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Offline Crackingjob

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Carriers for Grandson
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:09:11 am »
https://flic.kr/p/SyuXM3
looking to build what if carriers for a two and a half year old Grandson.

The story is that the RN looking for a stop gap carrier to give them experiance of big carriers again do a swop with the US Navy and transfer two of the RN Invincible carriers, for use by USMC, for a rebuilt small US carrier, until the arrival of the QE2 carriers and the Govenment to decide which aircraft recovery system to use....hense a mixed bag of ski ramp and electromagnetic launch, with arrester wire recovery.......
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Re: Carriers for Grandson
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 05:15:48 am »
The pic's not showing for me I'm afraid.

I think Flickr needs some special tweak to show pics elsewhere.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Carriers for Grandson
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 05:17:56 am »
No I have tried several ways...I give up...having another go....this one is the mock layout ready for workshop. The flight deck is modified wider, allowing a 2 degrees angle deck, and ski jump forward.

Alternative history bit.....continued....
The RN use what's left of the Harriers...the rest having been sold off the the USMC for spares. But also the RAF have several Tornado aircraft, modified for carrier use during the Middle East conflicts...known as Cyclone, Their is only a small flight of these aircraft but give the UK bomber strike capability, and incerept role.

Reality is that this is for a small child, a cheap 1 toy from a charity shop....excuse the scale of aircraft...he is only 2 1/2 easier to handle. https://flic.kr/p/SWYwWe
There is another carrier (50p same shop) which is to become a UN mercy ship with helicopters...more of that later but gives a balance for No1 Grandson who is rapidly approaching 3 years old and learning. https://flic.kr/p/SyuY21
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Re: Carriers for Grandson
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 06:22:32 am »
There should be a thread somewhere that explains how to post images from sites such as flicker. I know it can be done as Dizzyfugu posts pictures from his flicker account.

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Re: Carriers for Grandson
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 09:03:24 am »
Will have to pm him re this.....do the links attached work?

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Re: Carriers for Grandson
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 09:24:55 am »
The link in the 1st post is working for me. :thumbsup:
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Re: Carriers for Grandson
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 10:18:37 am »
Will have to pm him re this.....do the links attached work?

If I click on the link I get to see your flicker account page with that picture on it

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Re: Carriers for Grandson
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 11:39:18 am »
Well the account only has pictures for this site, as others let me upload...it's only this one I have to go through this....enjoy flicking through.

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Re: Carriers for Grandson
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 03:21:31 pm »
Love the mixed fleet of aircraft !

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Re: Carriers for Grandson
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2017, 12:12:21 pm »
Just an update...sorry lots going on at home but we have a ski ramp and wider deck laid out....more to follow
https://flic.kr/p/XiPZ31
https://flic.kr/p/XGyyYn
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 12:33:17 pm by Crackingjob »