Typhoon Airstrike

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Typhoon Airstrike

Post by tiger1john » 08 Oct 2006 20:48

TYPHOON AIRSTRIKE

The Germans learned the hard way just how destructive an airstrike from a Rocket armed Hawker Typhoon could be, armed with four "60 lb" RP-3 rockets under each wing, they earned the suitable nickname "Rocketphoons". The rockets (backed by the Typhoon's four 20 mm cannon) proved highly effective against many targets, such as unarmoured "soft-skinned" vehicles, road transport, trains and small sea craft.

We decided to make use of such a destructive power in our latest "Kampfgruppe Von Abt" photo shoot, I hope you enjoy.

The standard German Loco, type "52" was a common sight on most European railways during the war years and was used to carry all sorts of much needed equipment to the front, as can be seen below a few not so legitimate looted items also found themselves transported across Europe. Plus, in amongst the wreckage are a few items discovered which were not destined for the front!

The Loco show here has suffered almost three direct strikes, one of which has knocked the train off it's tracks, the other has badly damaged the tracks in front of the train and the third has blown the mighty Tiger tank off it's flatbed carriage.

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Hope you like!

BW John

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Post by Horthy68_57 » 08 Oct 2006 22:39

How much money does that cost?

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Post by Panzerkommandant » 09 Oct 2006 06:19

What I feel for this diorama is pure fanatical love. Haha! Now seriousely, real great work John. Where do you get those figures?

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 12 Oct 2006 04:18

Man thats great,is this that 1/6 scale too?,and my dial up is not helpinf to see all thsoe pictures this time,but is that flak crew a luftwaffe one?.thanks.

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Post by tiger1john » 12 Oct 2006 17:56

Thanks for the nice comments guys. The men are all Dragon figures with some kit bashing. Yes, I think the flak crew is Luftwaffe. There is a team of us - Kampfgruppe Von Abt- and we all focus on separate parts of the diorama to get it "up and running" quickly. I can check and will let you know. And - "How much did it cost"?!! I think we sat down and worked that out, we would stop and find something cheaper to do!

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 12 Oct 2006 23:06

Im seeing them a bit more better now,or some of them tiger1john,from a back shot the flak crew might be whermacht i think.

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Post by vonDunkelheit » 12 Oct 2006 23:14

Lots of details. Where did you get the miniature paintings and gold bars? you could even make a little story with those pictures.

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Post by tiger1john » 13 Oct 2006 07:14

Hi vonDunkelheit . We - Tim and Vince - made the gold bars and paintings along with the crates, specifically for this photo shoot.

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Post by Tom Houlihan » 13 Oct 2006 14:16

John, I love looking at the results of your photo shoots. I probably wouldn't want to know how much it costs, either! How long does it take to set one of those up? Not including the time spent making gold bars and artwork, just getting everything in place for the photo op?

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Post by tiger1john » 13 Oct 2006 20:01

If anyone is interested, you can get a nice overview of the dioramas our Kampfgruppe Von Abt team has produced so far this year, by checking out our new web site, http://www.vonabt.co.uk.. Hope you like.

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Post by Kim Sung » 14 Oct 2006 06:46

Wow! Fantastic !

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Re: Typhoon Airstrike

Post by Kim Sung » 14 Oct 2006 07:07

tiger1john wrote:The Germans learned the hard way just how destructive an airstrike from a Rocket armed Hawker Typhoon could be, armed with four "60 lb" RP-3 rockets under each wing, they earned the suitable nickname "Rocketphoons". The rockets (backed by the Typhoon's four 20 mm cannon) proved highly effective against many targets, such as unarmoured "soft-skinned" vehicles, road transport, trains and small sea craft.
Yes, here's a drawing which shows Hawker Typhoon's formidable power.

In the drawing and the map below, you can see how Germans desperately tried to flee from the Falaise pocket in the final phase of the battle.

* Image Source: ノルマンディー上陸作戦 (Operation Overlord)

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サン•ランベール: St. Lambert

サン•ランベール橋: The Bridge of St. Lambert

モアシー浅瀬: Moissy pontoon 

デイヴ川: Dive river

シャンボア: Chambois

国道 D-13: Road 13

* The north is to the left.

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 15 Oct 2006 16:42

IF anyone ever asks me if there is anything called perfection, I'll just say: look at this thread.

Awesome!

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Post by tiger1john » 16 Oct 2006 11:59

Thank you Kurt, that is a very generous sentiment. :-)

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Post by Feuerjager » 16 Nov 2006 02:11

OUTSTANDING!

Only word that covers it. This should be in a museum somewhere!

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