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Flatlander
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:35 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

These represent real aircraft, painted in realistic color schemes / markings, but the aircraft never actually existed in this form. Kind of a "what-if" scenario. Note: unless otherwise noted, I did not draw the line art - just colored/highlighted/shaded/edited/modified/etc.

The A-10B was a two-seat prototype, proposed to the USAF first as a trainer, then as a night/all-weather attack aircraft. Only one was built, but the USAF actually ordered a few, but then cancelled them. Had they been built, they might have looked like this.


81st TFW, RAF Bentwaters, USAF s/n 82-0695, European I camo.


510th FS, 52nd FW, Spangdahlem AB, USAF s/n 82-0700.


Luftwaffe, JaboG 38.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:27 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

More:


917th Wing, Barksdale AFB, USAF s/n 82-0698; experimental desert camouflage.


23rd Fighter Wing, England AFB, USAF s/n 82-0699, in commemorative Flying Tigers scheme.


Hel HaAvir A-10I Ra'am, Patishim Squadron.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:09 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Cool paint jobs. The A-10 always was one of my favorites.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:47 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

I love the various paint schemes - although I confess the toothy ones are my favorites!

I've always been a fan of the A-10. I remember getting up close and personal with one at the New England Air Show in Chicopee, MA back in the early 90's and being very impressed. The spinal mounted gatling and the incredibly high survivability combine to make this one extremely nifty little utility CAS aircraft.

Santa: I want one. Preferably with the gatling. TYVM.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:06 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

GAU-8 is awesome

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:29 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Yeah, the A-10 is a real bad-ass. Cool videos, Bubbalou.

Here's some more:


Fuerza Aérea Argentina


Fuerza Aérea de Honduras


Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:32 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message


Força Aérea Brasileira


336th FS, 4th TFW at Seymour Johnson AFB, USAF s/n 82-0705.


Nigerian Air Force
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:11 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

A couple Polish hogs:


Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Powietrznej


Siły Powietrzne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:04 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

I love the look of the A-10; and it's mission and capabilities are pretty bad assed as well. However, the sound of the engines is the strangest I have heard.

The depleted uranium rounds that gun fires are massive. Is it true that without a nose-down attitude the gun cannot be fired for fear of loss of thrust? I couldn't find any info on this. May be a military legend. I did find this link.
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/a-10.htm

Got any cool F/A-18 Hornet paint schemes?

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Bunyip
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:21 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

yeah, the sound (and even the look) of the A-10 kind of reminds me of the Hunter-Killer craft from the Terminator Movies.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:28 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Perediablo wrote:
I love the look of the A-10; and it's mission and capabilities are pretty bad assed as well. However, the sound of the engines is the strangest I have heard.

The depleted uranium rounds that gun fires are massive. Is it true that without a nose-down attitude the gun cannot be fired for fear of loss of thrust? I couldn't find any info on this. May be a military legend. I did find this link.
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/a-10.htm

Got any cool F/A-18 Hornet paint schemes?


The A-10 uses essentially the same high-bypass turbofans as the S-3 Viking, GE TF34s (-2 on the Viking, -100 on the A-10) - an engine that you would expect to see on an airliner.

Never heard that about the gun - during early development, there were some problems with gun gas getting into the engines, but that was fixed on the prototypes.

I haven't done any Hornets yet, maybe I'll do some Super Bugs or something...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:38 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Flatlander wrote:

The A-10 uses essentially the same high-bypass turbofans as the S-3 Viking, GE TF34s (-2 on the Viking, -100 on the A-10) - an engine that you would expect to see on an airliner.


I'm familiar with the Viking and it's sound. I think it's just the sound versus the look of it. It looks as if it would roar not whine and whistle. Only 9k lbs of thrust per engine. Now the Tomcat...that's a roar!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:10 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Perediablo wrote:
Flatlander wrote:

The A-10 uses essentially the same high-bypass turbofans as the S-3 Viking, GE TF34s (-2 on the Viking, -100 on the A-10) - an engine that you would expect to see on an airliner.


I'm familiar with the Viking and it's sound. I think it's just the sound versus the look of it. It looks as if it would roar not whine and whistle. Only 9k lbs of thrust per engine. Now the Tomcat...that's a roar!


Yeah, I remember seeing a flight demonstration by an F-14 at an airshow back in the early nineties - very loud.

Another interesting-sounding aircraft is the F-104 Starfighter - it's J79 makes a unique howling sound.

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ1kCNoDfQA



Well, that's all my A-10B profiles. However, I'm not quite done with the A-10. As you can see by this photo that I took of an A-10 at an airshow earlier this year, it is common to paint "door art" on the inside of the door that covers the cockpit access ladder.



So, I made my own A-10 door art template and created some fictional door art.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:45 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

More door art...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:44 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Bunyip wrote:
yeah, the sound (and even the look) of the A-10 kind of reminds me of the Hunter-Killer craft from the Terminator Movies.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecqf4r2yL9g

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:32 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

MD-2389 wrote:
Bunyip wrote:
yeah, the sound (and even the look) of the A-10 kind of reminds me of the Hunter-Killer craft from the Terminator Movies.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecqf4r2yL9g

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Yowza! Smile
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JBOMB
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:13 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

lol at the whoopass cannery... thats what barryseans a-10 would have Wink


nice stuff Flatlander...ty
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:34 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

I call dibs on Snoopy! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:08 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

LOL @ shawnbarry's A-10 door painting.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:39 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Thanks Cool

That's it for the A-10. Next up I decided to do some fictional profiles of the Curtiss-Wright CW-21B Demon, a late 1930's fighter that was only used in small numbers by the Chinese and Dutch East Indies (basically, cannon fodder to the Japanese).

Supposing some of the aircraft were impounded by the US (which happened with some other aircraft, life the Vultee P-66 and North American P-64), they might have looked like this:



And, if some had found their way to France, they might have looked something like this one in the markings of GC1/5:



Again as with the A-10B profile, I did not draw the line art for this, just colored/highlighted/shaded/edited/modified/etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:06 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Royal Australian Air Force:



Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force):

JBOMB
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:11 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

bah... lets see some P-40 Warhawks and some Mustangs already!

Short Fuse Sally!!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:32 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Not bad. I second the P-40, but decline on the Mustang. It is too overdone IMO. Maybe some PBY's or a couple of Hellcats. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:28 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

I'll see what I can dig up - just depends if I can find a nice and clean high-resolution drawing to use as a basis. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any good Super Bug drawings so far Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:11 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

An Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force) CW-21B, in regular and winter camouflage:



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:41 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Going back a few more years to the Great War...



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:47 pm View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

lol @ snoopy : )
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:28 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Now, coming back to the present (or at least, the recent past) - here is the MiG 1.42 (aka 1.44), which at one point was referred to as the "MiG-35." That designation has since been assigned to a development of the MiG-29M2. I'm keeping the MiG-35 designation for this what-if, and using the NATO reporting name of "Flatpack."


Indian Air Force


(new) Iraqi Air Force


Polish Air Force


Sri Lanka Air Force


I found some nice drawings of a Hellcat, Catalina and several Mustangs and P-40's. No luck with the Super Bug, but I did find an F/A-18C that I have some ideas for. Probably have something next week.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:10 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Three Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force 'Flatpacks':





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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:24 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

A pair of Egyptian Air Force MiG-35's:





(F6F Hellcat almost ready...)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:24 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Here's a Finnish Air Force MiG-35, complete with nose art:



...and, premiering exclusively at the DBB.com, the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. This is what a Hellcat might have looked like if it was flown by the US Army Air Force:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:25 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

Three People's Liberation Army Air Force 'Flatpacks:'








...and a Royal Air Force F6F-5 Hellcat:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:10 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

A pair of South American MiG-35's:


Brazil


Venezuela

..and another Hellcat, this time from Taiwan:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:11 am View user's profile Reply with quote Send private message

...and a pair of Slovakian MiG-35's:



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