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« Reply #495 on: January 19, 2011, 10:37:35 pm »
Supermarine Attacker FB.3 - No.28 Squadron, RAF Fighter Command, 1949



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« Reply #496 on: January 19, 2011, 10:42:14 pm »
Republic Thunderjet FB.1 - No.28 Squadron, RAF South East Asia Command, 1949









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« Reply #497 on: January 20, 2011, 12:14:22 pm »
Supermarine Attacker F.Mk.51 - No.323 Squadron, Royal Netherlands Air Force, 1951









The serial numbers are from my RNLAF Lightning and I'm not too sure if Diana is facing the right way but I quite like this one.
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« Reply #498 on: January 22, 2011, 12:09:35 am »
Saunders-Roe Firebar FAW.2 - No.29 Squadron, RAF Fighter Command, 1961












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I do like putting Soviet types in RAF service and the Yakovlev Firebar is a particular favourite of mine. Backstories for this scenario however are difficult and I get torn between an early post-war Soviet invasion of West Europe or British companies producing the same design in a parellel universe  :blink: :blink: :blink: - Anyway, I hope you like this - more No.29 Squadron stuff to follow.
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« Reply #499 on: January 22, 2011, 08:03:38 am »
Gloster Guardian F.3A - No.29 Squadron, RAF Strike Command, 1988

Licence-production of the Convair F-102A 'Delta Dagger' as the Gloster Galant was quickly followed by licence-production of the F-106A 'Delta Dart' as the Gloster Guardian. Entering service in 1961 there were three main versions of the Guardian with the Olympus enginned F.3A's only finally being retired in 1991.








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« Reply #500 on: January 22, 2011, 10:38:53 am »
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.5 - No.29 Squadron, RAF Middle East Command, 1989








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« Reply #501 on: January 23, 2011, 10:31:00 am »
Sud Aviation Condor IIN - EC4/11 Jura, Armée de l'Air, 1963

Even before the Vautour's first flight in 1952 Sud-Ouest engineers were planning a supersonic follow-up with swept wings and afterburning Atar engines. Development moved slowly but the 1957 merger of Sud-Ouest and Sud-Est to form Sud Aviation saw the project leap forward and the prototype Condor IIN first flew in 1959 entering service with EC4/11 'Jura' in 1961. Initially armed with the poor Matra R-511 semi-active homing missile the Condor squadrons began to receive the Matra R-530 in infra-red and semi-active radar forms from late 1962. The only export customer was Israel who received 30 Condor IIN's in 1963 and used them to good effect in the 1967 Six-Day war before replacing them with Phantom F-4E's in 1974.









I think Greg's idea of a 'Super Vautour' was a good one!

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« Reply #502 on: January 25, 2011, 01:33:48 pm »
Breguet Atlantic MR.1 - No.120 Squadron, RAF Coastal Command, 1968









The 'Atlantique' was released recently by the prolific Veltro2K and comes in West German Marineflieger markings but, crucially, comes with a template that has allowd me to create a Nimrod type scheme. Perhaps in the swinging sixties this became an early Anglo-French project with Bristol getting the production licence?

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« Reply #503 on: January 28, 2011, 11:42:48 am »
Hey SPINNERS, Awesome Work :thumbsup: :thumbsup: if Possible, Could you do an Atlantic in US Coast Guard Colors? The atlantic looks like Something the Coast Guard would Use! Hope it's Not a Hassle,Stay Cool & Keep up the Great work :thumbsup: :cheers: Dan







BTW I'm well aware that the USCG have their starbar on the fin but I just can't bring myself to do that!
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« Reply #504 on: January 29, 2011, 10:06:06 am »
Handley-Page Helena C.1 - No.30 Squadron, RAF Air Support Command, 1968







I've previously done the 'Cub' in RAF service but thought I'd re-visit it for No.30 Squadron.

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« Reply #505 on: January 30, 2011, 12:04:52 am »
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 - 800 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, 1968











I wondered what 800NAS markings would look like on the Rhino so knocked-up this simple mod with the stock 'M' wearing the USN skin of the 'J'' but with the Spey engines of the 'M' spliced back in -if that makes sense!

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« Reply #506 on: January 30, 2011, 10:36:37 am »
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 - 800 Naval Air Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, 1969







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« Reply #507 on: January 31, 2011, 02:52:05 pm »
McDonnell Douglas Hornet GR.4 - No.31 'Goldstar' Squadron, RAF Middle East Command, 2009







Two different Superbugs exist as third-party add-on aircraft and this is the second to be released and it comes in 'E', 'F' and 'G' (Growler) flavours. Even better, a cracking templates exists allowing ham-fisted amateursTM like me to create this 'Desert Pink' RAF Superbug. It's not quite finished but I'm quite pleased with my weathering on this as I've used 'white fade', 'oily dirt' and 'black dirt' on it.

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« Reply #508 on: February 01, 2011, 02:41:30 pm »
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 - 'Joint Force Phantom' (No.31 Sqd RAF & 800 NAS) 1976











The Osprey book on the F-4K and F-4M reveals an interesting 'what if' scenario;

...the initial F-4M specification of 1965, a modification of the USN/RN SD-531, called for carrier capability. The Defence White Paper of February 1965 suggested that the RAF Phantom's carrier capability would increase the Phantom force's flexibility and might mean less would be needed.

By early 1966 such thoughts had been abandoned. But, in creating an overall EDSG scheme, I thought I'd use my recently created 800NAS and No.31 Squadron markings to create the two constituant units of 'Joint Force Phantom' created in 1974 and embarked upon HMS Ark Royal (leaving No.767 squadron aboard the refurbished HMS Eagle with a Buccaneer squadron). BTW I did mean to use slightly different red/blue ratios on the 800NAS Phantoms but forgot.

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« Reply #509 on: February 02, 2011, 02:29:18 pm »
Handley-Page Helena C.3 - No.32 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 1990









No.32 squadron are now the RAF's 'VIP' transport unit but have a more warlike past and, thankfully, they had colourful inter-war and post-war markings :drink:. I'll do something that takes advantage of their colourful markings tomorrow but for now here is a toned-down 'Cub' pretending to be the Handley-Page Helena C.3.