in black on a white rectangular background. Jamaican flags were painted under the cockpit.

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Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 17, 2018, 02:10:23 pm
Grumman F6F-5 Naval Ordnance Test Station China Lake, 1952

This Hellcat was part of the development fleet for the XAAM-N-7 Sidewinder in the early 60s.  Most Hellcats involved in the program were used as target drones, but a single Hellcat joined the Skyraiders that were used as test launch aircraft.  The aircraft is depicted prior to a test mission were it became one of the few Hellcats to shoot down another Hellcat during a successful test launch against a F6F-5K drone

This aircraft was later scheduled to be used as a target drone during a 1956 Sidewinder test firing, but a mechanical issue with the aircraft's starter led to an alternate drone being used.  This airframe luckily escaped the fate of its sisters and after decades in desert storage was restored to it's 1952 test configuration and is currently on display at the US Naval Museum or Armament and Technology at China Lake. 

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Kit is Hasegawa 1/48 F6F-5 Hellcat. Paints are Tamiya White Primer from rattlecan and Hataka USN Orange airbrushed. 
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Bungle on April 22, 2018, 11:09:38 am
Breguet Br.1070 Seche

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45122.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45122.0.html)


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Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 01, 2018, 11:58:08 pm
As another submission, and a different example what one can make from an Academy P-47D, I present to you an 1:72model of the Grumman G-79B/F9F-1 "JetCat"; aircraft "307/S" of the US Navy VF-53 “Iron Angels” on board of USS Kearsarge; Korea, 1952.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/41776844231_1259d18fd2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26DFfiM)1:72 Grumman G-79B/F9F-1 "JetCat"; aircraft "307/S" of the US Navy VF-53 “Iron Angels” on board of USS Kearsarge; Korea, 1952 (Whif/Kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/26DFfiM) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/959/39969327310_35a47f760d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23TXfuW)1:72 Grumman G-79B/F9F-1 "JetCat"; aircraft "307/S" of the US Navy VF-53 “Iron Angels” on board of USS Kearsarge; Korea, 1952 (Whif/Kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/23TXfuW) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/953/26908660597_2b6346e6ae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GZPVj6)1:72 Grumman G-79B/F9F-1 "JetCat"; aircraft "307/S" of the US Navy VF-53 “Iron Angels” on board of USS Kearsarge; Korea, 1952 (Whif/Kitbashing) (https://flic.kr/p/GZPVj6) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr


More pics here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45173.msg808363.html#msg808363
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Leading Observer on May 04, 2018, 10:02:37 am
Inspired by Nighthunters thread http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44991.0.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44991.0.html), I present the E.E. Thunderbolt Mk.51 of the Royal Norwegian Air Force.
In 1950, the Luftforsvaret [RoyalNorwegian Airforce/ RNoAF] were looking to upgrade their capabilities in view of the increased threat from the USSR, and the fact that they were one of only 2 NATO countries to have a land border with Russia.
The Thunderbolt was seen as an interim measure to replace the Vampires then in service, until new aircraft could be supplied by the USA under the MAP programme. The Norwegian Thunderbolts were ex-RAF aircraft, refurbished by English Electric, and the first aircraft entered service with 331 Squadron at Bardufoss Air Station in 1951, remaining on the front line until  they were withdrawn in 1955, performing on average 500–600 interceptions of Soviet aircraft each year whilst in service.

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Build thread here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45174.msg807455.html#msg807455 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45174.msg807455.html#msg807455)
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: sandiego89 on May 06, 2018, 12:22:02 pm
B-52 FICON: B-52 carrying F-104's

1/72 scale

by Sandiego89

build thread: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45040.msg803693.html#msg803693

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Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: sideshowbob9 on May 20, 2018, 09:03:06 am
Cold War MiGs:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/904/40410890080_343d14a11f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24yYnJ9)Mikoyan-Gurevich I-3U Cuban AF (https://flic.kr/p/24yYnJ9) by Matthew Palmer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154441512@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/965/42233872681_1f97c8ec30_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27m4CWD)Mikoyan-Gurevich I-7US Hungarian AF (https://flic.kr/p/27m4CWD) by Matthew Palmer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154441512@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/41534011104_5d71e1552e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26hdEtJ)Mikoyan-Gurevich I-7US North Korea (https://flic.kr/p/26hdEtJ) by Matthew Palmer (https://www.flickr.com/photos/154441512@N06/), on Flickr

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45254.0.html

Edited to add late entry.

Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Rheged on May 25, 2018, 02:27:54 am
This isn't really a "build"  as such, but it is a contribution to the Cold War group exercise. Mods please feel free to move it to another location if you see fit. Should anyone wish to convert the ideas expressed here into styrene,  please do so and feel free to adopt, adapt or improve the instant backstory written below.



The  Gloster Javelin  FAW21. The Triton

The F(AW)21 Gloster Javelin Triton was  almost totally an accidental development. Following the adoption of a dispersal policy for V bombers, the Ministry of Defence began an assessment of the possible dispersal of fighter aircraft. As a point defence interceptor, the English Electric Lightning  then under development was not considered an appropriate subject for this policy but the Gloster Javelin, the early marks of which were already coming into service, was clearly a suitable candidate.
This heavy all-weather fighter needed  reasonably long runways in order to operate  effectively and it was deemed appropriate  to investigate the reduction of take off and landing runs. RATO bottles could considerably shorten the take off run and the airframe had been  designed to accommodate the stress produced. It was found that the aircraft could quickly and cheaply be  upgraded to allow the installation of an arrestor hook. These amendments were made to a pair of development Javelins and successfully tested.  At this point, Captain Eric Brown, who had witnessed the tests, suggested that a hooked Javelin would almost certainly be able to land on an aircraft carrier flight deck. Trials at RAE Bedford proved that this was indeed possible. The question was then raised that if one could land a hooked Javelin on a carrier, was the airframe appropriately built to withstand a catapult launch? Calculations proved this a viable proposition and so on 20th November 1958 Eric Brown flew a development Javelin to HMS Ark Royal in the English Channel and successfully landed on.  Half an hour later he was catapulted off and returned to Farnborough. His report noted that the landing procedure had been well within the capabilities of an average Fleet Air Arm pilot, and that with a small adjustment to the nose wheel a catapult assisted take off could be adopted as a standard technique.
The Javelin’s wing was not compatible with current carrier flight deck lifts, but the deck edge lift included in initial design studies for what became the CVA-01 proposal could overcome this  difficulty.
30 airframes were formally built to FAW21 “Triton” fully navalised standards, with an unknown but large number of RAF Javelins equipped with arrestor hook and catapult strop hardpoints.  An  initial development flight of Tritons was established and attached to 802 squadron Fleet Air Arm to allow them to define the operational parameters of  squadron use. 802 squadron was chosen as its tail symbol was a winged spear. The basic doctrine was that RAF Javelins could be used to augment FAA resources in times of international tension, or moved rapidly anywhere in the world and flown into overseas  bases from carrier decks.
The joint Royal Navy/ US Navy exercise Incursion Warrior  off the coast of Northern Florida in  1963 used Tritons as high level intruders, cross decking with USS Enterprise. To the surprise of many, the Tritons proved themselves superior to most USAF fighters at high altitude. Following a review of the exercise results, a joint USAF/USN development team requested that a number of Tritons be allocated to the US Department of Defense for dissimilar combat training duties. They were considered ideal for this role as they could be flown from USN carriers in the Western Atlantic as high altitude penetrators to be intercepted by USAF fighters. Triton manoeuvrability at high altitudes made this a challenging task. The Javelin programme was partially funded by the US Mutual Aid Program;  the airframes supplied had not been taken on charge by the RAF and by a masterpiece of inspired bureaucratic obfuscation and creative administrative confusion neither had they  been issued with USAF or USN identities. This made them a deniable resource and potentially  available for sundry covert activities. Eight aircraft are believed to have been operated by Fleet Air Arm crews (on secondment or from the reserve) as “1776 Flight, Royal Colonial Flying Corps”. They used a multiplicity of call signs including Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea. As the aircraft were not on any air force inventory, they carried neither US or RAF markings. Eventually, the crews chose to use a red and white Tudor rose as their identifier. The crews were officially contracted to a Crown Agents subsidiary  known as Perfidious Albion PLC. By 1971 the remaining 5 airworthy aircraft were flown to “a secure location” and the grounded aircraft trucked to a “major governmental storage facility”  Unsubstantiated reports of sightings  of delta winged aircraft at extremely high altitude over Nevada in the  1970’s  have never been officially confirmed.
In 1966, FAA Tritons operating from HMS Ark Royal in the Mozambique  Channel participated in the Beira Blockade, in cooperation with RAF Javelin FAW9R aircraft based in Zambia.
By 1969, most Javelins of all marks had been withdrawn with the exception of a few operated as trials and test or drone target airframes. A Javelin Triton trials aircraft fitted with a Bristol Siddeley BS.605 rocket pack and wing extensions  reached a height of 78,673 feet above Boscombe Down in 1974.  It has been officially denied  that this aircraft was later deployed to RAF Laarbruch  with a Vinten camera installation in the navigator’s position.
Retired Javelins were scrapped in the early 1970’s, with the exception of those supplied to museums and used to populate a dummy airstrip on the Spadeadam electronic warfare site. Three Tritons are known to exist among a total of 14 Javelins at Spadeadam, one is in store at the FAA museum at Yeovilton and two are in the Imperial War Museum store at Duxford. A composite airframe is currently being assembled at the Jet Age Museum near Gloucester.
Having been successfully demonstrated by the Javelin FAW21 Triton, the concept of making as many RAF aircraft as possible  carrier capable was adopted by MOD, resulting in the Maritime Jaguar, the “hooked Hawk” and the Sea Typhoon.

This study of the Javelin Triton was initially prompted by the purchase of an Airfix Javelin FAW9R from our colleague Bungle’s stash reduction and further embellished by advice from Thorvic on FAA squadron symbols
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: rickshaw on May 27, 2018, 07:20:53 pm
CAC CA-23, 75 Squadron, RAAF, 1960 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45287.msg810455.html#new)

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Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Ed S on May 30, 2018, 12:49:07 pm
In late 1967, following the F-111B debacle, the US Navy initiated the VFX program for a new fleet defense fighter. Still "smarting" from their bad press with the F-111B, the top Navy brass also informed the competitors for the VFX that they would in no way, absolutely not consider any swing wing a/c for this program. Grumman had already begun design and wind tunnel testing of a swing wing design that looked promising. They quickly began evaluating changes to their design. In order to still meet the range and payload requirements they really couldn't make a much smaller airframe. Obviously, to meet the t/o and landing speed requirements and still have the top speed, they were limited in the wing they could use. A delta wing would work except for the extremely nose high attitude for landing. A characteristic that would be totally unacceptable. They also had access to early studies by SAAB for their new delta wing, STOL fighter with canards. The result was the F-14 Tomcat, which won the VFX competition and flew for the Navy well into the 2000's.

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Build thread.  http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44958.0.html

Ed
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: Tophe on June 02, 2018, 03:47:22 am
Utility Mustangs (many more at http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45007.0.html )
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Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: The Rat on June 05, 2018, 04:25:11 pm
Cuban Missile Crisis, the Jamaican Response, Part 2

In addition to the EE Canberras that were despatched to Jamaica after the developments in Cuba, there was also a need for fighters and interceptors. The US Navy and Marine Corps had recently begun to wind down their use of the Douglas F4D Skyray, but its performance as a quick response aircraft was still impressive, and surplus airframes were soon deployed to the island. They retained, for the most part, their original paint schemes, with some local and personal touches. The first squadron to become operational was the legendary No.1 Squadron JAF 'Red Flight', with their vertical stabilisers and dorsal spine sporting blazing crimson. Training sessions were regular, with rapid take-offs and 'climb to height' sprints showcasing the impressive climb rate of the 'Ford', and low level returns provided beach-goers with impromptu airshows.

Rapid interdiction of any incoming Cuban aircraft dictated placement on the north coast, and they were based at Boscobel, east of Ocho Rios. The improvements required to the Boscobel Aerodrome for jet operations were instrumental in the later growth of Ocho Rios as a major city and tourism centre, with the base eventually renamed Ian Fleming International Airport.

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Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 07, 2018, 10:46:40 am
Well, hell!   ;D   I tried to go outside and take better pictures but none of them really make the PLANE look better than some of the ones I took last night so I'll just add one that shows some of the tail section and keep the ones I like from last night. Sorry about the clutter and poor photography. I'd normally not dump photos like this off on people but hey, gotta work with what ya have and I just barely got all this done under the deadline. NOW, it's just getting darker and darker outside and starting to storm for crying out loud. Go figure!!!!  :rolleyes: ;D ;D



Build here: http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45075.60.html




F-15N Eagle, United States Navy ca. 1981. VF-1 Wolfpack, U.S.S. Ranger CV-61. CAG bird. Based on the Hasegawa F-15DJ twin seater. I rebuilt the landing gear, especially the nose gear making it all stronger and adding mechanisms and .... stuff... to the nose gear along with making it into dual wheeled version. I build and added beefy tailhook and housing/reinforcement for that. Transfers a mix of kit decals and those from an Academy F-14A kit. All hairy stick. Numerous outher small modifications and things done here and there, but I can't recall every bit of it after all this time.

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This is the only one I managed for this GB. Been so busy.  :angry:   ;D
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: zenrat on June 07, 2018, 11:54:27 pm
OK.  This is done like a kipper.

I'm now off to Model Expo to enter some whiffs and when I get back (2ish hours) i'll be locking everything up.
Title: Re: Cold War GB 2018 Finished Builds
Post by: zenrat on June 08, 2018, 03:00:29 am
...and we're closed.  Please collect your coats on the way out.

A poll will happening shortly.  Keep your eyes peeled.