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MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/20/2010 6:29:00 PM)

Supermarine Spitfire Type 355 (Mk. V):


Royal Air Force:
[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/SupermarineSpitfireType3551-side.jpg[/image]

Royal Navy:
[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/SupermarineSpitfireType3552-side.jpg[/image]




Terminus -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/20/2010 6:38:44 PM)

Any chance of those Floatfires with pre-SEAC roundels? They're great, obviously.[&o]




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/20/2010 7:13:57 PM)

Which would you like Termy, type A or A1 (yellow surround)?




Terminus -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/20/2010 8:41:11 PM)

Type A1, on the RAF Floatfire, please.




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/20/2010 9:56:59 PM)

By request:

Spitfire Type 355:
[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/SupermarineSpitfireType3553-side.jpg[/image]




Terminus -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/20/2010 10:03:46 PM)

NICE![&o][&o][&o]

You, Sir, are a gentleman and a scholar!




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/24/2010 2:50:09 PM)

Nakajima A4N1:

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/NakajimaA4N1-side.jpg[/image]




Herrbear -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/25/2010 7:35:47 PM)

Whenever possible, could you do a Martin 139W for Thailand. Thank you.




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/27/2010 3:38:21 PM)

Lockheed P2V-2 Neptune, since the Neptune didn't actually see squadron service until well after the war (1947-8), the markings are highly speculative. But, here is what it would've looked like if it had been given a higher priority:

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/LockheedP2V-2Neptune-side.jpg[/image]




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (7/27/2010 3:39:29 PM)

I've already got a CAF Martin 139 on the list, so I've added one in RTAF markings as well.




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/3/2010 3:58:26 PM)

The Beech XA-38 Grizzly, in 3 different schemes:

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/BeechA-38Grizzly1-side.jpg[/image]
USAAF Day Attack scheme

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/BeechA-38Grizzly-side.jpg[/image]
USAAF Night Intruder scheme

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/BeechAB-1Grizzly-side.jpg[/image]
USN scheme (hypothetical PBJ replacement as the AB-1)




Terminus -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/3/2010 7:52:22 PM)

That's a rather unattractive airplane...[X(]




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/3/2010 10:20:47 PM)

Indeed, however from what I could glean about the Grizzly it was a thoroughbred, done in more by the fact that it used the same engines as the B-29 than anything else. It also didn't help that a little thing called the jet engine had come along either. The Grizzly was armed with a 75mm cannon, 2 FF .50 cals and 4 turret mounted .50's, as well as 2000 pounds of additional ordinance! A fascinating "what-if"!




RyanCrierie -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/4/2010 12:37:45 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: MadmanRick

Indeed, however from what I could glean about the Grizzly it was a thoroughbred, done in more by the fact that it used the same engines as the B-29 than anything else. It also didn't help that a little thing called the jet engine had come along either.


You've pretty much summarized a major reason why a lot of "what if" projects died.

1.) Lack of Engines -- either the original engines for them never materialized; or were being used for the B-29 or follow-on programs. There are unlimited R-2800s; not so R-3350s...

2.) Jets -- now everyone wants JET PROPELLED PERFORMANCE. It became the buzzword.

That said; it's a crying crying shame the XA-38 was never put into service; it actually had very nice and docile handling characteristics for it's performance -- something a lot of experimental planes didn't have *cough northrop flying wings cough*.




traskott -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/4/2010 1:35:05 AM)

Stop !! Stop !! I'm running out of slots !!!!


Just kidding... Please, continue !!!




NormS3 -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/4/2010 2:20:54 AM)

your not already?[:D]




RyanCrierie -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/4/2010 8:50:55 AM)

Martin B-33A Super Marauder.

XB-33

The first version of the B-33 design, the XB-33, was a twin-tailed medium bomber with two Wright R-3350 engines and pressurised crew compartments; its design began in 1940. It would carry around 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of bombs. Soon after design of the XB-33 began it became clear that a twin-engined aircraft would not achieve the performance requested by the army. The company moved on to developing a larger four-engined design and the two prototypes ordered by the USAAF were not built.

B-33A
Following the abandoment of the original twin-engined design the company continued to design a larger four-engined design and two prototypes were ordered by the USAAF as the XB-33A; its bombload was to have been 12,000 lb (5,443 kg), as much as that of the B-24 Liberator, the heaviest US bomber flown in combat prior to the B-29.

The original XB-33 design was to be powered by the R-3350, the redesigned XB-33A was to use Wright R-2600 engines. The main reason for this was demand for R-3350s for the B-29, one of the most highly valued projects of the Army Air Forces.

On January 17, 1942, the USAAF placed an order for 400 B-33As to be built at the government-owned plant in Omaha, Nebraska operated by Martin. On November 25, 1942 the project was cancelled to allow the Omaha plant to concentrate on manufacturing B-29s.




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/4/2010 5:54:12 PM)

Next up the Bell XFL-1 Airabonita, which was basically a navalized P-39. The aircraft was produced for the same proposal that brought about the Chance-Vought XF4U and Grumman XF5F. It had too many things working against it, such as unsolvable stability problems and chronically weak landing gear, as well as the fact that the Navy had banned the highly flammable coolant that in-line engines required from carriers and only one airframe was produced, but again an interesting "what-if":

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/BellFL-1Airabonita-side.jpg[/image]
Prototype pre-war markings

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/BellFL-1Airabonita2-side.jpg[/image]
hypothetical 1942 markings

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/BellFL-1Airabonita3-side.jpg[/image]
hypothetical 1943 markings

[image]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Madmanrick/BellFL-1Airabonita4-side.jpg[/image]
hypothetical 1944 markings




RyanCrierie -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/5/2010 7:18:34 AM)

Okay. Put all the stuff over the last months into a game mod.

7.7 MB ZIP HERE

It replaces stock:

A_PlaneSide.bmp
Aptop.bmp
Aptop_alpha.bmp

in your ART folder, so back those up.

List of stuff in it HERE

I did not do rotating art for the FL Airacomet and for the P-50 Skyrocket because I was a bit tired of the whole thing by then.

Version 2 of course will add the AXIS (Japanese+German+Thai).

There are about 11 Allied aircraft slots left; which is why I'm a bit worried.

There's room to add the French into the game as a what if -- what if Vichy France had not completely folded to the Japanese; but I am very ambivalent on that -- since I'm sure MMR will come up with some new AWESOME units for the USN/USAF/UK.




RalfBHV -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/5/2010 11:00:03 AM)

Great Work!

Thanks

[&o][&o][&o][&o][&o]




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/5/2010 1:24:00 PM)

Nice work Ryan! The good news is that I have left on my list exactly 11 Allied a/c! Although that does not include the various CAF/RTAF and the few various French a/c that have been requested, nor does it include the numerous "Plan Orange" era a/c that were requested. Here is what I have remaining that will fill those 11 slots:

Sikorsky S.42
Sikorsky S.43 (JRS-1)
Consolidated-Vultee XA-41
Curtiss XF14C
Curtiss P-62
Avro York
Blackburn Botha
deHavilland Sea Mosquito TR.33
deHavilland DH.91 Albatross
deHavilland DH.95 Flamingo
Short Seaford

(Missing the cut will be the Martin P4M Mercator, although I will do the a/c for those that may want to add it in on their own)

As far as Japanese a/c that would fit in this era, I have the following:

Mitsubishi B2M2
Mitsubishi Ki-2-I
Mitsubishi Ki-2-II
Mitsubishi Ki-10 "Perry"

Then the rest of the Japanese a/c I have are again "Plan Orange" types.




jtri70zq -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/5/2010 8:45:16 PM)

I found this artwork on a website by Tyler Rogue.
It works on my AE mod.
Its older types 20's and 30's stuff

About 20 types.
Amongst others:

Mitsubishi B2M1
Mitsubishi Ki-2
Mitsubishi Ki-20
Kawasaki Ki-10

Boeing B-9
Curtiss P-6
Consolidated P-30
Keystone B-6
Douglas T3D




RyanCrierie -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/6/2010 3:58:50 AM)

Been working on the Axis mod; mostly adding various art so that the Axis modder has a nice rounded selection of German planes:

Ju-88A
He-111H
FW-190 Radial (Greyish Naval Camo for ops from CVs and Land Colors)
FW-190 Dora (Greyish Naval Camo for ops from CVs and Land Colors)

Need to do:

FW-190 Radial in Greenish colors for the FW-190F and so ground attackers...remember that the traditional tan/green mottled camo of the 190F and so on was ideal for the steppes of Russia -- not so good in vibrant overgrown jungle of asia...

Bf-109 F or G models (land only -- the only model that goes on a carrier is the 109T...having 1/3rd of all 109s built lost in landing/takeoff accidents is not good for a carrier fighter)

Bf-110 (Day and Night Fighter)

Ju-88G

He-219

Arado Flotplanes for German cruisers/etc.

That should enable a decent mix of operations for a japanese/german player.




RyanCrierie -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/6/2010 4:12:47 AM)

May I suggest dropping the Curtiss P-62? All of Curtiss' attempts to build a fighter that was not the P-40 failed utterly and were giant piles of poo.

I would suggest adding the Hughes F-12 and Republic F-11 Rainbow as long range recon platforms. But I don't know if they have sufficient "appeal".




RyanCrierie -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/6/2010 2:35:52 PM)

New stuff so far:

Ta-154 Mosquito
Bf-109F
Ar-196 Floatplane
Ju-88G Nightfighter
Ju-88C Heavy Fighter (in greenish camo); can be used to attack ground people




traskott -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/6/2010 2:39:56 PM)

Absolutely amazing Ryan [X(][X(]. Superb work !!. Ufff, xDD It's a festival of airplanes !!!

Concerning axis side planes. Any chance of italian planes ? Thank you !!




RyanCrierie -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/6/2010 3:08:41 PM)

quote:

Concerning axis side planes. Any chance of italian planes ? Thank you !!


I can try putting in a floatplane so that Italian ships in the PTO can have scouts. But other than that...I can't see how Italy can sustain a true global effort -- their economy was significantly smaller than that of Germany's. I can put in a fighter or two -- MC.205 definitely -- anything that can maintain it's own with a P-51 is worthy of inclusion.

Oh; MadManRick; I am going to put in the P-82B/C Twin Mustang Nightfighter version -- apparently quite a few were ordered to replace P-61s in the nightfighter role; but due to the end of WW2, that had to wait for postwar. Certainly, the P-82 Nightfighter versions were 30 MPH faster than even the P-61C.




traskott -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/6/2010 3:49:23 PM)

If you seek anything that can fight agains a P-51, the "serie 3" are the answer: MC.205, Regiane Re.2005, and Fiat G.55. If I remember well, there was a prototype of the last one, armed even with a torpedo..
Well, and the SM.79 should appears, at least, because was the more sucessfull (and built) italian warplane at war. ;) .




MadmanRick -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/6/2010 5:21:58 PM)

Ah, the P-82...one of my all-time favs! In my opinion THE best Mustang variant, why? Because everything's better in twos!




RyanCrierie -> RE: Shep's Graphical Artwork (Planes, Ships, etc) (8/6/2010 10:52:26 PM)

Speaking of F-82s:

Link to very big picture I took at USAFM

The F-82B on display, Betty-Jo, flew from Hawaii to New York on Feb. 27-28, 1947, a distance of 5,051 miles, the longest non-stop flight ever made by a propeller-driven fighter. Betty-Jo came to the museum in 1957.

Link to very big picture by me of F-82G

This is done up in the colors of the first USAF fighter to score a kill in Korea, a F-82G.




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