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Yes, I would agree. It doesn't look close - too bulky to be a correct 880 litre supersonic centerline tank. I was comparing the pictures of the kit plastic to my IsraCast Kfir Fuel Tanks and Pylons set and reference photos. The real tank is considerably more pointed, too. Just my opinion based on what I see.

Could it be due to the angle the model is depicted at?

It's not an issue of the angle the model is depicted at. I have many friends that fly for ATAC & I have photographed the kfirs extensively. There are two different types of centerline tanks for the aircraft. One, a streamlined supersonic tank and the second, is fatter & little shorter. The tanks also differ in having unique tail configurations.

Here's a couple of images to illustrate the difference.

This is the fatter tank w/ heavier tail fin configuration.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/ATAC/Israel-Aircraft-Industries/1319572/L/

http://www.airfighters.com/photo/67995/M/Private-ATAC/Israel-IAI-Kfir-C2/N402AX/

These images illustrates the more streamlined& IMHO, more elegant tank.

http://www.airfighters.com/photo/92768/M/Company-Owned-Air-Tactical-Advantage-Company-ATAC/Israel-IAI-Kfir-C2/N406AX/

ATAC F-21 Kfir

The kit tank, which is shown very well from the bottom view, looks to be a hybrid of traits from both of these different real tanks.

Disappointing.

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It's not an issue of the angle the model is depicted at. I have many friends that fly for ATAC & I have photographed the kfirs extensively. There are two different types of centerline tanks for the aircraft. One, a streamlined supersonic tank and the second, is fatter & little shorter. The tanks also differ in having unique tail configurations.

Here's a couple of images to illustrate the difference.

This is the fatter tank w/ heavier tail fin configuration.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/ATAC/Israel-Aircraft-Industries/1319572/L/

http://www.airfighters.com/photo/67995/M/Private-ATAC/Israel-IAI-Kfir-C2/N402AX/

These images illustrates the more streamlined& IMHO, more elegant tank.

http://www.airfighters.com/photo/92768/M/Company-Owned-Air-Tactical-Advantage-Company-ATAC/Israel-IAI-Kfir-C2/N406AX/

ATAC F-21 Kfir

The kit tank, which is shown very well from the bottom view, looks to be a hybrid of traits from both of these different real tanks.

Disappointing.

Your first two links show the RP52 subsonic 1300 litre centerline tank. The next two are of the 880 litre supersonic centerline tank.

Tom

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Your first two links show the RP52 subsonic 1300 litre centerline tank. The next two are of the 880 litre supersonic centerline tank.

Tom

Perfect. I didn't know the capacity of the subsonic tank. Appreciate the info.

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:pray:/>/> Any Cheetah versions ? (D, E, C) :pray:/>/>

Not likely - tail, wings, fuselage, they all differ between the Kfir and the Cheetah, so that would mean just about an entirely new kit.

Cheers,

Andre

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I just got the kit in, should I post sprue photos of the AMK (AvantGarde Model Kits) Kfir?

Let me know as I received three different packages and do not wish to waste my efforts.

Regards,

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Fine would be simply to show them sode by side !!

Side by side infers a comparison. Unless you provide the item the kit will be compared to, I guess it won't be fine.

I will prepare sprue shots tonight.

Regards.

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Fine would be simply to show them sode by side !!

Thanks in advance,

Deino

Deino, my Kinetic Models arrived so I can now do as you suggested to compare. Not side by side but images taken of the same area. Note that Kinetic Models (KM) has two noses in the box while AMK only one. Use file names to tell which is which:

AMKKMKfirComp1AMK.JPG

AMKKMKfirComp1bKM.JPG

AMKKMKfirComp1cKM.JPG

AMKKMKfirComp2AMK.JPG

AMKKMKfirComp2KM.JPG

AMKKMKfirComp3AMK.JPG

AMKKMKfirComp3KM.JPG

More coming...

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