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  1. Thanks for your help lads. Will build AH850 as factory fresh in DuPont colours and without the mods. Here is the list of Shiny Two's Tomahawks as far as I can find; Curtis Tomahawk I AH850 Purchased in USA, delivered by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 11.40-09.41 to contract A-87 268Sqn 400Sqn 2Sqn 5PAFU 1686Flt 1944.03.07, DBR 1944.04.04, SOC Curtis Tomahawk IIA AH899 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 1SAC 2Sqn 171Sqn 430Sqn 1683Flt 1944.02.04, Crashed in forced landing, Market Harborough AH908 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 171Sqn 430Sqn 1686Flt 1944.05.31, SOC AH909 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 400Sqn 171Sqn 430Sqn 19412.31, SOC AH921/XV-M Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn, Sawbridgeworth 1941.12.18, Engine cut due to fuel mishandling, belly landed, Arkeseden, Essex AH927 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 1SAC 2Sqn 1941.09.12, Swung on landing and undercarriage collapsed, Sawbridgeworth to 2923M AH928 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 1SAC 2Sqn 349Sqn 1943.01.22, Swung on landing and undercarriage collapsed, Ikeja, DBR AH930 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 171Sqn 1942.08.30, Engine cut, belly landed, Sussex House Farm, Cowden near Hartfield, Surrey, DBR AH934/XV-W Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 168Sqn 16Sqn 1944.12.31, SOC AH940/XV-U – Medium Grey codes Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 1SAC 2Sqn “A” Flt ME 1944.06.29, SOC AH941 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 168Sqn 1683Flt 1943.10.01, Engine cut, belly landed, Bygrove Farm, Grandborough, DBR AH942/XV-S Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 170Sqn 1944.01.31, SOC AH945/XV-W Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 41OTU 414Sqn 1944.01.31,SOC AH946 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 400Sqn 171Sqn 1942.08.28, Hit tree on approach and crashed, Gatwick, DBR AH998 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-09.41 to contract A-84 1SAC 268Sqn 168Sqn 2Sqn 1944.01.31, SOC Curtis Tomahawk IIB AK107 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-10.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 1943.12, to 4377M; NTU AK144 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-10.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 1942.11.25, Engine cut, stalled and spun into ground near Sawbridgeworth AK146 Delivered between by Curtiss, Buffalo, between 12.40-10.41 to contract A-84 2Sqn 1942.04.23, Control lost in cloud, abandoned near Thiornaby References: Getty Images II(AC) Squadron Association twosqnassoc.co.uk Imperial War Museum, iwm.org.uk James J. Halley - Royal Air Force aircraft: AA100-AZ999, Air-Britain, 1985 James J. Halley - Royal Air Force aircraft: AA100-AZ999, Air-Britain, 2000
  2. Looking at what photos I can find (going by serial numbers), Mk.Is appear to have the later larger wing root of the Mk.IIs, not CUs. Is this correct of just my imagination? Did the Mk.I have a canopy horn alarm? - can't find any photos of the starboard side. Is there any reliable wing panel drawings? Anyone know the codes for these II (AC) Squadron Mk.I and Mk.IIBs AH850 AK107 AK144 AK146
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    Any idea what issue of the Aero that was or even what year?
  4. Good old ScalesMates. I'm 12th in the hall of fame - which tells me I spend far to much time cataloguing and not enough time building. I have a Sword T.4 but was hoping to try improving upon it. I live near XW934 and had contemplated asking to take a tape measure to her. Don't know how I've not spotted the Harrier SIG before. Health and other commitments has stopped be joining other groups as I can't get to events. It's also why I haven't gotten round to going to the National Aerospace Library to look for reliable measurements. Thank you both
  5. I planning on making a 1:72 Hawker Siddeley Harrier T bird conversion, and am after some accurate measurements, can anyone help? Thought of adapting some drawings using the AV-8A cross sections (http://aviationarchives.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/av-8a-cross-sections-and-loft-lines.html) I have the following, any comments on which you think is the best: A.A.P. Lloyd: Aero Modeller, August 1969 Scale Models, November 1973 [I notice Spencer Pollard used these for his lovely 1:24] Modelling Manual: Hawker Siddeley Harrier Gr.1/3 AV-8A, Koku-Fan ,December 1981 Mike Keep: Roger Chesneau - Aeroguide 12: Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR Mk3 / T Mk 4, 1989 Denis J. Calvert - Aircract Illustrated Special: Harrier, Ian Allan, 1990 Krzysztof M. Zurek: Aero Technika Lotnicza, April 1991 [Nice detail appears to be based on A.A.P. Lloyd] Nils Mathisrud: Andy Evans - BAE/McDonnell Douglas Harrier, Crowood, 1998 Richard J. Caruana: Marcus Herbote - British Harriers Part 1, AirDOC, 2008 Tim McLelland - Harrier, Classic, 2011 [Incorect details in places] Juanita Franzi: Aeroplane, March 2011 Peter Scott: Model Aircraft, May 2014 [Looks iffy to me]
  6. Looks to be based on the KPM/AZ kit (not a surprise as Brengun has re-boxed AZ Spits with added bits). Nice they fixed the rudder balance problem. But why didn't they sort out the rear wheel-well/wing-spar, other wise what is the point it being separate. She defiantly looks like a fat bottom Merlin with a nose job. And if it does have a choice of of carb intakes why no choice of props? Even if the LERX isn't fixed the extra wings should replace Academy's undernourished ones (no more need to butcher a lovely Airfix P-51D for the wing tips). And admit it who's also thinking you can justify buying one by telling the misses your going to use parts to get those Condor/Special Hobby boxes out the stash and on the bench.
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