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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2015, 07:37:57 am »
Was there a plan to use an airship as an AEW platform ? My brain cells are saying I've read it somewhere ??

There was actually a U.S.Navy squadron that flew some.

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Again the memory works  :thumbsup: Must admit I thought they were of the non rigid type. Can you imagine the internal "returns" in a rigid design ? Probably end up grilling the operator
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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2015, 09:18:20 am »
Looking forward to seeing the extra bits you're going to add as well. I'm guessing turrets  :thumbsup:

Can neither confirm nor deny turrets or a few other tricks to keep those pesky RAF fighters away... ;) 
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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2015, 01:47:08 pm »
What a stunning idea, I'm excited for this.
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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2015, 03:28:24 pm »
Finally got started- might make it after all  ;)

Hull complete.



Needed some trapeze mounted fighters to keep those RAF fighters at bay.  Kitbash 1/520 scale....

Me-109 from a cut down Skyraider. Untouched Skyraider on top.



Lumps kinda like a 109....touch up needed

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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2015, 11:36:54 pm »
Excellent.  Good to see it progressing.

If you happen to have a 1/72 aircraft handy next time you take a progress shot you couldn't sit it next to the gasbag so I can get an idea of its size could you?
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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2015, 05:49:31 am »
Very cool ! Love the mods to the Skyraiders...those look excellent ! I have a long term project of Zeppelin launched 109s.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2015, 09:22:13 am »
Excellent.  Good to see it progressing.

If you happen to have a 1/72 aircraft handy next time you take a progress shot you couldn't sit it next to the gasbag so I can get an idea of its size could you?
Thanks.


Zenrat, as requested, the primed hull next to some common 1/72 kits for sizing up.

a 1/72 two seat Jaguar and a 1/72 KGR.3 Harrier. 



No this is not the parasite fighter I am planning on  ;D



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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2015, 01:44:04 am »
Thanks Dave.
Much obliged.

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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2015, 02:01:23 am »
Yup many thanks for the size comparison.  :thumbsup:

I suppose that might be a way to get a vertical take off Jaguar ?  :rolleyes:
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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2015, 06:33:36 am »
Yup many thanks for the size comparison.  :thumbsup:

I suppose that might be a way to get a vertical take off Jaguar ?  :rolleyes:

Fighters suspended from hot air balloons. Start the engines and release the cable...........
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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2015, 01:43:57 pm »
Great stuff. The beer cap also helps get an idea of the scale....

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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2015, 06:40:57 am »
Great stuff. The beer cap also helps get an idea of the scale....

 :cheers:

I never even noticed the beer top, but then why does it surprise me you did ?  ;D :bow:
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Re: Hindenburg AEW
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2015, 07:06:40 am »
Finished.

In night dazzle camouflage, alerting German bomber raids to RAF fighters as the launch.  

A single freya radar on each horizontal stabilizer, and another on retractable beam on the keel that could provide 360 degree coverage, and could be winched up to lay flat against the belly for landing and hangaring.

Two Me-109's for self defense.













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Re: Hindenburg AEW- finished
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2015, 07:12:09 am »
That has come out so well  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Hindenburg AEW- finished
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2015, 08:03:19 am »
Cool concept  :cheers: