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« Reply #555 on: March 27, 2011, 06:31:52 am »
BAe/Convair Corona FG.1 - No.6 Squadron, "The Flying Tin Openers", RAF Middle East Command, 2011






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« Reply #556 on: March 29, 2011, 10:42:19 pm »
Blackburn Firebrand FB.6 - RAF South East Asia Command, 1949






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« Reply #557 on: March 30, 2011, 12:43:22 pm »
Republic F-105K Thunderchief - USAF Tactical Air Command, 1965








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« Reply #558 on: April 02, 2011, 07:01:42 am »
Rockwell F-13A - VFA-22 'Fighting Rednecks', US Navy, 1977









A really nice XFV-12 exists for Strike Fighters but it's a tricky beast to fly when using vectored thrust. But at least it does fly, unlike the real thing! The F-13A designation doesn't quite suit the era (the project would have needed to have been started at least 6-8 years earlier) but a backstory could be that the F-13A was meant to be a partner for the F-14A in a 'hi-lo mix' just like the USAF had the F-15A and F-16A.

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« Reply #559 on: April 02, 2011, 07:21:41 am »
Rockwell F-13A 'Searoo' - No.805 Squadron, Royal Australian Navy, 1979





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« Reply #560 on: April 02, 2011, 10:41:35 am »
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-15B Kangaroo - No.77 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Korea, 1951







Like the Martin-Baker MB.5 the CA-15 was a Mustang look-a-like and quite a handsome aircraft. The CA-15B is available from the D.A.T. and comes with a 1945 silver skin, a wicked sharkmouth and blue and white roundels so I've simply added three-colour markings and a No.77 squadron crest.

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« Reply #561 on: April 02, 2011, 12:52:32 pm »
Sukhoi Su-3 'Flatfoot' - Berlin Sector, Frontovaya Aviatsiya, Soviet Air Forces, 1949











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« Reply #562 on: April 03, 2011, 10:54:24 pm »
De Havilland Viking B.1 Prototype

Britain's first V-Bomber!





After posting the B-35 in RAF service recently I've been kindly passed the B-49 with some excellent RAF skins to which I've added some of my decals. I've chosen De Havilland because of their tail-less DH.108 and I'm imagining this beast using 'dry' Sapphire engines (8!!) in successively improved versions from 7,000lbs thrust up to 10,000lb for the final B.2 version.

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« Reply #563 on: April 03, 2011, 11:00:04 pm »
De Havilland Viking B.2 - No.148 Squadron, RAF Bomber Command, 1961








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« Reply #564 on: April 03, 2011, 11:04:06 pm »
De Havilland Viking B.3 - No.35 Squadron, RAF Strike Command, 1982










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« Reply #565 on: April 04, 2011, 01:12:21 pm »
Supermarine Attacker FB.4 - No.79 Squadron, 2nd Tactical Air Force, RAF Germany 1951










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« Reply #566 on: April 05, 2011, 08:57:19 am »
North American Shark FGA.1 - No.79 Squadron, RAF Germany, 1961







Just a revision to the No.79 squadron markings giving them a red border (as seen on the Swift FR.5 on the cover of the book "Swift Justice" by Nigel Walpole).


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« Reply #567 on: April 06, 2011, 01:18:29 pm »
Nakajima-Dornier Ki-101 'Heavenly Lion' - Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, 1945

In February 1943 the unfortunate Pilot Office P. Lonker of No.64 squadron descended through the fog to land his brand-new Spitfire IX at the Luftwaffe airfield near Brest in the mistaken belief that it was his home base of Hornchurch. Whilst the Spitfire was no secret to the Germans this pristine example was gratefully received and sent to the Dornier factory in Altenrhein (Switzerland) where it was studied in detail with production drawings made and tooling fabricated for the proposed production of the Spitfire for the Swiss Air Force.

However, during the early Spring of 1944 the decision was made to ship the drawings and tooling to the Nakajima Aircraft Company in Japan for production of the Spitfire for defence against American bombers including the B-29 then just coming into service in forward bases in China and India. Designated Ki-101 production started quickly enough but disaster struck when the Ota factory was bombed (ironically by B-29's) in December 1944 with only a handful of aircraft completed and all without engines as Aichi Atsuta had failed to deliver a single example of the licence-built Daimler-Benz DB605 engine. Miraculously, production restarted in February 1945 with the first Aichi built engines arriving in March allowing the first squadron to re-equip in May 1945. Production records indicate that only 45 Ki-101's were manufactured and there were no recorded incidents of air combat between the 'Heavenly Lion' and allied aircraft











The stock Spitfire IXc includes a Soviet green scheme and I've added new Hinomaru, a custom-made 101st Sentai tail marking and some spurious red and white tail bands to give it a WW2 Japanese look.


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« Reply #568 on: April 10, 2011, 10:13:33 am »
How about a anti-ship Mig-29 with Sea Eagle missiles...


Mikoyan MiG-29A 'Fulcrum-A' - Fuerza Aérea Argentina, 1998











The MiG-29 add-on by "The Mirage Factory" is one of the very best aircraft available for Strike Fighters and it has a wide variety of skins available for it. I've used the Luftwaffe scheme and carefully overpainted the markings and added Fuerza Aérea Argentina markings but you'll have to cut me some slack with the serial numbers!

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Yokosuka Ki-299 'Hunter' - Imperial Japanese Army Air Force, 1954









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