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General Modelling Forum => General Modeling topics => The Idea Bank => Topic started by: McColm on July 25, 2019, 12:17:20 pm

Title: Avro York MR.1
Post by: McColm on July 25, 2019, 12:17:20 pm
 This started life as a 1/72 Heritage vacform Avro York C1,  I added the wings and twin tail fins from the Airfix Avro Shackleton MR. 2. The engines are from the David J.Parkins Avro Lincoln B.Mk.1  conversion set with the contra-rotating propellers from the Frog/Novo Shackleton MR.3.  The main landing gear is from the Airfix Avro Lancaster Mk1/3 it was supposed to be the Avro Yorktown project but it looks like the British version of the Consolidated B-24  bomber.
 The vacform on the Heritage kit is very thick, so I think I can scribe the bomb bay doors and add guns to the front/nose.
The Avro York MR.1 doesn't come with an upper turret,  but fills the gap between the Lancaster and Shackleton.
Coastal Command colours will be used on the finished build.
Title: Re: Avro York MR.1
Post by: McColm on August 07, 2019, 09:41:24 am
Due to a slight mishap the Maritime York now has a pair of Nene jet engines fitted to the outer wings with chin radome from the C-97.
Title: Re: Avro York MR.1
Post by: JayBee on August 07, 2019, 11:24:49 am
Sounds not a bad "mishap". Jet power for take-off and for dash performance in the combat zone, and piston power for the cruise be better to make them Griffons.
 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Avro York MR.1
Post by: McColm on August 13, 2019, 04:22:46 am
There is an uncanny resemblance with the ventral to the Liberator GR.V , the Dumbo radome. I could mock up a fake nose and add a couple of guns.