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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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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #101 on: August 21, 2018, 09:08:51 PM »
Found on FB.

From the owner of Lonewulf Models, Adrian: "first of the Cold War Models, the Hawker P.1124 target drone from 1957, this sizeable drone fits the Hunter F.6 and should look pretty spectacular. This is a test casting and I will be fitting it to the Revell Hunter. Does anyone have info on colours applied to target vehicles in this period, I was thinking orange body and yellow wings."





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"I am tempted with the Delta Wing Hunter but since the Revell Hunter is a pain to get hold of it would mean basing on the Plastyk or Mistercraft Hunters which I have not looked at yet as to their quality."



I asked him to look at the Revell Hunter as well. How many of you would buy this if it was available? I'm down for two.
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #102 on: August 22, 2018, 01:12:41 AM »
Yeah, I'd go for at least two.  That would go so good with a radar nose...

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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #103 on: August 22, 2018, 07:03:30 AM »
Does anyone have info on colours applied to target vehicles in this period, I was thinking orange body and yellow wings."

RAF Jindivik target drones were all-over orange if that helps. Meteor drone conversions had a scheme similar to what you describe - yellow wings with a fuselage (and engine nacelles) divided vertically - orange below, yellow above.
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Re: Hawker Hunter Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #104 on: August 23, 2018, 01:12:59 AM »
Is there an after-market product for the gun bay/package on the Hawker Hunter?  48th scale of course. 
The Flightpath detailing set has a lot of things, but not that .  :(  I don't know about any of the other detailing sets.  That the Flgihtpath set doesn't is surprising because they do make a set for that package in 1/72.