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PostSubject: Horton Ho-229 Scoiattolo   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 10:20 pm

years ago i had an ATL story which enabled me to build all manner of whiffs, i have resurrected it to give me a back story for this

Horton Ho-229 'Scoiattolo' of the Regia Aeronautica 1947

By 1947 the Horton Ho-229 had evolved into a capable multi role aircraft...night fighter, reconnaissance , low level strike,,.....it was used by most of the Axis Alliance until obsolescence in the mid 1950s

The Italian Regia Aeronautica used it as a low level strike aircraft, naming it Scoiattolo (Squirrel), operating in the Axis controlled countries in Western Africa attacking not just land based targets in Commonwealth Central Africa but also attacking shipping convoys heading to ports in the Gulf of Guinea

For this role they were equipped with a single drop tank to extend range and two variants of the 'Maglio'
(Sledgehammer) anti shipping missiles







and one for scale



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PostSubject: Re: Horton Ho-229 Scoiattolo   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 10:43 pm

Ha ... Well cool.

Certainly a shape only it's mother (or designer) could love lol.

Nicely done though mate. ... like the back story.
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PostSubject: Re: Horton Ho-229 Scoiattolo   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 11:59 pm

Nice job and nice back story Paul.

You sure it's not an Aussie air force plane?....look very much like a boomerang to me!!

Got any more ATL's planned?

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PostSubject: Re: Horton Ho-229 Scoiattolo   Tue 05 Apr 2016, 1:35 am

Nice finish Paul. I totally remember your builds from that ATL world, some of your planes and back stories were very cool. I hope you build more.

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PostSubject: Re: Horton Ho-229 Scoiattolo   Tue 05 Apr 2016, 3:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Horton Ho-229 Scoiattolo   Tue 05 Apr 2016, 4:04 pm

Those "flying wings" could be hard to land, depending on wind. Over African nations, when seen for the first time, must have looked like UFOs! Nice work.
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