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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #2715 on: May 18, 2020, 06:04:52 am »
That things bizarre!


Yup and even more bizarre when you consider it was touted as a fighter.

French aircraft design and procurement at that time is a fascinating subject and it does make one wonder at times ??  :unsure:

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« Reply #2716 on: May 18, 2020, 06:37:02 am »
That things bizarre!


Yup and even more bizarre when you consider it was touted as a fighter.

French aircraft design and procurement at that time is a fascinating subject and it does make one wonder at times ??  :unsure:

Especially what they were smoking...and not sharing with Germany.

Yup  ;)

Some of it was down to the fact that part of the industry was nationalised and part of it wasn't and the Government wanted to keep the nationalised bit in work, whence they got to build some very odd things.

Then there was also one or two very odd military theories around at the time. These weren't restricted to the French, the Italians had Douhet in the 20's and a few others, but the French didn't just discuss them, they built some prototypes and put one or two into production.
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« Reply #2717 on: May 20, 2020, 05:54:23 am »
I've finally finished the strut work on the IK-2 and I think I need a lie down in a darkened room ?  :-\

I've also started to prep a few bits from a Tamiya 1/72 Thunderbolt and all I can say is that the detail work on the cockpit floor and side walls is exquisite  :bow: I think this is going to be U.S.A.F. in Korea circa 1950 so will strictly be an F.47.  I remember reading somewhere that the U.S.A.F. may well have been better off with Thunderbolts in the ground attack roll than Mustangs because of them having radial engines which were slightly less prone to damage from ground fire ?
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« Reply #2718 on: May 21, 2020, 04:33:54 am »
I've finally finished the strut work on the IK-2 and I think I need a lie down in a darkened room ?  :-\

I've also started to prep a few bits from a Tamiya 1/72 Thunderbolt and all I can say is that the detail work on the cockpit floor and side walls is exquisite  :bow: I think this is going to be U.S.A.F. in Korea circa 1950 so will strictly be an F.47.  I remember reading somewhere that the U.S.A.F. may well have been better off with Thunderbolts in the ground attack roll than Mustangs because of them having radial engines which were slightly less prone to damage from ground fire ?

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« Reply #2719 on: May 21, 2020, 05:07:52 am »
 The Hasegawa ones are mid 80s kits at the latest - I did their D in 1988. 
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« Reply #2720 on: May 22, 2020, 03:39:08 am »
Based on Scalemates the Hasegawa moulds date from '74.  My releases are both from '80.
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« Reply #2721 on: May 22, 2020, 05:56:17 am »
Slow progress, minds been elsewhere this week, hopefully it will return home this weekend  :rolleyes:

Meanwhile was looking at one of my Airfix Typhoons (the proper WWII one) and musing either New Zealand AF in the SW Pacific or Australian in New Guinea. That got me wondering if it would be possible for a Tiffie to carry both bombs and rockets ? Perhaps a pair of 250lb bombs plus two rockets per wing outside of the bomb racks ? Might make an interesting looking combination and might end up in RAF service that way.
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« Reply #2722 on: May 22, 2020, 06:57:59 am »
You can carry both, but as I keep saying ad bleedin nauseum they were never used together operational by the same aircraft because the methods of delivery of each weapon is different.  You almost never see the together set up in photographs, it's either or.  You'd have one flight with rockets, another with bombs.
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« Reply #2723 on: May 22, 2020, 07:09:22 am »
You can carry both, but as I keep saying ad bleedin nauseum they were never used together operational by the same aircraft because the methods of delivery of each weapon is different.  You almost never see the together set up in photographs, it's either or.  You'd have one flight with rockets, another with bombs.

Now I know that's historically correct Lee and I know the reasons why, but I swear I've seen photos of USAAF Thunderbolts carrying a combination of bombs and rockets, even some newsreel footage ? But thinking about it they were probably the bazooka tube style rockets, not that that should make much difference with the principal of the thing ?
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« Reply #2724 on: May 22, 2020, 07:47:10 am »
That's the Americans, and they have a different way of doing things.
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« Reply #2725 on: May 22, 2020, 11:42:56 am »
That's the Americans, and they have a different way of doing things.

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« Reply #2726 on: May 22, 2020, 03:56:21 pm »
Slow progress, minds been elsewhere this week, hopefully it will return home this weekend  :rolleyes:

Meanwhile was looking at one of my Airfix Typhoons (the proper WWII one) and musing either New Zealand AF in the SW Pacific or Australian in New Guinea. That got me wondering if it would be possible for a Tiffie to carry both bombs and rockets ? Perhaps a pair of 250lb bombs plus two rockets per wing outside of the bomb racks ? Might make an interesting looking combination and might end up in RAF service that way.

I think drop tanks and rockets were carried but not bombs and rockets, Chris.
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« Reply #2727 on: May 23, 2020, 12:30:59 am »
Slow progress, minds been elsewhere this week, hopefully it will return home this weekend  :rolleyes:

Meanwhile was looking at one of my Airfix Typhoons (the proper WWII one) and musing either New Zealand AF in the SW Pacific or Australian in New Guinea. That got me wondering if it would be possible for a Tiffie to carry both bombs and rockets ? Perhaps a pair of 250lb bombs plus two rockets per wing outside of the bomb racks ? Might make an interesting looking combination and might end up in RAF service that way.

I think drop tanks and rockets were carried but not bombs and rockets, Chris.

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« Reply #2728 on: May 23, 2020, 12:32:54 am »
Just so people don't think posts are mysteriously disappearing I've deleted a couple of them, mainly because whilst I might personally agree with the comments made I don't feel my Blog, or indeed, the site, is the place for them.
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« Reply #2729 on: May 24, 2020, 06:24:42 am »
Been a bit of a slow week mainly because I've got myself over tired and that's exacerbated my on-going health issues and hand/eye co-ordination problems, but this morning took the biscuit  :banghead: Not only was I being exceptionally clumsy, even for me, but when I started to give a pot of Xtracrylic RLM 66 a good shaking so I could paint the tyres on a couple of my current kits, the top flew off  :o. All I can say is "thank whichever deity you choose it's acrylic. Took an age to clean up and the reminder will be on my work top for a few years, but it could have been worse. 30 secs earlier I was walking around the house whilst shaking it, at least it waited until I was at the bench. I called it a day at that point.

Is it just me, but I find both Humbrol and Xtracrylic screw tops can be a right p.i.a. when it comes to getting clogged up and thus refusing to sit properly ?

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