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About Junchan

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

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  1. Here are some contemporary color photos of clipped wing Spitfires. Some of them obviously have tinted cover and others look like to have tinted bulb. The last one is not in color, but it has apparently the tinted cover. Jun in Tokyo
  2. The clipped wing tips on the Mk. XII and early Mk.V were made of wood and did not have the nav lights. While, the subsequent Marks had the metal tips with nav lights. Jun in Tokyo
  3. Only one example (R7881) was converted to the night fighter late in 1941, being fitted with A.I. Mk.VI radar. Typhoon/Typhoon1a.jpg.html Jun in Tokyo
  4. Here are some photos from my library. They are rather poor in quality but hope they would be of some help. Cheers, Jun in Tokyo
  5. Excellent!! Actually they studied various cockpit arrangements including those with the ejection seats. Many thanks for sharing. Jun in Tokyo
  6. Thank you Steve, I also think that AW avoided extra design work since they had not had any experience of developing jet fighters. Jun in Tokyo
  7. I wonder why the Meteor night fighters did not have ejection seats. It makes sense that the NF.11 did not have ejection seats because the NF.11 was based on the T.7 air frame. Was there any reason why the ejection seats were not installed on the NF.14? Perhaps, to save the allup weight or to maintain the CG. Jun in Tokyo
  8. Hi Peter, Here's a link to the excellent drawings by Jumpei-san. His build article is also very informative. Jun in Tokyo
  9. Hi Paul, You are lucky as a Jaguar M is my next project and have just dug it up from my stash. Let me know your e-mail address, so I will send you scanned copies of the instructions. Jun in Tokyo
  10. A unique pair of rare birds. Nice builds. Jun in Tokyo
  11. The HK 1/32 Mosquito is B. Mk. IV, not F.B. Mk.VI. You have to buy a Tamiya 1/32 kit. Jun in Tokyo
  12. Thanks so much for sharing excellent closeup shots. A clipped wing high-back FR. XIV is extremely rare and one with a teardrop camera window fairing is even rarer. Could you post some overall shot of the right hand side please? Jun in Tokyo
  13. Not only rescue Wessex but also HCC. 4, XV732 of Queen's Flight had a yellow rotor blade. Jun from Tokyo
  14. According to "HAWKER HUNTER, Biography of a thoroughbred" by Francis K. Mason, WW594 and WW598 were the first production batch of seven F. 6s without dogtooth. WW594 was P.1109A aerodynamic test aircraft, but she never carried Firestreaks. She was later converted to F.R. 10 and delivered to No. 19 MU on 8 August 1975. WW598 was the last of the first batch and converted to P.1109A standard for tropical low-altitude gust investigation. She was later converted to FGA. 70A (L.280) and delivered to Lebanese Air Force on 8 December 1975. XF378 was one of 100 F. 6s produced by Armstrong Whitworth in Coventry. She was completed as P.1109B with full Firestreak missile system, but without dogtooth. She had been tested at Hatfield and Valley in 1957 and finally cannibalized in 1959 due to a fire. I think only XF378 actually carried Firestreaks. FYI, the third prototype WB202 once carried dummy Firestreaks. Hope this will be of some help. Jun in Tokyo
  15. Hi Simon, My Mk. II has bombsight part molded on the bracket. The Lancaster had a Mk. II automatic bombsight or Mk. XIV stabilized vector bombsight. The kit part more looks like the Mk. XIV. Jun in Tokyo