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Old September 18th, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Just got a note in my email thet KittyHawk is doing a 1/48 F2H3/4. Anybody else hear this?
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Old September 18th, 2013, 08:18 AM
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CAD images over on HS!

http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/revie...kpreview_6.htm

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Old September 18th, 2013, 09:26 AM
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Finally a Banshee! Hopefully we'll see a F2H-2 someday.

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Old September 18th, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Old September 18th, 2013, 12:29 PM
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When this finally comes out I hope someone does one with a "T" on the tail.
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if you kitbash a Hawk/Testors kit with the new one, you could get to a -2/-2B to put the "T" on there,,,,,those three squadrons didn't use a T on a -3 or -4
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if you kitbash a Hawk/Testors kit with the new one, you could get to a -2/-2B to put the "T" on there,,,,,those three squadrons didn't use a T on a -3 or -4
They flew with a "T" on the tail on the USS Forrestal's shakedown cruise.
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you're right, sorry,,,,,,,,,I completely forgot about the F2H-2P on Forestal's first cruise to the Med in 1957 (The "T and O" cruise wasn't the shakedown,,,,,,,,the Shakedown and Azores cruises before that had PL as the Photo Banshee tail code)

There was a T code on Banshees with VC-4 on the Clear Overpainted Aluminum scheme,,,,,,,but, that wasn't a deployed unit at that time.

It would be quite a stretch to get a Blue Photo Banshee from a -3/4 kit,,,,,,but, I suppose it could be done if a person wanted one bad enough

edit: ohh, wait a second,,,,,,,,,the -3 was on the Shakedown,,,,,,,,with ATG-181, but, that is an "I", not a "T"
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Hmmm... those 3-view drawings make me wonder why McDonnell didn't produce a swept-wing version of the Banshee instead of a bigger Banjo. They could've taken a page from the Cougar and swept the folding portion of the wings and the tail surfaces.
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Hmmm... those 3-view drawings make me wonder why McDonnell didn't produce a swept-wing version of the Banshee instead of a bigger Banjo. They could've taken a page from the Cougar and swept the folding portion of the wings and the tail surfaces.
Interesting Hmmmm.

I think of the Big Banjo as equivalent to the -4/5 Panthers...But with a RADAR. That was huge for the early 50s. Think first gen all weather fighter. It equipped day fighter squadrons as well as night fighter dets. from the Composite squadrons. Not sure the Navy was ready to try to land a swept wing all weather fighter on the axle decks.

Besides, I like to think the Demon was equivalent to the Cougar, but just a nose behind for MacAir to consider this wild idea of a turbojet with an after burning engine, and Gasp, the Sparrow.
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Banshee, FJ-3, Panther, Cougar, F-89H, A4D1, YF-16, YF-17, ALL IN 1/48 !
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Interesting Hmmmm.

I think of the Big Banjo as equivalent to the -4/5 Panthers...But with a RADAR. That was huge for the early 50s. Think first gen all weather fighter. It equipped day fighter squadrons as well as night fighter dets. from the Composite squadrons. Not sure the Navy was ready to try to land a swept wing all weather fighter on the axle decks.

Besides, I like to think the Demon was equivalent to the Cougar, but just a nose behind for MacAir to consider this wild idea of a turbojet with an after burning engine, and Gasp, the Sparrow.

Pick up Tommy Thomason's "US Naval Air Superiority." It's an excellent read about the hows and whys with the Navy's early fighters. There's so much good info in the book that it's hard to boil it down into a forum post, but basically, swept wing jets, the iffy engines of the day, and straight carrier decks were a tough combination to operate with. There is a drawing in the book of a swept wing "F2H-5" but it never left the drawing board.

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Pick up Tommy Thomason's "US Naval Air Superiority." It's an excellent read about the hows and whys with the Navy's early fighters. There's so much good info in the book that it's hard to boil it down into a forum post, but basically, swept wing jets, the iffy engines of the day, and straight carrier decks were a tough combination to operate with. There is a drawing in the book of a swept wing "F2H-5" but it never left the drawing board.

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