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Devilfish

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  1. BAC Eagle B.1 (1/48)

    In order to salvage the TSR2 program, BAC offered the RAF a staggered introduction of the airframe and its systems. By 1964 it was well known that the technology required was not mature enough yet to carry out every role asked of it in a single airframe. To allow the aircraft to perform all the specified roles, it was proposed that initially at least, the nuclear and conventional attack missions be carried out by differently configured aircraft. The first, and most important variant, was the B.1. As strategic nuclear attack was the entire raisin d'etre of the project, this was where most of the effort went. The Eagle B.1 was a dedicated low level strategic nuclear bomber. Equipped with wing mounted slipper tanks and an extra internal tank at the forward end of the bomb bay, unrevealed combat range was in excess of 1500Nm. General weapons load was two We.177B nuclear free fall bombs. The B.1, unlike its conventionally armed sibling, had in flight refuelling capability from the outset. Although the low level roll was optimised, it was decided, for crew and aircraft safety, to continue the use of anti-flash white, but only on the undersides, which were more likely to be exposed to the weapon's flash. DSC_0971 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0976 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0972 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0967 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0970 by Paul Carter, on Flickr Alongside the GR.2 DSC_0978 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
  2. It's when I see results like this that I think "I'm giving up the hobby...You win!" lol Outstanding!!!
  3. By the mid 1980's, the RAF were looking towards replacing its fleet of aging Eagle aircraft (TSR-2). Looking to the future, they wanted an aircraft that would be able to survive the modern, and future, battlefield. Around this time, the USAF were looking for the Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), and two designs were in contention, the YF-22 and YF-23. With the YF-22 winning the contract, Northrop looked around for other uses for their design. BAe approached them with a view to a collaboration. The design was tweaked to suit the RAF's requirements, which mainly included adding a second seat, specialist avionics, and strengthening the airframe for lower level flight. The result was the Black Widow B.1 Kit is the Hobbyboss 1/48 YF-23, with a scratchbuilt rear cockpit and a modified 1/32 Hawk canopy. 20171021_001358 by Paul Carter, on Flickr 20171021_001409 by Paul Carter, on Flickr 20171021_001420 by Paul Carter, on Flickr 20171021_001511 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
  4. Great build, thanks for sharing. It's definitely on my "to get" list. How was the fit of the struts to the wings? I've not built a biplane in years, but that was always my dread. As for scale, stop complaining you lot, It is in a correct scale! 1/72 is way too small! I like to be able to see my models without a microscope thank you!
  5. I do love a good whif, and this IS a good whif! Can I ask what the colours were that you used on this, as I have a Stuka on the SoD awaiting this scheme, but no idea what the RLMs are.
  6. I have these parts with exactly the same idea!! Beaten to it again, lol
  7. Nice job. The Bloodhound Mk2 was actually classed as an aircraft in the last years of it's life, so that we Air Radar techs could be forced into slavery in the MOTEs (Missile Overall Test Equipment). Twin engined, wooden winged, Mach 2 interceptor
  8. I have this same kit on my shelf of doom. I'm in no rush to move it from there, so my hat is positively doffed to you for making such a good job of it!
  9. Very Nice. Strangely, I have just finished the Seahawk and I am building the Wyvern.....
  10. Old Monogram Mosquito 1/48

    This is amazing, for such an old kit. But, after the confusion at the start as to what version you are building, you stated you are making the nightfighter, yet you seem to have given it bombs....
  11. Tigershark GR.1

    The 2 seater is also a Freedom models kit. They do the F-20A (ie, prototype), the F-20B 2 seater (aggressor) and an F-20C strike aircraft (which I wish I'd known about before I bought this)
  12. F-20 Tigershark.

    In the What-if section.
  13. Tigershark GR.1

    By the early 1980's the RAF were looking at replacing it's Eagles (TSR2) aircraft in certain roles. Having such a large aircraft for close in support was a waste of resources, so a requirement was drafted for a battlefield support aircraft. BAe submitted a tender for a license built F.20, using British avionics. As it happened, the F.20 contract was cancelled in the US, so BAe took the project over with consultation from Northrop. Entering service in the late 80's as the Tigershark GR.1, it served in RAFG with several squadrons, including 20 sqn, as seen here. Kit is the Freedom Models 1/48 F-20A DSC_0148 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0157 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0149 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0151 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0156 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0155 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0160 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0159 by Paul Carter, on Flickr DSC_0158 by Paul Carter, on Flickr
  14. F-20 Tigershark.

    I've got my second RAF version nearing completion. I'll post them both when it's done.
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