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Martin P-74D Mamba
« on: December 30, 2018, 11:38:05 am »
Martin P-74D Mamba



When the Martin Baker MB-5 entered service with the RAF in 1945, the US Air Force showed a great interest in the aircraft as a possible replacement for the aging P-51 Mustang. The MB-5 showed better performance than the Mustang both in speed and manoeuvrability.



The Martin company in the USA acquired a license to produce the MB-5 for the USAAF as the P-74 Mamba.



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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2018, 11:42:32 am »
And I like that one even better   :wub: :wub: :wub:

Just a comment though, the main gear legs should be sloped more to the front, the wheel axle is in line with the wing leading edge.
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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 12:44:14 pm »

Just a comment though, the main gear legs should be sloped more to the front, the wheel axle is in line with the wing leading edge.


And then the lower doors re-aligned to their bottom edge is parallel with the ground too.

The model looks great and the scheme really suits it. A pity it didn't happen for real really.
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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 04:59:05 am »
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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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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 05:57:00 am »
It's an absolute natural in those markings  :thumbsup:
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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 06:00:24 am »
Utterly GORGEOUS  :wub:
What scale is it, and have you fitted a longer canopy?

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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 07:40:41 am »
It looks like the AZ MB-6 kit Jim judging by that canopy, and I had the same problem with the u/c on the one I built not long ago.
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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 07:50:45 am »
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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2018, 07:53:19 am »
Ah! I do believe you are correct Robert. I did not think of that as the MB-6 Ferret is not a kit that I have taken on. I am still battling with their MB-5.
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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 11:43:08 am »
It looks like the AZ MB-6 kit Jim judging by that canopy, and I had the same problem with the u/c on the one I built not long ago.

Correct. It is!

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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 01:11:01 am »
Very nice Tom :thumbsup:
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Re: Martin P-74D Mamba
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 04:36:29 pm »
Your photographs do prove this is a "true life story", not a dream at all! :thumbsup:
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