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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #36 - Nov 30th, 2019 at 9:55am
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Well of course I'm in after all of my palaver....  As stated, intention is to begin with a Curtiss O-52 Owl, the last of the Army's "heavy" observation/liaison pre-war aircraft designs.  It's interesting that after all of the British "henny-penny" outcry concerning modern combat aircraft requirements, the U.S. got cold feet with regard to the Owl...and relegated it to strictly liaison work in their service.  It was however, shipped off to the Soviets who used it as a frontline combat cooperation aircraft.

I may take a while to get going on this project...but I'm in for certain.  Smiley

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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #35 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 6:10pm
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Broussard is a nice liaison aircraft.  I remember seeing a real one way back at a Madera War Birds Airshow.  Done up in French markings and dark green overall.  Love the twin tails.
  

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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #34 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 5:51pm
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I'm in with a Broussard from Mike Nassisse plans.

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Reply #33 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 5:39pm
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Good find AK!  I think there was a peanut plan for this, maybe from Model Builder mag in the '80s.

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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #32 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 3:15pm
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This Wiki article has a number of liaison aircraft by nationality for folks to choose from:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaison_aircraft

Googling 'COIN Aircraft' revealed this French beauty. Surely someone will take it on!! Plan for model:

https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=10679

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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #31 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 2:28pm
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Confirmed participants for this winter cookup:
1. Craig - L-19 liaison
2. Alfakilo - Cavalier Turbo Mustang -COIN
3. Sky9pilot - DH Comet RAF Transport Command liaison
4. MKelly - Broussard- Liaison
5. Neal - Curtiss O-52 - Liaison
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Reply #30 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 12:38pm
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AK, you have guts!
  
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Reply #29 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 12:31pm
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I'm in with the Cavalier Turbo Mustang!
  

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Reply #28 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 12:11pm
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As I've said previously...seems it was common practice for "tired" ac...or even captured ac to be pressed into service by aviation units for liaison purposes...or on special occasions...as actual frontline combat missions!  Here are two examples...the Vultee Vengeance is the squadron taxi for the 398th BG (Heavy) in England...and the Henschel Hs-126B was pressed into service by a RAAF unit in North Africa.

The only Vengeance I've built to date was originally finished as the 398th BG example...but the finish "went south" on me...so I refinished things as an Australian ac...it gave me some respect that time around.  Wink Grin

So look around...there are lots of possibilities out there.  Smiley

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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #27 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 11:55am
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I'm in with this plan. I'm sweet on Aeroncas, and this is one I've been sitting on for a while. I'm going to modify it to an L-16. The fuselage sides have about six different dimension sticks in them- my stripper will be busy!
  

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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #26 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 11:17am
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Looks like the Liaison/COIN aircraft will be the catagory.  I want this to be fun and most modelers don't want to be told what they can model...so I won't restrict the category to design specific Liaison/COIN which leaves the models wide open... I will ask that you just show that it was used as one of the two categories Liaison or COIN (Counter Insurgency) aircraft.  I'm looking at a start date of December 5th with an open ended completion time.  Remember the Cookups are not a competition, so there's no pressure to complete a work in a limited amount of time here unless y'all want to set a completion limit time.  I didn't include that in the poll??? 

We need at least five (5) committed modelers to start a Cookup so  let's hear what you've decided to start with please and who is committed to participating. 
I'll start a new thread for the Cookup so the poll thread can be deleted.
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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #25 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 9:57am
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So many planes! So little time! (adapted)  Cheesy
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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #24 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 9:38am
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I too am flexible, as long as it involves what I'm interested in building.... Wink Grin Grin Grin Grin

Since we're divulging classified intent...here are my intentions:

Curtiss O-52 Owl
Mitsubishi Ki-46 III (Dinah)
Vought Kingfisher
Waco CG-4A Troop Carrier

....All in the Liaison Category...I think.  There is no plan for the Dinah, so that would be a build/design as we go forward...but I've always been very partial to the aircraft's lines...always wanted to model it.

And I once had a friend who had been a WACO glider pilot during WWII...Market Garden, D-Day...and various supply missions "in country."  I was very impressed with the man.

So...COIN for me is still a very broad category, unless of course, it is reduced to "dedicated design" aircraft.

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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #23 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 7:02am
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Ok- I voted WWII scale, but I'm flexible. I have the FSI Aeronca 7AC plan drawn by Bill Galloway that has been intimidating the heck out of me for a year or better- I think I can bash it into an L-16 and maybe come up with a "scale" model that will fly. I'm in!
  
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Re: New Winter Cookup
Reply #22 - Nov 23rd, 2019 at 6:45pm
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