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Old 06-04-2018, 04:07 PM
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The Vengeance is available as a small scale model from der Kampflieger, and in 1/48 from Lad-n-Dad.

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Old 06-04-2018, 04:43 PM
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Yep. I already did the Golden Wings version. I really wanted to do one for June 4th but life, family and 'puters got in my way.
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:01 PM
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...or the Vultee Vengeance
We're lucky enough here in Oz to have a genuine example (the only complete one in the world?? Don??) at the Camden Museum of Aviation.
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:50 PM
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We're lucky enough here in Oz to have a genuine example (the only complete one in the world?? Don??) at the Camden Museum of Aviation.
As a kid I built a stick & tissue Comet Vengeance. It flew straight down. Well it WAS a dive bomber!

Did I ever mention I had a leetle interest in aerioplane?
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The Vengeance is available as a small scale model from der Kampflieger, and in 1/48 from Lad-n-Dad.

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Sorry I thought you said Vindicator. The SBU Vindicator is a USB bird.
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...Did I ever mention I had a leetle interest in aerioplane?
No. Do tell.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:22 AM
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No. Do tell.
Sometimes you are so irritating! I'll bet you have been banned from topless bars!!!
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:34 AM
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Garry - As far as I know, your Camden bird is the only complete Vengeance. Wiki sez "Components of Vengeance IIA A24-247 are held by the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society, Australia, to form the basis of a restoration project." [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vultee_A-31_Vengeance] So it looks like Australia has cornered the market on Vultee V-72/A-31s.

Michael - I, too, built the Comet Vengeance, although I do not have a clear recollection of flying it and no longer have the completed model. I do however, have another unbuilt Comet Vengeance kit, and a vague idea of someday copying the plans and printwood and giving it another try. I also hope to build Roman Vasyliev's version eventually.

Might be fun for someone to do a recolor as the never-entered-service U.S. Navy TBV-1 Georgia. I don't have much info on this never-built aircraft, but the design was originally considered in 1940 as a folding wing version of the V-72 capable of carrying a 22-inch naval torpedo. Studies and tests continued through 1942, when a 2,000-lb torpedo was considered, but Vultee lost out to Consolidated, which got the contract for the TBU-2, 180 of which were built before the Navy decided to concentrate TB production on the TBF/TBM. [Peter C. Smith, Vengeance! The Vultee Vengeance Dive Bomber, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986, pp. 22, 59.] I haven’t been able to find out anything about what the aircraft would have looked like – a Vengeance with a hook, I suppose – but here is a discussion of possible color schemes: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/...colour-scheme/

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Old 06-05-2018, 07:38 AM
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Yet again you've come to the rescue Don! Thanks for that mate.

The poor old Vengeance has had a lot of negative press over the years- I just believe it came into service when the role it was designed for had passed.
The Brits and RAAF got a lot of use out of it in various roles, and while not an exceptional performer, it was adequate for the job.
Ever since I built the old Frog plastic kit as a kid I've always had a soft spot for this plane. I'd love to see it as a dedicated 1/100 design with a bunch of re-colors.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:37 AM
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DB.

Once again you dazzle su with your research. I had no idea the USN looked at that design. I am really corn fuzed now because I have not seen a Vengeance by Roman. He does a Vindicator which AFAIK is a very different aerioplane.

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