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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #195 on: February 29, 2020, 05:28:11 am »
Yet another entry in the World's Ugliest Aeroplane competition!

Was it Folland's entry against the Barracuda? I've never heard of it before.
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #196 on: February 29, 2020, 07:21:44 am »
Yet another entry in the World's Ugliest Aeroplane competition!

Was it Folland's entry against the Barracuda? I've never heard of it before.

I'd have thought that Supermarine aircraft Kit, which did get built IIRC. The Type 322.
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #197 on: February 29, 2020, 11:41:01 am »
Yet another entry in the World's Ugliest Aeroplane competition!

Was it Folland's entry against the Barracuda? I've never heard of it before.

I'd have thought that Supermarine aircraft Kit, which did get built IIRC. The Type 322.


Oh yes, very similar.  :thumbsup:

Digging deeper, it seems the spec. S24/37,  was to replace the Albacore and did indeed result in the Barracuda.

I've always wondered about that spec., did it state the aircraft had to have an in-line engine, as the FAA were wedded to radials prior to that?
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #198 on: February 29, 2020, 11:12:29 pm »
Oh I am so tempted, need to up the meds I think  ;). Seriously 10 less and I might consider it.
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/UNI72155?result-token=vaegY
Outside UK, the direct link to Unicraft http://www.unicraft.biz/on/fo116/fo116.htm (with a color profile of the plane)
confirms the high price: US$50 (38.82) + Packing and Postage (Hannants is correct with its price 44.95)
Yes, this is different from mass produced kits by Airfix or Revell (or Chinese manufacturers) :-\ :unsure:
but I think this is the price for rare subjects... :-\ ;)
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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #199 on: February 29, 2020, 11:37:46 pm »
looking at the Model,it looks like a Cross between a Fairey Albacore & a Grumman Avenger! I'm willing to be the Price will be in TFE Range! Dan

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Re: Unicraft
« Reply #200 on: March 01, 2020, 10:51:20 am »
Ugly but so cool ! I hope we see one built here before too long ! Cheers guys
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