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Title: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: van883 on December 15, 2012, 10:07:27 am
Following the disastrous performance of the YF-100A Super Sabre, a competitive flyoff was organised of the aircraft against the Super Hunter, the latter was duly selected and licence built for the USAF as the North American F-100B. Here is an example from the twilight of its career when it was being used as a fighter bomber with the 307th TFS, 31st TFW in Vietnam.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g83/van883/DSC002462_zpsf0f361f2.jpg)(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g83/van883/DSC00235_zpsa95b7c9d.jpg)
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g83/van883/DSC00239_zps76029575.jpg)

Freightdog P.1083 and P1109B conversion parts used
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: sandiego89 on December 15, 2012, 11:08:31 am
Nice!  Natural metal is tough to do.  Good work. 
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Geoff on December 15, 2012, 11:40:32 am
Excellent!
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: JayBee on December 15, 2012, 12:03:32 pm
Love it to bits!  :bow: :wub:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: van883 on December 15, 2012, 02:14:29 pm
Thanks-the Freightdog bits fitted really well and were a joy to use!
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Rheged on December 15, 2012, 02:17:35 pm
An impressive piece of work!   I like the natural metal finish!
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on December 15, 2012, 03:33:17 pm
That really looks the part! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: rickshaw on December 15, 2012, 03:37:20 pm
Nice!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Cliffy B on December 15, 2012, 03:40:29 pm
Very nicely done!  You might be able to fool some people with that one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: pyro-manic on December 16, 2012, 08:24:13 am
Ohh, sexy! :wub:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: kitbasher on December 16, 2012, 08:48:53 am
Very nice!

And you beat me to it.  I've been planning the same build (although RAF with Firestreaks) since gathering all the bits at least a year ago. Hoped to be the first but I've paid the price of prevarication!

I will plod o regardless though.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: lancer on December 16, 2012, 01:08:40 pm
Outstanding!!
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Weaver on December 16, 2012, 01:22:29 pm
Nice one - that looks really good! :thumbsup:



Very nice!

And you beat me to it.  I've been planning the same build (although RAF with Firestreaks) since gathering all the bits at least a year ago. Hoped to be the first but I've paid the price of prevarication!

I will plod o regardless though.

 ;D ;D

I had the same thought, but the way things are going, I might be the last to complete one..... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 16, 2012, 11:36:57 pm
The NMF suits the Hunter well - very well done, like it very much!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Gondor on December 17, 2012, 01:32:26 am
Nice one - that looks really good! :thumbsup:



Very nice!

And you beat me to it.  I've been planning the same build (although RAF with Firestreaks) since gathering all the bits at least a year ago. Hoped to be the first but I've paid the price of prevarication!

I will plod o regardless though.



 ;D ;D

I had the same thought, but the way things are going, I might be the last to complete one..... :rolleyes:

I doubt it as I might get around to building mine by the end of the century at the pace I build stuff.

Gondor
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: van883 on December 17, 2012, 02:08:47 am
It got built really quickly as the Freightdog parts, especially the wings,  fitted brilliantly.
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Mossie on December 17, 2012, 02:47:48 am
Looks great, I'm another one you've beaten to it.  Different and good to see in US markings, I expect mine will be RAF, possibly another Hunter or NATO operator.


Very nice!

And you beat me to it.  I've been planning the same build (although RAF with Firestreaks) since gathering all the bits at least a year ago. Hoped to be the first but I've paid the price of prevarication!

I will plod o regardless though.



 ;D ;D
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I had the same thought, but the way things are going, I might be the last to complete one..... :rolleyes:

I doubt it as I might get around to building mine by the end of the century at the pace I build stuff.

Gondor


Gondor

Well, I might beat you all because I'm hoping to finish mine by the end of the decade! :o
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: NARSES2 on December 17, 2012, 07:11:34 am
Now that is nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Captain Canada on February 04, 2013, 06:26:39 pm
This is why it pays off to troll the  boards once in awhile.....then you don't miss stuff like this !

 :party:

Excellent build. Love the way the hunter looks with a nose like that, and it looks right at home in those colours/ markings !

 :cheers:

Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Sisko on February 04, 2013, 10:40:57 pm
Bloody nice build! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: bearmatt on February 04, 2013, 10:53:05 pm
Excellent!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: eatthis on February 05, 2013, 01:34:42 am
you manadged to alter a hunter without ruining it well done :)
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: James on February 05, 2013, 04:02:15 am
Oooh! Very nice work mate.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: overscan on May 17, 2019, 03:08:52 pm
Really reminds me of this early study of what became the F-105.

(https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/data/attachments/146/146939-44aed4a056f6e8343c56a330ba1547e9.jpg)
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/attachments/republic-ap-63-early-sm-png.609341
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: kitnut617 on May 17, 2019, 03:30:10 pm
Now that would be something to build, I like that  :thumbsup:. It looks like a scaled up RF-84F.
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: comrade harps on May 17, 2019, 09:54:26 pm
Your Super Hunter is a beautiful thing  :wub:
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: NARSES2 on May 18, 2019, 02:19:13 am
Now that would be something to build, I like that  :thumbsup:. It looks like a scaled up RF-84F.

I can see what you mean there, it also looks as though Hawker's might have had some input as well, at least to my eyes anyway. And we all know what they are like  ;)
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: Crackingjob on May 20, 2019, 01:23:47 pm
Looks right, looks as if it was.....
Title: Re: Super Hunter in Vietnam
Post by: The Rat on May 20, 2019, 06:52:58 pm
She's a beauty!  :thumbsup: