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About Junchan

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

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  1. B24D Liberators in SEAC?

    According to the Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988 by James J. Halley, and Castal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and Their Aircraft by John D.R. Rawlings, the following Liberator IIIs were used in SEA. No. 159 Squadron: BZ906 (A) No. 160 Squadron: FK227, FK239 (B), FL911 (K), FL926 (J), FL929 (W), FL936 (V), FL940 (P), FL954 (H) No. 354 Squadron: FK 227 (T), FL912 (H later K) No. 355 Squadron: BZ848 (D), BZ923 (H), BZ955 (F) No. 357 Squadron: BZ847, BZ901 (U), BZ902, BZ909, BZ923 (W), BZ52, BZ954 (Y), BZ959, BZ956 (Z) The color profiles of the Liberators of the above squadrons can be found at www.rafweb.org. http://www.rafweb.org/Squadrons/Sqn Markings/SqnMark159-179.htm http://www.rafweb.org/Squadrons/Sqn Markings/SqnMark331-360.htm Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  2. Ki-43 Hayabusa "Oscar" prototype(s)?

    The first prototype of the K-43 (c/n 4301) was completed in 1938 and followed by the two further prototypes (c/n 4302 and 4303) in the next year. The configuration of these aircraft were a bit different from that of the later version but the prototypes were modified and brought to the same configuration of the Service trial (pre-production) aircraft (c/n 4304 - 4313). There is no photo of the first three prototypes in the original configulation, but two photos of the modified third prototype appears on page 22 of the Koku-Fan Famous Airplane No. 65, along with a photo of the 9th Service trial aircraft (c/n 4312) after belly landing. Here are two photos of the 9th Service trial aircraft that I found on the net. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  3. R.N. Wessex interior colours?

    I'm not sure if the interior colors of the RAF HC. 2 and RN versions. If you are building the HAS. 3, you will find extensive detail photos in the Rotary Wing Aircraft Walkarounds section of this forum. Also some useful color photos can be found in the 4+ publication's Westland Wessex. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  4. Junkers Ju 160

    As Matave mentioned, Eurasia Aviation used one Ju 160 from 1935 to 1936. There are a photo and a color profile in "Early Chinese Aircraft" site by Mr. Lim at http://cwlam2000.0catch.com/caf14.htm On the other hand, in 1935 Mitsubishi acquired licence for manufacturing the Ju 160 and imported three aircraft as samples. Two of them were converted to ambulance plane and donated to the Army as "Aikoku-128/129, Manpyou-Go". The remaining machine was re-engined with the Myojo (license built P&W R-1690) and delivered to the Navy for evaluation, then disposed to a civil airline (provably Japan Air Transport Co. Ltd.) as J-DAAF. Some references, including "Early Chinese Aircraft" says that the two Aikoku's were transferred to Manchukuo Natinal Airways. More phots and a color profile are available from "Early Chinese Aircraft" http://cwlam2000.0catch.com/manchu_x.htm#1、容克斯160(1935)(Junkers_160) Hope these will help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  5. Liberator Express C 87 schemes?

    Milton Reynolds Plane China Expedition Not a military C-87, but it is certainly an attractive markings if you like NMF. Here's a link to more more images from the Life photo archives. https://www.flickr.com/photos/13935339@N05/sets/72157624733422291/ Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  6. HMM 163 Sea Knights in Vietnam

    Hi Pat, You will find a bunch of photos that you are looking for at GO! NAVY BBS II Gallery. http://www.gonavy.jp/bbs2-h46f.html Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  7. F-4K (FG.1) on Ark Royal lift

    I have some more photos of the zapped F-4B and I think it had a Sidewinder launcher only on the outboard of the pylon. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  8. decals for F-86E El Diablo

    I built "El Diablo" many decades ago using a Microscale decal No. 72-245. The decal is still available from Amazon or LOTS of Models at: https://lots-of-models.myshopify.com/products/microscale-decals-1-72-korean-war-sheet-3-decal-sheet-72-245 There is a photo of El Diablo on page 46 of Mig Alley by Larry Davis which shows that El Diablo had slatted wings. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  9. Inlet / duct on Sea Harrier FRS.1 spine.

    Do you mean the APU inlet/exhaust? If so, you can download a cutaway drawing of the Sea Harrier FRS. 1 from the Flightglobal/Archive. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1978/1978 - 1886.html?search=sea harrier Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  10. Vought O2SU Kingfisher....surely a dumb question

    This is a comparizon drawing of the Vought and Edo froats. To my eyes, the float of the Monogram kit looks more like the Edo float. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  11. Early B-17 internal colours

    Here are color photos of the early B-17 interior, the first photo is of a B-17C which looks silver painted and the second one is a B-17E during assembly which looks natural metal with green sitringers. I don't have the E&M Handbook for the D or E model, but the E&M Handbook for F model specified the interior colors as follows. (i) FINISH FOR INTERIOR PARTS AND SURFACCES. 1. The interior surfaces of the wings, stabilizer, fin, nacelles, body, those surfaces of the body behind the soundproofing, and control surfaces, shall not be painted regardless of the material used, except as follows: a. The interior exposed metal surfaces in the control cabin shall be finished with one coat of primer and one coat of dark green lacquer, (duPont No. 258-38154, or Berry Bros. Berryloid Bronze Green Lacquer No. 234G9 or equivalent), applied after installation. For more information, refer to the scan of the relevant pages from the Handbook below. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  12. Avro Lancaster Question

    Bob gave a correct answer, and I am posting photos to back his answer up. This is an early production with clear windows. The windows were painted over on this example. Finally, the late productions with no windows. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  13. F-4K (FG.1) on Ark Royal lift

    Here are links to a photo and to a video. http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-aircraft-hms-ark-royal-fleet-air-arm-aug-1971-mcdonnell-douglas-phantom-20091390.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=2EFC8AB6-6AA2-4229-B1FD-F1AC1DBD209A&p=62486&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3df%204k%26qt_raw%3df%204k%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d1%26cutout%3d%26tbar%3d1%26et%3d0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3d0%26loc%3d0%26imgt%3d0%26dtfr%3d%26dtto%3d%26size%3d0xFF%26archive%3d1%26groupid%3d%26pseudoid%3d%26a%3d%26cdid%3d%26cdsrt%3d%26name%3d%26qn%3d%26apalib%3d0%26apalic%3d%26lightbox%3d%26gname%3d%26gtype%3d%26xstx%3d0%26simid%3d%26saveQry%3d%26editorial%3d1%26nu%3d%26t%3d%26edoptin%3d%26customgeoip%3d%26cap%3d1%26cbstore%3d1%26vd%3d0%26lb%3d%26fi%3d2%26edrf%3d Watch from 9:08. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  14. RB-57F Wheel Wells

    Here is a link to the B-57 page of GO! NAVY, BBS II Gallery, where you will find a color photo of a WB-57F of which inside the wheel cover is ZY. http://www.gonavy.jp/bbs2-b57f.html Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums/72157640450673043
  15. 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