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Republic XF-103 Thunderwarrior
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007 - 01:39 PM UTC


Anigrand's 1/72 scale XF-103 is a nice subject for prototype and concept aircraft fans and for those wishing to try something a little different. Apart from the price, it would make an excellent beginners resin kit.

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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 02:27 AM UTC
Hi Andy

Great review - and what an awesome aircraft! I've just been gawping at it in Bill Gunston's "Fighters of the Fifties"... a designed max. speed of Mach 3.7 (2,446 mph)! Wow! They don't make' em like that anymore...

All the best

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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 02:39 AM UTC

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They don't make' em like that anymore...



and a lot of young and old pilots are saying "Thank goodness, for small favors"
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 02:40 AM UTC
Thanks Rowan, and Jean-Luc for publishing it.

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They don't make' em like that anymore...


Technically they didn't make it like that then, it got cancelled at the mock up stage .
It reminds me of a ship out of a Flash Gordon programme.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 02:45 AM UTC

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it got cancelled at the mock up stage



Just like the calmer heads then, I pass on that one - even though I do like the old prototypes. Thanks for reviewing it though, Andy
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 03:12 AM UTC

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Technically they didn't make it like that then, it got cancelled at the mock up stage .
It reminds me of a ship out of a Flash Gordon programme.
Andy



Hi Andy

True - but, according to the book, Curtiss-Wright did actually test-run the jet/ram-jet propulsion unit back in 1956.

I can't wait to see how the kit builds-up.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 03:47 AM UTC

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I can't wait to see how the kit builds-up.

All the best

Rowan


Its built, but you will have to wait for Pt 3 of the Century Series to see it .
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 03:50 PM UTC

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Its built, but you will have to wait for Pt 3 of the Century Series to see it . Andy



Hi Andy

Excellent! I'll definitelty look forward to that installment. Do you have the F-107 Ultra Sabre lined up too?

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 08:26 PM UTC
I was wondering, do you plan to include the F-110 "Spectre" in your installments
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 08:49 PM UTC
Yes and Yes. And a few more .
I'm going for the re-release Trumpeter kit for the F-107 Ultra Sabre, and The F-110 Spectre is still in the research stage, trying to find the correct paint colours and dreading having to make my own decals for it .
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 08:56 PM UTC
Andy,
I'll send you a photo of the F-110A rollout, taken by an Engineer friend of mine at Lambert field.

Check your Email
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 09:07 PM UTC
Thanks Chuck, that is a great pic.
That is only the second colour photo I have seen of the F-110. It confirms the colours I thought it was.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 09:10 PM UTC
I have a couple more, I seem to have misplaced, I'll keep looking for them


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That is only the second colour photo I have seen of the F-110. It confirms the colours I thought it was.



Always helps to have a source inside the company for such photos. I worked for MDC for 8 years. I've never seen that particular photo published anywhere.
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 09:19 PM UTC
Thanks Chuck. Looking forward to seeing some more pics.
Bet you have got lots of interesting stuff to tell us about your time at MDC.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 10:34 PM UTC
Great review!

You wonder though, which was the most exciting time when it comes to aircraft development....the 40's and 50's or today?