Blitzwing...What kind of jet?

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  1. 26_Mirage

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    I realize that G1 Blitzwing doesn't really look like a realistic fighter jet (They did do a great job considering that he also has to turn into a tank), but if you could compare him to any REAL fighter jet which one would it be?

    I'm thinking a MIG-25 Foxbat.
     
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    That's the generally agreed-upon answer, and I have yet to see anything closer.

    Meanwhile, what's that in your avatar?
     
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    Thanks. I so want to try and customize a Walmart Starscream into a Foxbat Blitzwing. That's assuming they'll be available in sufficient quantities.

    My avatar is a 3D render of War Within Mirage done by Rainking.
    Check out his stuff it's pretty cool. (http://www.iaconcity.com/)
     
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    I was going to say MIG-31 Foxhound, the evolution of the MIG-25.
     
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    I've always read (and thought) that he was a MiG-25.
     
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    I'm not sure the Mig 31 variant even existed at the time the Diaclone triple-changer that would be Blitzwing was first released.
     
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    The MiG 31 Foxhound entered service in 1981, and the prototype flew in 1979.

    However Blitzwings jet mode is clearly a MiG 25 Foxbat. You can tell by the cockpit, air intake dimensions and the wing tip rails.
    However Blitzwing is missing the elevators.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't think he's based on anything, rather the product of 80's toymakers just trying their best to get a brick to turn into a tank, airplane, and robot :) 
     
  9. Razorclaw

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    I would've agreed, but all "diaclone" tfs are based on real life cars and planes.
     
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    I don't really have anything to add, but thanks for the link.
    His (her?) stuff used to be at 10fingersdesigns or something like that did it not?

    I used to go there and look -good stuff.
     
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    Someone needs to tell me what model jet the Jet/Copter Diaclone triple changer is supposed to be then. :) 
     
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    Is he a transformer?? NO.
     
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    Don't get snippy with me, Charley Chuck.
     
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    [sarcasm]Damn, I just made a puddle. [/sarcasm]

    Who's CC?
     
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    Well, the copter mode certainly seems to be heavily inspired by the cobra. The plane looks somewhat familiar, by obviously it's been completely distorted to be able to transform.
     
  16. Carl

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    Heli mode looks more like an AH-64 Apache; plane mode is debatable, perhaps an F-14 Tomcat (swing wings, twin tails). http://www.toyarchive.com/Diaclone/Triplechanger.html
     
  17. REDLINE

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    sad thing is that would be easy as hell to make today:

    This thing is both at once. the turbins stop spinning and lock into place (notice the tiny thrusters on them) and they then act as the main wing. there's a rocket motor in the back of the body.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, copter mode on the jet/heli seems to be fairly obviously based on the Apache. Jet mode seems composite at best, (especially with an upside-down copter front as the tail end) forward fuselage looks vaguely like an F-4 Phantom (G1 Fireflight), but no other parts do.
     
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    Yup it's Mig-25. If you look at this picture

    [​IMG]

    and ignore the dark green parts (almost black in the picture) he suits the Mig-25 silhoutte (sp?) in the 7th post almost 100%. I think if you put him on a black backgroung and take a picture with the same perspective it would really come out.
     
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    MiGs, sigh.

    i miss the cold war.
     

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