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Reconnaissance (or Scouting for the hard of spelling) GB?


Scargsy

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Hi there,

 

Thought I'd put up a proposal for a Recon group build - which could contain anything from air, land, sea or space designed to detect enemy activity - either covertly or patrol, scouting, visual and photo reconnaissance, electronic detection (AWACS).

 

No what-ifs, but built/evaluated prototypes - e.g. BV 141 would I guess make the cut. 

 

I'm thinking things like:

Air - aircraft (fixed and rotary wing) U2, SR-71 Blackbirds, photo-recon Spitfires, FAC Broncos and Cessnas, drones, FW-189 Uhu, etc. Maybe even early biplanes in WWI.

Land - recon AFVs and light tanks, mobile radar stations, scouting troops, etc.

Sea based - not too sure.., but patrol boats, submarines? Naval patrol aircraft, 

Space - spy satellites (if anyone knows what they look like).

People - recon units / individuals, special forces, etc.

 

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16 minutes ago, Black Knight said:

If you'll include individual people I'll play

Sure I should have added those too, I'll update the description - anything in particular? I guess most special forces troops SAS, SBS, SEALs would qualify too.

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Hmm I’d love to add a Fieseler Storch to the collection, ideally the Tamiya 1/48th, which goes for silly prices, or failing that the italeri French version, which I might manage to get for a more reasonable price . So count me in.

 

Would armoured cars fit the brief as  I wouldn’t mind an sdkfz 222 either.

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16 hours ago, Marklo said:

Hmm I’d love to add a Fieseler Storch to the collection, ideally the Tamiya 1/48th, which goes for silly prices, or failing that the italeri French version, which I might manage to get for a more reasonable price . So count me in.

 

Would armoured cars fit the brief as  I wouldn’t mind an sdkfz 222 either.

Yes armoured cars welcome, as well as not so armoured things e.g. for current UK forces - Land Rover WMIK, Jackal and Coyote TSV, all of which have weapons but pretty limited protection for the crew.

 

Guess I'm going to need to start a list on this thread!

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That's an interesting idea. The first think that came to my mind was a 'Lurp' (Long Range Reconnaisence Patrol) in the Vietnam jungle. Closely followed by a score of photographic reconisance aircraft and then a Russian trawler bristling with aerials for electronic reconnnosence and then Napoleonic light cavalry vedettes. The field is vast!

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Yes please @Scargsy, I've got a couple of ship-borne spotter aircraft that would hopefully fit the bill.

This also begs the question as to whether long range maritime patrol aircraft would qualify?

 

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Good idea, count me in. The stash is surprisingly light on recce types but options include an RB-57F, Mirage IIIR, one of the Chipmunks that flew recce flights along the Berlin corridor, Open Skies Tu-154M, Victor SR.2 and probably a few more.

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On 07/01/2022 at 18:53, desert falcon said:

If helicopters would be welcomed, then I could possible do a German Tiger in Afghanistan disguise?

 

Cheers

Johnny b 

Rotary wing aircraft are welcome too.

 

On 08/01/2022 at 16:52, CliffB said:

Yes please @Scargsy, I've got a couple of ship-borne spotter aircraft that would hopefully fit the bill.

This also begs the question as to whether long range maritime patrol aircraft would qualify?

 

Cheers

Yes I guess all patrol type craft are eligible (land, sea, air).

 

On 08/01/2022 at 17:21, vppelt68 said:

I suppose (sorry for a wiki link only) these scouting forces https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Air_Force_Scouting_Forces would fit the required definitions? Please add me to your list anyway! V-P

Anything attached to or used as a scouting unit would qualify by definition.

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