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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 06:14 PM UTC
Names with Thunder and Lightning in them have been popular for aircraft for many years. Right off I can think of:

Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Macchi C.200 Saetta (Arrow/Lightning)
Kawanishi N1K1 snd 2 Shiden (Lightning)
Arado Ar 234 Blitz (Lightning)
E.E. Lightning
F-16C/D Barak (Israeli Lightning)
Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Republic F-84 Thunderflash
Republic F-84 Thunderstreak
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II
USAF Thunderbirds (extra points if it an F-84 or F-105!)
Macchi C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt)

And I'll bet there are more. This campaign would allow any aircraft (or other vehicle) whose official or popular name includes the words Thunder or Lightning. Further, if the airplane or vehicle was named Thunder or Lightning by it's crew (and had the name or picture painted on) it would also qualify.

Let's see where this one goes!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 07:46 PM UTC

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Macchi C.200 or 202 (this one's a bit confusing. Perhaps an Italian expert can help out?)




Macchi Mc.200 Saetta is translated as Archery Bolt or Arrow but can be used as in 'to be as quick as a LIGHTNING BOLT' so is open to the context in which it is used.
Macchi Mc.202 Folgore is Thunderbolt
Macchi Mc.205 Veltro is Greyhound
Macchi Mc.205N Orione is Orion

Hope that adds to your confusion Michael, oh and I'll be in either a P-38, F.2 or F-35.
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 08:05 PM UTC
I have several qualifying kits, I'd certainly be interested in this. If the Saetta qualifies Ill build that in 1/72 but also have P38, N1K2, EE lightning, and ar234 so im covered no matter what mood im in. Any Russian or Soviet aircraft with a "lightning" nick name?
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 08:25 PM UTC
I have a F-5E waiting in my stash, count me in!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 08:26 PM UTC
Thanks Lucianio!

Do you all think Lightning is enough or should we open it up to any weather related name (Hurricane, Thunderbolt, etc.)?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 08:35 PM UTC

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I have a F-5E waiting in my stash, count me in!



You got me for a minute Richard, I was thinking wait the F-5E is a Tiger II, then it hit me you mean a F-5E PR Lightning.
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:05 PM UTC

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I have a F-5E waiting in my stash, count me in!



You got me for a minute Richard, I was thinking wait the F-5E is a Tiger II, then it hit me you mean a F-5E PR Lightning.



Sorry I should have said Lighting
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:42 PM UTC
Lightings campaign????
Cool! I'll go with a torch or a flash light or maybe just with a plain bulb
Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:26 AM UTC
Thomas spotted it. Is this a campaign for aircraft with landing lighting, IP lighting or maybe nav lighting.

Sorry Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:58 AM UTC
Grrrrr!!!!!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:59 AM UTC
There. Now I don't know what you're talking about. (It's good to be the admin!)

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 01:15 AM UTC
It happens to us all, at least we can laugh about it
noddy927
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 01:48 AM UTC
I have a Lightning in the interseptors but I have other EE lightnings in my stash, so I would join in.


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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 02:14 AM UTC
I wanted to use up a box of AA batterys I have in my stash
Ok I will also build a F-5E Lightning
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 02:23 AM UTC
Everybody's a smart alec.

I may very well do an EE variety. I've got an Airfix F.1a and F.6 in the stash. Got a lot of the Lockheed flavor as well though...

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 02:56 AM UTC
Given that they mean essentially the same thing, I've expanded the proposal to include Thunderbolts. Hopefully this will expand the pool of interested modelers as well as models.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 08:35 AM UTC
I am interested in the concept.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 08:40 AM UTC
I like this idea a lot!
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 08:55 AM UTC

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Thanks Lucianio!

Do you all think Lightning is enough or should we open it up to any weather related name (Hurricane, Thunderbolt, etc.)?

Michael



I think this is a great idea, throw in the Typhoon and Tempest, maybe even the Beaufort as an obscure one (Wind Strength Scale) or the Chinook (a type of downslope wind), anything with a Wright CYCLONE powerplant, lots of options.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 03:57 PM UTC
Whirlwind! How could I forget the Whirlwind?

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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 04:58 PM UTC
No mention of a Hurricane?

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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 04:58 PM UTC
Could be a stormy campaign Mike
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015 - 05:04 PM UTC

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Thanks Lucianio!

Do you all think Lightning is enough or should we open it up to any weather related name (Hurricane, Thunderbolt, etc.)?

Michael



I think this is a great idea, throw in the Typhoon and Tempest, maybe even the Beaufort as an obscure one (Wind Strength Scale) or the Chinook (a type of downslope wind), anything with a Wright CYCLONE powerplant, lots of options.

Cheers, D



Anyone else want to weigh in? Heavy Weather Campaign?

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 04:40 PM UTC
You have just taken that too far!


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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 05:19 PM UTC
I like the concept of Thunder(bolt) and lightning (very, very, frightening me, Galileo, galileo, Galileo, galileo, Galileo figaro - magnifico. Sorry )
Perhaps we could do a windy campaign after but for this one stick to T&L, maybe include squadrons that use T &/or L as a emblem or name. I think the windies have enough aircraft for their own campaign.