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Old 06-14-2016, 11:23 PM   #51
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I pre-ordered my RL-204. I wouldn't want to miss this one! As others have pointed out, the next problem is finding the real estate to display it... that's a nice problem to have; we've been blessed with excellent Canadian diecast (sometimes to the disgust of some others who don't like seeing Canadian subjects get any attention- "Go off to your little corner now and shut up until we need you to help us again.")

I really can't imagine a Clunk being viable, as much as I'd buy any and all liveries of CF-100 any brave manufacturer would be willing to produce, including a Belgian one (Mk. V I believe). BTW, they were called "Clunks" because of the sound the landing gear made when retracting.
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I pre-ordered my RL-204. I wouldn't want to miss this one! As others have pointed out, the next problem is finding the real estate to display it... that's a nice problem to have; we've been blessed with excellent Canadian diecast (sometimes to the disgust of some others who don't like seeing Canadian subjects get any attention- "Go off to your little corner now and shut up until we need you to help us again.")

I really can't imagine a Clunk being viable, as much as I'd buy any and all liveries of CF-100 any brave manufacturer would be willing to produce, including a Belgian one (Mk. V I believe). BTW, they were called "Clunks" because of the sound the landing gear made when retracting.
Hey Roydair, don't give up hope for a CF-100. Anything is possible, especially since we're now seeing a third run of the Arrow... I'm thinking if CWHM sees RL204 successfully sell out it would instill more confidence for a potential "Clunk" release. Yes, I'm aware of the pet name "clunk" as being connected with the sound of the nose gear retracting. Must have been a tense moment for a rookie pilot on his first CF-100 flight to hear/feel that jolting sound - might have thought the nose gear fell out!
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Ignorance is bliss I guess.


During the Second World War the RCAF became the fourth largest Allied Air Force in the World (After the U.S., U.K., and Russia).

Fifty Squadrons served Overseas alone.

10,000 Canadians died in Bomber Command alone.

All this from a country with a small population of only 11 million at the time.

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Proof is in the number (and location) of website hits.

Canada has been number 3 for a long time now.

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Ignorance is bliss I guess.
During the Second World War the RCAF became the fourth largest Allied Air Force in the World (After the U.S., U.K., and Russia).


Russia did not have an air force during WWII. The Soviet Union, of which Russia was the largest constituent republic much like England is the largest constituent country in the United Kingdom, did.

If you want your country to get proper and due credit for its role in history, you might start with giving proper and due credit to others as well.

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Don't get me wrong, I know they flew a bit in WWII. I just meant the good ones - Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War II, etc - since then.
A bit in WW2? Let me educate you.

RCAF was 4th largest allied air force at end of WW2. 33 home sqn's, 50 overseas sqn's, peak strength 215,000, 17,000 combat deaths, BCATP trained 130,000 allied pilots.

Korea:

21 RCAF pilots flew Sabre's under exchange with USAF accounted for nine MiG “kills”, two “probables” and 10 “damaged”. 426 Transport Squadron was attached to the United States Air Force’s Military Air Transport Service. It moved to McChord Air Force Base in Washington to carry out its duties. The squadron flew Canadair 12 “war strength” C-54GM North Stars on 599 round trips over the north Pacific, transporting 13,000 personnel and three million kilograms of freight and mail to Japan. In total about 800 RCAF served in Korea mostly attached to the USAF. In total 26,000 troops and 8 destroyers deployed. 312 combat deaths.

Vietnam:

Canada too smart to get involved.

First Gulf War:

26 cf-18's deployed supported by cc-130 Herc and cc-137 (B707) for refueling. Sea King helicopters attached to RCN navy ships deployed. In total 4,500 were deployed with peak strength of 2,700 just before hostilities broke out.

Yugoslavia:

18 CF-18,s deployed. 678 sorties. 2,000 ground troop deployed UN peace keeping duties.

Gulf War 2:

Canada too smart to get involved.

Libya:

Deployed 7 CF-18 Hornet, 2 CC-177 Globmaster, 2 CC-150 Polaris ATA refueling, 2 CP-140 Aurora, 1 CC-130J Hercules, 200 personnel. Total sorties flown-1,539.

Afghanistan:

8 CH-146 Griffon helo's, 6 CH-147 Chinook Helo's, 6 MI-6 Helo's leased but flown by Canadian crews, CU-170 Heron UAV's. Total RCAF personnel 450. 2,500 troops deplyed at any given time from 2002-2014. Total deaths, 159, the greatest number since Canada's involvement in the Korean War.

Even though we are a very large country we have a very small population and very small modern military. Canada spends less than 1% of it's GDP on defense vs Australia's 1.7% in 2015. So I think we can honestly say Canada has done and sacrificed more than it's fair share for this world.
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Ignorance is bliss, I guess.

Russia did not have an air force during WWII. The Soviet Union, of which Russia was the largest constituent republic much like England is the largest constituent country in the United Kingdom, did.

If you want your country to get proper and due credit for its role in history, you might start with giving proper and due credit to others as well.
Not my point.

But I knew that would be your reaction.

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Well, given the data, I think the HM Canada models should get the extra Tampo printing detailing instead of the Japanese models. Just sayin...
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I really can't imagine a Clunk being viable, as much as I'd buy any and all liveries of CF-100 any brave manufacturer would be willing to produce, including a Belgian one (Mk. V I believe). BTW, they were called "Clunks" because of the sound the landing gear made when retracting.
I fear you may be right. There's no existing mold unlike the Arrow and I suppose a question of whether the old Hobbycraft model kit is a factor in creating the tooling. Not to mention the usually quoted 10,000 units need to be sold to recover the cost.

Well, if CWH want to consider having the model made, down to them to crunch the numbers and make the final decision.
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Anyhow. I ordered one, even though I don't collect modern aircraft. The Arrow is really something special though - maybe the ultimate "whiffer" story - and I always regretted not being in this hobby when the first two came out. So now, I got one! Yay!

Was there ever a good diecast TSR. 2?
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Sometimes it's the supportive military actions a country takes that have the most impact on "preventing war". Canada's Cold War contributions are second to non, especially with multiple Fighter Wings based in Germany and France (Sabres aka Swords, Canucks, Starfighters) after WW2. Most memorable for me, having spent my childhood at RCAF Stations Greenwood NS, Summerside PEI and Comox BC, was growing up in awe of the RCAF ARGUS, aka "Thousand Eyed Giant". Over a period of two decades this anti-submarine hunter was maintained by crews from 404, 405, 407, 415 and 449 Squadrons, mostly based out of Greenwood, Summerside and Comox. The Argus flew anti-submarine patrols for NATO during the Cold War and in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During this most critical time RCAF Argus crews typically flew six hours out to their patrol area in the Atlantic, stood eight hours "on station" patrolling, before making the six hour flight home - although their key contribution to the operation was never publicly acknowledged. To learn more about the Canadian Argus I highly recommend Larry Milberry's book, "The Untold Story of Canada's Cold War Maritime Hunter".
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Sooooo... Avro Arrow model, eh? Sweet!
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Sometimes it's the supportive military actions a country takes that have the most impact on "preventing war". Canada's Cold War contributions are second to non, especially with multiple Fighter Wings based in Germany and France (Sabres aka Swords, Canucks, Starfighters) after WW2. Most memorable for me, having spent my childhood at RCAF Stations Greenwood NS, Summerside PEI and Comox BC, was growing up in awe of the RCAF ARGUS, aka "Thousand Eyed Giant". Over a period of two decades this anti-submarine hunter was maintained by crews from 404, 405, 407, 415 and 449 Squadrons, mostly based out of Greenwood, Summerside and Comox. The Argus flew anti-submarine patrols for NATO during the Cold War and in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During this most critical time RCAF Argus crews typically flew six hours out to their patrol area in the Atlantic, stood eight hours "on station" patrolling, before making the six hour flight home - although their key contribution to the operation was never publicly acknowledged. To learn more about the Canadian Argus I highly recommend Larry Milberry's book, "The Untold Story of Canada's Cold War Maritime Hunter".
You know... there is a 1/200 scale Britannia out there... Nah, it's too far to go to get a diecast Argus outta that. Wouldn't that be sweet though?! I've bragged about it before, but I'll brag again; my dad took the picture on the right with the submarine below. USN boat but I can't remember which one.
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Well, given the data, I think the HM Canada models should get the extra Tampo printing detailing instead of the Japanese models. Just sayin...
I totally agree.

BOMARC looks nice too.
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No thanks on the Bomarc. As a diehard Canadian collector, I do not want that model in my collection.
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You know... there is a 1/200 scale Britannia out there... Nah, it's too far to go to get a diecast Argus outta that. Wouldn't that be sweet though?! I've bragged about it before, but I'll brag again; my dad took the picture on the right with the submarine below. USN boat but I can't remember which one.
Very Cool...
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Agreed! That's my favourite livery too. I prefer the bare metal RCAF era.
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You know... there is a 1/200 scale Britannia out there... Nah, it's too far to go to get a diecast Argus outta that. Wouldn't that be sweet though?! I've bragged about it before, but I'll brag again; my dad took the picture on the right with the submarine below. USN boat but I can't remember which one.
Curious, what aircraft was your Dad in when he took that very cool photo...?
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I think I remember dad saying he was in a Tracker off of Bonnie (he was senior CPO in the RCN East Coast Photo Unit) but my oldest brother claims it was another Argus. He did hitch rides with the RCAF often so that's not out of the question. Sorry I don't have a definitive answer, but thanks for asking. Dad was 100 yards off of Omaha and Gold beaches on June 6, 1944 too, but he was a Torpedoman at the time.

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I think I remember dad saying he was in a Tracker off of Bonnie (he was senior CPO in the RCN East Coast Photo Unit) but my oldest brother claims it was another Argus. He did hitch rides with the RCAF often so that's not out of the question. Sorry I don't have a definitive answer, but thanks for asking. Dad was 100 yards off of Omaha and Gold beaches on June 6, 1944 too, but he was a Torpedoman at the time.
What ship was he on for D-Day? A screening destroyer of some kind? That would have been intense
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I think I remember dad saying he was in a Tracker off of Bonnie (he was senior CPO in the RCN East Coast Photo Unit) but my oldest brother claims it was another Argus. He did hitch rides with the RCAF often so that's not out of the question. Sorry I don't have a definitive answer, but thanks for asking. Dad was 100 yards off of Omaha and Gold beaches on June 6, 1944 too, but he was a Torpedoman at the time.
Your dad being onboard an RCAF Tracker would make more sense as the Argus crews generally flew single ship patrols in their designated areas.
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Here you go Roy - RCN Tracker over Bonaventure...
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Here you go Roy - RCN Tracker over Bonaventure...
It really is surprising that nobody has done a Tracker yet. I feel that Hobby Master is a likely candidate since they are pumping out the US Navy molds lately. Then maybe we'll get an RCN and a CAF version.

For good measure, here's another Tracker flying over another ship:



Okay, now I'm the one wandering off topic. Back to the Arrow.
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Here's RL 204 with its dayglo rudder:

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It really is surprising that nobody has done a Tracker yet. I feel that Hobby Master is a likely candidate since they are pumping out the US Navy molds lately. Then maybe we'll get an RCN and a CAF version.

For good measure, here's another Tracker flying over another ship:



Okay, now I'm the one wandering off topic. Back to the Arrow.
Agreed, HM RCN Tracker would make a very cool release. Believe that's a Canadian Coastguard ship "180" is flying over... And to stay on topic, great photo you found of the "real" RL204...!
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Sorry to veer off topic here but while admiring my Arrows, RL201 and RL203, and thinking how cool RL204 will look with them, I heard the unmistakable sound of four rotary engines fly over my house. Ran to the window and there it was - B-17 Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast"! What a gorgeous site and sound! OK, back to thinking about Arrow RL204, and how I would have preferred hearing/seeing her fly over instead. You'd think "they" could have kept at least one Arrow operational - politics!
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Sorry to veer off topic here but while admiring my Arrows, RL201 and RL203, and thinking how cool RL204 will look with them, I heard the unmistakable sound of four rotary engines fly over my house. Ran to the window and there it was - B-17 Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast"! What a gorgeous site and sound! OK, back to thinking about Arrow RL204, and how I would have preferred hearing/seeing her fly over instead. You'd think "they" could have kept at least one Arrow operational - politics!
Very nice!! I have actually been up for a flight in Aluminum Overcast when she was in Seattle a few years back. What an incredible experience!
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It really is surprising that nobody has done a Tracker yet. I feel that Hobby Master is a likely candidate since they are pumping out the US Navy molds lately. Then maybe we'll get an RCN and a CAF version.

For good measure, here's another Tracker flying over another ship:



Okay, now I'm the one wandering off topic. Back to the Arrow.
I'm in.

Remember taking a ride in one while OJT Portage la Prairie mid eighties. On a 30 Celsius day We flew over Lake Manitoba and the pilot demonstrated numerous rocket attacks on fictitious ships. Up then down. Would have been floating in space if it wasn't for the seat straps. Needless to say, sitting in the radar operators position behind those stinking piston engines, 8"x8" window for reference, I barfed my guts out. Still remember it though, like it was yesterday.
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Back in 2002, I was scheduled to work as one of the EAA pilots in Aluminum Overcast for a two week period. A few weeks before it was to happen, I was hit in a car accident, breaking my neck. Missing that opportunity bugs me as much as the neck itself.

Looking at the tracker, I have to think it was the design precursor to the S-3.
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Back in 2002, I was scheduled to work as one of the EAA pilots in Aluminum Overcast for a two week period. A few weeks before it was to happen, I was hit in a car accident, breaking my neck. Missing that opportunity bugs me as much as the neck itself.

Looking at the tracker, I have to think it was the design precursor to the S-3.
Talk about "ups and downs"... Sorry to hear you missed out on such a great experience. Hope you get another opportunity...
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Remember taking a ride in one while OJT Portage la Prairie mid eighties. On a 30 Celsius day We flew over Lake Manitoba and the pilot demonstrated numerous rocket attacks on fictitious ships. Up then down. Would have been floating in space if it wasn't for the seat straps. Needless to say, sitting in the radar operators position behind those stinking piston engines, 8"x8" window for reference, I barfed my guts out. Still remember it though, like it was yesterday.
Thanks for sharing Maddog - that was a priceless Tracker story... I'm sure I would have gone through several barf bags in that situation... Would have been more fun, and less barfing, up-front at the wheel...
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Hi Toby. Dad was with the 29th MTB Flotilla. He was on MTB 459 with Anthony Law as his (and the unit's) CO. They provided escort for a squadron of minesweepers making sure of the route into Omaha and then stuck around just offshore to help cover the Landing craft going into Gold. Like most combat veterans he wouldn't talk about it much (especially to his kids) so it was a while before I found out about this stuff. The little bit I did hear sounded pretty hairy alright.

Tony Law wrote an excellent book called White Plumes Astern

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Your dad being onboard an RCAF Tracker would make more sense as the Argus crews generally flew single ship patrols in their designated areas.
There weren't any RCAF Trackers at the time so that's a negative for sure.
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Hi Toby. Dad was with the 29th MTB Flotilla. He was on MTB 459 with Anthony Law as his (and the unit's) CO. They provided escort for a squadron of minesweepers making sure of the route into Omaha and then stuck around just offshore to help cover the Landing craft going into Gold. Like most combat veterans he wouldn't talk about it much (especially to his kids) so it was a while before I found out about this stuff. The little bit I did hear sounded pretty hairy alright.

Tony Law wrote an excellent book called White Plumes Astern

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Hi Roy,

Thanks for sharing the story - it's fascinating hearing stories from D-Day, especially from those in vital, but not as well-publicised as the assault troops, support roles such as your father's. It must have been a heck of a day, for everyone there.

I always think of those German soldiers' descriptions of the horizon being black with ships as far as the eye could and how awe-inspiring a sight it must have been. Not to say terrifying!

What your Dad was doing was pretty important, not just for the mines and any gunfire support or assistance to distressed LCs they provided, but also as a shield against marauding German E-boats (who savaged a training landing shortly before the actual invasion in an incident that was covered up for a long time, even after the war)...

Thanks for the book recommendation too - I am an inveterate reader and will certainly seek it out.

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There weren't any RCAF Trackers at the time so that's a negative for sure.
Cheeky.

To be fair, he did correct himself with his very next post.
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Thought you initially suggested he might have been in a Tracker off the Bonnie... Guess it will remain a mystery then, unless it was an exercise (US Sub) with two Argus a/c meeting up for flight home...
RCN. Not RCAF.
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RCN. Not RCAF.
Yup, "RCN" Tracker off Bonnie is what we all meant...
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Stitch just sent me an interesting article on the Avro Arrow which included this fabulous rendering of RL201 in flight - beautiful!
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Stitch just sent me an interesting article on the Avro Arrow which included this fabulous rendering of RL201 in flight - beautiful!
Here is the link to the full article

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Sometimes it's the supportive military actions a country takes that have the most impact on "preventing war". Canada's Cold War contributions are second to non, especially with multiple Fighter Wings based in Germany and France (Sabres aka Swords, Canucks, Starfighters) after WW2. Most memorable for me, having spent my childhood at RCAF Stations Greenwood NS, Summerside PEI and Comox BC, was growing up in awe of the RCAF ARGUS, aka "Thousand Eyed Giant". Over a period of two decades this anti-submarine hunter was maintained by crews from 404, 405, 407, 415 and 449 Squadrons, mostly based out of Greenwood, Summerside and Comox. The Argus flew anti-submarine patrols for NATO during the Cold War and in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During this most critical time RCAF Argus crews typically flew six hours out to their patrol area in the Atlantic, stood eight hours "on station" patrolling, before making the six hour flight home - although their key contribution to the operation was never publicly acknowledged. To learn more about the Canadian Argus I highly recommend Larry Milberry's book, "The Untold Story of Canada's Cold War Maritime Hunter".
Correction... This book, as mentioned above, was compiled by Major (Retired) Cary Baker and Major (Retired) Bert Campbell, and not produced by Larry Milberry as previously stated. Cheers...
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For those who love the Avro Arrow, and have ordered CWHM RL204, here's a few photos/depictions of her with day-glow-orange rudder scheme...
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Looking to get some additional CWHM Pre-Pro updates and/or photos for RL204.

Want to maintain interest and enthusiasm for this limited 1000, 3rd run, release.

Curious, how many have pre-ordered RL204 so far? I have, so that's "one"...
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Thx CdnAir... Have sent a note to CWHM for any RL204 updates they might share and, once received, will post on this thread...
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I've ordered one...
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I have ordered as well
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Thx guys... Hoping to get some pre-sale numbers from CWHM Gift Shop and keep this thread alive with some needless chatter so we can help get those 1000 RL204 pieces sold. Plan is, if they sell out quick enough, the sooner we can start whining about getting a CF-100 "Canuck" on the drawing board. Yeah, yeah, I know what some of you are thinking, "it will never happen". Our collective whining helped with CWHM's decision to release a third run of the Arrow - so anything is possible. Check out the DAC thread re Corgi's pre-sale release of RCAF Halifax "Vicky The Vicious Virgin" - already SOLD OUT!
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Same thing happened with Hobby Master's "no fly zone" CF-18. The RCAF Voodoo release sold out very fast too. The right Canadian subjects will always sell fast.
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Same thing happened with Hobby Master's "no fly zone" CF-18. The RCAF Voodoo release sold out very fast too. The right Canadian subjects will always sell fast.
So true and those are two fine examples... There appears to be many enthusiastic Canadian Collectors out there and the HM and Corgi releases seem popular. Well, might be a couple Canadian releases that didn't quite experience spectacular sell-outs...
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