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Kenny Horne

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Re: The Box Project
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2009, 03:00:22 PM »
Hey Gang,

I need some help.  I so embarrassed, but I've gotta say I've lost my research.  I've been gong through my stack of half done projects and found this lovely little Mustang I (scroll up for a picture).  I remember when I stumbled across the paint scheme (dark green/ocean grey over black) I thought it looked great for this aircraft.  I seem to remember that it was used as a ground attack weapon until very late in war, stopping only when the spares supply of this early model of Mustang was finally exhausted.  On a 1/144 scale model, I don't need too much detail, though I'd like to know if it say had a yellow leading edge on the wing and simple squadron markings or if it even had lower wing roundels... 

Does any of this sound familiar to you as I have googled every different angle I can imagine and I really can't imagine spending more time on this.  I imagine I have spent twice as long staring into a monitor than I did building her :-(

Take care guys, and thanks in advance if you have a bit of a lead for me.

Kenny

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Re: The Box Project
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2009, 03:10:17 PM »
Man I don't know about myself sometimes...

So as soon as I posted this I thought "ground attack!  Have I tried that search?"  Well boom there she was.  Honest guys I have been looking for this for hours over more days than I'm proud to admit.  Well call off the search here it is...

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2000/01/stuff_eng_profile_mustang3.htm

North American Mustang Mk. I
400 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Middle Wallop, Hampshire, October 1942

Take care gents,

Kenny

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Re: The Box Project
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2009, 03:11:43 PM »
I was just about to post this when you replied. Here it is anyway...

http://hyperscale.com/features/2002/mustangicf_1.htm

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Re: The Box Project
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2009, 03:21:41 PM »
Thanks Dave that was quick :-)

Now that I knew the squadron, I looked it up in this site and up she came again.
http://www.rafweb.org/SqnMark400-407.htm#400

The RAF site is quite a good resource as it has a colour history of all the squadrons through time.  It takes time to go through but it is cool for Commonwealth builders.

Kenny

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Re: The Box Project
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2009, 08:05:15 PM »
You mite try looking up the North American A-36 Apache too. It really did have some differences from the Mustang. Cheek guns, air brakes, large upper cowl intake and smaller engine.
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Re: The Box Project
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2009, 08:43:00 AM »
Same thing in 1/32 scale.
For some reason, I must have reduced the size of the picture as it will not give me anthing bigger. I can email you some bigger pictures if you want some.

Lou

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Re: The Box Project
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2009, 01:24:03 PM »
Hey guys,

I'm not sure if the 400 (City of Toronto) sqdn used the purpose built Apache or for that fact if there were any in the RAF...  It's funny how the early Allison engined Mustangs get no respect, but in fact it sounds as if they excelled at the groud attack role. 

Great looking model Lou, and I'm glad to see it again.  I really should try this  again in 1/32.  It really is a perfect model to my eyes.

Kenny

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Re: The Box Project
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2009, 03:18:50 PM »
They had an altitude problem the same thing that plagued the early model P-40's and gave them a bad rep,... no/inadequate  superchargers.
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