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Postby Charl » Sun May 20, 2012 6:04 pm

Well it's in here somewhere earlier, but Antonio Diaz has done some painting on the ALPHASIM (Now Virtavia freeware) Vigilante.
It's a little bit of a big and clumsy bird around a carrier, I couldn't actually fit it on an elevator!

But in the sky, it's a kid's dream plane, and it was decades ahead of its time in systems.



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Postby Ian Warren » Sun May 20, 2012 7:59 pm

FRAG IT ! I gotta get my FS9 reinstalled and start turning and burning this thread again .. If only for those three Destroyers unsure.gif

These North American Nuke come Recon bombers really deserve my attention winkyy.gif
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Postby hasegawa » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:53 am







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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:16 am

That is one choice little jet , Milviz did a superb job with this one ! cool.gif
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Postby hasegawa » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:29 am

Buc ...

A typical aircraft of the cold war.





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Postby Ian Warren » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:01 am

Andreas , It was the 1978/79 TV series 'Sailor' were mention of two buckets of sunshine under the wings .. footage showing to Bucc's ripping in across the waves - Cold War indeed ! cool.gif
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Postby hasegawa » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:53 pm

The "Buc"... fast in 200 ft... and equiped maybe with a nuclear weapon. It was a formidable foe. But the RAF has first rejected the Buc and only the Navy was customer. Then the TSR 2 and the F 111K where stopped, because of financial problems. The "Buc" was the only aircraft that could fill the gap. And in the end it was a formidablke aircraft.
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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:15 pm

Just shows how good they were , 1991 they in combat , low level a treat cool.gif
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Postby Charl » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:54 pm

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The Pacific was of course an important theatre in the cold war...
The Soviet civilian fleet was essentially interchangeable with the military mission, so the AN-24B (Not AN-12, thank you Ian) would have featured strongly in the '50s
The Chinese were to licence build it, but they had a falling out with the Russians and in the end only flew theirs in the '80s!
Here it is in Macau, the excellent Samborsky model which is a real pilots' plane



Meantime, the US Navy would have been keeping tabs on air movements in the region with their Martin Mercator.
Fairly bristling with antennae and valve-operated electronic gear of the mid-50s, I bet the crew glowed in the dark.



David Wooster's model, another "Turner & Burner" with the Allison jets in the rear of the engine nacelle for takeoff boost.
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Postby Ian Warren » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:26 pm

Charl wrote:
QUOTE (Charl @ Nov 4 2012,2:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Pacific was of course an important theatre in the cold war...
The Soviet civilian fleet was essentially interchangeable with the military mission, so the AN-12 would have featured strongly in the '50s

What , what .. hey no mud ! its all good Russian concrete that AH-24 sitting on

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Meantime, the US Navy would have been keeping tabs on air movements in the region with their Martin Mercator.
Fairly bristling with antennae and valve-operated electronic gear of the mid-50s, I bet the crew glowed in the dark.

David Wooster's model, another "Turner & Burner" with the Allison jets in the rear of the engine nacelle for takeoff boost.

This type in competition with the well know Lockheed P2V Neptune , the Mercator also had that real purposeful don't mess with me look ! and they were not slouchers either cool.gif
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Postby Charl » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:17 pm

Did we see this yet? Can’t remember, anyhow the ALPHA models are going freeware so fun to fly in a circle.

Probably more of a Hot Warrior, given Sir Frank Whittle had his jet engine ready to go before WWII. Thanks to remarkable amounts of bureaucratic and commercial bumbling, the Meteor finally took flight in 1944.
If you compare it with the F-86 Sabre of 1947, you realise how fast things moved.
The Meteor was stamped out by the thousands in many variants, but really was outclassed by just about every contemporary, including the MiG15 which shot it down at every meeting.
It lasted right through the ‘50s; until the other day, a pair was used by Martin Baker for ejection seat testing.

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Postby Ian Warren » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:49 pm

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It lasted right through the ‘50s; until the other day, a pair was used by Martin Baker for ejection seat testing.

Jimmy Jillickers Cold War man biggrin.gif Martin Baker ... I now have to pull out and post the 'EJS' off the period ... biggrin.gif
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Postby chopper_nut » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:05 am

Looking good. I think I did the two seater when this thread started but I dont think theres another single seater on here.
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Postby Charl » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:12 am

Yes that would've been Rick Piper's excellent model.

When you trawl the Net for the Meteor, you keep finding
Another "claim to fame" was the Meteor's ability to perform the "Żurabatic Cartwheel", a new aerobatics manoeuvre, named after the Gloster acting Chief Test Pilot, first accomplished in the Gloster Meteor G-7-1 prototype at the 1951 Farnborough Air Show where the Meteor, due to its unique location of widely set engines could have individual engines throttled back and forward to achieve a seemingly stationary vertical cartwheel

Well, here's a little nostalgia: Farnborough 1951, and a couple of minutes in, you'll see the cartwheel.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/highligh...arnborough-1951
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Postby Ian Warren » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:38 pm

Very old O toodle pip footage , just damn brilliant viewing .. just surprised this show has not had a regular showing on NZTV of recent
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Postby Kiwia1spad » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:13 pm

Havent flown much lately, but i thought id show these...
Now freeware Tu-128 Fiddler....



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Postby Ian Warren » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Biggest bad boy fighter of the Cold War , the TU-28 never quite made it to the 128 designation but sure as hell made to records as being the largest fighter ever , the Backfin NATO code name .. in a way a oversized TU-22 Blinder .. Kiwi good to see it in this thread again .. course be nice to see her in metal textures cool.gif
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Postby hasegawa » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:27 pm

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Postby deeknow » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:53 pm

Lovely shot hasegawa, what a machine huh thumbup1.gif
I bought it this week also so thought I might as well wade in on the thread, haven't really paid attention to this topic before, I think I may be a convert tho...
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Postby Splitpin » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:24 pm

deeknow wrote:
QUOTE (deeknow @ Dec 15 2012,10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lovely shot hasegawa, what a machine huh thumbup1.gif
I bought it this week also so thought I might as well wade in on the thread, haven't really paid attention to this topic before, I think I may be a convert tho...



Awesome shot deeknow thumbup1.gif thumbup1.gif .... edwards?
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