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F118 Thunderstrike 8.7 3 tone vietnam

143k RamboJutter  one year 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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    81.8k belugasub

    @RamboJutter thanks!

    9 months ago
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    81.8k belugasub

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

    9 months ago
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    This plane was the inspiration for my new F-107 Mk.2 that I’m building. Good job!

    9 months ago
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    This is really cool!

    10 months 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 one year 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.

    one year ago
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    Good to see another build from you!

    one year ago
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    @Ariathe thanks :)

    one year ago
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    7,739 Ariathe

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

    one year ago
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    @Spitfirelad05 @Roswell Thanks, plenty of schemes to choose from :)

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

    one year ago
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    6,857 Roswell

    Awesome!

    one year ago
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    11.7k jlewisifer

    That's quite nice!

    one year ago
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    29.5k BaconRoll

    @RamboJutter no problem at all!

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

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

    one year ago
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    @Trainzo @BaconRoll thanks again.

    +1 one year ago
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    Very like

    one year ago
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    29.5k BaconRoll

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

    +1 one year ago
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    72.7k TMach5

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

    one year ago
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    27.8k Trainzo

    Just WAOHHHH . Fantastic job .

    one year ago
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    55.4k grizzlitn

    @RamboJutter no problemo and I always enjoy your creations

    one year ago
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    @CRJ900Pilot @ChiChiWerx @grizzlitn Thanks, always appreciate your comments.

    one year ago
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    @LancasterAce do you ever build anything for pc users?

    one year ago
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