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Luft '46 Colours Pt. 10 Rockets, Pulse Jets and Ram Jets

Quite a varied bunch this time around as I have turned my attention to some of the less conventional forms of propulsion to continue the graphic illustration of the use of RLM Colours and mixing them.



Rocket Power
After the relative success and promise of the V2 rocket and the rocket powered Me 163 the German the RLM encouraged various manufacturers to pursue the use of this type of propulsion. Many designs were on the drawing board by the end of the war.



Pulse Jet
Also at this time pulse jet powered designs where also investigated. After the success of the V1 “Doodle bug” and with the need to produce fighters that were economical to build many designs were produced.

These designs were usually quite small due to the size of the motor unit and the availability of dwindling stocks of raw materials.

Most planned to do away with conventional undercarriage systems, using retractable or built in skids to allow compact layouts and weight saving. Although if some had made production, probably, orthodox undercarriage systems may have been adopted where the designs allowed.



Ram Jet
Having no moving parts, the ram jet is the simplest type of all-jet engine. This type of jet will not operate from rest so needs another form of power to get an aircraft airborne before it will work.

Many designs here were a case of being too far advanced for the technology available at the time.
  • 1_EMW_A9_
  • 2_EMW_A9_
  • 3_EMW_A9_
  • 1_Ju_EF126_TwinJet_
  • 2_Ju_EF126_TwinJet_
  • 3_Ju_EF126_Twin_Jet_
  • 1_STOCKEL_
  • 2_STOCKEL_
  • 3_STOCKEL_
  • 1_ME_P79_
  • 2_ME_P79_
  • 3_ME_P79_
  • 1_HE_P1080_
  • 2_HE_P1080_
  • 3_HE_P1080_
  • 1_ROMEO_
  • 2_ROMEO_
  • 3_ROMEO_
  • 1_BV_213_
  • 2_BV_213_
  • 3_BV_213_
  • 1_AR_TEW_
  • 2_ARTEW_
  • 3_ARTEW_
  • 1_Ju_EF126_Single_Pulse_
  • 2_Ju_EF126_Single_Pulse_Jet
  • 3_Ju_EF126_Single_Pulse_
  • 2_FWTA283_
  • 3_FWTA283_

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About Peter Allen (flitzer)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

Greetings to all. My real name is Peter Allen and I have recently returned to UK from working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a creative director in an advertising agency. My home town is Wigan in the north of England. I’m married to Emily, a Polish lass who tolerates my modelling well. I’ve wor...


Comments

Great Peter, that really makes it even easier for me to choose a scheme for my Ta 183 I had decided that I would do it in a NMF, but Rowan told me the wings and things were plywood covered. so back to the drawing board. I quite like the scheme on the top left pick, I think I might do something like that? Again great stuff Peter. Did I tell you I now have 3.....yes 3 Ta 183's or should it be :-) I have never had 3 of any model before and I don't do "what if"...........apparently Mal...............shaking head
JUL 11, 2005 - 07:51 AM
Hi Mal! If you have too much "Huckebeins" in your stash I know someone who would be pleased to have one! :-) Jean-Luc
JUL 11, 2005 - 08:07 AM
Sorry I'm late...just catching up. Mal...you could do a Huck with NMF fuselage and painted wings.... Cheers Peter :-)
JUL 16, 2005 - 03:09 AM
No................stop it............hands over ears la,la,la,la,la. Yeah, Rowan did mention that but I have sort of made up my mind..........................or not.................well maybe..................er.............................sod it I'm doing a complicated 3-4 colour splinter scheme with mottle tail and fuselage. I will start painting in about 3 years at the current rate of dallying Mal
JUL 16, 2005 - 05:20 AM
Relax Mal... Follow the watch very closely... you're feeling sleepy.... Sooooo sleepy... Luft '46 is GOOD, VERY GOOD.... and when I snap my finger you'll begin to build a Ta 183 with a natural metal fuselage and painted wings... SNAP! All the best Rowan
JUL 16, 2005 - 09:25 AM
Wow, last night I dreamt that I was building and painting my Ta 183. When I woke up this morning I felt like I hadn't been asleep at all. I went downstairs and made myself a cup of coffee and staggered back upstairs to my PC (to continue the tutorial on CAD ) for those that don't know my PC is in my modelling room. There, sitting in my photography area, was a completed Ta 183. Oddly both sets of batteries for my camera are discharged, but there are no pics on either of my flash cards. This is truly amazing, if a bit worrying, if I can build a model overnight I can actually finish my stash :-) Mind you it might soon be a case of Mal..............................still hearing voices
JUL 16, 2005 - 10:01 PM
Thats it now Mal.... you're hooked.... :-) Welcome to the weird side...and just to prove it here's a photograph I took of me under the bed... and my other side #:-) Get stuck in... Cheers Peter :-)
JUL 17, 2005 - 12:50 AM
OK..............wht's going on I had breakfast, came back upstairs and the thing is unpainted and in bits........................... .............I've been abducted......... or I'm going...............er.........nuts.............................What's that siren for.....................................funny farm? what funmmmph
JUL 17, 2005 - 12:55 AM
Hi Mal... don't worry...its just initial side effects from journeying to the weird side. A stiff drink and you'll be fine.... Cheers Peter :-)
JUL 17, 2005 - 08:06 PM
Your right Peter, a couple of bottles of whiskey and I feel fine Mal
JUL 18, 2005 - 06:59 AM