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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by hesham on Today at 07:20:02 am »
Amazing work my dear Motocar.
User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Hamzalippischh on Today at 06:06:52 am »
The SSR concept is really cool! I might model it in 3D if i get some time...
Designation Systems / Re: Mitsubishi designations
« Last post by hesham on Today at 04:27:18 am »
OK my dear Boogey,take your time,and I will wait your good articles.
Designation Systems / Re: Mitsubishi designations
« Last post by Boogey on Today at 03:42:20 am »
@ hesham Thank You very much for Your warm welcome. Still I have some problems with my eyes and my PC isn't ready to work yet.
I hope for my steady return in several weeks.

Another Army aircraft of the second system was 2MR1 Tobi ( Tobi is a member of the hawk family ) - single Mitsubishi-built HS 12-cylinder inline-V
450 - 600 hp engined, crew of two, reconaissance biplane. The first prototype was completed in July 1927. Only two machines ware built.
User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on Today at 02:54:26 am »
Repost Cutaway SSR SuperSonic Racing F1 now in black and Motocar
...and back to "Self-published on Amazon" fiction.

Dave Snow, Raven's Nest, 2000

United States (WWII)

USS Sea Stallion (SSN-477)
"Fleet Class", either Gato or Balao Class Submarine
Details as per the real ships
Note: Pennant number clashes with that of the Tench Class Submarine USS Conger (SSN-477) in service 1945 - 1963. Novel states that the submarine was commissioned in August 1943 and the first Tench Class Submarines did not start commissioning until late in 1944, therefore it must be a member of one of the earlier two classes.



Griffen (ex-USS Sea Stallion (SSN-477))
"Fleet Class", either Gato or Balao Class Submarine (Modified)
Has undergone a modernization similar to the US GUPPY program (E.g. Hull has been streamlined)
Original engines have been replaced with a "...steam turbine with a small atomic reactor...", underwater speed is now 40 knots.
Highly automated, crew has been reduced to 20.
Torpedo armament includes a mix of full and reduced charge warheads.
Operated by the McFallen Clan (Pirates...)

Armed Trawler
'Old' 1940s/50s/60s?
Typical fishing vessel of the type operated in Alaskan waters?
Australian registered? (Note: Author does not specifically state this, but the heroine notes an Australian flag flying at the stern when she goes aboard.)
Armament: 1 x M60 Machine gun (Deck mounted fwd, the gun is normally kept dismounted in a locker on deck.)
Operated by the McFallen Clan (Pirates...)

United States (1983)

Coast Guard



Two Destroyers

Plot summary: The year is 1983, a young woman receives a mysterious inheritance and finds herself caught up in a vicious struggle over the legacy of the worlds last pirate.

Note: This novel is not an action novel in the normal sense, but rather a Gothic Romance in action novel trappings. While the author does not list his inspirations, I get the feeling that the two Jules Verne 'Captain Nemo' tales "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" & "The Mysterious Island" (As filtered through Hollywood.) especially the latter were amongst them. As with some other tales of post Age-of-Sail pirates ('The Stolen Cruiser' (1913) & 'The Third Officer' (1921)) the novel is incredibly vague on just how the loot is disposed of and never explains just who did the updates on the Griffen , updates that would require access to a fairly substantial shipyard to perform. Other novels I've covered with highly-automated submarines on this list are 'The Saturn Experiment' (1988) and 'Thunderfish (1999).
User Artwork / Re: 6th generation fighter concepts
« Last post by pedrospe on Yesterday at 10:47:23 am »
Thanks alot hesham,sorry for the late replay.

       best regards

Modelling Forum / Re: Big Gemini and Gemini SSTO - 1:96 Scale
« Last post by SAustin16 on Yesterday at 09:42:49 am »

Thank you both for your kind words. 

I've been modeling aerospace subjects since I was 4 years old, and to this day there is a certain satisfaction in seeing a completed design in solid 3D versus an illustration. The advent of 3d design programs has made model design so much more efficient and enjoyable.

Happy Holidays to you from Texas.
Designation Systems / Re: Mitsubishi designations
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 05:22:29 am »
Welcome your return my dear Boogey,

I miss you my friend.
Designation Systems / Re: Mitsubishi designations
« Last post by Boogey on Yesterday at 05:00:40 am »
MRT airplanes category was created for training ( T ) of reconnaissance ( R ) crews.
It's worth to remember that both Mitsubishi army and navy aircraft projects had the same designation systems, so there were two different fighters
designated 1MF2 :
- Navy fighter 1MF2 being the second version of basic 1MF1 Navy type 10 carrier fighter.
- Army fighter 1MF2 Hayabusa parasol type monoplane.
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