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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #300 on: March 25, 2013, 11:22:13 PM »
Thanks everyone! :)

In the midst fifties the most F3UL became obsolete because of the jet era. The USN sold several F3UL-5 and F3UL-5T's to South-American countries. Here are two; one from Honduras and one from El Salvador, used in the football-war.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #301 on: March 26, 2013, 05:48:04 AM »
Good looking birds!

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« Reply #302 on: March 27, 2013, 02:58:57 AM »
Thank you! :)

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« Reply #303 on: March 27, 2013, 03:57:57 AM »
Looking good....

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #304 on: March 27, 2013, 04:28:31 PM »
Brilliant! :)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #305 on: March 28, 2013, 09:35:03 AM »
Miss Penny is especially nice!
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« Reply #306 on: March 28, 2013, 09:42:41 AM »
With both El Salvador and Honduras operating very similar looking aircraft, I suspect target discrimination became a major training point for pilots.

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« Reply #307 on: March 28, 2013, 06:07:37 PM »
Thanks Guys! :) more to come  regards Lauhof

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« Reply #308 on: April 27, 2013, 09:09:18 PM »
In the second half of 1942 Vought-Lavochkin came with F3UL-2B version. It was both delivered to the Russia and the Navy of the USA. Here is one from VF-11 beginning 1943 and one from the Rumanian airforce. They captured one from the Russians and it was used in a raid against B-17's on Ploesti in 1944. Part of the linedrawing is from the Me-309 made by Greg (GTX).

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #309 on: April 28, 2013, 03:53:04 AM »
. Part of the linedrawing is from the Me-309 made by Greg (GTX).

It is?? ???
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« Reply #310 on: April 28, 2013, 01:46:12 PM »
This is the one you posted on the what-if board.

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« Reply #311 on: April 30, 2013, 10:24:09 PM »
On the day when our queen in Holland abdicated and we have an new king, i send you two more F3UL-versions. Vought-Lavochkin built the F3UL-4 in 1943, it was used in England were they received the F3UL-4 from Canadian Car and Foundry Company with a different engine and the F3UL-4A which was mainly used by the Marines. here is one from 414 sqn RAF (with the tailhook, it was originally ment for the FAA) and one from VMF-214.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #312 on: May 01, 2013, 02:55:22 AM »
I like the RAF one. :)
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« Reply #313 on: May 01, 2013, 06:52:15 AM »
That CanCar F3UL-4 is one tough-looking fighter! Is the radiator retractable?
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« Reply #314 on: May 01, 2013, 02:54:30 PM »
I like the RAF one. :)

Thanks!

That CanCar F3UL-4 is one tough-looking fighter! Is the radiator retractable?

Could be. Than you get a slim line!

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« Reply #315 on: May 01, 2013, 07:08:42 PM »
The F3UL-3 was built in the Soviet-Union and came in the beginning of 1943  in production mostly in the MIG-factory. The F3UL-3 was delivered to the Usaaf as the A-23E. Here are two examples, one from the 744 IAP and one from 63th FS.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #316 on: May 02, 2013, 02:23:24 AM »
 :)  They look fast and nimble.
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« Reply #317 on: May 02, 2013, 01:51:04 PM »
Thank you!!

Vought-Lavochkin built in 1942 a training/reconnaissance version of the F3UL-1. They were delivered to Russian squadrons mainly. Just a few were produced in the US by Vought and they were used as training-aircraft.
Here are two examples. One captured by the Fins after an forced landing at Rantasalmi and one from NAS Jacksonville from a trainingsunit.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #318 on: May 03, 2013, 01:59:55 PM »
..and with camo-pattern:


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #319 on: May 04, 2013, 02:44:30 AM »
Mmmm....
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #320 on: May 08, 2013, 03:48:03 AM »
Thanks everyone! :)

In the midst fifties the most F3UL became obsolete because of the jet era. The USN sold several F3UL-5 and F3UL-5T's to South-American countries. Here are two; one from Honduras and one from El Salvador, used in the football-war.

regards
Lauhof






Hello Lauhof,

I really liked the Honduran F3UL-5T.  :D  Could you do a profile of an F3UL-5T for the Dutch Air Force that was license-bulit by Fokker?  Perhaps Fokker would re-engine their version with the Rolls Royce Dart that they used on the F-27 Troopship?  Also, could you steamline the Fokker version by removing the stick-and-wire antennae array (I think the state of avionics technolgy as this time is sufficient to allow Fokker to internalize this system).

Best regards,

CPT Mike
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #321 on: May 11, 2013, 10:59:48 PM »
Thanks everyone! :)

In the midst fifties the most F3UL became obsolete because of the jet era. The USN sold several F3UL-5 and F3UL-5T's to South-American countries. Here are two; one from Honduras and one from El Salvador, used in the football-war.

regards
Lauhof



Hello Lauhof,

I really liked the Honduran F3UL-5T.  :D  Could you do a profile of an F3UL-5T for the Dutch Air Force that was license-bulit by Fokker?  Perhaps Fokker would re-engine their version with the Rolls Royce Dart that they used on the F-27 Troopship?  Also, could you steamline the Fokker version by removing the stick-and-wire antennae array (I think the state of avionics technolgy as this time is sufficient to allow Fokker to internalize this system).

Best regards,

CPT Mike

Hi CPT Mike,

I'll give it a try! First there will be some others with a Dutch one.

regards
Lauhof
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #322 on: May 12, 2013, 01:27:44 AM »
Worked the last two weeks at the different models which were built by Vought-Lavochkin. So this set will concludes the Vought-Lavochkin serial types.

The A-23D model was also delivered to the USN as F3UL-2D. Here is one from VMF-221.



When Vought-Lavochkin started with their F3UL, the first model F3UL-1A was tested by the USN. Here is the aircraft from O'hare from VF-3 in early 1942



Their F3UL-1B model was used by several British squadrons. Also by a Dutch squadron 322. After the war it was repainted and send to Airbase Twenthe.



The F3UL-2B model was also used by the USAAF as the 2BS-version which had a tailhook for decklandings and takeoffs. Here is one used in the Operation Torch.



More to come...

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Lauhof


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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #323 on: May 12, 2013, 03:37:27 AM »
Love the last one.
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« Reply #324 on: May 13, 2013, 01:34:34 AM »
Love the last one.


Thank you!
Thanks everyone! :)

In the midst fifties the most F3UL became obsolete because of the jet era. The USN sold several F3UL-5 and F3UL-5T's to South-American countries. Here are two; one from Honduras and one from El Salvador, used in the football-war.

regards
Lauhof




Hello Lauhof,

I really liked the Honduran F3UL-5T.  :D  Could you do a profile of an F3UL-5T for the Dutch Air Force that was license-bulit by Fokker?  Perhaps Fokker would re-engine their version with the Rolls Royce Dart that they used on the F-27 Troopship?  Also, could you steamline the Fokker version by removing the stick-and-wire antennae array (I think the state of avionics technolgy as this time is sufficient to allow Fokker to internalize this system).

Best regards,

CPT Mike


Hi CPT Mike,

I'll give it a try! First there will be some others with a Dutch one.

regards
Lauhof


After the war the Dutch government started to build up their own airforce again. Fokker signed a contract with Vought-Lavochkin to produce the F3UL-5T. They used the Rolls-Royce Dart Rda.3 MK.505 as turboprop. The first airplanes were delivered to 323 and 324 squadrons in 1950. Here is one from a later date with an MK.506 engine. It belongs to No 312 Squadron at Volkel. Mike the squadron insignia is from a later date but i liked to put it here.

regards
Lauhof

« Last Edit: May 13, 2013, 01:36:42 AM by lauhof52 »