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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 12:29 PM UTC
Seems to me it's been awhile since there was a WWII twin-engined fighter campaign. As our next campaign start date seems to be February, kinda sounds like a natural to me. What do you all think?

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 02:03 PM UTC
Is this any type of engine Michael? By that I mean are we including prop, rocket and jet engines? And are we going to include Luft '46 aircraft? But regardless I'm in! We go from P-38s to Me110s and 410s to Me262 (if jet engines are included) Ju88C series with the solid nose not to Mention French, British, Russian or Italian possibles.
md72
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 03:02 PM UTC
Yep, the rules are going to be intricate. Limited to actual combat in WWII? For the US that might limit it to the P-38, P-61 and P-70. The F5F/P-65 were never produced, F7F didn't get into combat before the war ended. Did I miss any?
In general I'm guessing it includes the Mosquito, Bf-110, Me-262, Dornier 335, so it's an illustrious company.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 11:52 PM UTC
My thought was WWII fighters, prop or jet (or rocket, I suppose). I know there are at least a few more British entries (Beaufighter, Whirlwind, and Meteor) and the Japanese had several. I believe the Russians, Italians, and French each had one or two as well. I'd be OK with designs that reached the flying prototype stage (F5F, F7F, etc.) during the War as well.

I'm certainly open to suggestions, however, to make the idea more popular!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
I'm in. I have couple of choices, and almost all are in USAAF markings. Should be fun campaign.
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 04:53 AM UTC
Ki. 45 Toryu (Nick), Ki. 102 (Randy), J1N1 (Irving)
Bristol Blenheim 1F
Do 217N, He 280, Me 328
john41492
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 05:02 AM UTC
I'm in. I have quite a few to chose from!
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 07:27 AM UTC
Would the P-82 count?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 08:10 AM UTC

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Would the P-82 count?



Well, apparently it first flew in May, 1945. So I suppose it would count.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 11:56 AM UTC
This sounds interesting, count me in.
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 02:38 PM UTC
Count me in, l have a few in my stash!
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 04:06 AM UTC

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Would the P-82 count?



Well, apparently it first flew in May, 1945. So I suppose it would count.

Michael


Howdy Y'all
What about a Do-335 in post-war French markings?
If not, I've got other possibilities.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
OK, how does this sound:

Any twin engined fighter (prop, jet, rocket) that flew from 1939-45 in any actual (no wifs) color and marking scheme carried by that aircraft (including pre and post war).

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 05:02 AM UTC
OK, I'll cancel the F5U (wif) and stick with a P-38 or a P-70.
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC

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OK, how does this sound:

Any twin engined fighter (prop, jet, rocket) that flew from 1939-45 in any actual (no wifs) color and marking scheme carried by that aircraft (including pre and post war).

Michael



Thank you Michael!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC
I think we're up to 8. Anyone else?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 02:09 PM UTC
OOH! a reason to build another P-38!

I'm in!

Cheers Rob.
RhinoSpit
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC
count me in, I have a p-38 and a p-70 waiting to be glued
rochaped
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 08:47 PM UTC
I’m joining also. Have several options that qualify as an entry
Might be the P-38, the bf 110 (nightfighter), the Me 262, the Ta 154, the Mosquito and if Michael’s permits, a cockpit build Me 410
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 12:09 AM UTC
He 219, Potez 630/631, Fokker G.1
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 09:00 AM UTC
Ju 88 and Do 217 night fighter versions also come to mind. For the prototypes, there's also the Nakajima Kikka which flew in the last days of the war.
Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 01:12 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Bump time, let's not let this one die. I think we're pretty close to getting the magic "10".
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 06:38 PM UTC
AARG, I picked up an old Mono 1/48 P-61 at a local thrift shop. Looked like it was all there, even the Shep Paine diorama sheet. But alas, one of the nose gear doors isn't on the sprue or floating around in the bottom of the box. Revell is no longer in the spares business. So I guess I get to do a diorama of a plane getting it's nose gear doors fixed
iflytb20
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 10:14 PM UTC
I’m in. Have a few luftwaffle twins in my stash that I would love to build.
eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 03:06 AM UTC
Count me in.