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ENLIST NOW: Hot Wars of the Cold War Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:19 PM UTC
The Cold War between the Western and Eastern Blocs is generally considered to have lasted between 1947 and 1991. During that time, while there were no direct conflicts between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., there were a large number of smaller wars that were more (Korea, Vietnam) or less (Indo-Pakistan, Arab-Israeli) connected to superpower confrontation. A relatively comprehensive list of these actions can be found here.

This campaign would feature aircraft of the hot wars of the cold war. Any aircraft on any side would qualify but it would have to have served in actual combat during one of these conflicts, with appropriate markings, etc. Given the number of wars and lesser actions, this would be a pretty wide open campaign! What do you all think?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:13 AM UTC
I think it's a good idea. I have several in the stack already, namely a Bay of Pigs Sea Fury and a couple of A-26's.

Best wishes,

Ian
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 01:23 AM UTC

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I think it's a good idea. I have several in the stack already, namely a Bay of Pigs Sea Fury and a couple of A-26's.

Best wishes,

Ian



Those sound interesting Ian!

Michael
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 01:42 AM UTC
Interesting idea. I have a couple of Bac Strikemasters and a Skyvan I have been thinking of building in Omani markings from the time of the Dhofar War. The Skyvans were even utilised as bombers to drop home made napalm on the communist guerrillas. Basically oil drums filled with a cocktail of aviation fuel, polystyrene and a few other ingredients. A jam jar would then be strapped to the side and the whole thing rolled into the back. Over the target area the loadmaster would insert an incendiary grenade into each jar, pull the pin and screw the lid down. The jar would prevent the priming handle from firing the grenade. Then he'd roll them out the ramp. When they hit the ground the drum would burst open and smash the jar. BOOM! Not a job I would have liked to do!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 11:18 PM UTC
Hmmm... Not much interest here. Let's try a bump.

Anyone else?

Michael
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2016 - 02:50 AM UTC
I have a number of VietNam conflict era jets near the top of the pile. F-100s, F-102s, F-5s, maybe others. All 1/144 of course. pairs or more of each.
Lakota
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 05:30 AM UTC
Howdy Michael
This campaign is a great idea. It has something for everyone and then some. My only problem is I've signed up for campaigns to April 2017. I'll have to wait and see how I do with the other campaigns.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
My daughter wanted me to use the "sombrero" guy.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 06:29 AM UTC
Excellent idea Michael.
I have some kits for this campaign.
Count me in!!!!
Kilo_Uniform
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 10:05 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

I've got a Heller Ouragan that would fit in with a number of these conflicts - when is the proposed start/finish date(s)?

Regards,
Kobus
LinusB
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 11:39 AM UTC
I don't have a kit at the moment but been interested in the Westland Wyvern and it would fit in with Suez Crisis and Operation Musketeer.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 01:10 PM UTC
I am in. Sounds to be fun!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 04:45 PM UTC
Well, that's better! Looks like we have 9 so far, only one more needed. I'd be looking at this one starting in July and going through January but I could slip it a month or so if that's what everyone wants.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 07:10 PM UTC
Count me in Michael. Will possibly build a late mark Seafire.
tim
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 07:47 PM UTC
I'm definitely in with an Omani Strikemaster.
I have the olde Matchbox and Airfix kits in the stash, but I'm tempted to get the new Sword kit for the build and pinch the ordnance from the other two.
That way I can build the Airfix as a regular T5 and just build the Matchbox oob for nostalgia.
oliver
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 02:37 AM UTC
I m in with one or two aircraft South Africas war in Namibia/Angola or the middle Eastern wars.
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 03:11 AM UTC
Count me in with an RAF something from the Suez Crisis!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 09:01 PM UTC
Well we certainly seem to have gone over the required number, so this campaign has been APPROVED! It will run from 1 July, 2016 through 1 January, 2017. You can go here to see the rules and enlist. A fairly comprehensive list of wars and actions that qualify can be found here but I'm always willing to consider others that don't appear there.

Should be interesting and fun!

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 09:02 PM UTC
Now, any ideas for a ribbon?

Michael
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:51 PM UTC
here's a concept


MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 03:41 AM UTC
That's pretty good Jonathan! What do you all think?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 04:38 AM UTC
I like the ribbon. Count me in with a Hobbycraft 1/48th Scale Sea Fury from the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Photo to follow later.

Regards,

Ian
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Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 12:03 PM UTC
Ribbon looks cool
nico37
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 02:24 PM UTC
Hi all,

i maybe misread the war related list, but i did not see the algerian war (for Algeria independance) which occured from 1954 to 1962 beetween France and FLN (algerian national liberation front).

So, is this war available for the campaign ?

If yes, i would join with this very old Heller kit which my sweet wife brought back yesterday from her "girls antiques shopping day" !



cheers
nico
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 05:45 PM UTC

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Hi all,

i maybe misread the war related list, but i did not see the algerian war (for Algeria independance) which occured from 1954 to 1962 beetween France and FLN (algerian national liberation front).

So, is this war available for the campaign ?

If yes, i would join with this very old Heller kit which my sweet wife brought back yesterday from her "girls antiques shopping day" !
cheers
nico



Nico,

Well, it IS Wikipedia, after all. I certainly think the Algerian War should be included so, if you're brave enough to build that one, go for it! And welcome aboard!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 05:30 AM UTC
I have a couple of kit ideas, but nothing decided. Count me in.