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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2160 on: September 30, 2019, 07:45:00 am »
Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.56 - No.2 Squadron, Belgian Air Force, 1972













Well, it's been a few weeks since posting as things have been difficult at home following my wife's Dad passing away but I thought it's time to get back on the horse starting with this lovely new Aussie Buccaneer skin by 'Sheriff001' who has knocked-up a veritable anthology of 'what-if' Aussie Buccaneers for the RAAF and RAN. I thought this SEA skin would look good with Belgian markings but to save a bit of time I've used the stock Mirage 5BA serial numbers.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2161 on: September 30, 2019, 07:59:15 am »
Oh, that's nice!  :thumbsup:

Seeing that I could also imagine a Bucc in Netherlands Navy markings.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2162 on: September 30, 2019, 09:26:16 am »
It's a Bucc! I love it! :wub:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2163 on: September 30, 2019, 10:55:26 am »
And in the Netherlands they could REALLY fly low!  :o
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2164 on: September 30, 2019, 12:21:35 pm »
right click, save as... :thumbsup:
imdefinatly turning this one into a physical model one day  :wub:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2165 on: September 30, 2019, 12:44:24 pm »
Looks great  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2166 on: September 30, 2019, 02:07:35 pm »
And in the Netherlands they could REALLY fly low!  :o

An Israeli Buccaneer would be interesting.............and able to fly at 1300 feet below sea level.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2167 on: September 30, 2019, 02:56:43 pm »
And in the Netherlands they could REALLY fly low!  :o

An Israeli Buccaneer would be interesting.............and able to fly at 1300 feet below sea level.


Didn't they do that on an exercise once? I'm sure I've read something like that.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2168 on: October 01, 2019, 12:03:30 am »
Oh nice one. :thumbsup:

That reminds me of an idea I had: RNZAF Buccaneers. The idea is that they are undelivered South African contract aircraft sold on to New Zealand for a knock-down price as Canberra replacements. Either the first batch of 16 aircraft were never delivered to SA, or the second batch (20) were built before they were embargoed. With their long range they'd be very useful for NZ, most of whose missions start with them deploying further than some other air forces ever fly, and their rocket-assisted STO would let them operate from a wide range of crappy airfields around the world.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2169 on: October 01, 2019, 12:18:53 am »
Oh nice one. :thumbsup:

That reminds me of an idea I had: RNZAF Buccaneers. The idea is that they are undelivered South African contract aircraft sold on to New Zealand for a knock-down price as Canberra replacements. Either the first batch of 16 aircraft were never delivered to SA, or the second batch (20) were built before they were embargoed. With their long range they'd be very useful for NZ, most of whose missions start with them deploying further than some other air forces ever fly, and their rocket-assisted STO would let them operate from a wide range of crappy airfields around the world.

I quite like this idea. The Bucc' would probably have been more useful than the Scooter, and kept us in closer contact with the Mother Country.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2170 on: October 01, 2019, 06:26:48 am »
That really does look the part  :thumbsup:

Sorry to hear about your dad.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2171 on: October 01, 2019, 10:15:12 am »

Sorry to hear about your dad.

Indeed, condolences from this hemisphere.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Belgian Buccaneer
« Reply #2172 on: October 01, 2019, 11:39:08 pm »
That really does look the part  :thumbsup:

Sorry to hear about your dad.

It was Mrs. Spinners' dad but thank you all the same  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2173 on: October 13, 2019, 10:01:30 am »
Mikoyan MiG-21Z 'Fishbed-Z' - Soviet Air Force, 1992



















This is the fictional MiG-21Z a wicked-looking 'payware' add-on by the 1 25 Studio who also produced the F-14Z Tomcat shown back in July. Both date from 2016 and the 3D modeller has previously brought the superb (and very futuristic) KF-1 and KF-2 to Strike Fighters. No input from me on these apart from taking the screenshots.


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Mikoyan MiG-21Z 'Fishbed-Z'
« Reply #2174 on: October 14, 2019, 02:37:22 am »
Looks better after a few beers  :thumbsup: