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  1. The F-15 is another that has "up/down" flaps. At least on the A, B, C, D
  2. Greetings, Looking for decal from Revell 1/48 AT-6/SNJ - Army option. It is the pre-war aircraft with X-524 fuselage number. It's this boxing: clicky It gives Navy and Army decal options. I would like the Army decals only, please. Let me know what you need for them. thank you!
  3. Cubs2jets, I don't understand what you mean. The Revell kit and the Lindberg kit are both PT-17's. They both have the seven cylinder R-670 engine. I found this photo on google of the Lindberg kit, but I don't see an exhaust collector as a separate part. In any case, it would still be an exhaust collector for a seven cylinder engine, not nine cylinders like the R-680 that goes in the PT-13. clicky
  4. No joy there, the Lindberg is also a PT-17 so it does not have an R-680. The PT-17 uses the Continental R-670 seven cylinder radial engine. The PT-13 uses the Lycoming R-680 nine cylinder radial engine. Different engines with different exhaust collector systems
  5. David, It appears that the R-680 you have has the rear mounted exhaust collector. The front type is very unusual for US radial engines. Here's a nice photo of how it looks on R-680 that goes on a PT-13A. Clicky Also a Wikipedia commons photo of a PT-13D with the R-680. Clicky
  6. Thanks guys. Does Engines & Things include the front mounted exhaust collector? I think that was unique to the PT-13
  7. Greetings, It looks like the newish Revell 1/48 PT-17 Kaydet is a gem. Anyone know of any aftermarket planned for this kit? I know we have decals by Caracal. Come on you resin guys, give us a nice Lycoming R-680 engine so I can make a PT-13 variant.
  8. Looking for 1/72 Revell/Matchbox/HobbyCraft DHC-6 Twin Otter. Prefer USA for shipping cost. Canada probably good too. Cheerio!
  9. There is an early F-86 on a pedestal in Draper, Utah at the Utah Air National Guard headquarters. See link below. Note the tail number (may not be correct) is 49-1273 which according to my references is in the A model range. It has the vee shaped windscreen but also has the fairing for the all flying tail. Sorry the vee shaped windscreen does not show well in the photos on the link. Where some A models retrofitted with the all flying tail? Or is this more likely an E that has been painted to represent an A? Cheerio! Clicky
  10. I picked Sgt Ralph "Bob" Wolton; #UM N 'cause most people don't choose to do an enlisted man's airplane. Just sayin'
  11. I just bought a Wolfpack T-38A from evilBay after reading good reviews of the kit. It looks like it needs better ejection seats. I see that Wolfpack itself actually makes aftermarket ejection seats. However, I have two Sword T-38A's in my stash that have now lost their collector value. They have excellent resin seats, so I am thinking of "liberating" them. Is anyone else with Sword T-38's in their collection thinking of the same thing? FWIW, the Sword decals are pretty nice too. I have plans to do two different T-38's. A plain-jane white rocket from Laughlin AFB circa 1983 using the
  12. Very nice work. It appears that AIM of the UK is going to be releasing a Cessna 310 "Blue Canoe" in their resin line in both 1/72 and 1/48. They just released a CASA 212 light transport aircraft also in both scales. AIM72 AZ was supposed to make some new 1/72 general aviation aircraft (Cessna 180, 185) but still no signs of them on their website. I would love to see a Cirrus SR22, Cessna 182, or Columbia 400 (Cessna TT Corvalis) in any scale.
  13. Here are a couple of nice photos of C models that show the dorsal fin extension. It is very different than the D model type. I always liked the look of the dorsal fin extension on the C models. P-51C Excalibur III Another of a what appears to me as an F-6C but is labelled as a P-51C-1NT. P-51C-1NT
  14. Ask and ye shall receive...OK actually this is all I have. Photo of 12th Fighter Squadron pilots at Fighter 2 airstrip on Guadalcanal, summer 1943. My dad Steven W. Hockett is back row, second from left. His good friend Bill Smith is back row, far right. Squadron commander, Lew Kittel is middle row, third from left.
  15. Greetings mates, I just stumbled across this thread. I think I may have some photos to contribute. Two photos of my late father (Steven W. Hockett) taken on Guadalcanal during the summer of 1943 while he was a pilot assigned to the 12th Fighter Squadron. Serial number of the top aircraft is 43-2187. The bottom aircraft is serial number 43-2186. Anyway, for your viewing pleasure, two more possibly undocumented Guadalcanal P-38G's. According to my dad, the Army fighter squadrons shared the P-38's So, even though the P-38's were nominally assigned to the 339th FS, they were flown by pilo
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