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Offline Ed S

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Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:24:46 am »
A Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp (Scorpion) of the Turkish AF. It is configured for an anti-tank mission during the 1980's border clashes between the Ottoman and Mongolian Empires.











This was my project for the current Scalearama GB over on BTS. I started with a PM Models 1/96 F-4E Phantom and converted it to a 1/72 Lightweight Fighter. Which is fine since this is 3/4 the size of a regular F-4. I reshaped the aft fuselage to take a single engine. I moved the wings aft and used the horizontal tails as canards. I replaced the cockpit with a single seat and new canopy.



The aft fuselage was reshaped around a piece of brass tube that fit the new engine perfectly.  Lots of epoxy putty!



For comparison, here it is next to a standard F-4.




And next to an F-16.





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Re: Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 07:27:26 am »
Terrific piece of work there Ed.  :thumbsup:

A brill idea on scale-o-ramraing the small scale Phantom.  ;D
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Re: Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 07:30:51 am »
Nice build for sure ! Looks great beside the F-16.

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Re: Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 11:58:26 am »
Another nice build Ed.
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Re: Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 08:11:24 pm »
The pictures are so big it is not easy to see (much more than a single screen)... :-\
But it seems a good model from the different parts I see. :thumbsup:
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Re: Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 12:32:46 am »

The pictures are so big it is not easy to see (much more than a single screen)... :-\
But it seems a good model from the different parts I see. :thumbsup:


Right LEFT mouse click on the large pic Tophe and it should shrink down to the size if your window. It does on my laptop anyway.

[Later] Sorry, I got my left and right mixed up.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
« Last Edit: April 15, 2019, 01:34:57 am by PR19_Kit »
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 05:30:15 am »
It looks a lot like some of the initial Lavi concepts in John Golan's book...

I love it  :wub:

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Re: Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 06:19:11 am »
That really has come out well Ed  :thumbsup:
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Re: Curtiss-Avia CF.28 Akorp
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 06:30:16 am »
I see very well now (thanks Kit) and I clap my hands at double strength! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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