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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2265 on: January 04, 2021, 09:33:30 am »
Hawker Hunter FGA61 - Grupo 2 de Caza Bombardeo, Fuerza Aérea Argentina, 1961

FAA HUNTER F6.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

FAA HUNTER F6.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

FAA HUNTER F6.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

FAA HUNTER F6.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

FAA HUNTER F6.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

FAA HUNTER F6.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

FAA HUNTER F6.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

I've always liked seeing the Gloster Meteor IV in Argentine service and MPM have been showing a particulary garish real world Meteor IV belonging to Grupo 2 de Caza Bombardeo that I thought I'd use on a 'what if' Hunter FGA61. There's a lovely 'sundowner' template for the Hunter F.6 (I used it for my Red Arrows Hunter last year) and this was used to give me a flying start. I knocked up a small set of eight serial numbers and coloured the tanks yellow to match the wing stripes. The Hunter is such a cool-looking jet it seems to shine through this garish colour scheme.


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2266 on: January 06, 2021, 09:47:24 am »
Gloster Javelin FAW.9R - No.151 Squadron, RAF Strike Command, 1971

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

A revised late-model Javelin was released recently by 'sundowner' based on Veltro2K's original FAW.7 to FAW.9 series and cleverly adds the 'jousting' probe as a selectable weapon. All I wanted to do with this one was just extend it's service life to see it wear tactical markings which I always reckon to be about 1971.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2267 on: January 07, 2021, 09:15:11 am »
Gloster Javelin FAW.7P - Esquadra 301 'Jaguares', Portuguese Air Force, 1970

PoAF JAVELIN FAW7.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PoAF JAVELIN FAW7.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PoAF JAVELIN FAW7.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PoAF JAVELIN FAW7.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PoAF JAVELIN FAW7.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

Just a simple Portuguese decal job on the Javelin. Rather than go for a Javelin 'Mk.56' export designation I've used a simple FAW.7P designation for this small batch of 20 ex-RAF Javelin FAW.7's donated to a fairly desperate Portuguese Air Force who really wanted Northrop F-5's but who actually received second-hand Vought A-7A's for interdiction and maritime attack but also for interception.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2268 on: January 08, 2021, 12:07:37 pm »
Avro (Canada) Canuck FAW.4 - No.151 Squadron, RAF Strike Command, 1971

RAF CANNUCK FAW4.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CANNUCK FAW4.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CANNUCK FAW4.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF CANNUCK FAW4.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr
 
The Canuck isn't an easy aircraft to produce as a 'what if' as the excellent skins all have painted on markings (mainly Belgian and Canadian). Anyway, this is similar to my late Javelin in that it gives us a glimpse of what the Canuck might have looked like at the time of tactical markings becoming commonplace in about 1971.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2269 on: January 10, 2021, 10:48:22 am »
Aermacchi Impala FGA.1 - No.20 Squadron, RAF South East Asia Command, 1975

RAF IMPALA FGA1.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF IMPALA FGA1.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF IMPALA FGA1.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF IMPALA FGA1.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF IMPALA FGA1.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF IMPALA FGA1.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

A pretty simple one this that uses the Atlas Impala 2 with the red engine line removed and some pretty basic SEAC markings added. I'll get around to doing a 'desert' version with 1970's tactical markings and with a much tidier finflash that'll better match the shape of the fin/rudder. This won't be a new skin as I don't have a template for the Impala.


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2270 on: January 11, 2021, 07:44:51 am »
Gloster Javelin FAW.9 - No.19 and No.92 Squadrons, RAF Germany, 1972

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.08 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.09 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.10 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.11 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.12 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.13 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF JAVELIN FAW9.14 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

A couple of unexpected (but most welcome) gifts from 'sundowner' arrived yesterday - one of which is an RAFG Javelin scheme. I decided to do both of the famous RAFG Lightning 'sister' squadrons and probably spent the most time doing a new Javelin finflash where I think I've got the proportions spot on and I also made a small batch of 12 serial numbers.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2271 on: January 12, 2021, 08:53:49 am »
Aermacchi Impala FGA.1 - No.6 Squadron, RAF Middle East Command, 1976

RAF IMPALA FGA1.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF IMPALA FGA1.08 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF IMPALA FGA1.09 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF IMPALA FGA1.10 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF IMPALA FGA1.11 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

I quite like the look of the Aermacchi MB-326 family of trainers and it's sobering to consider that it's long production run was just finishing as production of the Hawker Siddeley Hawk was beginning. Anyway, this is the single-seat Atlas Impala dressed up in RAF tactical markings with alternative No.6 squadron markings (I normally like the red /white tinopener markings).

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2272 on: January 13, 2021, 09:15:20 am »
Gloster Javelin Mk.55 - 44th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Republic of China Air Force, 1966

ROCAF JAVELIN.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

ROCAF JAVELIN.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

ROCAF JAVELIN.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

ROCAF JAVELIN.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

ROCAF JAVELIN.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

ROCAF JAVELIN.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

ROCAF JAVELIN.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

I've always been fascinated by the Gloster CXP-1001 and was delighted when the DAT boys released one as a 'beta' a few months ago and I made my own templates for it. This ROCAF Javelin uses the RAFG skin by 'Sundowner' with the markings from my CXP-1001 (albeit with a switch to the red lightning flash of the real world 44th Tactical Fighter Squadron). As the ROCAF really were pioneers in the early use of AAM's (in 1958 a ROCAF F-86 Sabre made the first successful kill scored by an air-to-air missile) I thought I'd switch to Sidewinders.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2273 on: January 14, 2021, 11:00:25 am »
Avro Canada CF-100 Mk.4 Canuck - Fliegerstaffel 16, Swiss Air Force, 1965

The EFW N-20.10 Aiguillon was planned to be Switzerland's first indigenous jet fighter aircraft and was based upon an advanced design for a four-engined swept-wing fighter by the Swiss Federal Aircraft Factory. Taking shape in the early post-war years this ambitious aircraft was to be powered by four turbofan engines buried in the wings with provision that two engines could be shut down in flight to increase range.

As the Swiss aircraft industry had no experience with advanced aerodynamics or jet aircraft it was planned that several wind tunnel models would be produced followed by the EFW N-20.01 a 3/5th scale powered glider planned to allow testing of the novel wing shape. The wooden EFW N-20.01 had fabric covered control surfaces and was equipped with a JATO solid rocket motor. To speed development (and reduce cost) the nose gear came from a de Havilland Vampire whilst the main landing gear came from a Messerschmitt Bf 109. First flown on April 17th, 1948 the N-20.01 was destroyed in a landing accident on July 1st, 1949 at Emmen air force base but had demonstrated generally good handling characteristics allowing EFW to proceed onto the EFW N-20.02 Arbalète powered by four 220lbs thrust Turboméca Piméné turbojets mounted above and below the wings. This aircraft first flew on November 16th, 1951 and demonstrated good manoeuvrability and eventually reached a maximum speed of 466 mph. Almost concurrently, the definitive EFW N-20.10 Aiguillon was taking shape but the planned Mamba SM-1 turbofans were way down on thrust. The prototype was completed in early 1952 and flew briefly in an unplanned 'hop' during a taxi test on April 8th, 1952 but development of the engine and aircraft was abruptly cancelled by the Swiss Federal Government later in the month.

As a replacement, in October 1952 the Swiss Federal Government placed an order with Avro Canada for 50 CF-100 Mark 4 Canuck two-seat all-weather interceptor aircraft. Deliveries commenced during August 1955 and the Swiss CF-100's were initially armed with eight 0.5-inch Browning M3 guns (with 200 rounds per gun) in a forward firing ventral gun pack but were upgraded in the early 1960's to carry the AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missile on new wing pylons. The upgraded CF-100's were introduced into Swiss Air Force service by Fliegerstaffel 16 and remained in service until 1968 when the remaining CF-100's were replaced by BAC Lightning F.Mk.58's.

SWISS CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

SWISS CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

SWISS CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

SWISS CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

SWISS CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

SWISS CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

I've been fortunate in being given a couple of 'blank' skins (i.e. without painted-on national insignia) for the Canuck and the camo version used here makes for a good Swiss Air Force version. The serials are from a Swiss Meteor F.Mk.4 I've done previously so are a wee bit early for this CF-100 but help it look the part.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2274 on: January 15, 2021, 04:19:38 am »
Avro Canada CF-100 Mk.4 - 101 Squadron, Israeli Air Force, 1967

IDF CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

IDF CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

IDF CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

IDF CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

IDF CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

IDF CF-100Mk4 CANUCK.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

As previously mentioned, I've been given a couple of 'blank' skins for the Canuck and this is my first use of the NMF skin by 'Sundowner'. I've always fancied putting the 'Clunk' in IDF service but I see it as more of an interdictor than an interceptor. The biggest task for me was doing the rudder stripes which are painted directly onto the skin and not as decals.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2275 on: January 16, 2021, 10:42:36 am »
Bell Airabonita Mk.1B - No.34 Squadron, RAF South East Asia Command, 1943

RAF AIRABONITA 1B.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF AIRABONITA 1B.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF AIRABONITA 1B.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF AIRABONITA 1B.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF AIRABONITA 1B.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF AIRABONITA 1B.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

The Airabonita was released by the DAT boys as a 'beta' about two years ago I guess and last year I re-skinned it to make a Fleet Air Arm Airabonita Mk.1. Having made a template an RAF SEAC machine was relatively easy to create and I decided to use No.34 Squadron markings. No.34 squadron was a real world Hurricane user in SEAC from November 1943 to March 1945 when they re-equipped with Thunderbolts.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2276 on: January 18, 2021, 03:04:42 am »
Dassault Aviation Stingray FRS.1 - 899 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, 1988

RN MIRAGE 4000RN.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN MIRAGE 4000RN.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN MIRAGE 4000RN.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN MIRAGE 4000RN.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN MIRAGE 4000RN.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN MIRAGE 4000RN.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

I have shown a Fleet Air Arm Mirage 4000 before created using the specular map (broadly giving a MSG scheme) but the results weren't brilliant. This time I've tried tinting the normal skin (very well detailed btw) to something approaching EDSG and overpainted the national insignia. There's a lot of French stencilling on this skin so don't look too close!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2277 on: January 18, 2021, 09:48:26 am »
Dassault Aviation Stingray FRS.2 - 807 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, 1991

RN STINGRAY FRS2.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN STINGRAY FRS2.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN STINGRAY FRS2.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN STINGRAY FRS2.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

This is the two-seater M2 version of the Mirage 4000M. I never find two-seaters more attractive than the single-seater and, like the F-15E, the Mirage 4000M is no exception and I'm not a fan of the tinted rear canopy either so I might do another FAA squadron without the tint. Anyway, this was all made in the same way I did the single-seater; overpaint the national markings, tint the skin to something approaching EDSG and I did tackle some of the more obvious French stencilling including adding my own 'rescue' arrows to replace the 'Sauvetage' arrows. Overall, quite pleased and I love the big 807NAS scimitar.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Dassault Stingray FRS.1
« Reply #2278 on: January 19, 2021, 03:42:36 am »
Dassault Stingray FRS.2 - 800 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, 1991

RN STINGRAY FRS2.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN STINGRAY FRS2.06 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN STINGRAY FRS2.07 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN STINGRAY FRS2.08 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RN STINGRAY FRS2.09 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

The final Stingray for now but I will re-visit the superb Mirage 4000 at some time. This one has a single colour cockpit, 800 Naval Air Squadron markings, Sea Eagles and pale roundels which don't quite work on EDSG. BTW the 3D modeller references the aircraft length as being 17.54m for the single-seater and 18.20m for the two-seater - barely two foot difference.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2279 on: January 22, 2021, 08:39:12 am »
Dassault Aviation Mirage GR.4 - No.14 Squadron, RAF Germany, 1988

RAF MIRAGE GR4.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF MIRAGE GR4.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF MIRAGE GR4.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF MIRAGE GR4.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF MIRAGE GR4.05 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

There are single-seat and two-seat Mirage 2000's available for Strike Fighters created by different 3D modellers and this is the two-seat Mirage 2000N by 'Amokfloo' dressed up as an RAF strike/attack aircraft in service with RAFG. This uses the original Armée de l'air skin also by 'Amokfloo' and I've not attempted to remove the French stencilling but the No.14 squadron markings really do suit it and I've spent some time doing a nicely shaped finflash for the Mirage 2K and saved some time by re-using serial numbers from another project.