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I have the Hasegawa 1/48 F4U-4 and want to add HVAR rockets as per

Korean War. The kit has holes in the wing bottom but they seem to be for

an F4U-4B with the wing cannons. Is there a drawing on line that shows the

stub locations, 4 rockets per wing, 8 stubs per wing. Thanks jon

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OK here's a curve ball. I am currently building a 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A and have it

pretty much assembled. I just noticed it has rocket stubs E-15, E-16, and E-17.

Four are rectangular and four and trapezoidal, sorta. I can't see where they go

as the wings are assembled and painted. Does anyone have this kit unassembled

and can measure where the holes are on the bottom outer wing panels? Thanks jon

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The standard F4U-4 would have the rocket stubs in the same place as the F4U-1D (which, on the Tamiya kit in 1/48, would probably have the same wing panels as the F4U-1A kit).  

 

The F4U-1A would not use the rocket stubs at all; only maybe a handful of test airplanes were fitted with rockets while developing the capability; it was not fielded on the Corsair until the F4U-1D version.

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I know that, what I was asking was where are these stubs located, I have a

Tamiya F4U-1A which didn't use rockets, but as you mentioned the F4U-1D did.

I was simply looking for dimensions on the Tamiya kit so I can use those dimensions

to locate them on to my Hasegawa F4U-4 kit. My Tamiya kit is assembled so I don't

know where the holes are. The Hasegawa kit has no ordinance at all so I am utilizing

the Tamiya parts instead of buying aftermarket. jon

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I have this and tons of pictures. I must not be getting through,

thanks very much but I need DIMENSIONS off the Tamiya

kit. These dimensions I can then use and transfer them to my Hasegawa

kit. I have more Corsair pictures than you'll ever know but that's worthless to me. jon

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