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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2325 on: April 18, 2021, 03:48:19 am »
AMD/BAC Taranis FGA.1 - No.54 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 1973

RAF TARANIS FGA1.09 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF TARANIS FGA1.08 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF TARANIS FGA1.10 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF TARANIS FGA1.11 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

You'll have to excuse me for showing the French Mirage IIIC's in this photoset but they look so cool alongside these No.54 Squadron Taranis FGA.1's.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2326 on: April 18, 2021, 03:54:25 am »
AMD/BAC Taranis FGA.1 - No.6 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 1975

RAF TARANIS FGA1.12 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF TARANIS FGA1.13 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF TARANIS FGA1.14 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

RAF TARANIS FGA1.15 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

I don't think I've done a No.6 Squadron machine for a while and they are one of my favourite RAF units since I saw their Phantom FGR.2's back in the early 1970's.

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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2327 on: April 18, 2021, 04:00:05 am »
Note for anyone thinking of modelling a Taranis using a Kfir:

If the aircraft is supposed to be fitted with real AI radar, then the pitot tube would almost certainly be moved from the undernose position (as seen on the Taranis in the pics) to the tip of the radome (as seen on the IIIC). In fact, you might be best-off fitting a Mirage IIIE forward fuselage if you can find one. IAI had a habit of painting fake large radomes on Kfirs, but leaving the undernose pitot (which would obstruct the radar) in place. Most Kfirs had a Mirage 5-style 'tin' nose with a tiny ranging radar at the tip. I don't think any actual in-service Kfirs had a 'proper' AI radar, although the Elta 2032 was tested and offered as an export option.

If you're going with Spinner's backstory, the Taranis thus being a Mirage 5-based Hunter replacement, then the best options would either be to stick with the Kfir nose, with it's small radar and undernose pitot, or replace the ranging radar with a Jaguar-style LRMTS unit behind a clear window. For the latter, a Mirage IIIR nose, with a window and the pitot just above it, might be a suitable starting point.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2328 on: April 18, 2021, 04:41:34 am »
RAF TARANIS FGA1.16 by Spinners1961, on Flickr

Yes. I was hoping to remove the probe (like I've done with other 3D models) but the nose probe on the 3D model of the Kfir also includes the front of the radome. C'est la vie...
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2329 on: April 18, 2021, 08:24:58 am »
Can you paint it 'transparent' to hide it from view?

There's a method of doing that with FS9 models and textures and I've used it in the past to 'hide' unwanted bits and pieces, but I have no idea how Strike Fighters modelling works.
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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread
« Reply #2330 on: April 18, 2021, 09:32:44 am »
Can you paint it 'transparent' to hide it from view?

There's a method of doing that with FS9 models and textures and I've used it in the past to 'hide' unwanted bits and pieces, but I have no idea how Strike Fighters modelling works.

Nope.