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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #240 on: October 24, 2019, 02:55:25 am »
Surely not BS???  ;)

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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #241 on: December 22, 2019, 04:08:23 am »
I keep reading that the bomb bay can still rotate  open with the bulged bomb bay door fuel tank attached. Is that correct?
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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #242 on: December 22, 2019, 04:18:53 am »
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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #243 on: December 22, 2019, 02:35:04 pm »
The bomb bay door fuel tank isn't just attached, it IS the bomb bay door.

They're two different designs of door, one with fuel and one without.
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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #244 on: December 23, 2019, 03:07:07 am »
Thanks for the clarification  :thumbsup:

So, I could build a Brick with the bulged bomb bay door and put the (internal) bombload in the text. Cool.
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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #245 on: December 23, 2019, 08:09:34 am »
You certainly could, we'd all just have to imagine the bombs were there.  ;D

Of course if you were REALLY masochistic you could model the door half open and then you could REALLY have the bombs on view.  :wacko:
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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #246 on: December 23, 2019, 08:19:11 am »
You could slso have the bomb bay doors open and show the bombs and say that the door is bulged

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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #247 on: December 23, 2019, 08:49:32 am »
I have been told that the bomb bay of a single Buccaneer was ideal for bringing several large flagons of KEO FIVE  KINGS  Cypriot brandy back from deployments to Akrotiri.
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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #248 on: February 01, 2020, 01:05:49 am »
And you could fly the flag on the bomb bay door, as they did when showing force over Lebanon in 1983.  Apparently seeing the British flag is more intimidating when it's on the underside of a strike bomber just 50ft above your head at high speed!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #249 on: February 01, 2020, 01:15:11 am »
That would be taking a perfectly good British aeroplane and spoiling it by fitting totally inappropriate American engines......

Or, taking a perfectly good US aeroplane and fitting totally inappropriate BRITISH engines??  :lol:

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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #250 on: April 12, 2020, 12:01:33 pm »
Has anyone ever thought of doing the Buccaneer S1 in RAF colours?  Interim before getting TSR2?
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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #251 on: April 12, 2020, 02:43:54 pm »

Has anyone ever thought of doing the Buccaneer S1 in RAF colours?  Interim before getting TSR2


That would be VERY Whiffy, the RAF REALLY didn't want to know about the Bucc in the early days.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Blackburn (BAE) Buccaneer
« Reply #252 on: April 18, 2020, 11:02:32 pm »
You could slso have the bomb bay doors open and show the bombs and say that the door is bulged

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