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Anyone know the roundel sizes for Kittyhawks?


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Fuselage and under-wing roundels were supposed to comply with the usual fighter dimensions. On the Warhawk, the upper-wing roundels were 19"/48", and I'd expect the Kittyhawk to have been similar. The official dimensions were "fixed" by a convoluted formula:- take 1/3 of the wingspan, measure that distance from the cente-line of the aircraft, and that is the centre point of the roundel, which should fill the available space, without encroaching onto the aileron or yellow l/e. This is why hardly any WWII a/c have identical sized roundels.

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On 1/24/2010 at 12:47 PM, Terry McGrady said:

40 inch upper wing 32inch lower wing 36inch fuselage

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40" comes out waaay smaller than what you can clearly see in pictures 

 

48" is correct

 

PS yes i know this is 11 years old but i have just had custom masks made and they have used 40", and i am now telling them they are wrong lol

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8 hours ago, nicholas mayhew said:

 

40" comes out waaay smaller than what you can clearly see in pictures 

 

48" is correct

 

PS yes i know this is 11 years old but i have just had custom masks made and they have used 40", and i am now telling them they are wrong lol

Well then that must make every decal sheet wrong

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20 minutes ago, Terry McGrady said:

Well then that must make every decal sheet wrong

A 48inch Roundel would overlap the aileron on the Kittyhawk  I've meaured the upper wing roundels on a dozen  48th scale decal sheets and none of them come out as 48inch ones 

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Excerpt from "insignia & markings, Curtiss 1941/43"

 

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On early Kitty...

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late, the fuselage roundels are different only

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note the ratio of Curtiss's RAF upper roundel, different of british, the red dia is smaller

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20 minutes ago, BS_w said:

Excerpt from "insignia & markings, Curtiss 1941/43"

 

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On early Kitty...

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late, the fuselage roundels are different only

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note the ratio of Curtiss's RAF upper roundel, different of british, the red dia is smaller

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2 hours ago, Terry McGrady said:

Thanks for the info . I took the sizes 11 odd yrears ago from the now defunct Antipodean Hawks 

In fact looking at a number of photos the roundel sizes do vary . 3 Sq RAAF Kittyhawk II/IIA definately had 40 inch upper wing Roundels 

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8 hours ago, nicholas mayhew said:

thank you Terry and BS_w

 

interesting that on my 1/32 kit the Barracuda decals which do scale back to 48" seemed a bit of a squeeze, but at 47" and it all makes sense

 

thanks again

 

Nick

 

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