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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2018, 02:08:22 AM »
Or maybe RF-84F wing?

Or a modified lightning wing after I buy one of the Freightdog VG conversions.

I'd like to see that.
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2018, 05:11:11 AM »
How about a straight-winged COIN variant? Make it a two-seater if it's supposed to be a FAC too.

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2018, 12:11:36 PM »
How about a straight-winged COIN variant? Make it a two-seater if it's supposed to be a FAC too.

Interesting.  Maybe a bash of a hunter and a seahawk to give you a swept wing seahawk and a straight wing hunter, i. e. a nose transplant.

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #93 on: January 12, 2018, 04:56:36 AM »
I like the tandem two-seater Greg shared - VERY Hawker - and the fake Fitter. I do love the idea of an RAAF Hunter in Avon Sabre marks, too.

It'd be nice to see someone else tackle an RNZAF Hunter, I did one in 2006:
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #94 on: July 12, 2018, 08:23:20 AM »
Is there an after-market product for the gun bay/package on the Hawker Hunter?  48th scale of course. 

Also, for anyone that has an interest in probe and drogue type IFR, where would you place the IFR apparatus?  In one of the gun ports as was done on the F2H-3/4 Banshee?  Along side the fuselage as was done on the A-4 Skyhawk?  On top of the air intake as was done on the Harrier?  Folding or fixed? 
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #95 on: July 12, 2018, 08:30:58 AM »
Also, for anyone that has an interest in probe and drogue type IFR, where would you place the IFR apparatus?  In one of the gun ports as was done on the F2H-3/4 Banshee?  Along side the fuselage as was done on the A-4 Skyhawk?  On top of the air intake as was done on the Harrier?  Folding or fixed?

I'd go with a Harrier or A-7 type folding probe to either the fuselage just above the intake or to the top of the intake (starboard side, obviously).

BTW, I have an 1/48 A-7 probe unit that could go spare, if you need it.
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #96 on: July 12, 2018, 09:42:13 AM »
@ Guy/Old Wombat - Thanks for the offer but I have plenty of both types you described plus several other types including the original style AV-8A/C|Harrier GR IFR
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #97 on: July 12, 2018, 11:03:54 AM »
Is there an after-market product for the gun bay/package on the Hawker Hunter?  48th scale of course. 

Also, for anyone that has an interest in probe and drogue type IFR, where would you place the IFR apparatus?  In one of the gun ports as was done on the F2H-3/4 Banshee?  Along side the fuselage as was done on the A-4 Skyhawk?  On top of the air intake as was done on the Harrier?  Folding or fixed?
I'd argue for something like the Harrier's fixed probe with the probe mounted so that it won't cause interference with the intake airflow and any spilled fuel during transfer will not get sucked into the inlet.  Alternatively, perhaps a F-100 style wing-mounted refueling probe?

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #98 on: July 14, 2018, 12:20:24 AM »
I wonder what sort of elegant, functional shapes the British would have come up with had modern composite technology been available for the Hunter's wing.
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #99 on: July 14, 2018, 01:23:35 AM »
How is this Daryl? Not the most modern wing but looks cool. RF-84F Thunderflash wings.


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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #100 on: July 14, 2018, 11:18:59 PM »
Oh that's cool!
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