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I have been searching on the net for information on many airliners and the versions longer and shorter other wings etc. Its Just an idea would be to make an listing of airliners and how to get to the version you realy want to build, but have no idea where and how to cut in the fuselage or wings and what engine you would need to make it a good looking model.

Military Designation

C-22B Boeing 727 No change, this is a straight B727-200 (Airfix of Minicraft). One Minicraft kit actually comes with C-22 decals

C-40 Clipper - This is actually a B737-700. Use Revell B737-800 kit and remove forward of the wing, but aft of the baggage hold door 18.7mm and aft of the wing, but forward of the baggage hold door 19.75mm. Also don't forget to remove the tail bumper fairing and fill the resulting hole

T-43 Boeing 737-200 No Changes, straight B737-200 (Airfix)

Boeing 757 C-32

Boeing 767 AST 767-200

• KC-767 Boeing 767-200ER KC-767 General Electric CF6

• KC-767-2J6ER/MMTT Jupiter Brazil

Boeing 747 ABL

Boeing 747 VC-25A Air Force One 747-200B

Boeing 747 E-4B 747-200B

McDonnell Douglas KC-10

KDC-10

Lockheed L-1011

A310 Luftwaffe 2 × General Electric CF6

A310 CC-150 Polaris 2 × General Electric CF6

A319 Italian Air force

A320

A330 MRTT A330-200 2x General Electric CF6 - For the forward section remove 21mm (and 5 windows). The forward cut line is basically flush with the forward edge of the fifth window. For the rear section remove four windows between two vertical panel lines just behind the wing root taper (about 15mm) and 4 windows. A taller tail from Braz is required or the Hamilton Hobbies conversion set that includes engines, tail, boom and pods. Decals on a limited edition sheet from Southern Sky Models in Australia

A330 MRTT Voyager KC2/ KC3 A-330-200 2x General Electric CF6

Please note that A330 MRTTs use the later Post Mod 48979 tail, Bra.Z part number B4KT32M (Hannants' stock number is BZ4062). This uses the more powerful A340-500/-600 system and is shorter than the original A330-200 tail (pre-MSN0555).

A340 A340-200 French Air Force

A340FAMILYv1_0_zps18b82691.png

Caravelle and DC-8-62/72F

A340 A340-300 German Air Force

Conny to EC-121

707 to E3

707 to EL/M-2075

767 to E-767

Lockheed Electra to Orion

Comet to Nimrod

E-6A/B Mercury Boeing 707-

E-8C JSTARS Boeing 707-

Il-18 to Il-20, Il-22, Il-38

Il-86 to Il-86 VKP (Airborne command centre)

Tu-134 to Tu-134 UBL, UBSh

An-72 to An-72P

An-72 to An-71

Tu-114 to Tu-126

Saab 340 to Saab 340 AEW&C

ERJ 145 to R-99 and P-99

Il-76 is not quite an airliner, but

Il-76 to A50

Il-76 to KJ-2000

Il-76 to Il-78

Il-76 to Il-76 VKP (Airborne command centre)

This is how it may look like and you find what is needed to get where you want it.

If you have details on cutting up airliners please forward that to me with an PM so that I may edit the listing and we help others out. Please note 1/144 only.

Edited by Eric2020

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Considering that a lot of commercial planes have been pressed into military service, most of the changes are internal and won't be noticed. Other than possible antenna for the E-4b, Air Force One, AWACS etc. Just take a commercial craft and paint it up in military colors.

Frank

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Not in most cases. I create an listing for others as well, as its very hard to find info on where to cut an airliner and have it stretched or shortend. And I am not the only one searching for data on how to get an -200 from an -300

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Considering that a lot of commercial planes have been pressed into military service, most of the changes are internal and won't be noticed. Other than possible antenna for the E-4b, Air Force One, AWACS etc. Just take a commercial craft and paint it up in military colors.

Frank

ATL

The current Air Force One 747s are complete 1 offs from other 747s.

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But on the outside it is still a 747 and you don't have to chop or stretch or butcher to make a model of it. Look at some of the MC releases of 727, 757 in military paint. Still the same old Boeings just under disguise.

Frank

ATL

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Eric,

Here is some info on what you do or don't need to do. I am assuming 1/144 scale. I love airliners in military service and have built the T-43 from the Airfix kit and am working on the KC-10 and KC-30A (A330 MRTT) kits at the moment. I have also converted a Revell B737-800 to a RAAF B737-700 BBJ

Boeing 727 C-22B No change, this is a straight B727-200 (Airfix of Minicraft). One Minicraft kit actually comes with C-22 decals

Boeing 737 T-43 737-200 - No Change, straight B737-200 (Airfix)

Boeing 737-200 C-40 Clipper - This is actually a B737-700. Use Revell B737-800 kit and remove forward of the wing, but aft of the baggage hold door 18.7mm and aft of the wing, but forward of the baggage hold door 19.75mm. Also don't forget to remove the tail bumper fairing and fill the resulting hole.

Boeing 757 C-32 - Straight B757-200 - Minicraft issued the kit in these decals

Boeing 767 AST 767-200 All 767-300s kits need 21mm removed in front of wing and 23mm behind wing, Booms from Revell KC-135 kit? Scratch build refuelling pods where required.

KC-767 Boeing 767-200ER KC-767 General Electric CF6

KC-767-2J6ER/MMTT Jupiter Brazil

Boeing 747 ABL - B747-400 conversion to freighter (short upper deck) plus laser nose fitting

Boeing 747 VC-25A Air Force One 747-200B - Dragon does this kit OOB

Boeing 747 E-4B 747-200B Revell kit OOB

McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Revell Kit OOB - Long out of production

KDC-10 Revell kit OOB, modify the KC-10 if required

Lockheed L-1011 Welsh vacform kit OOB

A-310 Luftwaffe 2 × General Electric CF6 - Straight Revell kit came with a version of Luftwaffe decals

A-310 CC-150 Polaris 2 × General Electric CF6 - Straight Revell kit, CanMilAir does the decals

A-320 - Revell kit or coming Zvezda

A-330 MRTT A-330-200 2x General Electric CF6 - For the forward section remove 21mm (and 5 windows). The forward cut line is basically flush with the forward edge of the fifth window. For the rear section remove four windows between two vertical panel lines just behind the wing root taper (about 15mm) and 4 windows. A taller tail from Braz is required or the Hamilton Hobbies conversion set that includes engines, tail, boom and pods. Decals on a limited edition sheet from Southern Sky Models in Australia

A-330 MRTT Voyager KC2/ KC3 A-330-200 2x General Electric CF6 As above, plugs, tail and pods required.

A-340 Who uses the A340 as a military transport? I have a spare :D To convert use same cuts as A330-200, Braz conversion sets to make A330-500 and A330-600

Edited by Trojan Thunder

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Conny to EC-121

707 to E3

707 to EL/M-2075

767 to E-767

Lockheed Electra to Orion

Comet to Nimrod

Il-18 to Il-20, Il-22, Il-38

Il-86 to Il-86 VKP (Airborne command centre)

Tu-134 to Tu-134 UBL, UBSh

An-72 to An-72P

An-72 to An-71

Tu-114 to Tu-126

Saab 340 to Saab 340 AEW&C

ERJ 145 to R-99 and P-99

Il-76 is not quite an airliner, but

Il-76 to A50

Il-76 to KJ-2000

Il-76 to Il-78

Il-76 to Il-76 VKP (Airborne command centre)

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WOW!! This is wonderfull information many modellers are looking for. I'll edit it into the list. Many Thanks Trojan Thunder & Pin

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A-340 Who uses the A340 as a military transport?

The French and German Air Force!

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A-330 MRTT A-330-200 2x General Electric CF6 - For the forward section remove 21mm (and 5 windows). The forward cut line is basically flush with the forward edge of the fifth window. For the rear section remove four windows between two vertical panel lines just behind the wing root taper (about 15mm) and 4 windows. A taller tail from Braz is required or the Hamilton Hobbies conversion set that includes engines, tail, boom and pods. Decals on a limited edition sheet from Southern Sky Models in Australia

Please note that A330 MRTTs use the later Post Mod 48979 tail, Bra.Z part number B4KT32M (Hannants' stock number is BZ4062). This uses the more powerful A340-500/-600 system and is shorter than the original A330-200 tail (pre-MSN0555).

F-Decal have a sheet for the French AF (AdlA) A340 which includes instructions where to cut the fuselage to shorten it. They also have decals for the AdlA Caravelle and DC-8-62/72F.

The Draw Decal website also used to have instructions on how to cut down the A330/A340 and 767 fuselages to get to the respective -200 versions but, at the moment, they disappeared when the site was upgraded. Hopefully they'll soon be restored.

Several countries Air Forces have A318/A319/A320/A321s see here: Airliners.net search link (There are some civvies in there, but you get the idea :)/> )

A310s with CF6s are also flown by the AdlA and the Spanish Air Force (FAE). The Belgian AF had a A310-222 with PW JT9Ds and have operated the Embraer 145, A330-300 and 727-100.

There are also lots of military transport 707s for example the C-137s, CC-137, not to mention the USN's E-6.

The RNZAF also used the 727-100 and now have the 757-200 in service.

HTH,

Jonathan

BTW Eric, there is no dash ' - ' between the A and 3xx in Airbus designations, it is always A300, A310, A320 and so on right up to the A400M :thumbsup:/> .

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I take notice of this info and add it the next updat. Many thanks for this info!! greatly appriciate4d! :worship:

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The Airfix 737 would require substantial modification to be made into a T-43. The T-43s were late production -200s and, as such, have all of the external modifications of the -200A. This means new pylons, removal of the blow-in doors, and extension of the Krueger flaps.

Remember, the -300 was the fourth 737 variant, not the third. ;)

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Thanks for adding info! :D Would the modifications be vissible in 1/144? I'm no expert in airliners and how to get new engines for this kit. Is another kit better to get close to the T-43?

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Does somebody have these instructions?

An uploaded scan would be good to have in the listing

F-Decal have a sheet for the French AF (AdlA) A340 which includes instructions where to cut the fuselage to shorten it.

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Does somebody have these instructions?

An uploaded scan would be good to have in the listing

F-Decal have a sheet for the French AF (AdlA) A340 which includes instructions where to cut the fuselage to shorten it.

I've the Draw Decal's version of A330-300 to -200...

Drop me a PM with your email if that helps...

Cheers

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Going further on the conversion listing of civil airliners and how to get them close to the real thing 1/144 scale

I have been searching on the net for information on many airliners and the versions longer and shorter other wings etc. Its Just an idea would be to make an listing of airliners and how to get to the version you realy want to build, but have no idea where and how to cut in the fuselage or wings and what engine you would need to make it a good looking model.

Military Designation

C-22B Boeing 727 No change, this is a straight B727-200 (Airfix of Minicraft). One Minicraft kit actually comes with C-22 decals

C-40 Clipper - This is actually a B737-700. Use Revell B737-800 kit and remove forward of the wing, but aft of the baggage hold door 18.7mm and aft of the wing, but forward of the baggage hold door 19.75mm. Also don't forget to remove the tail bumper fairing and fill the resulting hole

T-43 Boeing 737-200 No Changes, straight B737-200 (Airfix)

Boeing 757 C-32

Boeing 767 AST 767-200

KC-46 KC-767 Boeing 767-200ER KC-767 General Electric CF6

KC-46 KC-767-2J6ER/MMTT Jupiter Brazil

Boeing 747 ABL

Boeing 747 VC-25A Air Force One 747-200B

Boeing 747 E-4B 747-200B Revell Kitnumber 000000 with DACO designed Decals

McDonnell Douglas KC-10

KDC-10

Lockheed L-1011

A310 Luftwaffe 2 × General Electric CF6

A310 CC-150 Polaris 2 × General Electric CF6

A319 Italian Air force

A320

A330 MRTT A330-200 2x General Electric CF6 - For the forward section remove 21mm (and 5 windows). The forward cut line is basically flush with the forward edge of the fifth window. For the rear section remove four windows between two vertical panel lines just behind the wing root taper (about 15mm) and 4 windows. A taller tail from Braz is required or the Hamilton Hobbies conversion set that includes engines, tail, boom and pods. Decals on a limited edition sheet from Southern Sky Models in Australia

A330 MRTT Voyager KC2/ KC3 A-330-200 2x General Electric CF6

Please note that A330 MRTTs use the later Post Mod 48979 tail, Bra.Z part number B4KT32M (Hannants' stock number is BZ4062). This uses the more powerful A340-500/-600 system and is shorter than the original A330-200 tail (pre-MSN0555).

A340 A340-200 French Air Force

A340FAMILYv1_0_zps18b82691.png

Caravelle and DC-8-62/72F

A340 A340-300 German Air Force

Conny to EC-121

707 to E3 AWACS

707 to EL/M-2075

767 to E-767

Lockheed Electra to Orion

Comet to Nimrod

E-6A/B Mercury Boeing 707-

E-8C JSTARS Boeing 707-

Il-18 to Il-20, Il-22, Il-38

Il-86 to Il-86 VKP (Airborne command centre)

Tu-134 to Tu-134 UBL, UBSh

An-72 to An-72P

An-72 to An-71

Tu-114 to Tu-126

Saab 340 to Saab 340 AEW&C

ERJ 145 to R-99 and P-99

Il-76 is not quite an airliner, but

Il-76 to A50

Il-76 to KJ-2000

Il-76 to Il-78

Il-76 to Il-76 VKP (Airborne command centre)

This is how it may look like and you find what is needed to get where you want it.

If you have details on cutting up airliners please forward that to me with an PM so that I may edit the listing and we help others out. Please note 1/144 only.

Edited by Eric2020

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You left off one!

McDonnell Douglas C-9A/B/C & DC-9-30  (Airfix, Eastern Express, & Fly SOOTB)

 

 

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And Fokker F.27-300M Troopship & F.27-400M Enforcer (Airfix & ESCI in 1/72; Doyusha, Eastern Express, F-RSIN, Welsh in 1/144)

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