E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound

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E-2 Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound

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While I was waiting on the final bits for the Jet Provost packages, I made a head start on the E-2 Hawkeye models. This is what I'm planning to do if my research is correct (Gmax screen shots):

E-2D standard configuration:


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The radome is animated at 6 RPM and rotation is triggered at 400ft.

Alternative E-2D (and E-2C) with animated wing fold:


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Belly mounted Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) platform on the D model only:


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E-2C standard configuration (USN, Japan and France):

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E-2D with inflight refuelling probe and top fuselage blister:

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I'll also make an E-2C with 4 bladed props and hopefully we can also produce a "wet" FDE for static carrier operation. I haven't thought much yet about paints, but that's likely to be the US Navy squadrons plus France and Japan.

I think the Greyhound should be pretty straight forward, but I won't be doing that until the E-2's are done.

My new Windows 10 PC arrives tomorrow, so I'll take a few days to get that up and running and I'll then move on to designing the texture sheet and mapping the surfaces of the E-2's.

Please post if there's something else needed E-2-wise, apart from what I've outlined. Better to know that before the mapping.

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Wow !!! Great job. It's a promising model.



I've a little suggestion. For the wet model, is it possible to add chains for the parked aircraft ? for the aircraft on the deck of carrier (SBAI made this detail for his Su-33 naval).


(I hope my English is good enough to explain the chains ;-) )

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How beautiful already, John!!
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Wow!

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Fantastic, John! For several years, your work is "flyable aircraft" level!
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Could you do an early model with four bladed props for us retro lovers?
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Do you ever sleep / eat / go to the ... ?

Amazing work.

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Great...! ^ ^b

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Thank you very much.

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VulcanDriver wrote:
06 Feb 2020, 23:01
Could you do an early model with four bladed props for us retro lovers?
John write this in the first post of this topic...
John Young wrote:
06 Feb 2020, 16:29
I'll also make an E-2C with 4 bladed props

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This is awesome! Really looking forward to this!

You know I don't think I ever saw a photo of a Hawkeye with a refueling probe before. I honestly did not know a Hawkeye can do inflight refueling.

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Would it be possible to repaint the 8 Egyptian and 4 Taiwanese aircraft still on active service please?

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Joseph29 wrote:
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This is awesome! Really looking forward to this!

You know I don't think I ever saw a photo of a Hawkeye with a refueling probe before. I honestly did not know a Hawkeye can do inflight refueling.
Found this one :)

Not many pics about with the probe on.

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Check out this article on the refueling probe.
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Very nice job.
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I'll add the 8 Egyptian and 4 Taiwanese aircraft to the list.

The refuelling probe reference material was indeed very sparse, particularly the right hand side where it angles down. A top view would also have been useful.

My thanks to Darren for alerting me to a glaring error. I've put 6-bladed props on the models. They should be 8-bladed and I'll change those of course.

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What a pleasant surprise to see this bird finally properly done. When I see John producing models like crazy I feel bad that I have no time to dedicate to FS this days.
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Looking good John, thanks for your time and effort.

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Love it! Been wanting someone, anyone, to do this model forever!
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Looks great John!

Will definitely get good use of the 4-bladed C model(s). You mentioned the E-2C, would you consider a 4-bladed C-2A? That would be a great companion.

In any event - thanks in advance for these (and for the released Provosts too - can't wait to start playing with those!).

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Yep, I can make a 4-bladed C-2A.

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