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Friday, July 22nd 2011, 6:05pm

Bloch MB.1050 Milan

Claveworks has provided me with this most excellent drawing of France's new Bloch MB.1050 Milan carrier fighter. I sought the feeling of "elegant but sturdy" in the design of the Milan; the sort of plane that will hold its own in a dogfight and then bring the boys home afterward. I think Bill captured that feeling perfectly.

Bask in its magnificence!


Image by Claveworks (click to see full detailed view).

[SIZE=1]Dear Bloch Milan buyers - look at the high quality your money has bought you.[/SIZE] :)

Thanks Bruce, Hood, and Hoo for your advice on the drawing. You folks helped make it look right.

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Friday, July 22nd 2011, 6:34pm

wow...
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.
-Siegfried Sassoon

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Friday, July 22nd 2011, 7:43pm

A good-looking plane and an awesome drawing...

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Bask in its magnificence!

... I mean a truly horrible looking plane!!! After all, it's French! Boo! Boo!!! *throws rotten eggs and tomatoes* :evil: :D

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Friday, July 22nd 2011, 8:24pm

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Originally posted by Rooijen10
A good-looking plane and an awesome drawing...

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Bask in its magnificence!

... I mean a truly horrible looking plane!!! After all, it's French! Boo! Boo!!! *throws rotten eggs and tomatoes* :evil: :D

Oi, you rascal! :P

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Friday, July 22nd 2011, 9:44pm

Talk about extra incentive to get Ripon to get a hold of the design and pitch it to the Atlantean navy!

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Friday, July 22nd 2011, 10:20pm

That thing is absolutely gorgeous.

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Friday, July 22nd 2011, 10:24pm

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Originally posted by Sachmle
That thing is absolutely gorgeous.

I know. Think how good it would look in Greek Navy colors! :D

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Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 12:44am

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Originally posted by Brockpaine

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Originally posted by Sachmle
That thing is absolutely gorgeous.

I know. Think how good it would look in Greek Navy colors! :D


Yeah, there's just the little problem of ordering 100 Fairey Fireflies to overcome.

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Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 6:10am

Beautiful drawing and a very nice plane.

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Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 11:33am

That now looks 100% perfect and stunning! A real beautiful piece of work.

IMO the Firefly stil looks sleeker and meaner, you can't beat the graceful lines of a V-12. ;)

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Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 6:18pm

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Originally posted by Hood
That now looks 100% perfect and stunning! A real beautiful piece of work.

Thanks!

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Originally posted by Hood
IMO the Firefly stil looks sleeker and meaner, you can't beat the graceful lines of a V-12. ;)

There once was a time I would have agreed with you one hundred percent, but the more I study planes, the more I love a good radial-engined fighter. And while I adore the Firefly, I'm far too much of a realist to put an inline engine on a purpose-built carrier aircraft. The radial-engined fighter's just got all the advantages in carrier ops.

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Sunday, July 24th 2011, 8:53am

I still think that the carrier version of the P-51D would have been one heck of a fighter.

Nice drawing, but the plane looks too long.

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Sunday, July 24th 2011, 11:29am

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Originally posted by Brockpaine

There once was a time I would have agreed with you one hundred percent, but the more I study planes, the more I love a good radial-engined fighter.


8o How can you say that!!!! You bounder!!! :P
I defy any man to photoshop a radial onto a Spitfire and call it pure beauty!

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Sunday, July 24th 2011, 5:14pm

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Originally posted by Hood

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Originally posted by Brockpaine

There once was a time I would have agreed with you one hundred percent, but the more I study planes, the more I love a good radial-engined fighter.


8o How can you say that!!!! You bounder!!! :P
I defy any man to photoshop a radial onto a Spitfire and call it pure beauty!

No - it has to be designed as a radial-engine fighter. But maybe I'll take you up on that bet someday. ;)