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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2019, 01:38:10 pm »
You mean like a BC-97 bomber using the B-29 bomb bays and gun turrets? That's doable  :thumbsup:

IT's a really cool idea, go for it!! Throw some camo on there and it would look like a beastly thing that means business.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2019, 03:28:50 pm »
Could this include things brought out from the boneyard for NASA or some other agency like the RB-57 was? Reports are circulating that NASAs RB-57s are flying some sort of high altitude communication missions over Afghanistan. What other aircraft could be resurrected for off the wall missions?
The AH-1 Cobra helicopters acquired by the US Forest Service to help fight forest fires would qualify.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2019, 05:17:03 pm »
Could this include things brought out from the boneyard for NASA or some other agency like the RB-57 was? Reports are circulating that NASAs RB-57s are flying some sort of high altitude communication missions over Afghanistan. What other aircraft could be resurrected for off the wall missions?
The AH-1 Cobra helicopters acquired by the US Forest Service to help fight forest fires would qualify.

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2019, 05:39:16 pm »
Sounds good to me! Go for it!
I started a USFS Firewatch Cobra but had a paint disaster. Id have to start a new one for the GB. I could apply the idea to some other aircraft.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2019, 05:52:27 pm »
Sounds good to me! Go for it!
I started a USFS Firewatch Cobra but had a paint disaster. Id have to start a new one for the GB. I could apply the idea to some other aircraft.
USFS Apache?
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2019, 11:29:44 pm »
USFS Apache?

Apache isn't retired though, is it?

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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2019, 12:06:09 am »
It will be some day!
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2019, 01:59:31 am »
I read that after the official retirement of the Phantom from service, the RAF kept a few of them in flyable condition as a reserve force for a few years. What if something had happened to make them use that force? There might have been an extra demand on resources that the Tornado F.3 force couldn't meet, or there might have been a technical problem that grounded the latter. In either event, you could do an RAF Phantom with AIM-132 ASRAAMs on the wing pylons as a subtle whiff.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2019, 03:34:48 am »
You mean like a BC-97 bomber using the B-29 bomb bays and gun turrets? That's doable  :thumbsup:

No.  Like a B17 based passenger or cargo plane with a double bubble fuselage.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2019, 05:29:52 am »
I read that after the official retirement of the Phantom from service, the RAF kept a few of them in flyable condition as a reserve force for a few years. What if something had happened to make them use that force? There might have been an extra demand on resources that the Tornado F.3 force couldn't meet, or there might have been a technical problem that grounded the latter. In either event, you could do an RAF Phantom with AIM-132 ASRAAMs on the wing pylons as a subtle whiff.

Or a certain South American nation tried to make for a certain set of islands in the South Atlantic...again :wacko:
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2019, 06:24:30 am »
I read that after the official retirement of the Phantom from service, the RAF kept a few of them in flyable condition as a reserve force for a few years. What if something had happened to make them use that force? There might have been an extra demand on resources that the Tornado F.3 force couldn't meet, or there might have been a technical problem that grounded the latter. In either event, you could do an RAF Phantom with AIM-132 ASRAAMs on the wing pylons as a subtle whiff.

I think the RAF should have kept a few Phantoms (and later Tornado ADVs) in the extra hardened shelters at Mt. Pleasant after official retirement.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2019, 12:33:43 pm »
I'll be entering the USS Nathan James NCC-1280. Brought out of retirement and refit in the 2370's with "current" tech for the Dominion war, that the Federation was desperate for ships.
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #57 on: October 13, 2019, 12:42:44 pm »
You mean like a BC-97 bomber using the B-29 bomb bays and gun turrets? That's doable  :thumbsup:

No.  Like a B17 based passenger or cargo plane with a double bubble fuselage.

Basically a 307 with an exaggerated C-46 style fuselage.




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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #58 on: October 13, 2019, 12:47:00 pm »
Y'all are concentrating on the Jug, when if you Look at the P-38, (Better fighter than the Stang and Jug) was retired in '49...
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Re: Out of Retirement - Discussion thread
« Reply #59 on: October 13, 2019, 02:00:50 pm »
You mean like a BC-97 bomber using the B-29 bomb bays and gun turrets? That's doable  :thumbsup:

No.  Like a B17 based passenger or cargo plane with a double bubble fuselage.

Basically a 307 with an exaggerated C-46 style fuselage.



I think that I have attempted  to built something like this before using the
C-46 ( S+ M Model 1/72 kit) with the wings and engines from the B-17G, as I couldn't get the original wings to fit. I might have ruined this by removing the two outer engines,  which resigned it to the bin. Well there's always next time  :banghead: