How very cool and a very nice job! Now I need to build "my" C-2A, of course I was basically cargo not a pilot. I had my name above one of the passenger windows in back by where I sat when we transited Det sites. I have not figured out how to get that small of lettering though, did you have decals made?
I always loved seeing the various RAF, French and other coalition birds come in to Bahrain, never got to see a Lynx though, not many RN birds came in. I have seen RN Lynx when I have been out to sea though, very nice at any rate!
This message has been edited by stratboy from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Jun 2, 2012 12:43 PM
The wheels are splayed out at 27.5 degrees for two reasons.
1. The nose wheel can be castored 90 degrees so the aircraft will pivot around the deck lock using the tail rotor to turn. That way we can launch into wind if we want or land into wind and then castor to point towards the hanger.
2. The Lynx hasn't got single engine hover performance usually therefore in the event of losing an engine we will do a running landing and the wheels act as brakes.
Bob Leonard (Login M48Chaparral) HyperScale Forums 18.104.22.168
Good effort, let down by incorrect details.
June 3 2012, 12:12 PM
If only the modeler had paid a bit more attention to this Puma. The chopper was named "Joan", it served on the HMS Douglas Adams during Op Babblefish in 2005 not 2009, off of Tanzania. He has the wrong serial number in the old font, the incorrect shade of Mutton Grey (unfortunately not available from Xtracolour) and is not armed with the Sidewinders, famously used by the Puma during Babblefish to shoot down the VC-10 of Rebel Viceroy Al Shaka Areem. Finally, if I am not mistaken, the air intake guard were more maroon. But I could be wrong about that.
Other than that, a great Royal Air Force Puma.
Wait for it!
For those of you keeping score at home, I am joking.
Honestly, the best model I've seen all week. Great job, Jamie.
Adam (Login Pittsdude) HyperScale Forums 22.214.171.124
That's one mean lookin' fling wing man!
June 3 2012, 8:46 PM
Very cool to model an aircraft that you flew and commanded! What's that big "gat" poking out the side - a 50 cal? If so, you were certainly packing some heat! What effect did the recoil and vibration have when you let loose with a broad side?
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