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2 hours ago, Veltro2k said:

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XB-42? Also, XB-43 will be nice too  :)

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1 hour ago, starfighter2 said:

XB-42? Also, XB-43 will be nice also  :)

could be done with a few mods to the air frame

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Shack AEW also in the paint shop -- of course I had to pick the squadron that requires the most decal work....

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4 hours ago, yakarov79 said:

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Cool an east german W50. But this is the civil version, which was not used by military.

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1 hour ago, Gepard said:

Cool an east german W50. But this is the civil version, which was not used by military.

worry do not.

I have 4x4 bottom also.

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On 23.7.2020 at 10:39 PM, yakarov79 said:

worry do not.

I have 4x4 bottom also.

Cool would be this:

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Strela 2M on Robur Truck

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U-2s and the non SS version (CIA) and RAF flown...

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Until now the Ministry of Defence has neither confirmed nor denied the participation of the RAF in the controversial missions, a position it will no longer be able to maintain.

The first U-2 flights over the Soviet Union started in July 1956, but despite the valuable information gathered, President Dwight Eisenhower was concerned about the ramifications of such a flagrant breach of Russian air space if they were discovered.

Unfortunately for the Americans, even though the hi-tech  U-2s flew at more than 70,000ft, the Russians were able to track  the planes.

 

 

 

The Soviets sent a strongly-worded protest to Eisenhower, who developed cold feet about the missions and suspended such flights in December 1956.

However, the CIA was very keen for the spying missions to continue and looked for ways, in the words of the newly released document, ‘to increase the possibility of plausible denial’.

The solution was to use British pilots for the sensitive missions. During the spring of 1957, negotiations took place between the CIA and the chief of MI6, Sir Dick White, who saw the obvious intelligence benefits for Britain.

By the summer of 1958, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan had given his authorisation, and four RAF officers, Squadron Leader Christopher Walker and Flight Lieutenants Michael Bradley, John MacArthur and David Dowling – all of whom were in their twenties and single – were sent to train in Texas.

But flying the U-2s was not without risk, and on July 8, 1958, Walker was killed when his plane crashed. The cause was never definitively established, but it is thought the aircraft disintegrated at high altitude.

He was immediately replaced by Wing Commander Robert ‘Robbie’ Robinson. By January 1959 all four men had finished their training and were sent to a secret air base in Turkey, from where they would launch their flights over the Soviet Union and the Middle East.

In order to emphasise American denials of the operation, the U-2 planes were formally transferred on paper to the British government. Eisenhower wrote a top-secret letter to Macmillan stating: ‘British missions are carried out on your authority and are your responsibility.’

And the flights remained a secret in Britain, too.

The pilots were no longer paid by the RAF, but by MI6, and the public was told the men were engaging  in ‘high-altitude weather-sampling missions’.

The first mission was flown by Robbie Robinson on December 6, 1959, over the Kapustin Yar missile test range and a squadron of long-range bombers in the Ukraine.

 

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Summat to keep kev happy...nice model...will complete it next...

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Oh, we've needed a FREE one for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time!!

thank you Russ!

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13 hours ago, Gepard said:

Cool would be this:

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Strela 2M on Robur Truck

Should not be a problem. Have decent memories with Robur also! Considering I was born and raised in Eastern bloc... recently I'm leaning forward some "red side" models more often.

 

meanwhile...

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Planning to do LAK-2 variant next.

also have 4 door cab...(good for Tanklöschfahrzeuge - did NVA use them ?)

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if someone desires some specific version....bribe accordingly and we will see what we can do.

 

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7 hours ago, yakarov79 said:

Should not be a problem. Have decent memories with Robur also! Considering I was born and raised in Eastern bloc... recently I'm leaning forward some "red side" models more often.

 

meanwhile...

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Planning to do LAK-2 variant next.

also have 4 door cab...(good for Tanklöschfahrzeuge - did NVA use them ?)

4door.jpg.18c7765c383c91535bd476ef9b90d5f6.jpg

 

if someone desires some specific version....bribe accordingly and we will see what we can do.

 

 

The 4 door cab was only for the Fireengine, as far i remember correctly. So it looked:

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There was also a red version in military use. Was funny during an exercise drill, when our helicopter operated from a dispersal airfield somewhere in the bush. All was perfectly camoflaged, nothing was to seen from flying helicopter. Only a bright red fire engine stand in the mid of nowhere.

distinguishing feature between military and civil W50 was the round  command hatch for the co-driver. Big tires are not a sure distinguishing feature. This had had W50 for agricultural use too.

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