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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #650 on: June 11, 2015, 02:40:56 AM »
Interesting
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #651 on: June 11, 2015, 11:55:13 AM »
Most interesting and looking quite do-able.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #652 on: June 12, 2015, 08:05:30 PM »
Thank you, guys!!

The Vultee FV-2 was especially designed for the Royal Navy. Delivering started end 1942/beginning 1943. At sometime during 1943 also the USN got interested in the plane as a transition to the F6F which was being manufactured by Grumman. But in the battle in the Pacific the FV-2 proofed to be equal to the F6F in the dogfights with Japan.
Here are two examples:





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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #653 on: June 12, 2015, 10:22:50 PM »
Has an element of Vought V-143 to it, as well. Very nice. I like it.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #654 on: June 13, 2015, 01:14:11 AM »
Thanks Logan! It looks indeed Voughtish. ;)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #655 on: June 14, 2015, 10:21:28 AM »
 :-* The XF3V1 is very lovely, for a radial-engined fighter: a million times more pretty than a P-47D (or Navy's F6F). You would have won the Beauty contest! Congratulations!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #656 on: June 14, 2015, 07:07:24 PM »
Thanks Tophe! :))

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #657 on: June 14, 2015, 11:38:07 PM »
Thanks to YOU!
And I love even more the half-bubble Twin (Zwilling, 2-seat twin-engine) of this family, thanks again!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #658 on: June 14, 2015, 11:50:49 PM »
Thanks to YOU!
And I love even more the half-bubble Twin (Zwilling, 2-seat twin-engine) of this family, thanks again!
The single-seat version, with additional fuel tanks had an even bigger range, but the pilot needed double coffee to stay awake...

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #659 on: June 15, 2015, 01:25:39 AM »
Great work! 8)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #660 on: June 27, 2015, 04:42:07 PM »
Not only Vultee was asked to assist on building navy airplanes for the USN during the outbreak of WW2 but also the North American Aircraft Company. They had already built the NA-50 and were delivering it to Peru and Thailand (as NA-68), but the shipment to Thailand was cancelled and returned to the US. The Navy asked to upgrade these returning NA-68. So the FJ-1 was born. An small but fast and highly maneuverable plane.
They were delivered in autumn 1941 to several navy squadrons.
NA kept working on the model and came in the beginning of 1943 with the F2J-1.
Here are two examples:




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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #661 on: June 28, 2015, 03:04:57 AM »
I like the underwing gun pods
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #662 on: June 28, 2015, 03:23:42 PM »
Thank you!

The F2J-1 was also exported to the UK and 3 squadrons from the Royal Navy were equipped. The 803 Sqn was manned by Canadian pilots and  after the war the Squadron became a Canadian Squadron. Here is one from 803 Sqn on board the HMCS Warrior in 1946.



NA came with a slight variant of the FJ-1 in 1943, the FJ-1A, before it was upgraded to the F2J-1. Here is one from VC-84



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #663 on: July 01, 2015, 05:21:29 PM »
Grumman , following the example of the NA, fitted several F4F-2's with the Malcolm Hood. They were largely send to the Marines.
Here is one from VMF-221



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #664 on: July 02, 2015, 02:49:46 AM »
I like
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #665 on: July 02, 2015, 06:43:40 AM »
Subtle and effective; nice!!  8)
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #666 on: July 02, 2015, 07:41:48 AM »
Excellent!  Wildcat with Malcom hood is a splendid yet subtle modification that makes the Wildcat look so much better. 

Wonder if the blown canopy of the Corsair might work on the Wildcat to see this through as a model?
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #667 on: July 02, 2015, 04:31:47 PM »
Subtle and effective; nice!!  8)


I like


Thanks!

Excellent!  Wildcat with Malcom hood is a splendid yet subtle modification that makes the Wildcat look so much better. 

Wonder if the blown canopy of the Corsair might work on the Wildcat to see this through as a model?


The Corsair Canopy was tested on a trainings F4F in 1943.



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Lauhof

PS The Malcolm Hood looks better to me.

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #668 on: July 06, 2015, 12:39:46 PM »
Like YF-16 vs. YF-17, like YF-22 vs. YF-23, it is better to have the choice and enjoy the different ways, so: double thanks to you (no matter which one officials did/would order)... ;)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #669 on: July 06, 2015, 02:31:54 PM »
Like YF-16 vs. YF-17, like YF-22 vs. YF-23, it is better to have the choice and enjoy the different ways, so: double thanks to you (no matter which one officials did/would order)... ;)

Thanks Tophe for the support!

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #670 on: July 07, 2015, 06:37:46 AM »
I do like those FJ-1s ... although I'd vote for Seahorse as their name  ;)  Love the US Malcolm Hood adaptations too  :-*
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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #671 on: July 15, 2015, 11:01:00 PM »
Thanks Apophenia,

Used your suggestion on the name.

At the end of 1942 the NA company came with the FJ-2 with an in-line engine (they were already testing the P-51), but the Navy tested the plane but rejected at last. So NA approached again the USAAF with this upgraded P-64 as the P-64C and the USAAF were satisfied and ordered 100 P-64C's. Here is one from the Aleutians:



NA tried again to satisfy the Navy and send the F3J-1, an upgraded F2J-1 with an in-line engine. It was tested and the pilots were really fond of the machine. Here is one from VF-51.



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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #672 on: July 18, 2015, 06:54:21 AM »
Thanks a lot for these very lovely P-64C :-* and F3J1 :-*

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #673 on: July 18, 2015, 07:46:54 PM »
Thanks Tophe, you're welcome. :)

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Re: Lauhof's profiles
« Reply #674 on: August 09, 2015, 03:16:17 PM »
In 1946 there was a political pressure to bring together USAF and US Navy, could you illustrate this by the symbol of this new joint service, the P64J-1? (profile of twin-fuselage airplane with distant razor-back P-64C and front bubble F3J-1)... ;)