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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2019, 06:05:55 am »
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2019, 07:53:32 am »
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2019, 07:59:33 am »
Better and better! :thumbsup:
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2019, 08:22:12 am »
That looks great. The NMF paint is perfect for this.
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2019, 08:45:43 am »
The chequered areas look REALLY good on it too.  :thumbsup:
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2019, 05:04:42 am »
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2019, 11:43:23 am »
During December 1947, the newly minted USAF issued an RFP for a multi-role airplane, it's primary mission to escort SAC bombers.  In addition to this, secondary roles of photo recon, interception, and ground attack would be required.

 North American Aviation was successful in drawing on the experience gained with its revolutionary Twin Mustang in meeting these requirements.  The resulting F-82K was dubbed Tri-Stang, it's designation due to a budgetary funding issue.  513 units of all variants were produced, and it went on to serve with distinction during the post war period.  The superiority of emerging jet performance, plus the capability of in-flight refueling brought about the retirement of the Tri-Stang from active units, beginning in 1959.  It continued to serve with the ANG into the mid-sixties.  Only a handful of these elegant birds remain preserved today in aviation museums around the world.

 The F-82K  pictured here,  'Ole 97, served with the 27th Fighter Escort Wing, stationed at Ladd AFB in Alaska.












Seen here with it's predecessor F-82G



It's nice to have this one finally done and on the shelf <_<  The conversion was easy, and the Starfighter decals went on well.  The contra prop is a little iffy.  :-\  I would have rather followed Kit's example with the Merlins, but being a penny pinching old Scot, I'm afraid the kit parts had to carry on.  :thumbsup:  But now there are at least two Tri-Stangs in the universe!

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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2019, 11:57:46 am »
So nice! :wub: :wub: :wub:
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2019, 01:07:03 pm »
That is absolutely STUNNING Kem!  :thumbsup:

The NMF is really, REALLY good and the anti-glare panels and chequers finish it off a treat.  ;D
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2019, 06:02:56 pm »
That is absolutely STUNNING Kem!  :thumbsup:

The NMF is really, REALLY good and the anti-glare panels and chequers finish it off a treat.  ;D

x2   :thumbsup:
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2019, 06:59:07 pm »
That is absolutely STUNNING Kem!  :thumbsup:

The NMF is really, REALLY good and the anti-glare panels and chequers finish it off a treat.  ;D

x2   :thumbsup:

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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2019, 02:56:49 am »
Cool.

I'm not convinced of the practicality (not that that matters here) but it's a great bit of work.  Good job.
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2019, 08:31:36 am »

I'm not convinced of the practicality......


What's that?  ;D ;)
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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2019, 10:18:03 am »
I guess I missed the part where these models needed to pass some kind of review board, or meet certain criteria.  I thought this, and other what-if sites were just for fun.  Cripes, I've seen here airplanes with octopus noses, and aircraft powered by Zen forces, and I thought these were pretty darn cool.  Didn't realize that they had to be practical.  Well, that does it for me.  You guys have a great time, I'm done.

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Re: F-82 or A-Something Tri-Stang WIP
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2019, 04:08:22 pm »
PLEASE don't go Kem, not after that tour de force.

We NEED impractical people who don't give a damn about Bernoulli  and his laws!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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