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About Junchan

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 105 Sq Mosquito IVs in Day Fighter Scheme ?

    Hi Dave, I have been interested in the day fighter scheme of early B.IV too. Could you e-mail me scans of the Bomber Command order please? I would appreciate your attention in advance. My e-mail address is j.ohizumi(at)gmail(dot)com Best regards, Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  8. B-17F Memphis Belle photos

    Thanks for sharing. I met her in Memphis long long time ago when she had been on duty as a gate guard at Memphis National Guard. Jun in Tokyo
  9. Radial Engine Hurricane?

    The Hawker Hurricane by F. K. Mason and Hurricane by Edward Bishop includes a 3-view of the Hercules Hurricane along with other projects. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  10. Whitley Question

    Aircraft #15 of the decal sheet is Mk.VII BD622, WL-U from the No. 612 Squadron of which photo is appeared on page 220 of the Coastal Support and Special Squadron of the RAF and Their Aircraft by John D. R. Rawlings. The photo confirms that the color profile of the decal sheet is very damn right. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  11. Avro Shackleton MR1 nose radar scanner

    Here's a close up shot of the scanner. Other close up photos are available in the Warpaint No.6 and Shackleton at War and Peace. And you can find a sketch of the radome in 28 September 1951 issue of the Flight magazine from Flightglobal at the link below. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951 - 1978.html Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  12. Airfix 1/24 Hurricane

    An old book for an old kit. PLS Hawker Hurricane Classic Aircraft No.4 Their history and how to model them by Bruce Robertson and Gerald Scarborough is a dedicated modelling book for Airfix 1/24 kit builders. This book is still available from Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Aircraft-Their-History-Model/dp/0850591244/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1498318940&sr=1-5&keywords=classic+aircraft+no.4 Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  13. most strange camo ever seen in a PBY-5A catalina?

    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

    Not in 1/48th scale, but hope these may be of some help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  15. Grumman wildcat question.

    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