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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2085 on: July 22, 2019, 08:48:25 am »
It's a German engined Italian airframe originally, isn't it?

Basically - yes
It should quite well known. It's a Macchi MC 202 (or 205). I am surprisedabout the doubts.  :o
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2086 on: July 23, 2019, 12:45:17 am »
Doubts?  :unsure:

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2087 on: July 23, 2019, 03:13:28 am »
It's a German engined Italian airframe originally, isn't it?

Basically - yes

Yup, and it has certain similarities with the stillborn, turbocharged Su-3 fighter (note the radiator outlet behind the cockpit!):



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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2088 on: July 23, 2019, 05:03:43 am »
Doubts?  :unsure:

Well, I have not seen any positive identification here, if I am not wrong.

"Looks Italian."
"It's a German engined Italian airframe originally, isn't it?"

And should be easily recognizable even by english speaking people, there is even an early Frog model of it.  ;D

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2089 on: July 23, 2019, 05:45:48 am »

And should be easily recognizable even by english speaking people, there is even an early Frog model of it.  ;D

Which I think I had  ;D

I think most of us knew what is was and working on the basis of "not teaching your grandmother to suck eggs" (whatever that may mean ?  ;)) worked on the basis that everyone did.

Mind you it can get a bit confusing with all the various Macchi's, Reggiane's and Fiat's bearing an uncanny resemblence.

I've seen that Su-3 lurking in the resin part of the stash at some point, not sure if I soold it on ? Don't think it was Interavia though.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2090 on: July 23, 2019, 07:18:26 am »
Doubts?  :unsure:

Well, I have not seen any positive identification here, if I am not wrong.

"Looks Italian."
"It's a German engined Italian airframe originally, isn't it?"

And should be easily recognizable even by english speaking people, there is even an early Frog model of it.  ;D
Fiat G.55, I believe.

That is based on comparing Wikipedia images of Fiat G.55, Macchi C.205, and Reggiane Re.2005. They have very similar lines from the side, but the fins/rudders are different.

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2091 on: July 23, 2019, 09:58:05 am »
Considering it has this in the caption "Not an exact copy of the Second World War fighter" and mentions it's Soviet, I'd say it's a mash up of various different aircraft.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2092 on: July 23, 2019, 10:14:28 am »
Itís a G.55, hereís one of Claveís RW profiles.

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2093 on: July 30, 2019, 06:59:23 am »
Came across this ...creation:



Tthe missile and its launch placement create some concerns, though.  ;)

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2094 on: July 30, 2019, 07:03:57 am »
...and then I found this pretty retro Audi R8 concept. Looks IMHO a lot better than the real one:



Interesting article to go with it (incl. more concept pics) here: https://audiclubna.org/what-if-audi-built-the-r8-in-the-1980s/

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2095 on: July 30, 2019, 07:57:50 am »
Came across this ...creation:



The missile and its launch placement create some concerns, though.  ;)

Well since it's Japanese, presumably the missile is fired, taking off the prop blades as it departs, and that leave the pilot no option but to dive into the ship behind it and finish what it starts....
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2096 on: July 30, 2019, 01:59:34 pm »
...and then I found this pretty retro Audi R8 concept. Looks IMHO a lot better than the real one:



Interesting article to go with it (incl. more concept pics) here: https://audiclubna.org/what-if-audi-built-the-r8-in-the-1980s/

Very Lotus "Europa" looking ... I like it.
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2097 on: July 31, 2019, 12:37:23 am »
Came across this ...creation:

...

Tthe missile and its launch placement create some concerns, though.  ;)
I recall motor torpedo boats were, at some point, designed so that they'd drop the torpedo in the water at the rear, and then maneuver the boat out of its way. Maybe this was to do something similar?

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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2098 on: July 31, 2019, 05:52:55 am »

Well since it's Japanese, presumably the missile is fired, taking off the prop blades as it departs, and that leave the pilot no option but to dive into the ship behind it and finish what it starts....

I did have similar thoughts


I recall motor torpedo boats were, at some point, designed so that they'd drop the torpedo in the water at the rear, and then maneuver the boat out of its way.

They were indeed
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Re: Whiffs found surfing
« Reply #2099 on: July 31, 2019, 06:16:45 am »
...and then I found this pretty retro Audi R8 concept. Looks IMHO a lot better than the real one:



Interesting article to go with it (incl. more concept pics) here: https://audiclubna.org/what-if-audi-built-the-r8-in-the-1980s/

This is Audi's Quattro Spyder concept from 1991:





and another one from 2010: