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Online Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3360 on: June 29, 2022, 08:54:49 AM »
Not the 1/56 B-52 and crew! :D

Damn. You have spies  :(

However its 1/50 SCALE.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3361 on: July 01, 2022, 01:40:38 AM »
At 1/50 scale, that's a 3.7 ft. wingspan.  Storage could be an issue....:D

I wonder what the kill radius on a typical game board would be for a 750-lb. dumb bomb? :o
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3362 on: July 01, 2022, 01:58:18 AM »
Given that they could carry around 70,000 pounds of ordnance and tended to fly in 3 ship formations for Arc Light missions, I suspect the point is moot. It’s a whole lotta table.  :D
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3363 on: July 01, 2022, 06:16:31 AM »
just suspend it from the ceiling over the gaming table. Were the shadow falls, everything is gone ;)
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3364 on: July 01, 2022, 06:32:12 AM »
About 16 were lost in combat so they’re not impervious to flak et cetera.
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3365 on: July 01, 2022, 07:15:39 AM »
Given that they could carry around 70,000 pounds of ordnance and tended to fly in 3 ship formations for Arc Light missions, I suspect the point is moot. It’s a whole lotta table.  :D

Probably best as a whole lot of sports hall.  ;)

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3366 on: July 01, 2022, 08:49:14 AM »
Akula commissioned it then? ;)

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3367 on: July 01, 2022, 10:14:51 AM »
About 16 were lost in combat so they’re not impervious to flak et cetera.

The Arc Light missions over the South pretty much were. They bombed from so high up they could neither be seen or heard on the ground and there was typically fuck all on the ground that could reach ‘em even if they were detected. Plenty of Vietnamese testimony as to the psychological effect of devastating bombing runs that had absolutely no warning. All the declared combat losses were over the North.

Now if anyone wants a jet bomber that might fit on the shelf, there’s always the dear old Canberra, Take yer pick, USAF B-57 or 2 Sqdn RAAF B.20.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3368 on: July 01, 2022, 11:18:33 PM »
Airfix do a rather nice Canberra in 1/48, and it’s not complicated to put together.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3369 on: July 02, 2022, 01:51:50 AM »
Been contemplating one for a while. Used to know a chap who was a navigator on a 2 Sqdn Canberra. Terrific chap. I remember he still had a pair of Yank jungle boots that some Vietnamese cobbler had put a zip in, in the style of the old flying boots.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3370 on: July 02, 2022, 01:58:30 AM »
A lot of the Nam vets in Armoured Corps had zips in their boots, almost a badge of honour for having been there.
Been contemplating one for a while. Used to know a chap who was a navigator on a 2 Sqdn Canberra. Terrific chap. I remember he still had a pair of Yank jungle boots that some Vietnamese cobbler had put a zip in, in the style of the old flying boots.
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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3371 on: July 07, 2022, 07:43:59 PM »
Akula commissioned it then? ;)

Harsh….hmmm….but true.

I sold all my Hueys to Paul a while back, otherwise I’d probably be at the “looking for some B-52s” stage by now.

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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3372 on: July 08, 2022, 08:47:35 AM »
You know you want to  lol


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Re: (COMMERCIAL) Empress Miniatures' NEW Vietnam Range
« Reply #3374 on: July 26, 2022, 03:58:31 PM »
This may be of interest to you ANZAC groupies.

https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/sites/default/files/docs/coral-balmoral-2008.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1-SzgftKx6oxiCLo5JV8Ysu63-dkZC2BMFI9fSRPEXeuJ0zflcFOA9nL8
Some very interesting photos there Paul, thanks. I'd recommend the book by Lex McAulay to anyone who hasn't read it as well.