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Everything posted by Aardvark

  1. On WWIII? If they could physically, of course yes! Because it was a one-way road ...I read somewhere that after equipping and refueling those returning from the first strike, ground personnel had to join the infantry units. My late father-in-law, who served in tank units (and safely drowned a tank during an maneuvers T-62 or T-55 don't know), said that the lifetime of his tank regiment in World War III was estimated at 20 minutes of combined arms combat. B.R. Serge
  2. "A variant of the MiG-23 (23-41) was also developed - an experimental version of a fighter with a fundamentally different power plant - TRDF AL-21F-3 with a thrust of 11500 kgf, designed by MMZ "Saturn" (General Designer AM Lyulka). The first flight on an aircraft 23-41 / 1 (tail number 241) was performed on August 20, 1970 by P.M. Ostapenko. Tests have shown that the new power plant, which has a higher thrust compared to the R27F2-300, has improved the performance characteristics of the fighter. However, the AL-21F-3 engine has already been used on the Su-17M fighter-bombers and the Su-24 front-line bombers, and the power of the engine plant that produced A.M. The cradles were limited. Therefore, such a power plant on the "twenty-third" did not take root: it was equipped only with a small series of MiG-23B fighter-bombers..." http://www.airwar.ru/enc/fighter/mig23.html B.R. Serge
  3. Aggressive marketing advertisements French aviation industry 20-30 years here: have done their job and the @JOCKNEY has begun build this suitcase! B.R. Serge
  4. I see, on top drop-tank other shadow colour, more blueish than basic light grey colour. MiG-23 with AL-21F? For fighter version only one experimental aircraft. For fighter-bomber version talk different. Some writing about only 2 aircraft for comparison with ordinary MiG-23BN aircraft R-29 equipment, some writing about 48 examples called MiG-23B. "But because it was the Soviet Union" it's a powerful evidence, in fact murdered argument! Firstly, in Soviet Union, as it no strange, counted the money, the AL-21F was corny more expensive than R-29. Secondly, it was more difficult to manufacture and more labor intensive, therefore it was more expensive.And finally, the introduction of individual technologies from J-79 required new materials, technologies and technological processes as well as their refinement, which naturally affected the low rates of production of the AL-21 at the beginning of its production. Therefore priorities for AL-21 was Su-24. In addition, it only seems that having two engines with similar dimensions, you can simply swap them in airplanes. In fact, engines can have different air flow rates and different gas-dynamic stability, which often leads to the need to redesign the air intake of an aircraft, the F-16 with Pratt and Whitney and the F-16 with General Dynamics are a clear example of this! B.R. Serge
  5. Modeller's for modeller's! In fact, this is this set: The link is the history of the creation of the set, and the author of the set had been making his Tu-16 for three years! In the process, I made a set for myself, which I then decided to replicate for other modelers! Bomb's? Who say: "Bombs?" Are they bombs? Here are the bombs! Tu-16 with loaded SNAB-3000"Krab" https://strangernn.livejournal.com/1549619.html Also was Guided bomb "Tchaika", "Condor" & UBV-5. Little series was only "Tchaika" other was experimental, but all testing on Tu-16. https://modelist-konstruktor.com/aviacziya/nochnaya-oxota-kraba http://www.k2x2.info/transport_i_aviacija/aviacija_i_kosmonavtika_1996_02_tehnika_i_oruzhie_1996_01/p6.php http://www.dogswar.ru/boepripasy/snariady-rakety/4999-ypravliaemaia-aviabo.html First generation Soviet Guided bomb with radio, IR and TV guidance. B.R. Serge
  6. Behind the Mi-12, Mi-26 and Ka-22, You can hide a lot of ordinary helicopters! B.R. Serge
  7. Tu-16 from Trumpeters? Epigraph: "We sing a song to the madness of the brave!" (с) The Falcon Song story by Maxim Gorky, 1899 year The most complete collection of information about the Tu-16, which is on the Internet: http://www.tu16-badger.com/420943400 after which the majority either does not want to do the Trumpeter, putting it on the shelf or burns / blows up the model from the Trumpeter, and leaves for Haiti to study the magic of the Voodoo priests in order to impose the most powerful curse on the Trumpeter ! But if You still don't give up, here are three more links for You: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=73046&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 http://scalemodels.ru/articles/748-Trumpeter-1-72-konversi-tu-16-k-26Tu-16-Badger.html http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_5276.html B.R. Serge
  8. Thanks for the advice dear @Col. ! The instruction is already at variance in color with the museum example, indicating that the wheel disc in the photo and the wheel legs should be painted in Light gray Humbrol 147: not very similar (or similar?) , but we do not know how neat this Mirage is in the museum.... In addition, I would like to make a real and not a museum model this Mirage. ....so return to model.... To participate in a special Olympiad to discuss the design of the pre-Mirage era French aircraft, these rings: were made! Of course not! This rings for RB-162 lift jet engine: made for best future painting. Rescribe true panel line and hole under the bars And rivet, rivet and rivet again: Riveting looks scary, but after priming it should be fine if I correct my possible mistakes at the priming stage. The main intrigue is whether I will be able to make all the necessary riveting on the model by the end of September? If yes, then the remaining time is enough, as I think, to meet the GB deadline. .....to be continued... B.R. Serge
  9. You entered from the joker! Indeed, it is difficult to compete with @Moa, even though I have in my collection all these crazy Luft'46, La-200B, Yak-36 (b.w.!) etc. ( @Aardvark waving a white T-shirt! Do not shoot!) No neutrality! Objectivity and a heightened sense of beauty with perfectionism complex! I would put it differently: "Impressionism & Absinthe - God-father's French aircraft design styles in between the IWW and IIWW!" About the fact that Malevich worked on camouflages for the Red Army? Yes, it's amazing and little known ... but if Disney made nose art for USAF, then why can't other artists do something similar, as example ? In addition, if tea sets were made according to Malevich's sketches: why could not tanks camouflage according to his sketches? It looks like a Batwing-mobile-coptrosity... but for the colour. The full-scale mockup was in the classic Navy paint Gull grey/white. By the way, Anigrand (Resin kit) and Whirlybird - now Pegasus? (Vacuum kit) makes this model in 72nd scale. I have Whirlybird. B.R. Serge
  10. Absinthe influence on this designer, only that! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absinthe "It rose to great popularity as an alcoholic drink in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, particularly among Parisian artists and writers. The consumption of absinthe was opposed by social conservatives and prohibitionists, partly due to its association with bohemian culture." These designers are still lucky! Under the influence of absinthe, they only made this LeO 50/SE.100, but they could, like Vincent Van Gogh, go crazy and cut off their ear! B.R. Serge
  11. But isn't this American work of the B-57G? Because formally this is an off-topic for this topic .... but mind You, I tried to be objective, as evidenced by my references to Polikarpov TB-2, Grigorovich TB-5, La-200B, etc. Yeah, in main wheel inside fin on tail! An outstanding idea in terms of aerodynamics, which (I'm more than sure) led to the need for a very rigid fin with tail and as a consequence of the heavier structure and possibly flutter. I can only remember one such decision: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_XFV-12 he is still handsome! B.R. Serge
  12. Good collection, but no one Mi-8/17, Ka-50/52, Mi-28, AH-1 (or he hid behind the Mi-26 next to the AN-64 from which only the tail sticks out?) ..before October 18th you can fix it in this GB! B.R. Serge
  13. On this week in tuesday was 50 years since the first flight of the Yak-38. https://afirsov.livejournal.com/580370.html Interestingly, in the presence of a fairly good model from HobbyBoss in 48th scale (in 72nd scale one can only dream of such a model!), no one dared to make it in this GB, and in my opinion they did not even call about it. B.R. Serge
  14. In this topic http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29162&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 was technicall manual, but link on rapidshare is broken. As far as I remember, the technical manual CF-100 answers many questions. B.R. Serge
  15. About "Australian government & sales Meteor" is especially funny to read, knowing that Australian government , refused to buy* Hawker. P.1081, which is also sometimes called the Australian fighter https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_P.1081 than actually postpone the appearance of the Hunter by at least a few years, I think. That is, they first talk about the loss of interest in the development of advanced design, and then after a while: "How can you fight on the P-51 against the MiG-15? Our P-51 is just a sitting duck! Give us at least something! Meteor? Okay, let's get the Meteor! " but the British are to blame for this anyway, did not do in a timely manner Hawker Hunter. B.w. and what did the British fight on in Korea? .... Firefly and Sea Fury? That is, not even on Meteor, unlike the Australians ... B.R. Serge _______________ * - "As it turned out, the work was completed in an empty space - on November 14, 1950, the Australians notified Hawker Aircraft Ltd of the loss of interest in the aircraft."(c) http://www.airwar.ru/enc/xplane/p1081.html
  16. Controversial statement. Even with good decals and a Obscureco set, I personally would not dare to build Hobbycraft. Each model has its own problems, but the Yak-25 at least exactly matches the drawings published to date. In addition, the model CF-100 has a some number of problematic moments. As, for my models show in decreasing order of quality and accuracy. B.R. Serge
  17. This is possible ..... when everyone thinks that the chief of kits dept, works from home, via the Internet remotely while on self-isolation, but he actually self-isolates in a bar at the Czech Brewery, and writes from there! B.R. Serge
  18. Genius! You gave me an absolutely incredible version! First, I was going to analyze the ethnic composition of French aircraft designers, depending on their belonging to one or another ethnic group of the gallic! Because as we know from Wikipedia: "The French people, especially the native speakers of langues d'oil from northern and central France, are primarily the descendants of Gauls and Romans (or Gallo-Romans, western European Celtic and Italic peoples), as well as Germanic peoples such as the Franks, the Visigoths, the Suebi and the Burgundians who settled Gaul from east of the Rhine after the fall of the Roman Empire. The Norse also settled in Normandy in the 10th century and contributed ancestry to the Normans. Furthermore, regional ethnic minorities also exist within France that have distinct lineages, languages and cultures such as Bretons in Brittany, Occitans in Occitania, Basques in the French Basque Country, Catalans in northern Catalonia, Germans in Alsace and Flemings in French Flanders." Thus, perhaps there may be a relationship between the ethnicity of the designer and the type, aesthetics of the aircraft? But I dismissed this thought as it smacks of ideas of racial discrimination ...besides, I realized that my knowledge is simply not enough to test this hypothesis, although of course if someone proves this hypothesis, then this is a completely finished dissertation of a doctor of sciences! Then I thought, but maybe during that period there were some events in culture and art, away from which the aircraft designers and military of France could not stay? And bingo! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealism "Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects, and developing painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself." Years active: 1920s–1950s Country- France,Belgium Looking at all these strange paintings by the founders of Impressionism, you begin to understand their influence on the French aircraft industry! At the same time, where they did not succumb to the influence of surrealism, where there was classicism and socialist realism (b.w. this picture Alexander Deinego "Young Designer" in socialist realism style is estimated by Sotheby's at £ 2,000,000) as in the USSR, we see quite healthy planes! (Recourse Wikipedia and http://www.theartnewspaper.ru/posts/2292/ ) So maybe all these strange, ugly French planes are just a reflection of the tendencies of the art and culture of the time? B.R. Serge P.S. Despite the humorous nature of my post, which does not pretend to be any seriousness, I must admit that Kazimir Malevich, widely known for his painting "Black Square", developed camouflages for Red Army tanks, in particular for Mark V, one of his camouflage schemes is in model 1 / 35 produced by "InterRus". The developers of the model told me about this in the 90s.
  19. Face Petra Solcova: when she is tormented by questions from BM about the release date of the MiG-21! (Recourse - official Eduard Facebook.) B.R. Serge
  20. But what You want, who has his own good engines and his own design school with long-term traditions has everything! This applies to any industry, be it aircraft, shipbuilding, automotive or space. In the USSR, it was all from scratch, because Tsarist Russia did not have its own aircraft engines, so it is natural that before the war the only independently made Soviet engine was AM-34 and its derivatives, the rest were French, American and early German engines, Merlin as far as I am I understand the Soviet industry could not master, too precise, sensitive and stressful motor turned out to be. It is not clear why the French, having their own original engines, a developed aviation industry that occupied a leading position, even in the most advanced field, which are fighters, did not create fighters of the most elegant and best design? Engine nacelle M.S.406 & D.520 do not have the most aesthetic shape in comparison with other samples, such as those already mentioned Spitfire, Hurricane, Yak-1 e.t.c.? B.R. Serge
  21. ....something red...how about the 1965 crop Interceptor of space targets "50-22"? https://www.buran.ru/htm/spiral.htm B.R. Serge
  22. Agreed , but I got acquainted with model D.520 earlier than with M.S. 406, because D.520 was produced by a factory in my city. M.S.406 I'm glued latter, of course as and D.520 I don't paint this models because the only available special model paint for children at that time was silver in aluminum tubes inside the VEB Plastikart kits. About M.S.406 and D.520, in fact it's constructively different aircraft, D.520 it's all metallic, monocoque construction, M.S.406 it's mixed, frame construction, but of course M.S.406 for these reasons, it is cheaper and easier to manufacture. The British Hurricane and Spitfire are the absolute analogue of this pair of M.S. 406 and D.520! But compare the elegance of the Hurricane and MS.406 design as well as the D.520 and Spitfire! Soviet also have analogue Hurrican/ MS.406. It was Yak-1 with mixed, frame construction but with aerodynamic close to Spitfire, which is best seen in the Yakovlev I-30 cannon version with the metal wing: which, like Hurricane and Spitfire, is more elegant than M.S. 406. And what is most interesting, in fact, Yakovlev's planes had a further development of French engines! B.R. Serge
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