Author Topic: MiG 14 Fathead  (Read 2328 times)

Offline ed s

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2018, 11:40:17 PM »
Just about done with PSR stage. Here it is with a coat of primer.

Purely from the real aerodynamics standpoint, the intersection of the wing and fuselage would not be that sharp or concave. It causes significant interference drag, especially at speed where compressibility and transonic flow are expected. That interface really needs a fillet to smooth out the airflow in that corner.

However, as Faithful Patsy once said, "It's only a model."  ;D




Sometimes, I'm too lazy or in a hurry to worry about all the minor aerodynamic details.  :smiley:

Offline ed s

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2018, 08:33:58 AM »
Developed by MiG to use the newly available RR Nene engine, the Mig 14 was a significant improvement over the early Mig 9 and was put into production. Only about 500 units were produced before the new swept wing Mig 15 was ready for production. It was roughly in the same class, performance, and mission as the early USAF F-84 and the French Dassault Ouragon.









The aircraft shown was flown by the Mongolian AF and used against pirates on the Great Mongolian Sea during the late 1940's.

Offline kitnut617

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2018, 08:57:09 AM »
Lovely Ed   :-* :-* :-*

I like the way you used the same type of weapon load as I did on my Bronco
« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 08:58:47 AM by kitnut617 »

Offline Frank3k

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2018, 11:31:45 AM »
Looks fantastic, Ed! The largest body of water in Mongolia is Uvs Lake at around 50 x 50 miles, so the Fathead would have had an easy time hunting pirates.

Offline ed s

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2018, 11:48:22 AM »
Looks fantastic, Ed! The largest body of water in Mongolia is Uvs Lake at around 50 x 50 miles, so the Fathead would have had an easy time hunting pirates.

I guess WHIFF world has some different geography.

Offline finsrin

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2018, 02:23:12 PM »
Fine example of everything Mig-14 was or could or should have been.  :smiley:

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2018, 05:36:54 PM »
Wow did that ever finish up a treat!

Great stuff, Ed!

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Offline Some Duck with an Ultimax

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2018, 06:59:32 PM »
Beautiful paintjob!

And I always maintain that there is no aircraft which looks worse with a T-Tail.
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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2018, 01:38:47 AM »
Love that paint scheme. :smiley:
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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2018, 08:10:33 PM »
Came together really nicely

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2018, 04:53:20 AM »
This one also reminds me a bit of the Gloster CXP 1001:


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Offline kitnut617

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Re: MiG 14 Fathead
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2018, 06:23:59 AM »
This one also reminds me a bit of the Gloster CXP 1001:




I'll have to get my kit built, I dug it out earlier in the year for the Allied '46 GB but didn't have time to make it.