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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2020, 06:39:19 am »
I have both, but "No!" ;D
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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2020, 10:16:58 am »
There's the Empire Test School which had an Avro Shackleton MR.2 painted in Royal Navy colours with decals,  would this qualify?

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2020, 03:48:15 pm »
Ask yourself this question, "Can it be considered to be IN the Navy?"

Not in the RAF, or RAF Coastal Command, or the Army, or the Girl Guides but actually directly connectable to the Navy ... any Navy.
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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2020, 02:39:04 am »
There's the Empire Test School which had an Avro Shackleton MR.2 painted in Royal Navy colours with decals,  would this qualify?

No, because its not a whiff.

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2020, 06:48:41 am »
There's the Empire Test School which had an Avro Shackleton MR.2 painted in Royal Navy colours with decals,  would this qualify?

No, because its not a whiff.


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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2020, 12:27:35 pm »
There's the Empire Test School which had an Avro Shackleton MR.2 painted in Royal Navy colours with decals,  would this qualify?

No, because its not a whiff.


He has a point! ;)

Whiff or not
It still could work on the new Revell Avro Shackleton MR.3 kit with a twist.

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2020, 12:59:08 pm »
Okay as I now understand that it's aircraft that has entered  service with any Navy , Marines or Fleet Air Arm .
I'll play safe and build the Revell Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic,  the French Navy has used various Atlantics for research purposes in equipment and for weapons testing.

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Re: General Discussion
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2020, 01:42:01 am »
Would a Royal Navy Air Service armoured train be allowed in this group build?

Consider this - A Royal Navy armoured train from Britain, armed with four QF 6 inch naval guns and one QF 4 inch naval gun, was used in support of the British Expeditionary Force in the opening phase of the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914.

Now if the RNAS train includes an observers balloon or a carriage top runway for the Sopwith Camel then it should be good  ;D

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2020, 02:12:21 am »
Would a Royal Navy Air Service armoured train be allowed in this group build?

Consider this - A Royal Navy armoured train from Britain, armed with four QF 6 inch naval guns and one QF 4 inch naval gun, was used in support of the British Expeditionary Force in the opening phase of the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914.

Now if the RNAS train includes an observers balloon or a carriage top runway for the Sopwith Camel then it should be good  ;D

Runway?  Surely a catapult powered by steam from the locomotives boiler...

The Tamiya LRDG Chevy could be repurposed as a support vehicle (delivering rum rations and fodder) for the hard pressed Royal Marines camel corps (ships of the desert, right?) at Wadi El Camino, Palestine, 1949.

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2020, 05:35:57 am »
Would a Royal Navy Air Service armoured train be allowed in this group build?

Consider this - A Royal Navy armoured train from Britain, armed with four QF 6 inch naval guns and one QF 4 inch naval gun, was used in support of the British Expeditionary Force in the opening phase of the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914.

Now if the RNAS train includes an observers balloon or a carriage top runway for the Sopwith Camel then it should be good  ;D

Runway?  Surely a catapult powered by steam from the locomotives boiler...

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2020, 06:03:19 am »
Would a Royal Navy Air Service armoured train be allowed in this group build?

Consider this - A Royal Navy armoured train from Britain, armed with four QF 6 inch naval guns and one QF 4 inch naval gun, was used in support of the British Expeditionary Force in the opening phase of the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914.

Now if the RNAS train includes an observers balloon or a carriage top runway for the Sopwith Camel then it should be good  ;D

Runway?  Surely a catapult powered by steam from the locomotives boiler...


Bearing in mind that Sopwith Camels were launched from lighters being towed behind destroyers then I would have though a locomotive could have got more that enough speed to launch a Camel or a Pup ? Controlling it might be fun, but.............. :rolleyes:
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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2020, 08:18:04 am »
Convair did think of a similar idea to use a high speed train to launch a four engined passenger Seaplane and the Royal Navy did fly Seaplanes during both wars.

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2020, 09:27:22 am »
It occurs to me that my Whiffed Fairey Barracuda, that I've yet to start work on, could be a candidate for this GB, so maybe I'll delay kicking it off.
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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2020, 10:45:56 am »
Would a Royal Navy Air Service armoured train be allowed in this group build?

Consider this - A Royal Navy armoured train from Britain, armed with four QF 6 inch naval guns and one QF 4 inch naval gun, was used in support of the British Expeditionary Force in the opening phase of the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914.

Now if the RNAS train includes an observers balloon or a carriage top runway for the Sopwith Camel then it should be good  ;D

Runway?  Surely a catapult powered by steam from the locomotives boiler...


Bearing in mind that Sopwith Camels were launched from lighters being towed behind destroyers then I would have though a locomotive could have got more that enough speed to launch a Camel or a Pup ? Controlling it might be fun, but.............. :rolleyes:

Get the train up to 60mph on a mile long straight and you'll easily have take off.

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Re: In The Navy GB - General Discussion
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2020, 10:52:52 am »
It occurs to me that my Whiffed Fairey Barracuda, that I've yet to start work on, could be a candidate for this GB, so maybe I'll delay kicking it off.


That's the ticket. There's a real satisfying feeling when one finds out that a currently planned but not yet underway build will now apply for a GB!  My super-stretch-quad-Caravelle was this. I had no plans what so ever of using it in a GB, I just wanted to build it. Then I learned that the upcoming GB was "engines" and I was glad I hadn't started it yet! 

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