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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2015, 02:17:15 AM »
Interesting that the Plastic Borg mentioned installing the Vickers Class "S" class 40mm S Guns on a P-40.



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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2015, 02:30:14 AM »
Another idea...Tigercat fighter but with cockpit canopy similar to the Bearcat.
That might be good.
The front view of the Tigercat is wonderful but something always bothers me about the side view. The real world canopy cannot be quite ideal for best visibility either.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2015, 02:37:26 AM »
Like this?  ;)



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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2015, 02:40:34 AM »
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2015, 02:43:42 AM »
Interesting that the Plastic Borg mentioned installing the Vickers Class "S" class 40mm S Guns on a P-40.



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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2015, 02:47:40 AM »

I have plans (only on paper of course) to install a 75mm and maybe two 40mm guns on a F7F. 

Fire all three at once and the aircraft would probably fall out of the sky.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #56 on: January 05, 2015, 02:52:40 AM »

I have plans (only on paper of course) to install a 75mm and maybe two 40mm guns on a F7F. 

Fire all three at once and the aircraft would probably fall out of the sky.

Agreed. There will be a switch interlock which prevents the arming of both cannons types at the same time.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2015, 07:58:15 AM »

I have plans (only on paper of course) to install a 75mm and maybe two 40mm guns on a F7F. 

Fire all three at once and the aircraft would probably fall out of the sky.

Or set an air-speed record for flying backwards! :o
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2015, 12:32:39 AM »
Like this?  ;)



I hope to finish it real soon.
That is the general idea  :-*
... although I think there must be a way to do it without a flat area behind the cockpit, and I'm not really into wingtip tanks.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2015, 02:59:46 AM »
Like this?  ;)

I hope to finish it real soon.

For a second, I thought those were big turbofans...

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #60 on: January 06, 2015, 06:24:52 AM »
Like this?  ;)

I hope to finish it real soon.

For a second, I thought those were big turbofans...

Now there's an idea!

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2015, 06:32:30 AM »
Like this?  ;)



I hope to finish it real soon.
That is the general idea  :-*
... although I think there must be a way to do it without a flat area behind the cockpit, and I'm not really into wingtip tanks.


The Matchbox Meteor NF.11/12/14 kit has a couple of spare fuselage tops which would work quite handy there

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2015, 06:55:08 AM »
Like this?  ;)

I hope to finish it real soon.

For a second, I thought those were big turbofans...

Thank you. I have Trumpeter H-5 (IL-28) which will be more than happy to give up 2 × Klimov VK-1A turbojets to jet power a F7F.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2015, 06:57:38 AM »
Like this?  ;)



I hope to finish it real soon.
That is the general idea  :-*
... although I think there must be a way to do it without a flat area behind the cockpit, and I'm not really into wingtip tanks.


The Matchbox Meteor NF.11/12/14 kit has a couple of spare fuselage tops which would work quite handy there


Got one of those too. Let me see how its fit.

I am a dyed in the wool wingtip tank guy. Sorry.  ;)
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #64 on: January 06, 2015, 09:26:52 AM »
The wing tip tanks on the old T-33 could be jettisoned in flight. Which is a heck of a thing if a pilot is practicing CAS and accidentally hits the wrong button! Army troops get terribly mad when they actually get bombed!

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #65 on: January 06, 2015, 10:06:03 AM »
Tiptank jettison was no where near the armament panel on CF T-33's... not sure about those anemically-powered US birds. :)

On the Canadian birds the armament panel is by the pilot's left hip on the side console, the tank jettison is a big button on the main instrument panel. It's mounted on the lower, fixed, portion just to the left of where the stick would be at full forward extension. Not much chance of confusing the two.

Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2015, 10:55:42 PM »
A few Tigercat What If's that I acquired from a long-gone forum years ago.


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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2015, 02:33:13 AM »
I remember those - always liked the Centaurus powered one.
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #68 on: May 11, 2015, 08:19:26 PM »
Agreed, the Centaurus spinners really refine the look of the aircraft but I am surprised how much I like the BPF version, it is actually my favourite.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #69 on: May 12, 2015, 02:01:50 AM »
Agreed, the Centaurus spinners really refine the look of the aircraft but I am surprised how much I like the BPF version, it is actually my favourite.


Well, really they just make it look like the prototypes and first production examples.





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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #70 on: May 12, 2015, 02:51:25 AM »
They also look good
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #71 on: May 12, 2015, 03:20:06 AM »

Well, really they just make it look like the prototypes and first production examples.





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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #72 on: May 12, 2015, 06:51:54 PM »
Spinners are spinner, they really suit the lines of the aircraft.

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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #73 on: July 11, 2016, 07:48:17 AM »
Attached image showing F7F-3 Tigercat with four-blade Aero Products propellers.  Image source: Squadron F7F Tigercat in action #1079 (Page 22)
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Re: Grumman Piston Twins - XF5F Skyrocket and F7F Tigercat
« Reply #74 on: July 11, 2016, 08:23:41 AM »
Merlin engines (from Monogram Spitfires) on a USAAF P-65 Tigercat what-if found at Fine Scale Modeler» Forums»Modeling Subjects» Aircraft» "What If " P-65 from AMT 1/48 Tigercat

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