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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on Today at 07:16:56 am »
Trautman Roadair complete profiles including deployment of his wings, author Motocar and article published by Popular Mechanics december 1960.
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Modelling Forum / Re: B-29 model
« Last post by Tonton-42 on Today at 03:00:46 am »

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Hi !

Thanks Jemiba and Orionblamblam ! However I knew that drawings ! I also used of them for my draft. But I need something more accurate as a plan to know exactly the curve of the front of the fuselage (plans of coordinates), if that exists, because contrary to appearances, purity of lines does not rhyme necessarily with simplicity !

I drew the front view from the blue print and from the photos in AirTec on Superfortress

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Tonton
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Graham1973 on Yesterday at 05:49:16 pm »
Alistair MacLean, HMS Ulysses, 1955

United Kingdom

HMS Duke of Cumberland
King George V Class Battleship
Details as per the real ships
Note: One of the characters specifically refers to the ship as a battleship and while only the secondary armament is mentioned, only the King George V Class and HMS Vanguard used  5.25 inch guns as the secondary armament, hence this ship must be a King George V Class Battleship.


The Lion class too would had 5,25" DP-AA guns

Thanks for the extra info, that is interesting suggestion, but there is not enough information provided, so in this case I think it's best to play safe. I hope you find something in the pages of this thread worth illustrating.
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on Yesterday at 04:53:15 pm »
Cutaway Blohm & Voss BV-210, a Nazi tail-fighter project, designed by the firm Blohm & Voss powered by a BMW 003E1 axial-flow motor, its design was very advanced using splayed wings and horizontal stabilizers located on edge fairings Of leakage and pronounced negative dihedral, armed with cannons of 30 millimeters but also could be armed with other type of arms of smaller caliber, just as it could in the future carry the modern air-to-air missiles "X-4", its train Of tricycle landing whose nose wheel rotated 90 degrees to retract without interfering with the intake of air direct to the engine, the main wheels of retraian in a fairing under the fuselage designed for that purpose and that in turn allowed to store more fuel, even so Its radius of action was relatively short, thought for interceptions missions without leaving aside the possibility of facing the allied fighters, author Motocar with pallets of Peter Allen for flitzerart.
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Tzoli on Yesterday at 08:32:30 am »
Alistair MacLean, HMS Ulysses, 1955

United Kingdom

HMS Duke of Cumberland
King George V Class Battleship
Details as per the real ships
Note: One of the characters specifically refers to the ship as a battleship and while only the secondary armament is mentioned, only the King George V Class and HMS Vanguard used  5.25 inch guns as the secondary armament, hence this ship must be a King George V Class Battleship.


The Lion class too would had 5,25" DP-AA guns
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User Artwork / Re: Daniel Uhr artwork
« Last post by Geist on Yesterday at 07:06:25 am »


One of many profiles done for a bookazine written by Dan Sharp
Secret Bombers of the Third Recih
It is a great bookazine, full of information, plants,...

Soon a few more
Cheers
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Graham1973 on Yesterday at 03:03:29 am »
Alistair MacLean, HMS Ulysses, 1955

United Kingdom

HMS Duke of Cumberland
King George V Class Battleship
Details as per the real ships
Note: One of the characters specifically refers to the ship as a battleship and while only the secondary armament is mentioned, only the King George V Class and HMS Vanguard used  5.25 inch guns as the secondary armament, hence this ship must be a King George V Class Battleship.

HMS Wrestler
Avenger Class Escort Carrier(?)
Converted merchantmen, US Built
Diesel engines, twin screws
18 knots
Note: Name clashes with a V & W Class Destroyer in service 1918 - 1944

HMS Invader
Avenger Class Escort Carrier(?)
Converted merchantmen, US Built
Diesel engines, single screw
18 knots

HMS Defender
Avenger Class Escort Carrier(?)
Converted merchantmen, US Built
Diesel engines, single screw
18 knots

HMS Blue Ranger
Avenger Class Escort Carrier(?)
Converted merchantmen, US Built
Diesel engines, single screw
18 knots

Note: From the authors limited details (Tonnage, speed, propulsion & flight deck length (450 ft)), it is most likely that all four of the above ships are members of the Avenger Class of Escort Carriers.

HMS Ulysses
Dido Class Cruiser (Modified)
510 x 50ft
4x2 5.25in, 3x4 2pdr, 6x2 20mm, 2x3 21in TT, 4x DCT & 2x DCR
Fitted with radar, fighter direction gear, ASDIC, paravanes
39.2 knots
Note: Name clashes with that of a U Class Destroyer launched in 1943, converted into a frigate in 1955 and scrapped in 1970.

HMS Stirling
C/Ceres Class Light Cruiser
Details as per the real ships
Note: Author refers to her has being a 'Cardiff' Class Cruiser, HMS Cardiff was the second completed member of the Ceres sub-group of the C Class of light cruisers.

HMS Baliol
Hunt Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

HMS Portpatrick
Town Class Destroyer (Ex US 'Four Stacker')
Details as per the real ships
Note: Author does not give the name of the ship in US Service.

HMS Sirrus
S Class Destroyer (WWII)
Details as per the real ships

HMS Vectra
V & W Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

HMS Viking
V & W Class Destroyer
Details as per the real ships

HMS Eager
'Fleet Minesweeper', class not specified
No other details provided.

HMS Nairn
River Class Frigate
Details as per the real ships.

HMS Gannet
Kingfisher Class Sloop
Details as per the real ships
Note: Author refers to the ship as a 'Kingfisher Class Corvette'.

Germany

Unnamed
Hipper Class Cruiser

Unnamed
Various U-Boats

Plot summary: The year is 1943, Convoy FR77 proceeds to Murmansk, as always the Germans do their best to ensure nothing reaches it's destination.
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Modelling Forum / Re: B-29 model
« Last post by Orionblamblam on July 21, 2017, 03:08:34 pm »

There are commercial drawings available, but I don't know, if they really are better.

Hmmm, I wonder where a guy, just an average Joe, could go to find a pretty snazzy *ginormous* accurate drawing of a B-29 (ahem "Air Drawing 39" ahem)
http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/catalog/drawndoc.htm



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I don't recall defence ever being a Monster Raving Loony Party priority? Not in their 2017 Manifesto:
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Taxation
Tax payers to receive Nectar Points from HMRC

Nationalisation.
The Loony Party will Nationalise all Political parties.. and if they don’t keep their manifesto promises.. we will sell em off.
We will nationalise crime to make sure it doesn’t pay

Austerity
Due to the fact that the Government have made cuts in almost everything around. the loony party proposes to cut the letters of the alphabet..
Starting with the letters N. H. and S

Educational funding
The Loony Party proposes that all Schools would have a Jumble sale or fete or other fundraising event at least twice per month to help raise funds for those little extras.. such as Desks, Books, paper, pens etc.

Electoral Change
The Loony party propose that voters will get a 30 day cooling off period during which, if you change your mind, didn’t like the result, or didn’t know what you were voting for, you can get your vote back.

Reduce the voting age to 16 (carried forward from our 1983 manicfesto) ..(nicked by labour))

Imigration policy
One in one out (carried forward from our 2015 manicfesto (nicked by UKIP))

Pensions or How to get the grey vote…
In keeping with the Labour Party’s latest bid to get one or two pensioners to vote for them they have brought out a new policy guaranteeing the Triple lock on pensions until 2025 if they get voted in..The Loony party of course will go one better and buy a very large padlock,

Defense
We shall replace the Trident missile.. with a three pronged fork


Economy & Pensions
We will further complicate the UK tax system so that large companies can no longer find loopholes.

Environment
We will change the English symbol of three lions to 3 badgers. How often do you see lions running round the countryside?
All Food sold in fast food establishments should be clearly marked “May contain traces of real food”

Social Media
All Social Media sites to be taken down for one day a year for a “Remember when we used to talk” day.

Transport
We will only paint yellow lines where you CAN park,
We will rename the current Oyster travel cards, ‘Sardine Cards’ to better reflect the experience when travelling on public transport

Seems a rather far-fetched scenario.
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Modelling Forum / Re: B-29 model
« Last post by Jemiba on July 21, 2017, 09:08:04 am »
As I understand, the size of the drawing is the problem ? There should be accurate 3-views on the net, but
scaling them to the 1/14 scale actually may not be the best solution.
But from wiki, you can download a 3-view as a svg- (vector graphic) file (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Boeing_B-29_Superfortress_3-view.svg,
which can be enlarged without loss of quality. And modifying and improving it, is quite simple, too. And you
probably don't need the postion of every rivet, do you ?
There are commercial drawings available, but I don't know, if they really are better.
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