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The Captured G.B. / Re: Rebel Alliance AT-AA Walker
« Last post by Captain Canada on Today at 05:55:37 pm »
Lots of fire power now !
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Aircraft, Armor, Weapons and Ships by Topic / Re: A-4 Skyhawk
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Today at 04:49:45 pm »
Did they EVER build two of them the same?  :o

The aircraft of a given dash number were mostly the same, but as the roles,
and customers, expanded and equipment was changed/added it inevitably
led to airframe changes.

The series aircraft were as follows:
A4D-1 = A-4A
A4D-2 = A-4B
A4D-2N = A-4C
A4D-5 = A-4E
A-4F = based on A-4E, engine changed to J52 along with airframe and equipment mods/upgrades
A-4G = based on A-4F, RAN
A-4H = based on A-4E, IDF
A-4K = based on A-4F, RNZAF
A-4KU = based on A-4M, Kuwait
A-4L = upgraded A-4C, USN Naval Air Reserve
A-4M = based on A-4F, Skyhawk II, same J52-P-408 engine as A-4F Super Fox, USMC
A-4N = based on A-4M, IDF
A-4PTM = reworked surplus A-4L, Malaysia

OA-4M = TA-4F reworked for Fast FAC role, USMC

TA-4F = USN/USMC, A-4E based and originally designated TA-4E
TA-4G = RAN
TA-4H = IDF
TA-4J = USN/USMC, TA-4F with weapons systems removed used for carrier pilot training
TA-4K = RNZAF
TA-4KU = Kuwait

Simples.  ;)



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Armour / Re: 1:72 "Kugelhetzer" SPAAG, late 1945
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Today at 03:32:20 pm »
Yow, even more cramped inside and more of a maintenance nightmare.  ;D

This drawing shows a 38(d) based Kugelblitz in the lower left corner, no doubt
completely speculative but it does show the lengthened 38(d) chassis and has
the turret mounted towards the fwd end of the fighting compartment.

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The Captured G.B. / Re: Rebel Alliance AT-AA Walker
« Last post by AeroplaneDriver on Today at 02:53:39 pm »
A little progress today.  The puny concussion grenade launcher on the right "cheek" has been upgraded by the rebels to a concussion missile launcher.

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Aircraft, Armor, Weapons and Ships by Topic / Re: A-4 Skyhawk
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 02:53:21 pm »
Did they EVER build two of them the same?  :o
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In its intended anti-shipping role Middle East Command determined that the S77 needed some forward facing armament, which was sadly lacking in its Regia Aeronautica period, so Flt. Lt. Baker, (Yes, the same Flt. Lt. Baker who produced the six Wellesley B(PR)IIIs... ;)) decided to fit a couple of forward facing turrets, one in each hull.

So here's the first one in position, still needing some PSR etc. but you can see the general idea. Yes, there will be one on the other hull too.

(Well, I've got two Lancaster kits so there's two forward gun turrets, why waste one?  ;D)



Pretty it isn't, but then neither was the S77 originally, and the Lancaster wasn't actually a thing of beauty either.
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Aircraft, Armor, Weapons and Ships by Topic / Re: A-4 Skyhawk
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Today at 02:05:01 pm »
More length comparison drawings, with a top-view as well with printing dimensions
for 1/72nd and 1/48th.

https://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2016/08/a4d-skyhawk-one-more-time.html



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Aircraft, Armor, Weapons and Ships by Topic / Re: A-4 Skyhawk
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Today at 02:01:04 pm »
Then you have the Super Fox, A-4Fs that were re-engined with the J52-P-408,
thrust went from 9,300 lbs from the J52-P-8B to 11,200 lbs. The intakes were again
enlarged. The A-4M also had the more powerful engine and enlarged inlets.

https://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2011/02/super-fox.html


Super Fox


Stock A-4F
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Model Kit News / Re: Airfix
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Today at 01:50:25 pm »
I just wish they'd release the Angel Fighter in 1/24 ...

🤣🤣 :thumbsup:
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Model Kit News / Re: Airfix
« Last post by Scotaidh on Today at 01:11:28 pm »
I just wish they'd release the Angel Fighter in 1/24 ...
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