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Mark Braunlich

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What is it? Christmas, 2011
« on: December 20, 2011, 03:25:21 PM »
Everyone getting a little sleepy from the holiday treats?
Time to scratch your noggins and jog the "leetle grey cells".
This one is easy:

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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 05:11:35 PM »
Sky Raider?

Mark Braunlich

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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 06:47:53 PM »
Sorry Peter.  Try again.

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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 07:43:13 PM »
Banshee?

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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 04:04:24 AM »
Something US Navy with straight wings in 60's era colours - Hmmm....Banshee well and truly obsolete by then even for reserve units????? - Hmmm a bit more....

I thought of S-2 / S-6 family but their wings don't seem to fold straight up so my best guess is a Grumman F9F Panther with tip-tanks removed (assuming that's possible).

My second guess would be a Savage AJ-1 as Lou's building one but again I thought they had tip-tanks.

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Will Booth


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Mark Braunlich

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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 06:26:16 AM »
Lou, I knew you would get it.  Yes it's the dear old Banjo in US Navy vernacular.

Mark
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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 06:46:26 AM »
Mark that's not fair.  It wasn't the right colour.  ::) Banshees are supposed to be dark blue - and have tip-tanks.

Anyway the Panther was way better looking.

Will

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
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Mark Braunlich

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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 06:56:11 AM »
Supposed to be dark blue???   Don't tell our Canadian friends that.  They had the prettiest Banshees.

Happy Christmas to everyone!  
Mark

The next one will be more difficult.
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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 10:50:04 AM »
It was hard not to miss this one. I make over a dozen of those.


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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2011, 07:01:28 AM »
Lou,
Plastic or wood?  I count 18 there.   Canada bought 39 which means you only have 21 more to make!  Were those for a carrier project?

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Re: What is it? Christmas, 2011
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2011, 10:08:48 AM »
There's actually only 9 in that photo as the line is duplicated from a slightly different angle. I did do another 8 but do to incorrect drawings there went to the scrap pile. They will be displayed on my HMCS Bonavemture when completed.

Lou