Friday, July 15, 2011

G6 Rhino 155-mm self propelled gun howitzer 1:35

The G6 Rhino is fitted with a 155-mm gun-howitzer, developed from the G5 towed gun-howitzer and additionally fitted with semi-automatic loading system and fume extractor. The G6 Rhino fires HE-FRAG, smoke, illumination and incendiary rounds. It is compatible with all NATO 155-mm ammunition. A total of 47 rounds are carried. Maximum range of fire is 30 km with standard HE-FRAG projectile and 39 km with rocket-assisted. It also fires newly developed velocity enhanced long range projectiles with a maximum range of 50 km.
The G6 Rhino can fire the first round within 60 seconds. Out of action time is 30 seconds, which allows to avoid counter-battery fire and gives shoot-and-scoot capability.
Secondary armament consists of 12.7-mm machine gun, mounted on top of the roof. There are also a number of smoke grenade dischargers.
The G6 Rhino has a welded hull and turret. It's front arc provides protection against 20-mm rounds. All-round protection is against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. This vehicle is well protected against landmines. This artillery system is fitted with an automatic fire suppression system. An NBC protection system can also be fitted, if required. Some firing ports are provided for the crew.
Vehicle has a crew of five, including commander, gunner, two loaders and driver.
Unlike many other self-propelled artillery systems the G6 Rhino is based on wheeled 6x6 chassis. It is powered by a diesel engine, developing 525 hp. It is also fitted with auxiliary power unit, which powers all system when the engine is turned off.

testbuild by Rauf Raphanus from, thanks gan

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Junkers Ju EF112 1:35

This design for a ground-attack aircraft was submitted to the RLM by Junkers in December 1942. The wings had a straight leading edge and the short fuselage was mounted high on top of the wing. Power was supplied by two Daimler Benz DB 603G piston engines (each developing 1460 horsepower). One engine was mounted in the nose pulling and one was mounted in the fuselage tail pushing, this had the advantage of providing the power of two engines but lowering drag by putting the engines in-line. An internal bomb bay beneath the cockpit could hold a single 500 kg (1102 lbs) bomb
There were two booms which attached to the bottom of the wing surfaces, they extended to the rear and contained the vertical tail assembly. A horizontal tail connected the booms at the rear. The main landing gear were located in the booms and retracted to the rear. The pilot sat in a cockpit located above the wing leading edge under a cnopy that would have provided good vision all around. Armament consisted of two MK 103 30 mm cannon with an option to carry four R 100 Bordraketen air-to-air rockets.
The RLM showed no interest in the Junkers Ju EF112 and rejected the project.
3d modelling

wings assembly

wings and body fit out
canopy glass assembly
cockpit assembly

wings and body joint assembly
tail and landing gear set assembly

front landing gear
props assembly

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