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Offline Nils

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« on: September 19, 2006, 02:57:08 am »
last night i watched the movie "The Rocketeer", its really worth watching.
halfway in the movie, cliff was brought to howard hughes's factory, and there he got to see a german propaganda cartoon, with thousands of german soldiers with a rocketpack strapped on.

then the idea struck me, what if the germans HAD the rocket and used it to take over the world.

here's an image of what i mean.

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2006, 03:12:32 am »
I remember this film! Quite good and interesting.
your flying men remind me the "planos" in the Blake&Mortimer "l'enigme de l'atlantide" :)
Cool whatif indeed, Nils! Ideas are coming...

Clonel Harry Cover was flying its Mustang over Germany, escorting B-17s. Suddendly, its plane was shaken, the canopy was open abruptely and he was ejected of his fighter. He opened his parachute... On the plane, the German rocket men get ride of the mask protecting his face, seized the controls, closed the canopy and landed the Mustang at Rechlin, were it was tested and dismantled.




 
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006, 10:27:05 am »
Nah, just let Hughes make it for the Americans like he planned.  Then, just buy these guys.  ;)

http://www.pulpfigures.com/catcode.php?ran...702101158686764

 

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006, 11:12:00 am »
Will die without understanding this world.

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2006, 11:52:52 am »
Except the Cirrus X-5  wasn't invented by Hughes but rather was the work of Doc Savage.
They changed it to Hughes when they made the film :angry: , personally I prefer the original comic version over the movie, especially the Locust :wub:  and Cliff's girlfriend Bettie...the face of Bettie Page and, evidently, the body of artist Dave Steven's ex-wife. :wub:  

That said the Rakentruppe film was one of the high points of the film...although simple physics makes the concept unrealistic for the real world, as the US military discovered after spending lots o bucks with Bell.

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2006, 11:53:06 am »
Insert witty remark here
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2006, 10:37:16 pm »
How about this stuff????

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2006, 10:46:26 pm »
Hi Nils!

I found this at the Unreal Aircraft website:

http://unrealaircraft.com/qbranch/german_rp.php


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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006, 08:52:57 am »
It'd go well with your Heliofly project Chuck, chop & dice em with the helicopter pack, then chargrill em with the rocket! :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2006, 06:52:08 pm »
You know, I recently saw something along those lines in one of the recent issues of Fine Scale Modeler.  I believe they are 1/35 scale and called something like Rackettruppen.  
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