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Blackbuck
Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: August 31st, 2013, 11:31 am
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There was a red and white scheme and a plain blue with white undersides scheme AFAIK.

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: August 31st, 2013, 12:24 pm
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Blackbuck wrote:
There was a red and white scheme and a plain blue with white undersides scheme AFAIK.
This one?
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or This one?
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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: August 31st, 2013, 2:06 pm
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Yep... I will probably be appropriating these soon for North Point BTW. :)

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: August 31st, 2013, 3:36 pm
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Y'know, I see the bottom one and I think SAAF... anywho, a forgotten member of the P-51 Family, the fastest, lightest, longest, most manouverable, and least produced P-51 of the family of P-51s, the P-51H, why they ceased production after 500 airframes, is beyond me, it out performed the D models. Also while trying to update the D to the H, I found out our D is 2 pixels too short, an easy fix.

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: August 31st, 2013, 3:58 pm
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Looks good!

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: August 31st, 2013, 5:05 pm
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Thank's Jabba, only problem is I forgot the green light on the wing, lol

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: August 31st, 2013, 6:31 pm
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nighthunter wrote:
the P-51H, why they ceased production after 500 airframes, is beyond me
Because by that time the F-80 was already clearly in the pipeline. There is no way a piston aircraft will compete with a jet-powered one. The only reason why the F-82 even survived at all was because range was the sole area where that didn't hold up (and even then the F-82 certainly didn't survive long, with or without it being unusual at best and an abomination for those less kindly inclined).

BTW, some fun facts (IIRC) - the F-82 prototype was created by joining two lengthened YP-51F frames with a common wing section. The YP-51F was the first serious effort at creating a lightweight, higher performance P-51 through a number of features - slightly thinner alloys (the original P-51 was in fact originally designed to stress specifications well over what the USAAF deemed really necessary), engine design (comparatively) advanced beyond the Merlin-derived engine in the current Mustangs, and a subtly redesigned fuselage that nonetheless was so structurally different the USAAF seriously considered giving it a new designation (the original YP-51F was noticeably smaller than the P-51D when placed side-by-side, almost like one of those newer kitplane replicas). The YP-51F received additional refinement (I think mostly just a new propeller) and became the P-51H you see that Nighthunter provided.

Largely because of those alloy changes that I mentioned, the P-51H was deemed too fragile for the type of ground-attack work most prop fighters were doing in Korea, hence why they went back to the P-51D (if you're wondering why they didn't use P-47s in Korea, it's because the USAF determined that too many had already been scrapped to support war attrition rates - and most of the ones still flying at the time were P-47Ns which received a similar alloy switch-over to the P-51H and due to their high-altitude performance were deemed more critical for homeland defense/bomber interception).

Also, I'm not going to cry or complain too much if someone points out that any of this is wrong.

EDIT: or you can read for yourself: http://www.airvectors.net/avp51_2.html#m5


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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: August 31st, 2013, 8:59 pm
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Actually, a piston aircraft could compete with a jet aircraft, but not in terms of speed but in maneuverability. A P-51 could out maneuver any modern day fighter jet.

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Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: August 31st, 2013, 10:12 pm
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Great work with the F-16's DP :)

Here's the North American T-6 Texan trainer, also known as the Harvard in Commonwealth service:

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I'll work on the different national markings as soon as I have a bit more time, but I know there will be a lot of them!
I don't mind if someone wants to do a particular country, but could you please just drop me a message so we don't double up - I think I'll be doing Canada first though. Of course it would also be great to see in any of the many excellent AU's on the forum.


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eswube
Post subject: Re: FD Scale Aircraft 6Posted: September 1st, 2013, 7:37 am
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Well, technically speaking...

http://www.shipbucket.com/images.php?di ... 0Texan.png

Anyway, regardless of which one will be used, there will be Harvard in the Polish Wings - used by the Polish Air Force in Great Britain (as mentioned here: http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewto ... 785#p98785 ).


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