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Junchan

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  1. A shark moused Catalina from Argentina This must be the most unusual markings for the Catalina, actually a Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso 0238/2-P-6 (ex RACF 9841) of the Escuadrilla de Patrulleros, Fuerza Aeronaval Argentina, 1953. Here's a link to a flight simu video of 2-P-6. https://warthunder.com/en/news/3213- Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  2. Not in 1/48th scale, but hope these may be of some help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  3. Here's a photo of full invasion striped Wildcats from No. 846 Squadron aboard HMS Trumpeter (D09). Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  4. Here are variations of the B-17 upper turret domes. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  5. I don't have any decent picture showing the upper surface of the wings, but the upper surface is partially visible in this picture. The wing upper surface were painted in the same irregular camou pattern as that of the fuselage. I'm posting some other color pictures for your reference. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  6. The Lindberg kit is Gee Bee R1, race number 11, a winner of 1932 Thompson Trophy Race flown by Jimmy Doolittle. Here is a basic drawing of the R1 with fuselage frame works and cross sections. Hope this is what you are looking for. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  7. I checked the book "Air war for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete" and found a photo of the two captured Ro. 37s with the wings removed. The caption of the photo says that "Greek personnel dismantle two captured Meridionali Ro.37bis aircraft for shipment south from recently-captured Koritza airfield in January 1941. In the background is the crash-landed S.73, 606-7 (ex 1-LODI).", but there was no further information on the fate of these Ro. 37s. I don't think they flew again under control of the RHAF. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  8. Though you don't have an extra interior, this scheme may be attractive. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  9. According to ON SPARTAN WINGS, THE ROYAL HELLENIC AIR FORCE IN WORLD WAR TWO, the only Italian-built airplane used by the RHAF was an abandaned SM 79 which collided with three CR 42s in Korce and was repaired by Greeks. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  10. The air intakes of the M and Super Fox are wider than those of the F/E as the more powerful engine needs more air. Tommy H. Thomason described this in his blog "Tailhook Topics". http://tailspintopics.blogspot.jp/2011/02/super-fox.html He also posted quite a lot of articles on the A-4 Scooter which may help your project. http://tailspintopics.blogspot.jp/search?q=a4d Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  11. It seems to be a special three-tone camouflage of Medium Grey FS 35237, European Green FS 34092 and Flat Black FS 37038. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  12. There is a photo of the Norseman s/n 45-41749 with skis in postwar markings on page 125 of "Aircraft of the United States' Military Air Transport Service. 1948 to 1966" by Nicholas M. Williams. The photo was taken in late 1940s at Chandler Lake, Alaska and it looks like overall sliver doped, but with no arctic markings. According to this book, seven UC-64As were transferred from ATC to MATS when it was formed in June 1948. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  13. An article in 15 February 1952 issue of the Flight magazine features a cutaway drawing of the cockpit section and diagram of the instrument panel. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1952/1952 - 0410.html https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1952/1952 - 0411.html Hope these will help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  14. The F4F kit was released aroud 1967 along with the Zero, Bf-109G and Spit 22, but later than the SNJ, F4U and SBD. The kit is very basic, composed of only 11 parts including a display stand and it does not have U/C gears. Here's a sprew shot from ebay. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  15. There are a few B/W photos of the Cuban olive drab Sea Furies in "Hawker Sea Fury in action" and "Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969" which show the inside the gear covers in a lighter color. It is very likely that the inside the gear covers as well as wheel wells were retained original color of silver dope. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums