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Ta183Huckebein

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Rhodesian Canberras
« on: November 26, 2018, 08:38:00 AM »

With Vampirepilot's release of the templates for BAT 3.5's new Canberra's, I decided it was my turn to put forth some content

I present, Canberra B Mk.2s of the RhAF:

R2005


R2085


R2504


R5203


During the late 1970s, the Rhodesians began removing the markings on aircraft that were destined for cross-border raids against the ZIRPA and ZANLA terrs


Additionally, I've provided a marked generic


As well as "alternate" versions of R2005 and R2085. I've found no picture evidence that the Rhodesians ever had their Canberras in this scheme, but I saw these particular airframes represented with it in profiles, so I made them as extras



Link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/4or03choc5cqotl/RhodesianBMk2s.rar/file

I hope you enjoy!
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Re: Rhodesian Canberras
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 08:56:57 AM »

YESSSSSSS!!!!!
Green leader will be flying again as soon as I finish making Alpha, 28lb Frag and Golf bombs  8)

BTW Some Rhodesian AF Canberras had 4 rocket rails installed under the noses. These fired the same rockets as late 50s RAF Canberras did from underwing rails - one per rail. The Rhodesians couldn't fit underwing rails for various reasons (including the cost entailed by then having to install a gyro sight).

Al the Rhodesian Canberras serials had the number 5 inserted into the old RRAF serial (RRAF = Royal Rhodesian Air Force 1954-1962)
English Electric Canberra    R2005 SH1624/SBH2365 WH867 Jun-59   RRAF159/RRAF200.  wfu (Withdrawn from Use) Sept 1977
English Electric Canberra    R2051 71125   WH653 Jun-59   RRAF160/RRAF201. wfu Jul 1971
English Electric Canberra    R2502 71137   WH662 Jun-59   RRAF161/RRAF202. wfu Mar 1979
English Electric Canberra    R5203 71150   WH672 Jun-59   RRAF162/RRAF203. w/o 03 Oct 1979
English Electric Canberra    R2504 71173   WH707 14-Jun-59   RRAF163/RRAF204. wfu Aug 1979. to Military Museum, Gweru
English Electric Canberra    R2055 SH1612/SBH2353 WH855 Jun-59   RRAF164/RRAF205. wfu
English Electric Canberra    - SH1628/SBH2369 WH871 04-Jun-59   RRAF165/RRAF206 wfu Feb 1967
English Electric Canberra    - SH1640/SBH2369 WH883 04-Jun-59   RRAF166/RRAF207 wfu Jul 1968
English Electric Canberra    R2085 71116   WJ571 Jun-59   RRAF167/RRAF208. PR mods 1971, wfu Jul 1978
English Electric Canberra    R2059 HP159B WJ572 Jun-59   RRAF168/RRAF209 wfu Dec 1971
English Electric Canberra    R2510 HP165B WJ578 Jun-59   RRAF169/RRAF210. w/o 16 Nov 1971
English Electric Canberra    - HP173B WJ606 Jun-59   RRAF170/RRAF211. wfu Nov 1963
English Electric Canberra    R5212 R/R3/EA3/6627 WK108 Jun-59   RRAF171/RRAF212. w/o 28 Oct 1969
English Electric Canberra    - HP179B WJ612 Jun-59   RRAF172/RRAF213. wfu Apr 1966
English Electric Canberra    R2514 HP158B WH664 Jun-59   RRAF173/RRAF214. w/o 05 Apr 1974
English Electric Canberra    R2155 71132   WH658 Mar-61   T.4 RRAF173/RRAF215. conv to B.2 Jun 1972, reconv T.4 Nov 1974, wfu Oct 1977
English Electric Canberra    R2156 71152   WH674 Mar-61   T.4 RRAF174/RRAF216. conv to B.2 1970, wfu 12 Jan 1977
English Electric Canberra    R2175 HP180B WJ613 Mar-61   T.4 RRAF175/RRAF217. wfu Nov 1974
English Electric Canberra    XR2158     1970   B.2 composite from spares (mainly R2065), wfu 30 Oct 1971
English Electric Canberra    R2519     1972   B.2 composite from spares*, conv PR duties 1975, wfu 03 Dec 1981
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Re: Rhodesian Canberras
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 09:28:50 AM »

Nice!
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Re: Rhodesian Canberras
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 09:57:27 AM »

Very nice!

BTW Some Rhodesian AF Canberras had 4 rocket rails installed under the noses. These fired the same rockets as late 50s RAF Canberras did from underwing rails - one per rail. The Rhodesians couldn't fit underwing rails for various reasons (including the cost entailed by then having to install a gyro sight).

Seems like they had vanilla standard B.2 (probably the cheapest) which did not have any underwing hardpoints at all. I only know the wing hardpoints from two B.2 export variants: the Argentinian B.62 (I saw it with SNEB type launchers) and the Australian B.20 (I only saw it with bombs in Vietnam)
I heard about the Rhodesian missile field mod.

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Re: Rhodesian Canberras
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 12:55:56 PM »

Yes, the 18 Rhodesian canberras were 15 ex-RAF B.2s and 3 T.4s, bought in 1959. (Serials RRAF 176 and RRAF 217 were T4s. RRAF 216 was a also T4, but later transformed into a B2 while 215 was originally a B2 transformed later into a T4)

Rhodesian Canberras and Rockets (60lb Rocket Projectiles):
The plan was to fit 4 rocket rails under the nose of the aircraft, utilizing the outboard rocket rails from the Provosts Mk 52. Despite gloomy predictions from the manufacturers, English Electric, the modifications were carried out. The first aircraft fitted with the projectiles flew on 6th April 1961, and successfully completed trials at Kutanga range.
Here's a photo with 2 of the Canberras displaying these rocket rails (not been able to find a better one) - and the "one spear" national insignia of the 1963-70 period) :


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Re: Rhodesian Canberras
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 12:58:24 PM »

Superb work, thank you very much, really appreciated. 8)


Wishing you all the very best, Pete. ;D
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Re: Rhodesian Canberras - RP-3 field mod
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 03:36:41 AM »

The deployment of an RP-3 launcher field mod has been approved by your SAS contractors.
(It is crude and not to any spec, English Electric takes no liability]

But how do I aim, you ask? Can you only complain? Take that gum out of your mouth, stick it to the windscreen and use your friggin thumb! Be a bit creative!





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http://www.mediafire.com/file/5kkm99vcylvzk9z/%21Canberra_Rhodesia_RP3.zip

installation:
drop the folder "!Canberra_Rhodesia_RP3" into your #JTW3 

you can add these lines to your weapons.properties, Canberra BMk2 section if you like:
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CanberraBMk2.RHO_4xRP3                                                                         Rhodesia: 2x RP-3
CanberraBMk2.RHO_4xRP3+dt                                                                      Rhodesia: 2x RP-3 + droptanks

thanks to Pete aka Mission_bug for his help to set this up.

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Re: Rhodesian Canberras
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2018, 03:37:15 AM »

AAAAAHhh! I love that! :P Thanks!!!!!
I just tried them and very much enjoyed - the Canberra is a great plane, flying very smooth, as it was with the real thing.

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drop the folder "!Canberra_Rhodesia_RP3" into your #WAW3a small lapsus - in the #JTW3 folder of course
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