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"Nightfighter" GB

Nightfighter GB  

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  1. 1. Would you participate in a nightfighter GB?

    • Yes
      39
    • Maybe
      8


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Assuming it's a Sept start, I have plenty of time to actually figure out what I'm going to build.

Joel

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Should be good for September here; I've got just a few things to get out of the way by then.

IMHO, regarding the above post, it would be good to have night attack subjects in the mix also (although there ain't exactly a shortage of pure fighter material!) -the Hornet has a fair chunk of fighter DNA anyway. :)/>/>

Chippy

Its not that their is not a shortage of pure fighter material. Its that I can not buy anymore kits, I don't have the room for anymore. I do have a couple kits on my want list but will not be buying anytime soon. I do not sell my kits, I may trade a kit or two if I have multiple kits of the same. I can play if the F/A-18D is allowed if not I'm out sorry if this cramps things up.

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I think I said that I was in. If I can't find something in the stash, I'll get something.

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I am good for Sept. Gives me time to clear out the few Commission workd I currently have backlogged.

Sean

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This far out I think September or thereabouts should work for me.

Steve.

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September would be good for me as well.

Mike

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Ok, I'll work on setting this up for a Sept start then.

I'll Vote yes, does the F/A-18D count as a night fighter for you all?

My intent was to include all night capable aircraft, interceptor, attack etc from the era when that was a special feature, not a common capability.

Once we get into the 1960s and later it gets far more convoluted as most modern fighter and attack aircraft gained night / all weather capability and it could easily turn into a GB filled with a bunch of modern fighters and bombers as technically most are "night and all weather" aircraft.

I don't want to have a hard cut off date because there have been aircraft built since the 1960s that were designed to be even better in low visibility than their contemporaries. A-6, F-111, F-117 and B-2 were all designed to be more capable at night than the standard all-weather / night aircraft of the time.

It is a borderline case, but it appears that the D was intended to be a more night capable variant of the F/A-18 family. It added a second crew member, and additional sensors to increase it's night capability. As long as the aircraft modeled has the additional avionics for night attack (as opposed to a trainer or reconnaissance variant) I think it meets the intent of the GB.

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I've submitted the proposal for the GB. Going with a title of The Graveyard Shift (Night interception / Night attack), and asking for 9/1/15 to 3/1/15.

The theme is night operations, fighters, bombers, attack and surveillance aircraft optimized for working in the dark. I've included the last to allow for things like the Blind Bat C-130s used identify and illuminate targets on the Ho Chi Minh trail during the Vietnam war.

Prototypes and plausible what ifs will be considered.

Rather than make an extensive list of acceptable subjects I suggest people consider the following guidelines:

Is the aircraft modified for the mission making it more capable in the night role than contemporary aircraft?

Is there extensive documented use in night operations?

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I am in for September with a JU88-G Nachtjager. It's been on the shelf and in the back of my mind way too long! :)

BD

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We are on the calendar with a September start date.

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I think I can have the decks clear by September. I've got an old Monogram F7F and the Cobra "-N" conversion set plus the VMF(N)-531 decals from the Octopus kit that some nice ARCer sent me.

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and a gentle nudge to remind people we have less than 4 months to start date.

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I'll go ahead and be "that guy" that goes with about the least creative build plausable for this group,the trusty ol' 1/48 Monogram P-61.

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I'm trying to get my hands of a Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1/2 "Birdcage" so I can join with the F4U-2.

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Tamiya's 1/48 Mosquito NFII. My stretch will be to use Montex masks for 307 Squadron, EW-R.

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Oh man... Still undecided. Likely the F4U-1 nightfighter though.

Shocking; I tell you! Shocking monketdance4.gifw00t.gif !

To be honest; I'll be joining your club by building..................................

An F-111 blush.gif . Surprise!

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Haha. Yes it's predictable. But I don't have one yet and I'm getting the urge for another corsair

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Ok - went through the stash and I have an Eduard -5N Hellcat that has been "started" (pieces snipped off sprues for fit). Its the nice Profipack edition so if its ok to have a slightly less than pristine kit, I'm going to make my first Hellcat!

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Ok - went through the stash and I have an Eduard -5N Hellcat that has been "started" (pieces snipped off sprues for fit). Its the nice Profipack edition so if its ok to have a slightly less than pristine kit, I'm going to make my first Hellcat!

Just because it isn't a Corsair, I'm going to say yes. :thumbsup:

and for anyone else wondering, slightly started is ok where the line is falls somewhere between a few pieces off the sprue and "just needs decals".

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Good gravy, I've got 4 109s on the bench right now.. Gonna have to hurry and finish those up quick so I can get to the Black Widow!

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I've got an AMT F7F-2N to do. Building a F8F for the Vietnam build and an F6F-5K for the Test Birds so my own collection of Cats across three group builds. If I finish the Tigercat with time to spare I also have a GW P-61 that is on the short list of kits to build.

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