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AI AgustaWestland Wildcat & Merlin iHC3 /HC4

Post by lmgaylard » 05 May 2016, 16:32

Hello chaps.

I was just wondering if anyone knows of anyone who might be producing an AI model of the AgustaWestland Wildcat AH1 / HMA2? I've had a good look around the internet and I can't seem to see anything.

Also, is there an AI Merlin iHC3 or HC4 in production somewhere or, perhaps in the planning stage?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: AI AgustaWestland Wildcat & Merlin iHC3 /HC4

Post by Tranquil » 05 May 2016, 18:43

Gaffer of UKMIL has spoke of doing a wildcat ai model after he spends a little time updating his Lynx ai model :)

As for the Merlin im not too sure there, John (VulcanDriver) would be the man to ask!!

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Re: AI AgustaWestland Wildcat & Merlin iHC3 /HC4

Post by VulcanDriver » 05 May 2016, 19:42

I have the HC3 in final design stage and the HC4 after that. Keep watching the forums :)
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Post by lmgaylard » 05 May 2016, 20:25

Thanks for the replies chaps, much appreciated.

VulcanDriver: is your HC3/HC4 in RN markings? And an AI model I assume?

I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Thank you.

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Post by VulcanDriver » 05 May 2016, 22:00

Yes it will be an AI model and as they are ex RAF they will be in retro RAF and RN markings.
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Re: AI AgustaWestland Wildcat & Merlin iHC3 /HC4

Post by VulcanDriver » 08 May 2016, 10:14

Here is a work in progress screenshot of the HC.3 the HC.4 will have the "lumpy" nose. Any naval bits will be removed during the final stages of production.

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Post by Tranquil » 08 May 2016, 14:25

Super John!! look forward to it! :)

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Post by merlin101 » 08 May 2016, 14:53

looking great John!
Just to let you know, current mk's for the ex-RAF now RN is MK3 (normal nose), MK3a (Danish style nose). The RN has about 6 converted to MK3i standard (manual folding blades, extra tie downs on u/c & roping fixture on side door next to winch fitting). The first MK4 (auto folding blades & tail) is currently at Agustawestlands for conversion. As far as I know, the 6 ex-Danish a/c will remain as they are with possible upgrade for folding 'bits' in future sometime.
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Post by andrea81 » 08 May 2016, 18:43

looking a good job, thanks for posting that screenshot....... any italian air force version available?

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Post by VulcanDriver » 08 May 2016, 19:33

Italian ones are on the list :)
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Post by VulcanDriver » 08 May 2016, 19:34

merlin101 wrote:looking great John!
Just to let you know, current mk's for the ex-RAF now RN is MK3 (normal nose), MK3a (Danish style nose). The RN has about 6 converted to MK3i standard (manual folding blades, extra tie downs on u/c & roping fixture on side door next to winch fitting). The first MK4 (auto folding blades & tail) is currently at Agustawestlands for conversion. As far as I know, the 6 ex-Danish a/c will remain as they are with possible upgrade for folding 'bits' in future sometime.
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Hi Dave

Thanks for info

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Re: AI AgustaWestland Wildcat & Merlin iHC3 /HC4

Post by lmgaylard » 08 May 2016, 20:04

Hi guys.

VulcanDriver: that looks good and I'm looking forward to the finished model.

To add to Merlin101's info: 846NAS now has all 7 iHC3 Merlin at their home of Yeovilton. This is the finish of Phase 1 of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP). Phase 2 is underway and will see all the other HC3 & 3A aircraft upgraded to HC4 standard. With this complete Phase 3 will see the 7 iHC3 upgraded to HC4.
The 7 x iHC3 with 846NAS are:
ZJ126/ K arrived 6 Oct 15,
ZJ118/ B arrived 12 Nov 15,
ZJ136/ U arrived 16 Dec 15,
ZJ137/ W arrived 13 Jan 16,
ZJ132/ Q arrived 2 Feb 16,
ZJ130/ O arrived 8 Mar 16,
ZJ135/ T arrived 23 Mar 16.

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Post by lmgaylard » 24 Jul 2016, 11:02

Hi Guys.

Any update on the AI Merlin HC?

Thanks in advance.

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Post by VulcanDriver » 24 Jul 2016, 22:41

Yep, basic shape is done, now adding folding main rotors now the RN operate them.
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Post by lmgaylard » 25 Jul 2016, 09:29

Thanks for the reply John.

Good news, and looking forward to seeing the finished model.

Thanks again.

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Re: AI AgustaWestland Wildcat & Merlin iHC3 /HC4

Post by lmgaylard » 10 Oct 2016, 11:19

Hi John.

Any update on the RN Merlin? Just thought I'd ask.

Hope you're well.

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Post by VulcanDriver » 10 Oct 2016, 12:26

Yes indeed there is currently, busy on a scenery project than I'll be back to finish the Junglie.
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Post by merlin101 » 10 Oct 2016, 15:13

John, just to give you heads up, first MK4 is 'around' & is different to MK3/3I's!!
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Post by VulcanDriver » 10 Oct 2016, 17:01

merlin101 wrote:John, just to give you heads up, first MK4 is 'around' & is different to MK3/3I's!!
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Have found any pics of it?

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Re: AI AgustaWestland Wildcat & Merlin iHC3 /HC4

Post by merlin101 » 11 Oct 2016, 11:11

no official photo's yet of it. A/C is ZJ122/F, I can tell you it's light grey (same as MK2's), roundels/tail markings in pink/light blue, lettering is black. Has folding tail & main rotors. From photo I have seen, there's new 'lumps' on tail spine! Hopefully a photo will be available soon!!
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