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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #60 on: October 13, 2019, 02:26:59 pm »
So the Dassault Breguet Atlantic ATL1 could be a contender,  as I have the Revell 1/72 kit in the stash?
Although several proposals for a AEW &C model by the French and the UK came to nothing,  this could be considered as an alternative to the E-7 Wedgetail.
I have converted the Mach2 Atlantic into a twin turbofaned version but I have never tried it on the Revell kit.
 Another proposal would be the Martin SeaMaster as an airliner or firefighter bomber.

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #61 on: October 13, 2019, 02:57:51 pm »

 Another proposal would be the Martin SeaMaster as an airliner or firefighter bomber.


It's doubtful if you can consider the Seamaster as 'retired' as it never properly entered service. The P6M-2 production variants only saw service with a USN trials unit, not a fully operational squadron.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #62 on: October 13, 2019, 08:26:15 pm »
Fire fighting P-3 Orion formerly flown by Aero Union now being refurbished by Buffalo Airways and Airstrike Firefighters.



Any number of cargo aircraft brought out of retirement for civilian uses.

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #63 on: October 13, 2019, 10:02:19 pm »
Fire fighting P-3 Orion formerly flown by Aero Union now being refurbished by Buffalo Airways and Airstrike Firefighters.



Any number of cargo aircraft brought out of retirement for civilian uses.
That would be an interesting build  :thumbsup:

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2019, 04:18:28 am »
I'm tempted by a missile armed Swordfish in Raspberry ripple . Just need to come up with a backstory .

Also as Red Bull have a war bird display team or did people could do something similar 

Typhoo Typhoon acrobatic team anyone ?

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2019, 05:21:36 am »
This group build covers 90% of my started builds,  time to dig out the long-term kits in the stash.

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #66 on: October 14, 2019, 06:36:04 am »

 Another proposal would be the Martin SeaMaster as an airliner or firefighter bomber.


It's doubtful if you can consider the Seamaster as 'retired' as it never properly entered service. The P6M-2 production variants only saw service with a USN trials unit, not a fully operational squadron.

But in Whif World it might of Kit
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2019, 06:45:23 am »

 Another proposal would be the Martin SeaMaster as an airliner or firefighter bomber.


It's doubtful if you can consider the Seamaster as 'retired' as it never properly entered service. The P6M-2 production variants only saw service with a USN trials unit, not a fully operational squadron.

But in Whif World it might of Kit


True, but that means anyone can enter anything in this GB and the rules don't count...  :banghead:
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #68 on: October 14, 2019, 06:48:25 am »
I've sworn off GB's for the time being, so I won't be riding this bronco, but if anyone wants to give it a bash; what about Aussie Beaufighters re-activated for COIN ops in Vietnam? :unsure:


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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #69 on: October 14, 2019, 06:54:05 am »
Aussie Beaufighters re-activated for COIN ops in Vietnam? :unsure:
Supported by Lysanders as FAC platforms? :thumbsup:

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #70 on: October 14, 2019, 06:59:33 am »

True, but that means anyone can enter anything in this GB and the rules don't count...  :banghead:

Fair enough Kit, just trying to find a way through what's becoming an increasingly impenetrable jungle, that if I'm honest is starting to get to me  :-\
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #71 on: October 14, 2019, 08:38:27 am »
the idea came to mind for a 1920's Sopwith Camel in RAF service, in an all metal color scheme  :mellow:
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #72 on: October 14, 2019, 09:26:57 am »
the idea came to mind for a 1920's Sopwith Camel in RAF service, in an all metal color scheme  :mellow:

An aluminum dope?
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #73 on: October 14, 2019, 09:33:09 am »
the idea came to mind for a 1920's Sopwith Camel in RAF service, in an all metal color scheme  :mellow:

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #74 on: October 14, 2019, 10:03:55 am »

True, but that means anyone can enter anything in this GB and the rules don't count...  :banghead:

Fair enough Kit, just trying to find a way through what's becoming an increasingly impenetrable jungle, that if I'm honest is starting to get to me  :-\


Yes, it's turning out to be a bit of a pain rules wise. I'm glad I'm not a mod on THIS one!  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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