1/144 Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - Minwing

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1/144 Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - Minwing

Postby bluedonkey99 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 13:11

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1/144 Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - Minwing

The Grumman F11F/F-11 Tiger was the first supersonic, single-seat carrier-based United States Navy fighter aircraft in operation during the 1950s and 1960s. Originally designated the F11F Tiger in April 1955 under the pre-1962 Navy designation system, it was redesignated as F-11 Tiger under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system.

The F11F (F-11) Tiger origins can be traced back to a privately funded 1952 Grumman concept to modernize the F9F-6/7 Cougar by implementing the area rule and other advances. This Grumman company project was known as the G-98, and by the end had departed totally from the Cougar

The F11F/F-11 was used by the Blue Angels flight team from 1957 to 1969. Grumman Aircraft Corporation made about 200 Tigers, with last delivered 23 January 1959.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_F-11_Tiger

On Sep 21, 1956 Grumman test pilot Tom Attridge shot himself down in a graphic demonstration of two objects occupying the wrong place at the same time—one being a Grumman F11F-1 Tiger [138260], the other a gaggle of its own bullets..

http://www.aerofiles.com/tiger-tail.html

The kit conforms to the Miniwing signature format and feel being cleanly cast and no obvious air bubbles. The panel lines on fuselage are very finely cast and provide a good balance between finesse and detailing, the undewing lines are a little more defined but do convey a lot of detail. A single set of decals is provided for VA156, based on the USS Shangri-La, 1958 and a clear resin canopy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Shangri-La_(CV-38)

Under wing pylons are provided, but no weapons or stores so these will have to come from your stash or Oz-Mods?
http://www.ozmods-kits.com/conversions-upgrades-accessories-1144

Available: January 2012
Price: tbc
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Review Kit Supplied by Miniwing.cz
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Re: 1/144 Grumman F11F-1 Tiger - Minwing

Postby kampfflieger » Wed Dec 19, 2012 19:37

Long nose coming soon, because master is done.
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