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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2010, 01:26:37 pm »
Regarding the proportions, what was in that bloated looking ventral side?    Was it simply a fairing for the  underslung guns?    I see there is some airbrake use there in the back but..........trim off the belly a bit if possible and things might look a bit more trim.


How 'bout a designated ground attack version?


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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2010, 01:54:30 pm »
Let's not forget the Super Demon:



These had the following:

F3H-G: Two J-65s
F3H-H:  Two J-79s

These were also only a hop, skip and a jump to the F-4 Phantom...

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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2010, 01:58:18 pm »
Just a picture I came across and thought worth posting here:



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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2010, 02:02:11 pm »
The J79 was dimensionally smaller than the J71 so it would fit, but while you're at it why not
use a development of the civil turbo-fan version? The aft-fan CJ805-23(mil des T35).
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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2010, 02:12:39 pm »
Regarding the proportions, what was in that bloated looking ventral side?    Was it simply a fairing for the  underslung guns?    I see there is some airbrake use there in the back but..........trim off the belly a bit if possible and things might look a bit more trim.


From what I understand, much of the portly underside was for additional fuel.  I haven't seen a cross section though, so can't be certain.

How 'bout a designated ground attack version?


Some Demons did carry ground attack weapons:



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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2010, 02:26:39 pm »
OK...let's really ugly it up and enlarge the belly putting in a shallow bomb bay.  Fuel storage on wing pylons instead.     :blink:

JCF, I was hoping you'd weigh in as the turbofan idea passed through my mind about 4 this morning.   :thumbsup:

GTX, how about increasing the sweep of the wing with a 10-12" increase at the root and a 5-6" decrease at the tip?   One with, one without a dog tooth.  And, fwiw, I'm anxiously awaiting Revell/Monogram's rerelease of the F-4C/D so I can backdate one to a similar aircraft to the F3H-H but with some Demon traits and some Daryl-isms tossed in.   :party: :party: :party:   Ron Cline, the guy who made the Allison-engined P-51D named Joker on Hyperscale, sent me a full T.O. for the Phantom some years back and I've been itching to do a number of Phantoms with the spurious one leading the project off.    :thumbsup: :thumbsup:   
 
Cliffy B, for your Brit Demons, how about a Spey since the J-79 fits?


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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2010, 06:15:43 pm »
I afflicted Brazil with one (after Rally almost broke down in tears of sadness that I was going to make Canada use them  ;D  ).

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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2010, 06:29:00 pm »
Now that is a tiny bombload.  What?  Six 250lb'ers?   An OV-10 could carry more. ;)
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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2010, 08:07:55 pm »
Hey Guys, just wondering if the F3H Demon could have been Used as a First Response ASR platform? kinda like from thunderbirds. Think the Demon would have been Usable for that? just asking. stay cool. Dan

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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2010, 07:17:10 am »
The Emhar Demon kits are due for repopping this year, as well as the FJ-4B Fury and F-94C Starfire kits, according to the Pocketbond catalogue.

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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2010, 06:11:35 pm »
I was thinking of a few cool WHIF ideas.  

- An F3H/F4D Hybrid.  Cockpit engine intakes of the F3H, wings and after-body of the F4D
- An F3H/F5D Hybrid.  Similar to the F3H/F4D hybrid but with the thinner F5D wing and area ruling.
- An F3H/F9F Hybrid with the forward swept inboard trailing edge but the F3H's fuselage, after-body, and tail

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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2010, 01:17:39 pm »
1/48 HobbyBoss kits to arrive soon.     :thumbsup:


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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2010, 12:02:07 pm »
1/48 HobbyBoss kits to arrive soon.     :thumbsup:


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Hmm, I feel a RAN Demon is in the future...

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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2010, 02:58:47 pm »
I've thought of putting a Spey into it.   Not that it would work in real life, but why not.    :party: :party: :blink: :party: :party:




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Re: McDonnell F3H Demon
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2010, 04:09:47 pm »
I've thought of putting a Spey into it.   Not that it would work in real life, but why not.    :party: :party: :blink: :party: :party:

Why shouldn't it have worked in real life? They put the Spey in almost everything else, including the A-7. May need bigger intakes, correction, it WOULD have needed bigger intakes, but it may solved the chronic underpower situation the Demon was haunted by.

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