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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 08:45 PM
Would make an interesting modelling project :-)

http://204.50.25.179/features02/ar240fw_1.htm

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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 08:45 PM
Would make an interesting modelling project :-)

http://204.50.25.179/features02/ar240fw_1.htm

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XyZspineZyX
07-13-2003, 08:59 PM
Hey, never heard of that one before.

Just found these, check the sexy pics at the bottom. Sweet.

---> http://www.geocities.com/lastdingo/aviation/ar240.htm

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 12:10 PM
The Germans used a few of these over the Northern part of the Eastern front and in Italy. The Ar 240 A-0 could do 618kph, while the C-0 was even faster at 730kph with GM-1 boost. Had good range and the C-0 was well armed with 4 x 20mm and two remote controlled barbettes each with 13mm guns. Unfortunately, these Arado's had structural problems and unacceptable flying characteristics. If you get time, check out the Focke-wulf Fw 187 Falke. Was only used in Norway and to defend the Focke-wulf factory at Bremen. When the pilots in Norway said that they much prefered it to the Bf 110, it was quickly recalled by RLM (command). One of those might have beens, that was stopped in its tracks.

XyZspineZyX
07-14-2003, 05:31 PM
Thanks,

I am well aware of the Fw 187. Saw some of the modelling shots as well. Someone is doing it for FB, although I have not seen any cockpit shots, which could be hard to model given the production number on this bird.

The Fw 187 is very close to the Westland Whirlwind by design & dimensions. I understand that someone is modelling the Whirlwind as well. Could be interesting to fly those 2 A/C against each other in FB.

The Arado 240C-0 could fall into the Luft '46 concept. I understand that it was not developped further & built into very limited numbers, but it was indeed used by the Luftwaffe, and it does have interesting lines & caracteristics.

Maybe Oleg should start a Luft '38 project, similar to his Luft '46 one. Some of the A/C for Luft '38 are already being modelled. ie. Whirlwind, Fw 187, He 100. Could add some more such as the Fairey Battle, & the early versions of the Me 109, He 111, & Do 17. Even the Me 162 fast bomber could be fun. Some of those birds will definately require some modelling & flight model creativity. Not the best performing A/C compared to late war WWII, but nevertheless interesting.

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XyZspineZyX
07-15-2003, 11:34 AM
Yes the Fw 187, does indeed look like the Westland Whirlwind. Suspect it also got good results, even though it didn't have access to the top engines of the day. Wouldn't the Arado 440 be the one for 46 project. Is faster and had a very nasty armament. Agree with you on a 38 project, although I would like to see something like a Spanish Civil War or very early WW2 campaign. Would like to see some sort of "rarity factor" included, to make the simulation more realistic, but then again, it may upset too many people.