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Offline Captain Canada

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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2013, 09:34:44 am »
Love the pic of the a/c on deck...my favourite carrier era.

Looks forward to seeing more of this build ! Such a cool looking aeroplane....

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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2013, 08:12:31 pm »
http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html

"The normal parked configuration of the Skywarrior was with the slats extended and the flaps usually down. An extendable tail bumper is provided in the Hasegawa kit but it is normally up since it automatically retracted 15 seconds after touchdown and stayed up until the landing gear was next extended."

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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2013, 02:41:57 am »
Yes, but it doesn't say what it did when the aircraft was on the ground. It's too late now anyway, mine has been modelled with it retracted.
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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2013, 07:30:18 am »
http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.html

"The normal parked configuration of the Skywarrior was with the slats extended and the flaps usually down. An extendable tail bumper is provided in the Hasegawa kit but it is normally up since it automatically retracted 15 seconds after touchdown and stayed up until the landing gear was next extended."

I would say that the aircraft in Kit's pic has been on the ground for a lot longer than 15 seconds -----   ;D   plus everything is the other way around to your description
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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2017, 08:40:12 pm »
Cargo/VIP Destroyer

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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2017, 02:50:24 am »
Looks good. But where does the landing gear go? Retracting inwards, into the wings?

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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2017, 08:19:32 am »
Agree the VIP bird does look good, but besides gear placement, the gear would need to be very long to keep the engines off the ground. Real FOD hazard.
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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2017, 08:58:12 am »
I like the layout with the low wings, though. Maybe an pylon-less engine arrangement like on a Boeing 737 would be more practical? Or, even more radical, with the air brake space available and the high stabilizers, this could also end up like a Caravelle with the engines mounted at the rear fuselage (and clear wings and lower landing gear)?  :o

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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2017, 06:49:56 am »
I can't find the reference to hand, but Pakistan was to receive several squadrons' worth of B-66s until someone in the US administration changed their mind and sold them B-57s instead.

I'll keep digging in the books.

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Re: A-3 (A3D) Skywarrior and B-66 Destroyer
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2017, 02:09:18 am »
I can't find the reference to hand, but Pakistan was to receive several squadrons' worth of B-66s until someone in the US administration changed their mind and sold them B-57s instead.

I'll keep digging in the books.

Yes please do AS.12, sounds interesting!!

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