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A route to modern Mig17PF?


Killingholme
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Just musing 

 

Could I graft the 'PF' radar nose from an ancient 1/72 Smer Mig-17 kit on to the new Airfix Mig-17 kit to create a more detailed model of this type? Other than the nose (and attendant radar scope in the cockpit) are there other changes I should consider?

 

Will 

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Hello, Will

You could, but I believe Smer kit is a re-pack of the old KP kit, and the fuselage of that kit has too large a diameter. Far from mission impossible, but you are in for some work. Cheers

Jure

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There is a pretty decent -17PF kit from the Czech AZ. Obviously, if you want to park it close to the Airfix -17F it would be better to use only the nose AND FRONT (fixed) CANOPY as several details (u / c, auxiliary tanks etc) are played differently by AZ and Airfix. The PF is longer than the F not only because of the lip housing the radar above the intake, but the entire fuselage in front of the pilot's seat is different (also wider, taller and less tapering).

The drawings are here

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Michael

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