I am (as usual) the bearer of bad tidings: the box top illustration wouldn't work. The Argus As 014 Pulse Jet of the Fieseler Fi 103 simply didn't have enough power to drag it's arse off the ground without (a lot of) help. If it wasn't dropped from a carrier aircraft (many were, including all the 103R piloted variants) it needed some sort of catapult built into the launch ramp or (as on the downsized French variant) rocket boosters added to the V1 itself. In either case, the ramp was still longer than could be mounted on even an E-100 chassis, while the ground launch procedure required additional equipment to initiate the motor and time for the motor to warm up to full thrust.
I'm not really sure where you can take this. I suppose you could build it as a reload supply vehicle for a launch facility built on a Landkreuzer P. 1000 "Ratte" chassis. Alternatively you might consider junking the Doodlebug and scratch building some sort of Vril/Thule Energy weapon turret to go on the chassis; you've proved yourself a master of that kind of build in the past.
Post by moramartht on Feb 28, 2019 21:51:17 GMT -5
Ingenious solution to Modelcollect's lack of research! I knew your creative skills would resolve the problem. Great work, as usual. That rivet/bolt punch looks pretty heavy duty, are you thinking of going steampunk in a big way?