buzzbomber

I just wanted to make a normal new Sonic character…

The Heavies are ruining my life. xD

Anyway this is Heavy Vinyl. He has a mixtable made of hard light or something that he shoots records off of. And, in true Heavy fashion, he has some Badniks to assist him in dealing with his foes: Buzzbombers. Specifically ones that shoot neon lasers. They’re also great for rave parties.

“Across the Channel, Britain was being struck by continual bombardment by thousands of V-1 and V-2 bombs launched from German-controlled territory. This photo, taken from a fleet street roof-top, shows a V-1 flying bomb "buzzbomb” plunging toward central London. The distinctive sky-line of London’s law-courts clearly locates the scene of the incident. Falling on a side road off Drury Lane, this bomb blasted several buildings, including the office of the Daily Herald. The last enemy action of British soil was a V-1 attack that struck Datchworth in Hertfordshire, on March 29 1945.“

(AP)

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Flying Heritage Collection Part 4 or 5, I don’t know.

1 & 2) Avro 683 Lancaster B. Mk. I (F/E). Lancaster TW911 was built to serve with the RAF’s Tiger Force in the Far East, but was completed too late for combat service. The aircraft was converted for use as a flying test bed and used to test the Armstrong Siddeley Python engine. Later the nose section was grafted onto the body of an Avro Lincoln.

That aircraft carried out extensive flying tests for the Napier & Son engine company before it was retired to the British Historic Aircraft Museum in 1968. After the closure of the museum the aircraft was sold and the nose section was acquired by the FHC in 2001.

3) Pratt & Whitney R-2800-79 Radial Engine. The Pratt & Whitney R-2800 “Double Wasp” engine powered some of the best American combat aircraft of WWII. The 18-cylinder air-cooled radial was so sturdy that it achieved almost mystical reverence among army and navy flyers. Seemingly no matter the damage it took, the “Double Wasp” kept on going.

Powered the P-47 Thunderbolt, F6F Hellcat, F4U Corsair, B-26 Marauder and C-46 Commando.

Pictured is the R-2800-78 “B series” power plant, primarily used in Douglas A-26B Invader light bomber/ground attack aircraft.

4) Fiedler FI 103 V-1. The V-1 was the first guided missile used in war. V-1s were usually launched from catapult ramps or were dropped from aircraft. They used a simple pulse engine propulsion which gave it a distinctive sound which earned it the name “doodlebug” or “buzzbomb”

The V-1 was manufactured at many different sites, but main production occurred at the notorious underground complex known as Mittelwerk at Nordhaus in the Hartz Mountains. Here around 35,000 V-1s were assembled by slave laborers, of which 10,000 were launched at Britain. If that number, only 2,419 actually hit London; a 20% success rate.

5 & 6) Fiedler FI 103R Reichenberg. Late in the war several piloted V-1s were built. The plan was that a pilot would guide the missile into position and then bail out at the last moment (note the cockpit was right in front of the pulse jet’s intake). This manned V-1 was tested several times, killing every pilot on landing. It was never used in combat.

7) Me 163 “Komet”. This Komet’s first flight occurred on December 18, 1944c, when the partially finished plane was towed as a glider between factories. It was later delivered to Jagdgeschwader 400. It is unknown if it ever flew in combat.

The plane was captured by the British in 1945 and was shipped to the Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnborough, England for evaluation. In 1946, it was turned over to the RAF College in Cranwell. In 1961 it became part of the Imperial War Museum collection and was later displayed at Duxford. The aircraft was purchased by the FHC in 2005.

8) View of Building 1 of the FHC from the Lancaster exhibition.

Submitted by the awesome @cavalier-renegade, which I hope this damn site will someday let me properly tag him!

The Arena

Not two days after Christmas and Voltage found himself in a ravine surrounded on all sides by badniks of every variety, ready to try to turn the hedgefox into nothing but a memory. In the air, floating just out of range of his shockwave was the man commanding the horde, Doctor Eggman. The evil genius cackling loudly as the fur on the hybrid’s neck and back bristled, quills puffing outward defensively with a warning growl, but none of that seemed to faze the human.
No, what set off the doctor was the smirk that slowly grew on Votlage’s face as he reached for his handheld, turning on the music he had saved to the device. While the beat began, so did his movement, the hedgefox moving his feet in harmony as Eggman sent the charge.
To the outside and untrained eye, the teen looked like he was dancing as he spun, flipped and kicked at the badniks that would get in range. His tail good for bludgeoning the charging Motobugs, the Buzzbombers from above had him backflipping and using handsprings off of Rollers to take them out. After landing back on his feet from kicking one of the flyers into its buddy, his iridescent purple eyes took in the rest of them. Slow but heavy panting could be heard from him, mentally kicking himself for not taking the sheer number into account before the fight started.
The cackling laughter caught his attention and Voltage looked to see Eggman floating in his Eggmobile still out of range.
“I’ve got you now, you Fluffy Pincushion! This time you don’t have your friends or teammates to help you.”