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Hello All!

 

I'm about to build several F-100Ds in 1/48 scale. In every reference photo I have for the individual Huns I want to build, the jet is carrying the external fuel tanks shown in the photo below.

 

I believe these are 200 gallon tanks, but I'm not sure. Any F-100 fanatics out there who could confirm this for me?

 

Also, if they are 200 gallon tanks, does anyone know where I can source them in 1/48?

 

Thanks!

 

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Yup, those are 200-gal tanks. Many years ago, Fox 3 Studios sold them in 1/48. I don't know if Gerry is still trading, but you can try contacting him through his Facebook page: LINK. Renaissance, from France, sells a 1/48 recon pod for the F-100 that looks like a modified 200-gal drop tank. 

 

Ben

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1 hour ago, Ben Brown said:

Yup, those are 200-gal tanks. Many years ago, Fox 3 Studios sold them in 1/48. I don't know if Gerry is still trading, but you can try contacting him through his Facebook page: LINK. Renaissance, from France, sells a 1/48 recon pod for the F-100 that looks like a modified 200-gal drop tank. 

 

Ben

 

Thanks for confirming this! I've also read that the 1/48 Revell/Monogram F-101 comes with the same 200 gallon tanks. Do you know if this is true?

 

Thanks again!

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Hello!

 

The F-101 tanks are Sargent-Fletcher 400-gal tanks. They also made similar-looking tanks for the F-100 and H-21 helicopter. An ex-F-100 pilot I correspond with looked into the dimensions of the tanks and found the F-100 and F-101 400-gal tanks to be externally identical. Apparently, there were some internal differences, so you couldn’t mount an F-101 tank on an F-100 or vice-versa. Sort of like the high-speed centerline drop tanks for the F-4 later in its life being externally identical to the F-15’s tanks, but they weren’t interchangeable. From a scale modeling standpoint, you can mount some F-101 tanks to an F-100. The first picture here shows an F-100D with the 400-gal tanks: LINK

 

The 200-gal tanks were smaller and were shaped differently.

 

Ben

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The tanks in the image shared in the original post are the same or very similar to the large ferry tanks used by some models of the F-86 Sabre and were also seen on the USAF Sikorsky HH-3 'Jolly Green Giant' CSAR helicopters.  

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On 5/25/2021 at 10:45 AM, Ben Brown said:

Yup, those are 200-gal tanks. Many years ago, Fox 3 Studios sold them in 1/48. I don't know if Gerry is still trading, but you can try contacting him through his Facebook page: LINK. Renaissance, from France, sells a 1/48 recon pod for the F-100 that looks like a modified 200-gal drop tank. 

 

Ben

 

Thanks for this! I contacted Gerry and he's taking a look to see if he has any leftovers.

 

On 5/25/2021 at 8:18 PM, Ben Brown said:

Hello!

 

The F-101 tanks are Sargent-Fletcher 400-gal tanks. They also made similar-looking tanks for the F-100 and H-21 helicopter. An ex-F-100 pilot I correspond with looked into the dimensions of the tanks and found the F-100 and F-101 400-gal tanks to be externally identical. Apparently, there were some internal differences, so you couldn’t mount an F-101 tank on an F-100 or vice-versa. Sort of like the high-speed centerline drop tanks for the F-4 later in its life being externally identical to the F-15’s tanks, but they weren’t interchangeable. From a scale modeling standpoint, you can mount some F-101 tanks to an F-100. The first picture here shows an F-100D with the 400-gal tanks: LINK

 

The 200-gal tanks were smaller and were shaped differently.

 

Ben

 

Thanks for this as well. I could see in articles that people were using the tanks from F-101 kits, but they didn't really specify the tank size.

 

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6 hours ago, jeffryfontaine said:

The tanks in the image shared in the original post are the same or very similar to the large ferry tanks used by some models of the F-86 Sabre and were also seen on the USAF Sikorsky HH-3 'Jolly Green Giant' CSAR helicopters.  

Thanks, I took a look and I'm pretty positive the 1/48 Hasegawa F-86F-40 comes with the same 200 gallon tanks used on the F-100. Now where to find someone to part with them?

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