A B-17...

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A B-17...

Post by DaddyHoggy » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:09 pm

...flying fortress just flew over my house at an alt. of about 500ft.

Completely blown away - what a rare treat for a Sunday afternoon. :D
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Post by CptnEcho » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:17 pm

Indeed. Glad you were not its target. 8)
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Re: A B-17...

Post by goran » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:22 pm

DaddyHoggy wrote:...flying fortress just flew over my house at an alt. of about 500ft.

Completely blown away - what a rare treat for a Sunday afternoon. :D
Wish I was there... :cry:

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Re: A B-17...

Post by Chaky » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:25 pm

DaddyHoggy wrote:...flying fortress just flew over my house at an alt. of about 500ft.

Completely blown away - what a rare treat for a Sunday afternoon. :D
Where's AA missle, when you need one?

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Post by goran » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:18 pm

It would be a shame to shoot down such a beautiful plane...

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Post by DaddyHoggy » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:28 pm

Indeed!

The B-17 was the biggest Airfix model I had hanging from my ceiling when I was a kid - it was in the 1:48 scale section (I was very picky: couldn't mix 1:72, with 1:48 or 1:32 - big no no) - fully articulated guns, undercarriage and propellers. So to see one actually flying (seem them static) was just a childhood dream come true.

The one over my house was green - ala 'Memphis Bell' style.
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Post by Commander McLane » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:00 pm

gorans wrote:It would be a shame to shoot down such a beautiful plane...
Something tells me that this thought was not part of the reasoning of German Flak in let's say 1944... :roll:

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Post by goran » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:18 pm

Commander McLane wrote:
gorans wrote:It would be a shame to shoot down such a beautiful plane...
Something tells me that this thought was not part of the reasoning of German Flak in let's say 1944... :roll:
But there were so many back then...

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Post by wackyman465 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:50 pm

That shore is a purty plane there... Ya know, a modified version wouldn't look too out of place in Oolite..?
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Post by CptnEcho » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:27 am

Good idea. I'd add that ship to my oxp folder. 8)

I hope the gunners don't shoot the tail off, though. :shock:
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Post by wackyman465 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:38 am

you could have the gunners as turrets! ooh. and have the engine exhaust come out of the engine cowlings sans props... ooh purty.
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Post by Sarin » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:22 am

Haha...WW2 mod for Oolite? All ships replaced with aircraft? Perhaps it will be better to use just various strengths of plasma cannons as guns, and no homing missiles...would be hilarious.

Now...who is gonna model all those aircraft?

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Post by Cody » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:52 am

I'll have a P51 Mustang please!

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Post by DaddyHoggy » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:55 am

Bagsie MK.IX Spitfire
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Post by Cody » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:12 pm

And a nice old Dakota as a freight hauler.
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