Author Topic: SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale  (Read 41373 times)

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SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale
« on: January 30, 2012, 12:09:50 AM »
Starting now I'm going to devote more time to a new project. First I'll offer a quiz photo to see if anyone can guess what the airplane is (except Daniel, Srecko, and Nico as they already know what this is). The 1/48-scale project will be partly scratchbuilt and partly kitbashed.

This is the rudder in almost finished form. The trim tab needs to be moved up just a bit to complete it.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9225.jpg
SAAB B 17A In 1/48 Scale


If no one gets it right away I'll offer a couple of better clues. ;)

Scott
« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 10:51:47 PM by Second Air Force »

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 12:46:09 PM »
I don't know what is this,but when i see that you start topic i read that there will be scratchbuilt, i have no doubt that this will be excellent! ;)

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 08:03:33 PM »
Fairey Battle?

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 12:43:27 AM »
Somewhat similar aircraft mission, but different country and just a couple of years newer.

Here's a bit of a hint: There were 322 of this airplane built for the parent air arm and they were built by the same country that originally flew them. Three different radial engines were used over the production run. One of these rare birds is still airworthy today.

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 01:23:37 AM »
Hs129?

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 01:26:56 AM »
F2G Corsair?

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 01:28:52 AM »
Nope, but the rudder I'm using originally came from a Corsair kit.

It's a single engined machine with somewhat unusual landing gear doors.

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 01:30:52 AM »
Vindicator?

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 01:32:58 AM »
Not American. Go east of the English Channel.

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 01:35:10 AM »
LN-411?

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 01:40:51 AM »
I give in, don't know :(

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 01:47:04 AM »
I'll give you one last clue before the answer. The airplane used a Bristol Mercury XXIV, P&W R-1830, and Piaggio RC 40 depending on availability.

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 02:10:02 AM »
Ba-65?

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 02:25:19 AM »
SAAB B 17.

I've always found this a really interesting airplane and decided I need one in 1/48 scale. I'll post some in-progress photos soon.

You got pretty close with the Ba.65 and Battle!

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Re: My New Project With A Quiz
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 07:51:44 AM »
Bitter fight :))