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Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 03:07 AM UTC
FIGHTER/BOMBER CAMPAIGN:

PREAMBLE (straight from wikipedia)
A fighter-bomber is a fighter aircraft that is modified or used primarily as a light bomber in the tactical bombing and ground attack roles. It differs from attack aircraft primarily in its origins; attack aircraft are developed for the attack role first and any fighter capability is entirely secondary, whereas fighter-bombers are designed as fighters and then adapted to other roles.[1] This term, although still used, has less significance since the introduction of rockets and guided missiles into aerial warfare. Nowadays, aircraft that carry similar duties are typically called multirole fighters or, sometimes, strike fighters.

AS PER ANDREW EGAN:
Fighter Bombers are a compromise, really we are talking aircraft designed as fighters that can drop bombs, otherwise it is any aircraft with all its armament firing forward that can both drop bombs and dogfight, (however badly it does either).

RULES:
1. Aircraft must be a fighter; key word is designed as fighters some were exceptions as the Mossie.
2. Two man crew maximum.
3. No night fighters.
4. No bombers that were used as night fighters.
5. THE LIST below to make everything black or white and no grey.
6. No starting before the campaign and the model should be completed by the end of the campaign.
7. Build logs and lots of posting are encouraged. I’d encourage sharing why you selected this aircraft, any important or pertinent details are welcome. Good natured slagging is welcomed. Ill-tempered grousing about the aircraft choices will be ignored.
8. Stand alone or Dio's allowed.
9. Entries cannot be used for more than 1 campaign.
10. Work in Progress Pics must be posted in the Official Campaign thread...
11. At least 2 Clear Pictures of the finished model on a plain background must be posted in the Official Campaign Gallery to be awarded the Campaign Ribbon
12. All scales are welcome.
13. And last but not least enjoy yourself.

LIST OF ACCEPTABLE AIRCRAFT:
AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo
Airco DH.5
Ansaldo SVA
Arado Ar 68
Arado Ar 76
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
Atlas Cheetah
Avia B-534
Avia S-199
Bell P-39 Airacobra
Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Blackburn Roc
Boeing Model 15
Boeing F2B
Boeing F3B
Boeing F4B
Boeing P-12
Boeing PW-9
Boeing P-26 Peashooter
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet listed 2x Boeing and McDonnell
Bristol Beaufighter ? Yea I think it’s a night fighter
Bristol Bulldog
Bristol F2B
CAC Boomerang
CAC Wirraway
CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder
Chengdu J-7
Chengdu J-10
Consolidated P-30
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Curtiss BF2C Goshawk
Curtiss F11C Goshawk
Curtiss P-36 Hawk
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Dassault Étendard IV
Dassault Mirage III
Dassault Mirage 2000
Dassault Mirage F1
Dassault Mystère
Dassault Mystère IV
Dassault Ouragan
Dassault Rafale
Dassault Super Mystère
Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard
de Havilland Hornet
de Havilland Mosquito
de Havilland Sea Venom
de Havilland Vampire
de Havilland Venom
Douglas F4D Skyray
Eurofighter Typhoon
Fairey Firefly
Fairey Fulmar
Fiat CR.32/CR.33/CR.40/CR.41
Fiat CR.42
Fiat G.55
Fiat G.91
Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Folland Gnat
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Gloster Meteor
Grumman F3F
Grumman F4F Wildcat
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Grumman F7F Tigercat
Grumman F8F Bearcat
Grumman F9F Panther
Grumman F-9 Cougar
Grumman F-14
HAL Ajeet
HAL HF-24 Marut
Hawker Hunter
Hawker Hurricane & Sea Hurricane
Hawker Sea Fury
Hawker Sea Hawk
Hawker Tempest
Hawker Typhoon
Hawker Siddley Harrier/Sea Harrier Brits used it as a fighter, US really only used as attack
Heinkel He 51
IAI Kfir
IAR 80
Ikarus S-49
Kawasaki Ki-61
LaGG-3
Lavochkin La-5
Lavochkin La-7
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Macchi C.200
Macchi C.202
Macchi C.205
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
McDonnell FH Phantom OK, could carry rockets but not bombs
McDonnell F2H Banshee
McDonnell F3H Demon
McDonnell Douglas F4H/F-110/F-4 Phantom II
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Messerschmitt Bf 110
Messerschmitt Me 410
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 B series
Mikoyan MiG-29
Mitsubishi A6M Zero
Nakajima Ki-27
Nakajima Ki-43
Nakajima Ki-84
North American P-51 Mustang
North American F-82 Twin Mustang
North American/Canadair/CAC F-86 Sabre
North American FJ-1 Fury
North American FJ-2/-3 Fury
North American FJ-4 Fury
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Polikarpov I-15
Polikarpov I-16
PZL P.24
Reggiane Re.2002
Reggiane Re.2005
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
Saab 21
Saab 21R
Saab 29 Tunnan
Saab 35 Draken
Saab 37 Viggen
Saab JAS 39 Gripen
Seversky P-35
Shenyang J-6
Shenyang J-8
Shenyang J-11
Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Dolphin
Sopwith 1½ Strutter
Sopwith Snipe
Sukhoi Su-7
Supermarine Scimitar
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V on
Supermarine Seafire Mk IIc on
Vought F4U/FG/F3A /AU-1 Corsair
Vought F7U Cutlass
Vought F8U/F-8 Crusader
Westland Whirlwind

there it is and Mark pointed out several items to me and corrected this campaign proposal and will be sent to admin. for approval.

Bob


Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 05:11 AM UTC
There are some very tempting aircraft on that list. I'm surprised at the F-102 though. I thought that one was a pure interceptor and wasn't cleared to carry things what go bang on the ground.
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 05:43 AM UTC
The Deuce spent some in Vietnam. Early on they did bomber escort and interdiction. Later they started doing ground attack work. For daylight work it used the rockets in the bay doors, at night they could use Falcons.
F-102 SEA Camo
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 06:33 AM UTC
This campaign is now APPROVED!

It will run from June 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015

You can sign up here .

Please note the campaign leader is Bigrip74, not me!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 06:43 AM UTC
First in! I'll be helping Bob (mostly stepping on his toes I fear) Now I gotta figure out a subject.....
ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:10 AM UTC
2nd - June 2015 seems a long way off!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:20 AM UTC
Dont let Mark kid you re: his [quote](mostly stepping on his toes I fear)[quote]he will have his hands full or job keeping me out of trouble you know how us TEXANS are.

Michael, thanks for the approval while on the campaign sign up page I noticed that there year stated 2014 not 2015 or is my computer having a senior moment. I have my spectacles on this time.

Bob
amegan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:41 AM UTC
I'm in, no subject yet,need to dig through the stash
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:57 AM UTC
I have plenty of assurance in your humongus stash that you have probablly half of the a/c listed I will not tell your other half. Besides you are part of this campaign.


Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:57 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Michael, thanks for the approval while on the campaign sign up page I noticed that there year stated 2014 not 2015 or is my computer having a senior moment. I have my spectacles on this time.

Bob



Man, I can NEVER get those dates right on the first try! I fixed it (and got the Campaign Leader's name to change too this time!)

Michael
Beauslx
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 04:52 PM UTC
Hats off to Bob and Mark for putting this together so quickly. It should make for great campaign.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 05:26 PM UTC
This F-105 looks like it is toting 20 500lb. Mk 82 iron bombs (10000lb payload) WOW!


Bob R
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 03:19 AM UTC
Now this is my type of campaign. Count me in. Read your list and there are a few dozen aircraft that already interests me. Not even going to pick my build till we get much closer to the start date as I'll be changing my mind over and over again.

Joel

Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 03:44 AM UTC
Welcome Joel, I also am having trouble to decide on an a/c I keep looking at the F105, Dassault Ouragan, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, and de Havilland Vampire. But as you stated weve still got time to settle on our builds, I bet that several of us me especially will end up with more a/c in the stash just have that one to build.

Mark, you never gave a hint as to what a/c was your pick?


Bob
Snorri23
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 04:01 AM UTC
Think that is crazy, the Canadian A/F decided to use the F-102 for ground attack.A rocket with wings locking onto a ground target.
Snorri23
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 04:03 AM UTC
So if I got the dates correct this campaign will not take effect until next year?
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 04:26 AM UTC

Quoted Text

So if I got the dates correct this campaign will not take effect until next year?



Trevor,
unfortunately, yep.

I started the Grumman campaign last year, and it doesn't start till 7/15. Seems like a life time, but it will get here. Just more time to drool, and change your mind as what to build.
Joel
Beauslx
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 04:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text


I started the Grumman campaign last year, and it doesn't start till 7/15. Seems like a life time, but it will get here. Just more time to drool, and change your mind as what to build.
Joel



Rooting around in the stash I came across a P-47 Thunderbolt, F-8 Crusader, F-86 Sabre and a Mig-29. Which has left me scratching my head. But I'm still liking the Mossy

Removed by original poster on 03/03/14 - 15:44:45 (GMT).
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, March 03, 2014 - 03:46 AM UTC
Bob, that F-105 is going to be my choice, great photo !
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, March 03, 2014 - 03:57 AM UTC
Wanted to wait before picking my weapon of choice, but I keep on hearing voices. So as of right now, I'm going with the new Academy 1/48 scale F4C Phantom. Weapon load will be Air to Ground. Of course this is subject to change many times.
Joel
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, March 03, 2014 - 05:57 AM UTC
OK! I've have some goodies for you three (Beauslx,Nito74,and Joel_W). And this does not hold you to any decisions made especially since we have over a year to kick this around so just enjoy:


F4 PHANTOM:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFhHqmrG8U8


P-47:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQhMP5P3cPM
F-105
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR2F677wYm0



Bob R
md72
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Posted: Monday, March 03, 2014 - 06:42 AM UTC
I've been thinking about the Academy 1/72 Razorback with a set of bazookas under the wings...
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, March 03, 2014 - 07:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I've been thinking about the Academy 1/72 Razorback with a set of bazookas under the wings...



Mark, I remember photos of that configeration in both the ETO & PTO. I wonder what those did to the flight characteristics?

Bob
md72
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Posted: Monday, March 03, 2014 - 09:13 AM UTC
Well, I'm sure it didn't make the takeoff distance noticeably longer. I suspect that it made turning a bit dicier.