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md72
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 01:03 PM UTC
OK maybe this one will gain some traction. The focus will be aircraft specifically tasked with the Close Air Support (CAS) mission. If Wiki can be trusted, the concept goes all the way back to 1917, so thereís over 100 years of airframes to choose from. Leaving out Bombers and straight fighters (see Caveat list below), there are plenty of choices.

Rules:
1) Have fun!
2) Any scale, any era, any service
3) Any aircraft tasked with Close Air Support Missions
4) Only one ribbon per entrant, Donít enter into another campaign
5) Up to 25% started OK
6) Hang weapons on it

Run time: 6 months Start time: November 2020

Candidates (mostly pulled from Wiki), by no means complete, feel free to nominate you own favorites.

Czech Republic
Aero L-39 Albatross

France
Dassault Entenard
Dassault Super Entenard

Germany
Heinkel He 112
Henschel HS 123
Henschel HS 129
Junkers J.1
Junkers Ju 87

Great Britain
BAE Hawk
Bristol Beaufighter
Hawker Harrier
Hawker Hector
Hawker Hurricane Mk IID
Hawker Sea Fury
Hawker Typhoon
Sopwith TF
Westland Lysander

Italy
Aermacchi MB-339

Multi Nation
AMX
Eurofighter Typhoon
Panavia Tornado
SEPECAT Jaguar

Spain
CASA C-101

Soviet Union / Russia
Ilyushin Il-2
Polikapov Po-2
Polikapov R-5
Polikapov R-ZS
Sukhoi Su-25

United States
Cessna OA-37 Dragonfly
Curtis A-12 Shrike
Curtis A-2 Falcon
Douglas A-1 Skyraider
Douglas A-20 Havoc
Douglas A-24 Banshee
Douglas A-26 Invader
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Hawker McDonnell AV-8 Harrier
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
LTV A-7 Corsair II
McDonnell F-15E Strike Eagle
McDonnell F/A-18 Hornet
North American A-36 Apache
Northrup A-17 Nomad
North American OV-10 Bronco
Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
Vought AU-1 Corsair

Caveat List
There are cases where front line fighters are detailed to the Close Air Support role, some examples:
Curtis P-40 Kittyhawk
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
North American P-51 Mustang
Vought F-4U Corsair
Grumman F=14A/B Bombcat
I donít see why these couldnít be included, but they really ought to have a heavy bomb load.

So, anyone interested?
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 01:25 PM UTC

I'm currently building a marine phantom from da nang that would definitely count as a mud mover. I did actually hang a pair of sidewinders on it, but I think there were plenty of missions where no air-to-air capability was loaded. Just sayin'...

I'm interested in this, but I'm a little afraid I'm getting overcommitted. Any chance you would increase this to a 9 month completion window?
md72
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 02:05 PM UTC
We're at the proposal stage, everything is flexible. I can see on the modern Attack aircraft have so much hanging off of the wings, you'll spend more time chasing seams on ordinance than on the fuselage, so I can't say no to 9 months.
FWIW, the A-7 packed a pair of Sidewinders for self defense.
AussieReg
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#007
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 02:56 PM UTC
Great theme for a campaign Mark. If I can get myself sorted with the time frame I might join with a CAC Boomerang. It started out as a fighter but wasn't really successful, but in the CAS role it excelled!

Looking forward to seeing what variants are put forward here!

Cheers, D
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 03:12 PM UTC
I like the idea Mark and that list gave me many subjects to choose from.

Bob
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 04:24 PM UTC
I'm interested, and will join with Panavia Tornado.
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 11:16 PM UTC
I'm assuming an RAF Jaguar from the gulf war would be ok?
md72
#439
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 03:10 AM UTC
See I told y'all I needed help IDing candidates. It's on the list now.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 07:43 PM UTC
Count me in

The hardest part is going to be choosing which model to build
md72
#439
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 08:02 AM UTC
Well, that's 7.

Franck (RhinoSpit) TBD
David Myers (Klaus-Adler) SEPPCAT Jaguar
Pasi Ahopelto (PasiAhopelto) Panavia Tornado
Bob R. (Bigrip74) Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Damien Rigby (AussieReg) CAC Boomerang
Phil (Phil2015) Ilyushin Il-2
Mark Doremus (md72) LTV A-7A


Need to find 3 more suckers er, ah volunteers and a ribbon and we could be off.
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 08:06 AM UTC
My marine F4 is for the current phantom campaign. But I'll find something to do. I'm thinking it might be an IL-2?
md72
#439
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC
I may be easy, but I'm not cheap. Your preference has been noted.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:19 AM UTC
Mark, change my entry to an Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 05:51 PM UTC
Change in entry noted.


Here's some attack aircaft pron to get you juices flowing.
F4U-5N

A-20C

A-36

A4D-1

F4U-1D

AD-1


Johnnych01
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 07:39 PM UTC
If it goes firm on a 9 month campaign window, I will definitely join in ... I'm no air modeller by any stretch of the imagination, but I got hooked onto the Phantom 60, but I will be moving away from 1/72 & will be trying a 1/32 Revell Harrier .... if anyone recommends it ?
On a side note, would the OV-10A Bronco be classed as a mud mover ??
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 01:48 AM UTC
Yep, OV-10A qualifies.
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 09:44 PM UTC
I'm in. Don't know what kit yet. I'm eyeing for Hobbyboss A-10 in 1/48 scale, assuming I will find it.
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 04:10 PM UTC
I'm in!
Thinking an A-20...
md72
#439
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 05:48 PM UTC
Wow! That's 10!

Franck (RhinoSpit) TBD
David Myers (Klaus-Adler) SEPPCAT Jaguar
Pasi Ahopelto (PasiAhopelto) Panavia Tornado
Bob R. (Bigrip74) Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Damien Rigby (AussieReg) CAC Boomerang
Phil (Phil2015) Ilyushin Il-2
John Hagen (Johnnych01) BAE Harrier
Damian Pliszka (Sleepwalker71) Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
John Moran (john41492) Douglas A-20 Havoc
Mark Doremus (md72) LTV A-7A Corsair II

Now I gotta figure out how to submit a campaign and start begging for a ribbon.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 01:31 AM UTC
Make that 11 - I am in!

Probably a Tornado, Skyraider, or A-10.
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 08:01 AM UTC
I'm in, too
Harriers (2 in stash) come to mind, anyway I'll find something...
Looking forward to it!
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM UTC

Is there any way we could make this an 8 month thing? I kinda oversubscribed to campaigns....
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:36 AM UTC
Mark,
I have a very poor track record in completing campaigns these past years...
However one of the kits I have recently started cutting the plastic is the Hasegawa/Revell Henschel 129 B.

If itís permitted and if the campaign runs for at least 8 months...count me in!
md72
#439
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 02:30 PM UTC
Henschel 129B seems to fit the bill. But it that 75mm gun made it fly backwards It might not count on the aircraft category. It looks like a 9 month campaign will fly with TPTB. I really gotta get this campaign started.
magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 06:55 PM UTC
Have Typhoon - will participate !



Magnus