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« Reply #690 on: November 19, 2011, 05:04:44 am »
Sukhoi Su-24MRK 'Fencer-E' - Kurdistan Air Force, 2012











It's not the prettiest of aircraft but the Fencer does look good from certain angles. This uses my fictional Kurdistan roundels and fin flash.

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« Reply #691 on: November 19, 2011, 07:28:38 am »
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23BN - Kurdistan Air Force, 2012









This Kurd Flogger (not a person who sells Kurds :rolleyes:) uses the stock Syrian skin and Jeremak's Kurdistan roundel.
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« Reply #692 on: November 19, 2011, 01:24:57 pm »
Is there any chance on an Israeli Fencer? The camo it has in this one reminds me of the scheme the IDF use.

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« Reply #693 on: November 20, 2011, 12:36:11 am »
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MLDK - Royal Dhimari Air Force, 1994







In game, Dhimari are firmly on the 'Blue' side but I wanted to see the Flogger in Dhimari markings. The terrain is the stock Israeli terrain - by far the best of the stock Third Wire terrains.



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« Reply #694 on: November 20, 2011, 11:24:15 am »
McDonnell Douglas F-4KJ Phantom - No.69 Squadron, 'The Hammers', Heyl Ha'Avir, 1970

Even after their stunning successes in the 1967 Six-Day war the Heyl Ha'Avir did not rest on it's laurels and immediately issued a request for a Vautour replacement. Hopes of acquiring the Dassault Mirage IV had already been dashed by the French arms embargo and McDonnell Douglas proposed a simplified version of the Spey-engined F-4K which offered long-range at low level plus a useful offensive payload. Entering service with No.69 'The Hammers' in March 1970 the F-4KJ's bore the brunt of the 1973 Yom Kippur War and losses were heavy causing the Heyl Ha'Avir to later standardise on the F-4E Kurnass with it's improved ECM capabilities.






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« Reply #695 on: November 23, 2011, 01:59:56 pm »
Mitsubishi-Valmet F-2X - HävLLv 31, Ilmavoimat, 2012











I don't know much about the F-2A but can see that it has a noticeably bigger wing than an F-16. The F-2A add-on comes with two JSADF skins and I've just oversprayed the Hinomaru markings and added Finnish decals.
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« Reply #696 on: November 27, 2011, 11:20:30 am »
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FR.3 - 899 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, 1982

The adoption of the Rolls-Royce Spey for the British Phantoms led McDonnell Douglas to offer a range of Phantoms powered by the British turbofan including the F-4L for the US Navy and the swing-wing F-4S but the only extra variants to see production were the RF-4K (Phantom FR.3) for the Royal Navy and the similar RF-4M (Phantom FR.5) for the RAF. The total production of the two new variants was a meagre 50 aircraft and which also saw a small reduction in the RAF's F-4M order to 100 aircraft.













This wonderfully innovative 'RF-4K' was created by 'The Mirage Factory' and I've been able to produce an overall EDSG skin for it thanks to a set of five templates being available for their F-4S model which just needed a bit of manipulation to fit the Spey-powered Recce Rhino. I've used 'B' type roundels and reckon that the EDSG would have been applied to the undersides whilst steaming South in April 1982...

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« Reply #697 on: December 03, 2011, 07:28:52 am »
Gloster Meteor F.8 - Various Night Fighter Units









Only mildy 'whiffy' these as I'm using the F.8 as a placeholder for some new decals for a forthcoming Meteor NF.14 by the prolific Veltro2K.
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« Reply #698 on: December 04, 2011, 06:32:46 am »
English Electric Lightning F.1B's - Various Units*, RAF Fighter Command, 1961-1962





















(* 46, 60, 64, 72 and 85 Squadrons)

I've been knocking up some new decals for the Gloster Meteor NF.14 and thought they'd look good on early Lightnings with camo. Fortunately, the Third Wire Lightnings come with all the classic RAF Lightning schemes and (incorrectly, but who cares?) has the grey/green camo seen on the square-tailed F.3/F.6 available for the 'witches hat' F.2 meaning that it will also fit the F.1A with a simple edit. Perhaps the Lightning programme had gone a bit faster meaning that some Meteor and Javelin 'all-weather' units might have transitioned to the Lightning F.1B and adopted camo due to their long-standing night-fighter background.


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Re: Spinners' Strike Fighters Thread - Lightning F-1B 'night-fighter' squadrons
« Reply #699 on: December 04, 2011, 01:34:48 pm »







Gratuitous Lightning shot...
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« Reply #700 on: December 11, 2011, 12:36:14 pm »
McDonnell Douglas Phantom F.3 - No.229 OCU, RAF Strike Command, 1985











This is Spey-engined F-4M with the nose of an F-4E and, for me, this was the Holy Grail of my modelling life eventually achieved by using the Frog F-4K with the nose of an Hasegawa F-4E and just a little PSR. Thinking about it, that must have been about 30 years ago! Anyway, this unique 3D model was gifted to me along with some suitable templates by sundowner so I thought I'd knock-up a Tornado-esque Phantom F.3 in service with No.229 OCU but probably not with the infamous 'Blue Circle' radar!

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« Reply #701 on: December 29, 2011, 02:59:32 am »
Gloster F-73N 'Night Meteor' - 84th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, United States Air Force, 1955









I hope you all had a nice Christmas folks! I certainly did and Santa brought me a rather nice new 'gaming' desktop with a gorgeous 24" widescreen monitor. Anyway, I've been a bit busy skinning a real world Meteor NF.14 (it's the first project I've ever skinned from scratch) and then setting up my new rig so this morning I thought I'd get back in the saddle with a new 'what if'. I've done a couple of USAF Meteors in recent weeks and wondered if the NF.14 might have been procured for overseas use to keep those F-94 Starfires for Continental use only. I know the realworld timeline and the Meteor's obselescence doesn't favour this but what the hell!

Edit: Added two shots with U.S. AIR FORCE on nose.
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« Reply #702 on: December 29, 2011, 07:41:05 am »
Chengdu Jian-7 - Peoples Republic of Paran Air Force, 2011





This 'double-delta' Xian F-7 was released recently so I thought I'd use it with Parani markings.

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« Reply #703 on: December 29, 2011, 11:03:40 am »
BAe/Mitsubishi Stratos FG.3 - 899 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, 2022







http://combatace.com/topic/69658-yukikaze-fa-27cadmiral56/

A very simple grey Royal Navy skin (and suitable decals) by me for the splendid 'Yukikaze' design released recently at Combat Ace.
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« Reply #704 on: December 31, 2011, 10:58:27 am »
A Happy New Year to everyone at the What If Modelers website and a toast to absent (and dearly missed) friends  :cheers: