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About Junchan

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

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  1. Junchan

    D4Y 'Judy' Questions

    Thanks Michael, as you said no D4Y had wing guns. D4Y4 had 2 nose guns only and with the rear gun removed.
  2. Junchan

    D4Y 'Judy' Questions

    I don't have any reliable information on the cockpit interior color of the D4Y Judy, but a restored D4Y2 in Yushukan museum has been painted with interior green. A color cutaway in the Maru Mechanic also shows the cockpit interior in green. Regarding the D4Y4, it is an upgraded version of the radial engined D4Y3. The D4Y4 differs from the D4Y3 in the following respects. 1. Introduced self-sealing fuel tanks. 2. Pilot is protected with a 5 mm thick front and 9 mm thick rear armor plates. 3. Introduced a flat bullet proof wind screen of 75 mm thickness. 4. Wing guns and a rear gun were deleted. 5. All wireless equipment except for a radio were deleted. 6. Bomb bay was modified with the bomb bay doors removed to load an No. 80, 800 Kg bomb The bomb bay opening was shaped to accommodate the bomb and lined with felts. 7. Installed with provisions for 5 Type 4 rocket boosters, 2 on under nose for takeoff assistance and 3 under rear fuselage for emergency escape. 8. A certain number of the single seaters were also produced, but the canopies were remained the same as those of the two seater. Here's a comparison side views of Judy. This is only photo of the D4Y4 I could find. Note the flat windscreen and modified bomb bay. Here are a couple of photos showing the rear rocket boosters. Fujimi provided an alternate canopy for the D4Y4 kit, but did not include a modified bomb bay or rocket boosters. Hope this will solve your problems. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  3. This is a diagram of the Spitfire under carriage which shows the downlock indicator. Here are wartime photos of Mk. I and Mk. Vc with the downlock pins extruded. You can see the extending angle and length of the pins. I am posting a couple of photos of the restored examples to show the color of the pin. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  4. Paragraph 30 of the Pilot's Notes Mustang I Aeroplane mentions the Sutton harness is used. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  5. Hope this will help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  6. Never seen a photo of an F-1 carrying live ASM-1s, but found this could be helpful. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  7. Here's a plan view of the Ki-43-I wing from the handling manual. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  8. Thanks for your very informative post. I have posted the official handling manual of the Ki-43-I to my Flickr Photo Album which may interest you and other Oscar fans. Cheers, Jun in Tokyo
  9. According to Aerobatic Teams of the World by Adrian Balch, the CFS team used 6 JP T.3s in 1961 season as follows; XN550 (S-A), XN549 (R-W), XN511 (R-W), XN554 (S-E), XN572 (S-G) and XN577 (S-F), but there is no photo of the said season in this book. Found a vague photo in the Flight International 14 September 1961 issue. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961 - 1317.html The photo suggests that the colour scheme is the same as that of 1960 season as shown below. By the way, your late uncle must be one of those members. Hope these will help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  10. The Buc has 4 pylons on the wings and each pylon can carry a TER or a tandem beam carrier. The Buc in Aviation News photo looks like carrying the tandem beam carriers. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  11. Thanks Andy, e-mail sent. Jun
  12. Hi Andy-san, Congrats for getting your new JASDF F-104 book published which could be interesting for also Japanese modellers too. I'm also interested in your book and like to have a copy, so please let me know how to order it. Very best regards, Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  13. Here're diagrams from the BF 109E Ersatzteil Liste (parts list), Russian evaluation report and DB 601 Motorhandbuch for your reference. Hope these will help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  14. Hi Chris, I have your book handy and am looking at photos on page 158. The top photo shows a spinner and rear fuselage band in sky, type C1 roundel on the fuselage and the black serial number on the underside of the wing and the caption says the serial of "XL-Y" is PR555. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  15. The F-16 has full-span aileron/flap which is called flaperon. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
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