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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Evacuation of Dunkirque model Reply with quote

It's role in the ET was largely as a home coastal patrol, but the Avro Anson did have one shining moment during the evacuation of Dunkirque,

Three Ansons pressed into duty during the retreat were forced to defend themselves when jumped by 4 ME109's, over Dunkirque's Harbor. Surprisingly the Ansons managed to fend off their attackers and shot two of them down.


This little dogfight has always impressed me, especially as the attacked aircraft were 180 mph limited and were defended by a single forward firing .303 Vickers and a dorsal turret Lewis in the equivalent of a perspex bubble enclosed Scarff ring.

I've got an Anson that I have about half finished, has anyone thought of doing a pre-BOB, Phony War/Dunkirque invasion add-on to SDOE? I'd love to have this model added to the planes, I don't have a lot of WWII aircraft in 3D, this pretty much my only better detailed ones.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this point, anything added is golden Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been hoping for an Anson for years;good to see one on the drawing board.The other aeroplanes that I would like to see in SDOE are the Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley bomber and H.P.Hampden.These early Second World War aircraft have been missing from the game for too long.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bomber, who has done so much stuff for Targetware' Target4Today had done a cleverly made Whitley that had the interior geodesic frame rendered in alpha masking. It looked stunning.

I hate to say it but how about a Fairey Battle? I think they could be included too.



Like I said about the Anson, WWI vintage defensive weaponry..



The men who flew in these planes had major brass just to go up into hostile airspace.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow, early war British planes are my bag ! An Anson or a Battle would be superb Smile

The Anson was a jack of many trades, so it would add a transport, a marine recon and a trainer to the game Smile

With the Battle, it wouldn't take much for someone clever to use it to come up with a Fulmar too Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Anson is an interesting item; it looks very modern, but it had a fuselage that was canvas over aluminum frame, not an enclosed metal can. It was very cold to fly in.
...A Fairey Battle might be a relatively simple variation from the existing Barracuda.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lester Boffo, thank you for your contribution, it is a real pleasure to see new planes in project for Sdoe ww2 .
The Anson is very interesting. A multifunctions aircraft.
A Fairey Battle might be a variation from the IL2 also.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys..Smile

As you can see my model isn't near being close to finished, and with the Magnificent Men planes I'm working on it may be a while yet, But I intend to get this into the sim. The greenhouses on the Anson and the Battle are huge, and there is a complex metal frame inside the glass to model also.

On some of the Anson images I've seen, there's this largish ductwork surrounding the exhaust that looks like a heat exchanger for interior heating. I can guess this thing was like driving a 60's vintage aircooled Volkswagen in freezing weather. Brrrrr!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I'd drop a little note about the Anson progress is slow but I have learned a new function, Booleans...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooo neat! No luck with AC3d then...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not with AC3D's later versions unfortunately.

I was hoping that there was a free edition of 6.1, as it seems to be the version that Knife fuction came into being a Boolean. Nothing but vaporware torrent sites that redirect you back to AC3D's newest version. I'm using TrueSpace 7.6's standalone which accepts .cob exports from Meta. Does a nice enough job but is a bit more finicky.
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