JYAI Merlin HC4

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Crows nest only fitted to Royal Navy mk2 merlins. Italian navy use a different AEW radar, fitted to their navy AW101's under front fuselage similar to our mk2 fitted radar, but bigger!
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The Italians have gone all American on us?
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merlin101 wrote: 30 Apr 2021, 07:54 Crows nest only fitted to Royal Navy mk2 merlins. Italian navy use a different AEW radar, fitted to their navy AW101's under front fuselage similar to our mk2 fitted radar, but bigger!
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I'm already working on the AEW version of my Mk.2 Merlin.
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Thanks John. Will you be making the models for all 3 sim versions?

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The original one was converted by MAIW.
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I think between John B and the FSX/P3D Conversion Team, we have the Merlin AEW (Crowsnest) covered, so I'll leave that one alone.

I have though produced the HC3 model that the Royal Navy inherited from the RAF. There are two still in service at Yeovilton, but are shortly to be converted to the full HC4 standard and presumably a grey paint scheme. I'll provide those textures too so users can use them with the HC4 model after they return to service. I can also provide a retro set of the RAF textures for the HC3's as they were then.

In the meantime, back to The Royal Navy:

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I'm working to complete the Yeovilton packages (Wildcat and Merlin) and I'll get those out before I get into further HC4 variants.

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Perfect, John!
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Green nice
Not going to ask about anything else John :)

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That is a very big surprise.
Thank you very much John.
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Don't want to hijack this thread so I'll start my own one but here is the Merlin Crowsnest. WIP.
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I think the green is a bit too pristine on the HC4, so I'll probably dirty it up just a tad when I come to number up the Merlins (next job). I've changed out the Wildcat tail rotor disk with a less pronounced red ring. Once the Merlin's are numbered up, I just have the museum cafe buildings to make and add to Brian's Yeovilton scenery and I should be about ready to document and assemble the packages.

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