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Offline McColm

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1/72 Canadair CP-107 Argus
« on: April 05, 2018, 03:01:01 pm »
With the release of the 1/72 Mach2 Bristol Britannia, my first thought was to convert it into a Canadair CP-107 Argus.
Another alternative is the Bristol Type 175MR with or without wingtip fuel tanks and remote controlled tail guns.
The engines would need changing to the Wright R3350-32W turbo-compound radials, weapons bay, bomb-aimers station, Bolton Paul type N turret with two 20mm Hispano cannon, chin radome, dorsal turret and underwing pylons.
Bristol Centaurs engines were also considered.
There was even a high wing proposal in the OR.357 turboprop study. Which was to be fitted with four Rolls-Royce Tyne engines.
 I don't know how difficult this will be or how good/bad the Mach2 kit is for such a project.
Or if there's a 1/72 conversion kit available.
Britmodeler has kitbashed a model using the Heller DC-6 and Academy B-29 parts.
 The ILyushin IL-38 May does look very similar and the Britannia could be the donor kit.
 
 Another thought is to use the Airfix Avro Shackleton interior which would look impressive with the cargo door open.
 If you don't want to spoil the change the  Britannia then there's the AEW platform proposal of 1964 which was to be fitted with the radome from the Grumman E-2 Hawkeye  or mushroom type radome.
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