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Bristol type 102 ramjet test aircraft
« on: February 14, 2021, 02:20:11 pm »
Bristol type 102 ram jet evaluation  aircraft  circa 1950. Built to test the feasibility of  compact auxiliary ramjet engines  for jet bombers and  interceptor aircraft.  The aircraft  was launched from a modified  Lancaster bomber  and powered up to  ram jet operational speed  by a   rocket motor.  When the ram jet engines ran out  of fuel the aircraft would glide back to base and skid land on its  underside . Kit is a modified  PM Messerschmit  P 328, with a few bits stuck on
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Re: Bristol type 102 ramjet test aircraft
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 05:00:41 pm »
Nice.  :thumbsup:
Nice touch using the trailer too - probably just what they would have done, use something off the shelf.

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Re: Bristol type 102 ramjet test aircraft
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 01:51:28 am »
Very good Chris.

I've got one of the Airfix (repopped PM IIRC) Me 328s in the stash.  I've been struggling with how to add engines and wheels.  You've given me some ideas.
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Re: Bristol type 102 ramjet test aircraft
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 03:14:16 am »
Very good Chris.

I've got one of the Airfix (repopped PM IIRC) Me 328s in the stash.  I've been struggling with how to add engines and wheels.  You've given me some ideas.
Cheers Fred,
There isn't much room to  put landing gear on  one of these things  , micro surgery and  very small scale  landing gear should do it though.  There was a version  with 2 Argus engines  fitted  on the top of  the fuselage either  side of the dorsal  spine, they should  be easy enough to  scratch build  too.
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Re: Bristol type 102 ramjet test aircraft
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 06:21:35 am »
Works well Chris  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bristol type 102 ramjet test aircraft
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 06:35:52 am »
Ta very much  :thumbsup:
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Re: Bristol type 102 ramjet test aircraft
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 03:48:09 pm »
Well done, Chris - that looks good. :thumbsup:

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Re: Bristol type 102 ramjet test aircraft
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 02:23:34 am »
Very good Chris.

I've got one of the Airfix (repopped PM IIRC) Me 328s in the stash.  I've been struggling with how to add engines and wheels.  You've given me some ideas.
Cheers Fred,
There isn't much room to  put landing gear on  one of these things  , micro surgery and  very small scale  landing gear should do it though.  There was a version  with 2 Argus engines  fitted  on the top of  the fuselage either  side of the dorsal  spine, they should  be easy enough to  scratch build  too.

Thanks Chris.
Fred

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Re: Bristol type 102 ramjet test aircraft
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2021, 10:41:26 am »
Love this!
So I got that going for me...which is nice....