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Offline TomZ

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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer Finished!
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2019, 09:05:03 am »
KLu Valkyrie



When in 2019 the Dutch government decided to dramatically increase the size of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and increase the order for the F-35 from 37 to 123 it was realized that a lot of new pilots would be needed. It was clear that the current fleet of 13 Pilatus PC-7 trainers was insufficient to train all new recruits.



The Air Force considered buying additional Pilatus trainers but in the end it was decided to keep the PC-7 ad an advanced trainer and buy a number of new primary training aircraft. After a rigorous selection process the choice fell on the Centauri Aircraft Valkyrie.



The original Ca-50 was a five seat aircraft but for the Dutch Air Force a two seat trainer version was developed and built, the Ca-20. The Dutch Air Force ordered 44 Valkyries, the first of which was delivered in 2020



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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2019, 09:38:49 am »
Lovely model! :wub:
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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2019, 10:03:44 am »
Now that's WONDERFUL Tom.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2019, 11:59:46 am »
I like it.
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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2019, 12:30:49 pm »
Damn that's pretty - nicely done!  :thumbsup:
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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2019, 01:56:51 pm »
Marvelous TOM! this livery suits it very well!

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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2019, 06:47:41 pm »
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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2019, 08:15:04 pm »
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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2019, 06:16:58 am »
Really nice looking aeroplane Tom  :thumbsup:
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Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2019, 05:29:26 am »
Now that is cool and completely unexpected ! Nice one !
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