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1/72 Airfix A-4B/P kit

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G'day people,

I vaguely recall that there may have been an issue with the size (length?) of the external tanks supplied. I want to build some Argentine A-4s (B/C/P), will I need to modify or replace the external tanks provided?

Alley Cat make a pair of replacement 1/72 tanks for early USN A-4B/Cs, are these smaller tanks also applicable to the Argentine jets?

cheers,

Pappy

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Airfix's tanks are too straight to my eyes, the real thing was rather 'bulged' all over while the kit items have a too straight center section.

I can't say much about the Alley Cat tank - I will replace mine with spare Fujimi ones. The Argentine Skyhawks used the 300 gallon Aero 1D.

For more on the Aero series, see the excellent Tailhook topics site.

HTH,

Andre

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All three tanks in the Airfix kit are wrong. While they are all supposed to represent the same tank (with/without tail), the centerline one is shorter and the underwing ones have a cylindrical center section which renders them completely inaccurate.

Check here to see my correction of the wing tanks (scroll down about 1/3rd):

http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/Airfix_Falklands_30th_GB_f4h1phantom_s_1_72_A_4B_Skyhawk_about34547.html

Jorge.

PS: gotta finish that thing! :cheers:

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