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« on: April 14, 2005, 10:54:53 am »
Here's an old 1/72 Airfix (I think) Viggen done up as a naval fighter for use with Sweden's light carriers.  It replaced the Naval Draken in the early 80's and served till it to was replaced in the mid-90's by Naval Gripens.

I modified the tail end slightly.  I removed the ventral fin, and replaced it with a tailhook and two strakes on either side of the hook.  I repositioned the main landing gear so instead of the wheels being one in front of the other, they were remounted side-by-side with some sort of wheel repositioning system for when the wheels are retracted into the plane.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2005, 10:55:28 am »
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005, 10:55:57 am »
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2005, 01:07:10 pm »
"..."  :o

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Naval Viggen
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2005, 05:10:51 am »
Sweeeeeeeeet!

It never occoured to me about using the Viggen as a carrier bird. Gripen yes, but the STOL ability would make it natural for a carrier.  
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2005, 07:05:04 am »
wow!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2005, 03:20:17 am »
Ok I go away for 5 days and this turns up - I thought the Draken was good but this  :wub: and the colour scheme  :wub:  :wub:  

Swedish roundels with ancors ? a-la Aeronvale ?

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2005, 04:17:25 pm »
Mmmmmmm....Swedish (anything)  !

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