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Offline Captain Canada

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PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:03:45 am »
A little more flash than a flay black one lol











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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 11:06:33 am »
Gorgeous!   Looks just right in that scheme.
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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 11:17:44 am »
That does look the business in that colour scheme.  :wub:
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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 11:22:22 am »
O, yes!

Looks fabulous.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 11:33:01 am »
That definitely puts a different slant on it Todd    :thumbsup:
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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 12:06:16 pm »
A cracking job you've done there.  :thumbsup:
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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 12:19:56 pm »
Very nice, I keep looking at these, and thinking, to turbo prop or not to turbo prop. It has so many uses as a modernish military aircraft. What kit did you use?
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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 12:36:03 pm »
Awesome work!  :thumbsup:

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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 01:22:13 pm »
Thanks guys. I think anything would look good in that scheme eh ! Imagine how good it would look in Shep Payne's diorama.

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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 02:32:26 pm »
Noice.  :thumbsup:

The USMC did receive five P-61A in 1946 and they were designated F2T-1*, so following
USN pre-1962 designation conventions a patrol bomber (PB) version would be PBT-1**.

* F(fighter)2(second type in role from manufacturer)T(Northrop)-1(first version).
The Northrop FT was a 1930s fighter prototype.

** PB(patrol bomber)(first type from manufacturer has no numerical designator)T(Northrop)-1(first version).

J was the North American company designator, carried on from company predecessor Berliner-Joyce, which is
why the USN/USMC Mitchells had the PBJ designation.
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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 03:19:10 pm »
Fantastic.... awesome looking kit...👍
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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 03:31:55 pm »
Very nice! I have one of those in the stash. Interesting option........
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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 07:48:07 pm »
MOST glorious!! I love it!
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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2019, 01:31:26 am »
Lovely! Nice work.  :thumbsup:

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Re: PBJ-61 Blue Widow
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 01:59:15 am »
Noice.  :thumbsup:

The USMC did receive five P-61A in 1946 and they were designated F2T-1*, so following
USN pre-1962 designation conventions a patrol bomber (PB) version would be PBT-1**.

* F(fighter)2(second type in role from manufacturer)T(Northrop)-1(first version).
The Northrop FT was a 1930s fighter prototype.

** PB(patrol bomber)(first type from manufacturer has no numerical designator)T(Northrop)-1(first version).

J was the North American company designator, carried on from company predecessor Berliner-Joyce, which is
why the USN/USMC Mitchells had the PBJ designation.

Thanks for that, Jon.  I've never known quite how American aircraft got their convoluted designation numbers ... Ye gods and little fishes!  Could it be any more complicated?  Just name it already, and be done! 
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