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My humble opinion is that having to research additional models just to please a few people, is a waste of development time. I'd prefer if the developer focus on those versions that they have already researched, so that we may have the aircraft available sooner.
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Older photos / examples (late 60s thru early 80s) of Portuguese G-91R4s have a wire aerial from the back of the cockpit to 2/3 of the way up the vertical stabilizer. See preserved example below.  (Photo credits to Carlos de Oliveira and Paulo Antunes)

 

I haven't noticed this aerial on Italian R1s and German R3s, nor have I seen it on any preserved German R4s.  Perhaps it's a small thing, but that suggests that at least the radio is different on the Portuguese R4s.

 

On another note, can anyone identify that 4-tube rocket launcher on the outboard pylons?  There are plenty of Angolan theater photos that show it, but I have no idea about manufacturer, diameter, etc.

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20 ore fa, Tengu ha scritto:

Older photos / examples (late 60s thru early 80s) of Portuguese G-91R4s have a wire aerial from the back of the cockpit to 2/3 of the way up the vertical stabilizer. See preserved example below.  (Photo credits to Carlos de Oliveira and Paulo Antunes)

 

I haven't noticed this aerial on Italian R1s and German R3s, nor have I seen it on any preserved German R4s.  Perhaps it's a small thing, but that suggests that at least the radio is different on the Portuguese R4s.

 

On another note, can anyone identify that 4-tube rocket launcher on the outboard pylons?  There are plenty of Angolan theater photos that show it, but I have no idea about manufacturer, diameter, etc.

 

 

 

The 4-tube is a custom launcher for FFAR 2.75" (70mm) rockets (Mk4 or a licensed version)

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Below an inert/dummy FFAR being loaded in a launcher.

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This was commonly used by GAF with F-104 or G-91, mainly fired from LAU-32GA launchers (7 tube similar to the one in the photo standing on the ground).

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The same launcher was then passed to Portugal

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4 ore fa, mayo25 ha scritto:

I think the aerial is for HF radio and the rockets should be SNEB ones.

 

As far as I know, Germans never owned Matra SNEB rockets: even the AlphaJet A that replaced the G-91 was still using the LAU-51 70mm when they selled all the weapon system to Portugal.
French and British apart, SNEB rockets were quite uncommon in Europe: 70 mm Mk4 and then Mk66 (Hydra) was preferred.
Note that some references wrongly identify the LAU-51GA with Matra 116, but this launcher is 19-tube for 70mm rockets not 68mm SNEB...

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Volandia! That museum is awesome, I was just in Malpensa last weekend but I didn't have time for a detour this time. Seeing the G-91 and Vampire sitting next to the F-84F there is always amusing, the Thunderstreak is immense by comparison.

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1 hour ago, Gianky said:

A video on the G-91 that's being restored to flying condition to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Aeronautica Militare

https://www.facebook.com/warbirddigest/videos/fiat-g-91-engine-test/711159576566976/

Pretty cool

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Seen today in Luftfahrtmuseum Wernigerode, Germany. They also have a great number of different cockpit panels and cockpit sections, even a Buccaneer and a F-16A.

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ejection sequence and gun installation

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2 minutes ago, Torbernite said:

Anyone know whether G.91R would have similar bombing equipment as F-86F or simple manual depress sight like the trainers now we have?

I'm gonna guess more like the trainers we have. But honestly IDK. 

 

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The R had a fixed sight, if I recall correctly you can set the depression manually but it's not even a gyro sight. The Y had a fancier sight more similar to the A-4's bombing computer.

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