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About Junchan

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    Aircraft modeling, mainly British civil and military from 1930s.

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  1. Fulmar questions

    The best Fulmar reference is 4+ publication Fairly Fulmar, which features everything you are looking for, including diagrams from the manual and walkaround detail photos. https://www.amazon.com/Fairey-Fulmar-Mks-Mk-II-Publication/dp/8090255957/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509635931&sr=1-2&keywords=4%2B+fulmar&dpID=419Tu8ysceL&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch The second best is Warpaint No. 41 Fairey Fulmar. https://www.amazon.com/WPT041-Warpaint-Books-Fairey-Fulmar/dp/B014PP6EPU/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1509636199&sr=1-2&keywords=warpaint+fulmar&dpID=51LmoOytBoL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  2. 404 Sqd RCAF article in Dec 2017 Flypast.

    RF348 was alotted to a Lincoln B. II, not to a Mosquito. As far as I know, the No. 404 squadron used the following Mosquito FB.VIs, RF777 (EO-L), RF838 (EO-A), RF842 (EO-C), RF844 (EO-D), RF851 (EO-H), RF852 (EO-E), RF853 (EO-N), RF857 (EO-Q), RF875 (EO-R), RF880 (EO-X) and RF882 (EO-Z), but RF882 was painted in Special Coastal Duties Scheme A of Extra Dark Sea Grey and Sky. Therefore the photo in the Dec. issue of Flypast could be RF844, RF852 or RF857. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  3. Bf me109 fuselage center line

    Forgot to post a photo. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  4. Bf me109 fuselage center line

    The fuselage was constructed in the left and right halves like this diagram. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  5. LC-123J

    Total ten C-123Bs were converted to the C-123H (54-647 and 56-4388-56-4396), but only three (56-4391, 56-4394 and 56-4395) out of ten were equipped with retractable skis. There are six photos of the C-123J in Squadron No. 124, C-123 Provider in action. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  6. Spitfire IX/XVI Rotol prop drawing needed

    "Spitfire Mk. IX & XVI engineered" by Paul H. Monforton has a 1/4 scale drawing of the Rotol prop blade. This book is available from Amazon.com at $188 but a PDF version can be ordered from the author's website at $27.50. This book is highly recommended for every Spitfire boffin. Link to the website: http://www.monfortonpress.com/ Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  7. Lancaster horizontal tail elevators

    Go to page 388 and you will find an elevator construction diagram which shows a chamfered corner at the outer trailing edge. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  8. Seafire Elevators

    This is a metal covered elevator of the XV. And here is an elevator of the restored III which looks like fabric covered. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  9. Seafire Elevators

    The metal elevators were introduced from the Westland built late production XV. All the subsequent marks of the Seafires had metal elevators, but the Merlin powered early Seafires had fabric covered elevators. Source: SPITFIRE THE HISTORY by Eric B. Morgan and Edward Shacklady Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  10. Gloster Sea Gladiator mk1

    Here is a photo of the Malta Sea Gladiator with a D.H. Hamilton variable pitch 3-bladed prop. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  11. Clipped-wing Spitfire navigation lights?

    The early clipped wing had a wooden tip cover and did not have a navigation lamp. while, the later clipped wing had a metal tip cover with a clear window for a navigation lamp. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  12. HMS Invincible Air-Group 1982

    You are welcome Nige. FALKLANDS, the Air War is a must for everyone who is interested in the air war in Falklands. Some used copies are available at around $20 from Amazon,com. It is a real bargain. Jun in Tokyo
  13. HMS Invincible Air-Group 1982

    According to FALKLANDS, the AIR WAR, the original Sea Harrier force of the 801 Squadron comprised of 8 as follows: XZ493 N/001 XZ495 N/003 ZA175 N/004 XZ498 N/005 XZ451 VL/710 XZ452 VL/711 XZ456 - /713 XZ453 VL/715 In April, the code letters were deleted and the side numbers were changed as follows: XZ493 - /001 XZ495 - /003 ZA175 - /004 XZ498 - /005 XZ451 - /006 XZ452 - /007 XZ456 - /008 XZ453 - /009 Then in May, the following 4 Sea Harriers from Atlantic Conveyor joined the 801 Squadron/ ZA174 - /000 XZ491 - /002 XZ458 - /007 (replaced XZ452) XZ190 - /009 (replaced XZ453) Regarding the Sea Kings of 820 Squadron, the code letters were deleted and the side numbers were changed to two-digit in April. XZ920 - /10 ZA127 - /11 ZA126 - /12 ZA134 - /13 ZA128 - /14 ZA135 - /15 XZ574 - /16 XZ921 - /17 XZ918 - /20 XZ578 - /21 XZ573 - /22 Cheers, Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  14. F86 Sabre drop tanks

    The JASDF Sabres used two types of drop tanks, the early 120 gal. tank with fins and late 200 gal. fin-less tank. The former is the same as that of the USAF and the latter looks like a 200 gal tank for the F-100. This web page is excellent coverage of the Japanese Sabres. http://nabe3saviation.web.fc2.com/aF862j.html Another non-US type of drop tank is the 800 ltr tank for the Canadair Sabre Mk. 6 of the Luftwaffe. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  15. Docavia Series

    Here you go. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collection_Docavia According to Wiki, there are 63 titles in the series. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums