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TA-7C Corsair II
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007 - 08:16 AM UTC


Hobby Boss have released a neat 1/72 scale kit of the Corsair II's 2-seat trainer version.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007 - 08:38 AM UTC
Nice looking bird. Featuring a couple different squadrons would have given this a bit more appeal, however.
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2007 - 09:11 AM UTC
Hi Al

Yes - two basically identical schemes seems a bit of a missed opportunity...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 10:19 AM UTC
There are 2 (two) small problems with the TA-7C
1/ It dose not have the propper brake shot fairing

Fix / I got over this by using part of a drop tank

2/ no sidewinder rail holes

Fix / I made a template out of some plastic card using the A-7A and plased it on the inside in the area between the landing gear well and the avionics bay and drilled the holes from the outside

Thanks
CRS
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 10:27 AM UTC

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Hobby Boss's TA-7C will look fine sat alongside the single-seater



I think Merlin hit the nail squarely on the head with this comment. Even with their flaws, displayed as a pair, the Hobby Boss A-7 and TA-7 should be and attractive display.
f_4phantom1959
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 01:35 PM UTC
Despite its faults, it beat the hell out of using the Falcon or Maintrack conversion.
f1matt
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 05:28 PM UTC
Looks like a great little kit. My only question too throw out there is. If the surface is covered in fine detail. And the avionics bay looks fantastic. Why is the cockpit ( the focal point of any aircraft model ) so featureless? It's like it came from a different kit. I don't get it. Other than that it does look really good.
f_4phantom1959
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 - 11:13 PM UTC
2 other thing that are missing.

1. Air conditioning exhaust near the frount landing gear

2. Fuel dump under the rear

One other thing after cheaking reference most if not all TA-7C, L and A-7K had the dopper radar fitted
part "E35"