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Title: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: TomZ on August 12, 2019, 11:12:00 am
Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk

(http://www.airwar1946.nl/whif/images/V12-4.JPG)

At the end of the 1970s the US Marine Corps began looking for a replacement of the AV-8A Harrier VTOL aircraft then in service.
Rockwell's design with the XFV-12 won against Convair's proposal with the Convair Model 200. The XFV-12A, despite its concept being considered risky compared to that of the Harrier, was selected for development.

(http://www.airwar1946.nl/whif/images/V12-1.JPG)

The first prototype XFV-12A used a number of components from existing aircraft to accelerate the development. First flight was made in 1978. The first production FV-12Bs Goshawk were delivered to the US Marine Corps in 1981 and in total 320 were delivered.
The FV-12 served in both Gulf wars, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. From 2021 it is scheduled to be replaced by the F-35B.

(http://www.airwar1946.nl/whif/images/V12-2.JPG)

(http://www.airwar1946.nl/whif/images/V12-3.JPG)

TomZ
http://www.airwar1946.nl/index.htm (http://www.airwar1946.nl/index.htm)
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 12, 2019, 11:28:38 am
Cool. What kit is this?
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: TomZ on August 12, 2019, 11:32:54 am
Cool. What kit is this?

Anigrand resin 1/72.

TomZ
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: JayBee on August 12, 2019, 11:38:00 am
Very nice Tom, that realy looks the dog's b0110cks!  :wub:
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: TomZ on August 12, 2019, 11:39:53 am
Very nice Tom, that realy looks the dog's b0110cks!  :wub:

In real life it could hardly get off the ground......

TomZ
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 12, 2019, 12:09:51 pm

In real life it could hardly get off the ground......


It's a pity it didn't, it really does look the part of a VSTOL fighter.

And it looks REALLY good in an operational scheme too, great job Tom.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: Caveman on August 13, 2019, 01:33:11 am
Very nice Tom, that realy looks the dog's b0110cks!  :wub:

Concur with the honourable gentlemanís assessment that this is the muttís nuts.
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 13, 2019, 01:48:59 am
Cool. What kit is this?

Anigrand resin 1/72.

TomZ

Ah, thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: NARSES2 on August 13, 2019, 06:08:52 am
I built that kit a fair old while ago and you've made a far, far better job of it then I did Tom.

Excellent build, really does look the part in that scheme as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: AndrewF on August 14, 2019, 01:21:35 am
That is a supremely ugly machine.
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: Rheged on August 14, 2019, 02:01:27 am
That is a supremely ugly machine.

.......which never actually left the ground.   The Harrier is a prettier aircraft, and flies rather well!!

Was it Sydney Camm who said "If it looks right it will fly right"  or something very similar?
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: Cobra on August 14, 2019, 02:07:25 am
This is a Cool & Interesting Aircraft! Somehow,i Could Almost picture that Aircraft in World Air Force Markings in Either Thunderbirds or Captain Scarlet Flying into Action! Superb Work Tom :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: Dan
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: Tophe on August 14, 2019, 04:53:35 am
Wow! Welcome in service! :thumbsup:
(top secret, that is why all journalists pretented it was a failure...)
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: comrade harps on August 14, 2019, 05:41:49 am
Neat-O  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: chrisonord on August 14, 2019, 12:42:28 pm
Very cool, and head scratchworthy. :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: Rockwell FV-12 Goshawk
Post by: su27rules on August 14, 2019, 01:53:39 pm
 :thumbsup: :mellow: