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User Artwork / SEM Model Italy 1/72 Macchi C.205N-1 & N-2 Kits Et. Al.
« Last post by Retired In Kalifornia on August 18, 2018, 08:40:49 pm »

Macchi C.205N-1 2017 Tooling, Currently Available

Macchi C.205N-2 2016 Tooling, SOLD OUT  :( Likely will be back on market at some point in future.

Cunarmodel CM7216 Macchi C.207 Currently Available - but for how long?

Nobody yet has marketed the Macchi C.206, asked SEM Model aren't interested :( if THAT one were there would be scale models of the entire pre & WWII Macchi C.200, 202, 205, 206, 207 line.
The Bar / Re: Advertising
« Last post by RAP on August 18, 2018, 07:18:13 pm »
Wish these were in color.
Aerospace / Re: Bell V-280 Valor
« Last post by marauder2048 on August 18, 2018, 07:13:24 pm »
Are these colorful anecdotes (alas largely devoid of evidentiary support) still remotely relevant today?

The Navy's dismal performance in GW I produced a very different and more cooperative Navy/Air Force relationship.

UCLASS would be the ultimate example of that. The Air Force gave the Navy absolute free reign in an area
clearly within the Air Force world view.

Swerving back to topic:

RAND says that the Air Force, despite being invited, didn't even bother to attend any of the FVL JCoC sessions that RAND observed. 
If you want to block a program surely it's much easier to do that from the inside.
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Grumman / Shin Meiwa ASR-544-4
« Last post by TomS on August 18, 2018, 07:03:46 pm »
The actual memo that established the designation system doesn't put them in alphabetical order but does lead with battleships, then cruisers, destroyers and submarines.   It also groups the carriers in as cruiser type ships and oddly enough lists aircraft themselves using the same scheme as ships (makes sense for airships, less so for aeroplanes).  A for auxiliary comes fairly far down on the list.

The influence of French shouldn't be underestimated.  The US has flown mostly French planes in the Great War, and a lot of our vocabulary around aircraft was French in origin.  While volplane did not mean aircraft, it was commonly used to describe heavier-than-air gliding flight.  It could very easily have inspired the Navy people drafting that order.  Likewise, while Zeppelins were technically rigid, the terminology wasn't all that established and the drafters could well have been inspired. 
Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by flateric on August 18, 2018, 04:53:26 pm »
some serrated vent doors underside
Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Martin Baker MB-3 and 4
« Last post by TsrJoe on August 18, 2018, 04:31:28 pm »
missing link ... Martin Baker 'MB.4' design project
Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Martin Baker MB-3 and 4
« Last post by Foo Fighter on August 18, 2018, 03:54:59 pm »
Thank you, very much appreciated.
Army Projects / Original unbuilt Chieftain AVRE info
« Last post by uk 75 on August 18, 2018, 03:08:55 pm »
The original Chieftain family included a turret gunned acre like the Centurion. In the event the Centurion served until the end of the Cold War.
The only image of the design I can find is in an excellent book about the history of the FVRD called the British Tank Factory. I tried to paste in the link in the Books section but you can find it by typing chieftain avre in the site search engine.
Quite why so little is available about this interesting design is a puzzle as it is hardly very secret.

User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Deltafan on August 18, 2018, 02:59:17 pm »
Complement cutaway Dassault Mirage IIIC Naval
A very pretty one ;)
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