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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2295 on: October 03, 2020, 12:24:43 pm »
It looks a tad Italian I think.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2296 on: October 03, 2020, 03:34:03 pm »
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2297 on: October 04, 2020, 02:27:24 am »
I can confirm that it's not a British aircraft  :mellow:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2298 on: October 04, 2020, 02:36:52 am »
Well part of my brain is saying Dornier, but the radial engines aren't right for that ??  :banghead:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2299 on: October 04, 2020, 03:42:02 am »
Well I'm stumped. 1st thought was Potez, Koolhoven or Savoia-Marchetti but I can't find anything quite like that. Polish PWS-something-or-other?

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2300 on: October 04, 2020, 03:45:19 am »
First flight was 1941.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2301 on: October 04, 2020, 03:58:26 am »
Ki-59?

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2302 on: October 04, 2020, 04:04:54 am »
Ki-59?

Wow! Correct! I thought this would have run on longer.

My next clue was going to be that you'll need the patience of Mother Theresa (it's allied reporting name) ;)
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Recognition Test
« Reply #2303 on: October 04, 2020, 04:10:24 am »
In fairness I had to look it up! Congrats, I really struggled with that. I was hung up on it being European. Surprising how absolutely natural it looks in those colours!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2304 on: October 04, 2020, 04:33:45 am »
Kokusai Ki-59P 'Theresa' - 21st Communications Flight, Parani Army Air Force, 1949

PARAN Ki-59P THERESA.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Ki-59P THERESA.02 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Ki-59P THERESA.03 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

PARAN Ki-59P THERESA.04 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

Once I'd made a new template for the Prestwick/Ki-59 (albeit with a revised cargo door) I thought I'd give Paran a light transport and communications aircraft with a splinter type camo that looks OK from the side but stretches horribly across the broad upper fuselage. It looks the part though.


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Parani Ki-59P
« Reply #2305 on: October 04, 2020, 04:51:52 am »
That lower shot looks like it's a three engine craft which I don't think would be out of place.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Parani Ki-59P
« Reply #2306 on: October 04, 2020, 04:53:39 am »
 :o I've never even heard of a Ki-59.

It doesn't look very 'Japanese' either, far too stylish for their pre-WWII designers, but it works well in your scenarios.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Parani Ki-59P
« Reply #2307 on: October 04, 2020, 05:45:43 am »
That really is a nice looking aeroplane  :thumbsup:

I would have had had no idea that it was Japanese and would have gone down the Italian route if asked.
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2308 on: October 10, 2020, 09:33:02 am »
Gloster Ganymede - RAE Farnborough, 1949

RAF CXP-1001 PROTOTYPE.01 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

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A 'beta' Gloster CXP-1001 was released by the DAT boys recently with a basic Republic of China (Taiwan) skin and this was of enormous interest to me so I've decided to skin it from scratch and this RAF prototype is my first offering although I should add that it's still a WIP as I need to add more weathering and tidy up a few things. Anyway, about 46 years ago, the Putnam book on 'Gloster Aircraft since 1917' was one of just three aircraft books in the local library and I reckon that it's this book with it's substantial section on Gloster Projects that made me a whiffer! The CXP-1001 was one such Gloster project but one that had some traction in so much that the Chinese Nationalist Government were keen enough to have a Gloster team spend about a year working with a small team of Chinese design engineers before calling it off due to the political situation in China. Tantalisingly, the Putnam book mentions that a technical mission was sent to the United States at the same time and I wonder if any paper projects came out of this?

Anyway, back to the CXP-1001, loads of whif potential in this one!

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Gloster CXP-1001
« Reply #2309 on: October 10, 2020, 10:52:24 am »
I am liking that :thumbsup:
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