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  1. Aardvark

    All about the Carpet Monster...

    Do not publish such photos, they frighten the monster living in my fridge: He thinks he's the only monster in my house! Your photo refutes his thesis! B.R. Serge
  2. Goblin cockpit in fact sit on a engine. Because this is something in between, but in any case, the engines of these aircraft do not start behind the cockpit of the plane! There is also a question of how to classify La-200 and I-320, because one of their engines is in front of the cockpit, and the second behind the cockpit! That's why I put a question mark - (?)! No problem! I just flipped through page this Russian reference book "Jet fighters of the world.1941-2006" and added something from my memory! B.R. Serge P.S. B.w. La-154 was built but engine Lulka TR-1 was not installed to him, because this aircraft not a flying!
  3. Built ? Not a project? My interesting only jet fighter, because: 1.Yak-15 2.Yak-RD (first Yak-17) 3.Yak-17 4.Yak-23 5.Yak-36 6.La-152 7.La-154 8.La-156 9.La-160 10.La-174TK 11.La-200 family (?) 12.Saunders Roe S.R.A.1 (?) 13.McDonnel XF-85 Goblin (?) 14.Mikoyan I-320 (?) 15. Ambrosini "Sagittario" II. As You see jet fighter with engine ahead of the pilot not many. B.R. Serge
  4. Aardvark

    Supermarine Type-545 colours?

    Not my scale! Only classic! Only 1:72 scale! Mach 2 for Supermarine type 545  it's very optimistic speed. As for my Supermarine type 545  in reality, if she is flying, it's was a sonic aircraft as MiG-19, Super Mystere B.2 and F-100D Super Sabre. But what kind of maneuverability would this plane have, it's really interesting! In principle, you can roughly calculate the thrust and the specific load on the wing, but the maneuverability is still very much dependent on aerodynamics. Aerodynamics just on the calculator is not counted. B.R. Serge
  5. Aardvark

    Supermarine Type-545 colours?

    "The problem of quotations on the Internet is that people immediately believe in their authenticity "(с) V.I. Lenin: Maintrack? O Lucky Man! B.R. Serge P.S. Supermarine type 545 it was a British answer on MiG-19, Super Mystere B.2 and F-100D Super Sabre?
  6. Yak-23 UTI-I: Yak-23 UTI-I original cutaway: Yak-23 UTI evolution: But have next differences Yak-23 D.C. v.s. Yak-23 UTI-I: 1. Canopy 2. Rear canopy fuselage panel line. 3. Yak-23 UTI-I was modification second prototype Yak-23 who have place for airbrake on a wing: (But airbrake on wing was deleted! No image this place on a wing!) So, as I think for correct maked all version Yak-23 D.C/ UTI "A&A models" need made: - 3 different fuselages; - 2 different wings; - 6 different canopy; - as minimal 2 different main wheel gears..... ...do you seriously think that they will do all this? B.R. Serge
  7. In reality, the Yak-23 D.S. externally very much repeats the first version of the Yak-23UTI -Yak-23UTI-I (yelp, it's little sensation! ), which was later redesigned by Yakovlev's design bureau in Yak-23UTI-II, so familiar to us. Yak-23UTI-I did not suit the military for many reasons, including because of a poor review of the instructor from the back cockpit. Did the design bureau Yakovlev help Romania in the development of their Yak-23 D.S. is not yet known reliably, in theory should have been. Yak-23UTI-II itself also had some changes in testing period. Photos Soviet Yak-23UTI -I will be later. B.R. Serge
  8. Aardvark

    What kind of modeller are you?

    No greymats! No! No! Only greenmats - only hardcore!!! In fact, greenmats are a allusion on a fantastic film by George Danelia "Kin-dza-dza." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin-dza-dza! According to the plot of the film, two earthmen, a builder and a student of the conservatory came to another planet where the status of a resident in society is determined by the color of his pants. Released before the divorce of the USSR on the screens of theaters, the film was initially not understood, but eventually became a cult fantastic being at the same time a evil satire on the social order. On the cult of this film testifies this diorama of two aliens and their space ship "Pepelats" from Russian model site which was originally created as a site from the box modelers: http://karopka.ru/community/user/8813/? MODEL=315754 B.R. Serge
  9. Aardvark

    What kind of modeller are you?

    Modeller all over the world are the same! Long, long away......ops, sorry...Many years ago in the Russian forum there was a similar topic on the topic "Who is a real modeler?". The topic has grown to several dozen pages filled with jokes, humor and banter on this topic. Long argued who is more modeller - a rivet-modeller or outofbox-modeller, in the end, was discovered the axiom "True-modeler, this is a modeler who has a greenmat!" Naturally, the Russian model society was divided into those who have a greenmat and those who do not have a greenmat. In this case there is a separate category of modelers who have a mat, but he is not green but blue, transparent or Persian. These are semi-true-modelers! Inside the owners of greenmat, too, there is a hierarchy depending on the size of the greenmat - A5, A4, A3, A2 or A1. Therefore, the question: "What kind of modeller are you?" I can easily answer: "The modeler who has a greenmat A1 format!" Naturally, this is all a joke, and not discrimination and genocide of modelers on the basis of the presence of a greenmat. In fact, in modeling there is no permanence and those who are now built models from the box may be doing scratchbuilt tomorrow, and those who do scratchbuilt now in the future can go on assembling models from the box. The main I thing is to have fun with the modeling, even if it's just talking about modeling at different forums! B.R. Serge
  10. Aardvark

    Short Jokes II The Sequel

    This image reaction (actually trolling) Russian user internet on idea someone, who suggested to aircraft designers to make a Tu-160 passenger plane. Of all the leaders of the USSR and the countries of the former USSR, according to recollections, only Khrushchev gave direct instructions to aircraft designers as to how to design them. When viewed from an airplane An-10 (or Antonov An-12 I do not remember) at the airport Antonov Design Bureau, Khrushchev asked: "What are the problems in the plane?" He was told that inside the fuselage in the area of rotation of the screws, a large noise level. He advised to make in this area an additional ring of metal strip around the fuselage. Aircraft designers did as he said. The noise level only increased. That's what happens when they start giving directions to aircraft designers. Story with Khrushchev & An-10 was written in "Aviation & Time" magazine. B.R. Serge P.S. But at the same time Khrushchev was quite externally democratic. In my family archive there is a photo of my grandmother with Khrushchev. In the 50s my grandfather and grandmother were resting in the sanatorium in the Crimea, and one day walking along the promenade they saw Khrushchev, my grandmother went to him and asked him to take a picture together, Khrushchev learned that my grandfather and grandmother from the village near Donetsk agreed because he studied in Donetsk.No here came more willing to be photographed with Khrushchev, and as willing to be photographed was a lot, and my grandfather pushed a photo in the crowd can see only a fragment of his hat. Such a history of photography from a family album.
  11. Aardvark

    Short Jokes II The Sequel

    I know about problem with rear bay B-1B. But what does this have to do with the idea of using a strategic bomber as a gunship? I understand that there are problems with the A-10, but I do not understand that the C-130 all ended? What are the costs of operating one B-1B and C-130? And what will be the firepower in the gunship version of B-1B in comparison with the AC-130? I think that the idea of making a gunship from B-1B is as much a marasmus as the idea of making from Tu-160 passengers aircraft. B.R. Serge P.S. In WW2, Russian use strategic bomber Pe-8 as front line bomber over battlefield. Naturally the result was deplorable, and it was only once as far as I remember.
  12. Aardvark

    Short Jokes II The Sequel

    B-1B as gunship: What is next B-2 as gunship or cargo/passengers B-1B??? For a number of reasons, associated with the ideas of a well-known "aircraft designer": I'm betting on cargo/passengersB-1B!!! Resources: https://afirsov.livejournal.com/341691.html#comments https://marafonec.livejournal.com/9478732.html https://www.yaplakal.com/forum1/st/100/topic1729909.html B.R. Serge P.S. Yeeep.......marasmus shouted ...
  13. Aardvark

    No wonder the planet’s sinking under rubbish

    The lack of toilet paper is not a problem! When I was little and lived with my grandfather in the village in the summer, we often ran away from the house where there are only trees, grass shrubs, fields and there are no shops where you can buy toilet paper ..... then we used a burdock https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctium - an excellent replacement for toilet paper! B.R. Serge
  14. Aardvark

    No wonder the planet’s sinking under rubbish

    Paper bags v.s. plastic/polyethylene bags??? People Do you seriously think that by switching from plastic bags to paper you will save the world? For the production of plastic bags, oil is needed, a tree is needed to produce paper bags. Globally, without oil, mankind will somehow survive, but without forests the world will turn into a desert. How does the climate change if there is a forest? I can tell about this. Back in the 60-s the territory where I live was a steppe. The problem was further aggravated by the fact that this is the region where intensive coal mining has been and continues. When mining coal is not needed rock, which is immediately near the shafts poured into large dumps. These heaps waste are called a "terricon". There are a lot of them, they are different. But the problem of waste "terricon" is not that there are many of them, the problem is in their depth, the breed begins to smolder. In the process of decay, harmful and toxic substances are released that enter the atmosphere and poison the air. Add to this metallurgical, chemical plants. In addition, a wind was blowing over the steppe, raising dust storms. Dust storms led to erosion of the soil and the appearance of ravines. The ravines in turn created problems for agriculture. It was a serious problem. But they decided it. How? With the help of trees! First of all, parts of the steppe, broken into cells and planted along their perimeter trees. Once the trees grew it solved the problem of dust storms and more of ravines. Then one scientist suggested that the acacia tree be planted on the heap. And this tree took root not only making the greenhouses green, other wastes began appearing on the waste pits. Inside the waste heaps, the combustion processes began to fall asleep, they began to cool down and less to do external emissions into the atmosphere. But even those emissions that were absorbed by the trees. With the emissions of chemical and metallurgical plants, we decided to fight with the help of a poplar tree. It was a mistake. It was believed that the poplar more than all trees adsorbs harmful substances, but the problem was that the harmful substances were concentrated in the poplar fluff. And poplar fluff in turn sharply increased the amount of allergy, because it contained harmful substances. Therefore, in the city they began to remove poplars and, instead of them, to plant a chestnut tree. This tree as well adsorbs harmful substances. So the region has become more adapted to human life. Does this mean that you need to use plastic and plastic bags? No, in the existing form they are also harmful to the environment. However, as I have known for a long time, research is underway to create decaying plastic bags in a short life span, this may well be a way out of the situation. How I know this? My dad was agronom and ecolog it's was his work. She many talk my about this. Resource photo using in my posting: http://opogode.ua/article/2014-06-03-marsianskiie-tierrikony-donbassa-foto https://pikabu.ru/story/skazochnyie_terrikonyi_donbassa_3911938 http://donbass.ua/news/region/2012/08/24/neobychnye-terrikony-donbassa-foto-glavnyi-na-pjatnicu.html http://www.donbass-info.com/content/view/2032/2039/ B.R. Serge P.S. Most interesting Donbass terricon: Calling "Devil rock" or "Shubin cow" Who is "Shubin"? According to the old legends of miners "Shubin" is a deity who lives in a mine, he can be both kind and evil. However, more believe that he is kind. Blacksmiths portrayed him this way in Donetsk city park of forged figures :
  15. Aardvark

    1/72 Harrier GR5

    So, let's doing analitic research! Pegasus 11-21 (Mk.105 / Mk.106) The 11-21 was developed for the second generation Harriers, the USMC AV-8B Harrier II and the BAE Harrier IIs. The original model provided an extra 450 lbf (2.0 kN). The RAF Harriers entered service with the 11-21 Mk.105, the AV-8Bs with F402-RR-406. Depending on time constraints and water injection, between 14,450 lbf (64.3 kN) (max. continuous at 91% RPM) and 21,550 lbf (95.9 kN) (15 s wet at 107% RPM) of lift is available at sea level (including splay loss at 90°).[12] The Mk.106 development was produced for the Sea Harrier FA2 upgrade and generates 21,750 lbf (96.7 kN). from : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Pegasus Sea Harrier FA.2 as we know is Sea Harrier FRS.1 with new nose radar cone & the insertion of the section between the wing and the stabilizer, and some modifications of the wing, in general details differences. Thus, the engine of the second generation Harrier had the same seats as the first-generation Harrier engine! Then differences with second generation Harrier and first-generation Harrier engine only in the form nozzles, but not in their diameter !? This is my guess. Whether I'm right or wrong, I can only say with the size of the nozzles second generation Harrier and first-generation Harrier. B.R. Serge