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F118 Thunderstrike 8.7 3 tone vietnam

188k RamboJutter  2.1 years ago
Auto Credit Based on RamboJutter's F105 alternative Mk2 unfinished 4.7 for testing

Firstly, AG1 for flaps, AG2 for undercarriage doors, AG3 for lights, AG4 for droptanks and AG5 for arrestor hook (not a naval aircraft but used to catch wires on runway if brake or airbrake failure).

Based loosely on a mix of the F105 Thunderchief and the YF-23, I was looking at the alternative reality where Vietnam had continued as a conflict pushing aircraft development further, plus i thought it looked cool =)

Secondly, the colour schemes in the forum resulted in the Vietnam colour being published, the grey came in second.

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All schemes are availiable through unlisted posts as follows:

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blue interdictor
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here
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Japanese type
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here
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3 tone grey
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here
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Middle East
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here
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Low contrast europe
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here

Votes came in as follows;
1 =1
2 =2
3 =7
4 =5
5 =2
6 =10

Thanks to Bogdanx for his comments regarding my cockpit technique, Gestour for his map mod availiable here BlueOBull, ChiChiWerx for suggesting some of the schemes and Dimkal, DestinyAviation, indecision and the rest (im bound to have forgot some, sorry) for their continued input and f104deathtrap for inspiring me to make the airbrakes, ED for suggesting the shark mouth....

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General Characteristics

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.596
  • Wing Loading 31.3lbs/ft2 (153.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,347.2ft2 (125.2m2)
  • Drag Points 6895

Parts

  • Number of Parts 905
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    107k BIack

    @RamboJutter thanks!

    1.8 years ago
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    107k BIack

    could I have a few tips on how to make camoflauge like this? it would be very helpful

    1.8 years ago
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    This is really cool!

    1.9 years ago
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    @F104Deathtrap Thanks man, i really liked this build and the options for colour schemes as you may have noticed =) Thanks for my 50th upvote.

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    This is a really impressive reimagining of the Thud. Not only does it embody the spirit and impact of the original, but the stealth elements blend perfectly with the original intentions of the design.

    Journalists have repeatedly compared the F-105 to the F-35, and the Thunderchief was actually quite stealthy for its time. I am really blown away here.

    2.1 years ago
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    Good to see another build from you!

    2.1 years ago
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    @Ariathe thanks :)

    2.1 years ago
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    7,819 Ariathe

    This looks amazing! The design is beautiful, and all of the camouflage schemes look gorgeous! Very well done!

    2.1 years ago
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    @Spitfirelad05 @Roswell Thanks, plenty of schemes to choose from :)

    2.1 years ago
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    @RamboJutter Very good! I also voted for a Vietnam paint. I <3 it!

    2.1 years ago
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    7,036 Roswell

    Awesome!

    2.1 years ago
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    11.7k jlewisifer

    That's quite nice!

    2.1 years ago
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    30.0k soundwave

    @RamboJutter no problem at all!

    2.1 years ago
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    @jamesPLANESii thanks for the comment and spotlight, I dont get many of those these days =)

    2.1 years ago
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    @TMach5 yeah i thought that was a nice touch, similar to the F105 which i based the fuselage on

    2.1 years ago
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    @Trainzo @BaconRoll thanks again.

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    165k AN2Felllla

    Very like

    2.1 years ago
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    30.0k soundwave

    Absolutely fabulous! This is a piece of art, and your trademark camouflaging really shines in this plane. Great job as always!

    +1 2.1 years ago
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    102k TMach5

    I love how the air brakes flare out of the exhaust.

    2.1 years ago
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    31.9k Trainzo

    Just WAOHHHH . Fantastic job .

    2.1 years ago
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    @RamboJutter no problemo and I always enjoy your creations

    2.1 years ago
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    @CRJ900Pilot @ChiChiWerx @grizzlitn Thanks, always appreciate your comments.

    2.1 years ago
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    @LancasterAce do you ever build anything for pc users?

    2.1 years ago
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    Excellent work :)

    2.1 years ago
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