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Offline andrewj

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Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« on: November 16, 2019, 06:44:01 am »
As well as building aircraft during WWII , the blackburn company was also involved in preparing  and repairing Lend-Lease aircraft for the Royal Navy . Many Vought Corsairs passed through their hands and as some of these came back to the company for servicing and repair , it was decided to see what improvements could be made.
 The Corsair VI was the culmination of this work , modifications included the replacement of the original American engine with the Bristol Centaurus and a modified upper fuselage to improve the view for deck-landing ,with a canopy similar to that of the Firebrand , then under developement . Armament was upgraded to four 20mm cannon
  Many of these successful conversions served with the British Pacific Fleet during the final assault on Japan in the last year of the war.











Model is 1/48 and based on a Tamiya Corsair with Sea Fury engine ,canopy and upper decking.

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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 07:24:02 am »
That looks excellent! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Good choice of engine, too! :thumbsup:
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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 08:11:17 am »
Great improvement on the Corsair basis, congratulations! :thumbsup:
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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2019, 09:11:55 am »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2019, 09:25:35 am »
very nice!

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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2019, 09:26:04 am »
Very nice!

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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2019, 10:45:39 am »
Nice looking build.
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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2019, 11:28:29 am »
Sweeeeeeet.
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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2019, 11:53:23 am »
Most definitely an aircraft I'd want on my side in any scuffle!  I like it a lot!!
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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2019, 12:04:16 pm »
Good one - very convincing! :thumbsup:

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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2019, 03:12:19 pm »
Lovely bird, beautifully executed

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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2019, 03:19:49 pm »
That's great Andrew.  Excellent work.

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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2019, 04:30:48 pm »
Like Glenn says --- that's very convincing  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2019, 02:02:47 am »
Seriously, just an hour ago I was contemplating an F2G with a Centaurus up front. Beautiful work!
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Re: Vought Blackburn Corsair V!
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2019, 04:27:43 am »
An awesome, and very convincing aeroplane.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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