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I’ll be joining in first off with this Hobby Boss Mitsubishi A5M Navy Type 96 Shipboard Fighter “Claude” (quite a mouthful for a little plane). I will be doing the boxtop aircraft from the Soryu Fighter Squadron in 1939. The sprues, somewhat over packaged in individual bags: Not many parts, should make for a nice quick and easy start to the modelling year. AW
I was looking at a review of the Orange Hobby F-35C kit the other day, and something about the kit left me wondering. The F-35C is the Navy version of the aircraft, so it has folding wings. The version of the kit in question allowed the plane to be modeled in "beast mode" with a full load of under wing ordnance. In "beast mode" the aircraft has three under wing pylons on each side, with the outboard pylon on the section of the wing that folds up. The manufacturer's pics of the assembled model showed the aircraft with the wings folded, and a Sidewinder missile mounted on the outboard pylon at the same time. Would this actually happen in normal carrier ops? I know nothing about the subject, but it just seemed... odd to have a live missile on the folded up wing like that. Thanks!
While looking for some Sea Fury references for a friend, I found this video which show carrier operations for several types, 1946-47. I put it here because there are some good modeling references for markings and schemes, but if you need to move it, Mike, please do so. I am hoping it hasn't been posted before, and I hope you will enjoy watching it. Mike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxtXDDShjGs