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Offline Knightflyer

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Arghhhh.... Not a Sea Fury T.20
« on: October 01, 2017, 03:38:23 am »
Well I put two 'new' models on the table this morning, to celebrate a new month and all that (and ignoring the five other models that I still have on the go!)

Firstly A PM Models Sea Fury F.11 - no issues .....I have a plan
Secondly a PM Models Sea Fury T.20..... but no it isn't , it turns out to be a Sea Fury T.61 (Iraqi) with the two separate canopies rather than the co-joined 'tunnel' canopy of the T.20 (and it's my own ignorant fault, I never realised there was a difference) :-\

So, it was going to be a real-world T.20 build, but now it isn't  :wacko:

So, being me, it has to has to have the markings of a UK military service....so I was thinking possibly a high-speed FAC aircraft in my 'Sudan Crisis / British-Arab Commonwealth' universe. Late 1950s / Early 1960s. The Venoms and Hunters are carrying out the attacks, but the need for a relatively high-speed FAC aircraft has been identified in a 'bush-war' type scenario?

However I am open to suggestions/ comments (polite ones of course!) ;D
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Re: Arghhhh.... Not a Sea Fury T.20
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 04:45:09 am »
Sounds good to me  :thumbsup:

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Re: Arghhhh.... Not a Sea Fury T.20
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 06:01:27 am »
it turns out to be a Sea Fury T.61 (Iraqi) with the two separate canopies rather than the co-joined 'tunnel' canopy of the T.20
Uh? I did not know that version. But Google presents it:
http://www.klueser.eu/kit.php?index=1557&language=en
Thanks!
(My favorite way would be a 3-seater zwilling: two canopies on the port fuselage and a single one on the starboard one) :rolleyes: <_<
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Re: Arghhhh.... Not a Sea Fury T.20
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 02:00:46 pm »
FAC sounds good to me
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Re: Arghhhh.... Not a Sea Fury T.20
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 06:39:16 pm »
Agree with the FAC idea - certainly a bit safer than trolling around unfriendly skies in an Auster or Bird Dog...

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Re: Arghhhh.... Not a Sea Fury T.20
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 11:54:53 am »
Well just to bring this up to date

The finished model now exists at :- http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,45487.msg814910/topicseen.html#msg814910


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