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1 hour ago, cyanide14 said:

Hi everyone,

 

Is it difficult to convert Hasegawa's 1/48 A-4E/F to A-4C?

Planning to build an A-4SU.

 

 

You would need a new nose and new intakes. The B/C intakes are moulded into the fuselage on the Hasegawa kits, but they are seperate parts on the E/F kits.

 

Jens

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Rather than come up with some sort of cite soup. here's my understanding of main physical differences:-

A-4B - Short nose, no boundary plates in intakes, 3 pylon (centreline and inners) wing. Argentinian P and Q models were based on this subseries.

A-4C - Longer nose ahead of cockpit, different IFR probe, intakes and wing as above. Argentinian C was based on this subseries.

A-4E to A-4M - Nose and IFR probe change again, larger intake with boundary plates, 5 pylon ( (centreline, inners and outers) wing. Israeli thermal jet pipe, and fuselage spine, appear on some aircraft.

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2 hours ago, Jens said:

 

You would need a new nose and new intakes. The B/C intakes are moulded into the fuselage on the Hasegawa kits, but they are seperate parts on the E/F kits.

 

Jens

The panels, doors, vents and scoops around the centre fuselage are all different due to the different engines, Hasegawa took care of the differences. Possible of course to sand everything off and re-scribe but quite a lot of work...

 

Hasegawa did re-release the A-4C kit a couple of years ago, IU managed to buy two, but could kick myself for not buying more as they all went in a jiffy and no even here in Japan none are available anywhere (unless second hand for ridiculous prices).

 

J

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Hi everyone,

 

So it's not possible to convert Hasegawa's A-4E/F/M to A-4C?

 

No conversion kits available commercially?

 

Thanks!

 

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