Special Aircraft Service

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6   Go Down

Author Topic: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"  (Read 11199 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Geschirrspülmaschine19

  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 280
  • "A plan is a list of things that won't happen."
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2018, 09:09:38 PM »

How comes the Airacuda? I have enjoyed watching the progress and I am very excited for this unique plane!
Logged
"If we don't know what we're doing, neither will the enemy."

max_thehitman

  • SAS~Area51
  • Modder
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8987
  • Beer...Girls...IL2+Mods!
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2018, 08:11:17 AM »


This aircraft is looking awesome! CONGRATS!
 A very futuristic design for its time.
I´m also looking forward to fly in it.

Logged
Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening ! Welcome to SAS1946

Zflyer48

  • Modder
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • There is no failure in doing; only in not trying.
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2018, 10:37:06 AM »

Things are moving along. Slowly, but moving. There are many details in this aircraft to work out.
Zflyer48

Logged

max_thehitman

  • SAS~Area51
  • Modder
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8987
  • Beer...Girls...IL2+Mods!
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2018, 01:54:35 PM »


Take your time in building it Zflyer48,
its looking excellent! I like the details you have done to it.

It just goes to show that even the Allied Air Forces had some crazy & wild ideas for airplanes too, not
just the Luftwaffe and their "Luft-46" projects  ;D  but this Aircuda dates back to the mid-1930s!

Imagine if they were available in large numbers at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December day?!
The Japanese attacking force would not stand a chance against those two 37mm M4 cannons ! AND 4 other machine-guns!  :o
It´s a flying mobile anti-aircraft platform!
Logged
Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening ! Welcome to SAS1946

SAS~vampire_pilot

  • SAS Team
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5398
  • The man of a million fixes
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2018, 10:35:01 PM »

This aircraft looks like taken from a 30s pulp novel... :D

but here's a thing were there's a question about intended realism here. The plane was extremely unstable, prone to overheating and could not be controlled with one engine failing. You don't have to recreate these features necessarily :P
 
Logged

Geschirrspülmaschine19

  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 280
  • "A plan is a list of things that won't happen."
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2018, 09:14:12 AM »

Looks Amazing Zflyer!!!
Thank you!!!
Logged
"If we don't know what we're doing, neither will the enemy."

jpten

  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 264
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2018, 10:17:27 PM »

This aircraft looks like taken from a 30s pulp novel... :D

but here's a thing were there's a question about intended realism here. The plane was extremely unstable, prone to overheating and could not be controlled with one engine failing. You don't have to recreate these features necessarily :P

  The gunners also had worries about bailing out with the props behind them.  If you thought the tangleChute code was bad enough...
Logged

Geschirrspülmaschine19

  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 280
  • "A plan is a list of things that won't happen."
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2018, 05:14:03 PM »

Keep up the great work Zflyer!!! I sure haven't forgotten about this monstrosity.
Logged
"If we don't know what we're doing, neither will the enemy."

Zflyer48

  • Modder
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 648
  • There is no failure in doing; only in not trying.
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2019, 09:19:25 AM »

Starting back on an old project. Not following the addage "Back up! Back up!" I had to re-start from my 3d files.
But, things did come back together pretty fast.
Zflyer48


Logged

SAS~Storebror

  • Editor
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 19520
  • Failure is not an option.
    • What goes around comes around, you'll see
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2019, 09:22:38 AM »

Holy cow, how cool is this?
Lovely plane, no matter how much it sucked in real life, the concept is fascinating!

]cheers[
Mike
Logged
While love lives, while suns set, while snowmoons rise in november skies, while ties bind, while souls cry, while oceans ride in an endless tide, while love grows, while blood flows, while truth is real you need never feel alone.
In loving memory of times when I cared.

enry711

  • member
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 404
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2019, 09:37:36 AM »

What a strange looking plane, thing...never saw or heard about it before
Seems cute but double 37mm are not to joke about. Nice 3D zflyer :)

Gatrasz

  • Supporter
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 801
  • Dead but dreaming...
Re: Bell FM-1 "Airacuda"
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2019, 10:53:23 AM »

Very happy to see that this plane is still alive ; I'll definitely start to work on possible single missions for it !  :o
Logged
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.015 seconds with 26 queries.