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Offline AS.12

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Re: F-105 Thunderchief
« Reply #150 on: June 24, 2018, 10:56:18 pm »
Made some progress on how the centreline pylon was attached.

Found a photo of an early F-105D banking away, showing four holes in the bay doors; two on each door, one fore and one aft.  Whether the pylon was bolted directly through those or had supports that passed through into the bay I don't yet know.  That seems to account for the flush-mounted pylon.

Later in Vietnam that was replaced by two semicircular backets as seen in ChernayaAkula's post, attaching to the fuselage above the door hinge-lines.  These brackets could mount a single centreline pylon or the two flank pylons.
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Re: F-105 Thunderchief
« Reply #151 on: June 25, 2018, 03:41:52 am »
From a purely aesthetic PoV i'd put TERs on the outboard wing stations.

Maybe that's how I whiff my Hasegawa 105 - subtley.

From a pure aeroelasticity PoV I'll leave you to test-fly that one - thanks... :wacko:

Unobtanium wing spars.   :thumbsup:

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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