F/A-20C Tigershark

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F/A-20C Tigershark

Postby TonyG2 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:52

Not one of mine but recently spotted this at Hannants. A 1/48 Tigershark by Freedom Models. Very attractive "what if" combat scheme. Will have to see if I have a spare LS lurking around plus some parts from the bits box for what looks to be a very impressive load of ordinance.

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Re: F/A-20C Tigershark

Postby Wege » Tue Jul 11, 2017 13:01

modification of a Euro Lizard scheme? (in the desert?)

And that must have to have an incredibly small combat-radius with that war-load... if the MERs would work on that pylon with the other bits?
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Re: F/A-20C Tigershark

Postby TonyG2 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 14:20

Yep

I'm seeing, what at least 6 Mk82 slicks on the centreline hardpoint, a Maverick (probably 2), a pair of Paveways GBU12, likely 2 Sidewinders and a targeting pod. Presumably retains the twin 20mm guns in the nose.

No sign of external tanks. Pilot must be really please he has an in flight refuelling probe.....

However according to Wikipedia

Guns: 2× 20 mm (0.79 in) Pontiac M39A2 cannons in the nose, 280 rounds each
Hardpoints: 5 external hardpoints with a capacity of 8,000 lb (3,600 kg) of bombs, missiles, rockets and up to 3 drop tanks for extended range
Rockets: 2 × CRV7 rocket pods Or
2 × LAU-10 rocket pods with 4 × Zuni 5 in (127 mm) rockets each Or
2 × Matra rocket pods with 18 × SNEB 68 mm rockets each
Missiles: 2 × AIM-9 Sidewinders on wingtip launch rails (similar to F-16 and F/A-18)
Up to 4 x AIM-7 Sparrows on underwing launch rails
AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missiles on hardpoints
Bombs: Various air-to-ground ordnance such as Mark 80 series of unguided iron bombs (including 3 kg and 14 kg practice bombs), CBU-24/49/52/58 cluster bomb munitions, M129 Leaflet bomb

So, no mention of targeting pods or Paveways. But then again it is an F/A-20C so presumably there have been some upgrades :D
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Re: F/A-20C Tigershark

Postby smeg1959 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 23:24

Wege wrote:And that must have to have an incredibly small combat-radius with that war-load... if the MERs would work on that pylon with the other bits?

The "What if" question here? "What if this aircraft actually managed to take-off with all this ordnance?" :twisted:
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Re: F/A-20C Tigershark

Postby Wege » Thu Jul 13, 2017 13:17

smeg1959 wrote:
Wege wrote:And that must have to have an incredibly small combat-radius with that war-load... if the MERs would work on that pylon with the other bits?

The "What if" question here? "What if this aircraft actually managed to take-off with all this ordnance?" :twisted:



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Re: F/A-20C Tigershark

Postby TonyG2 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 14:33

Beat me to it!

Would make an interesting diorama. Maybe rig with a zell booster

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