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The Spad is out of the Bag....A-1E / AD-5 Skyraider conversion

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Pardon my ignorance on the subject but is the forthcoming AD-5W suitable for a Royal Navy machine or is that something different again? would like to get one of those if it is. 

 Hi, the AD-5W is the "fat face" AEW version of the Skyraider, the Royal Navy used the AD-4W based on the slimmer single place fuselage with two radar operators in the mid fuselage. I am  interested in hearing from anyone who would support the idea...

 

Thanks, 

paul

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 Hi, the AD-5W is the "fat face" AEW version of the Skyraider, the Royal Navy used the AD-4W based on the slimmer single place fuselage with two radar operators in the mid fuselage. I am  interested in hearing from anyone who would support the idea...

 

Thanks, 

paul

 

 

Thanks for the info. I'd be interested in one if it existed as a conversion but wouldnt push you to do one. It had a relatively short career in the FAA but theres some decent markings options from the Suez era plus I went and read up a little on our skyraiders and it seems we sold some on the Sweden when we had moved over to the Gannet.

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen...

 

We're taking orders for the Navy AD-5 now, decals have not arrived but we're piling up the parts and will be shipping the first batch as soon as they do so I guess we'll call this a pre-order.....Please don't get mad if the kits don't show up over night, we'll do the best we can to keep up.

 

The AD-5W Guppy won't be along until a bit later.

 

Many thanks!

 

Paul

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Oh that looks awesome!  I can imagine all the little orange-glowing tubes removing any need for heating in cold weather ops... bet that wasn't the most comfortable...

 

Paul, have you heard any update from Caracal on their AD-5 sheet so far as timing or schemes goes? Usually they have info on their ARC forum but it's a ghost town for large scale at the moment. 

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Well, I guess it's time Ernie ordered...

As if this was ever in question.

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Oh that looks awesome! I can imagine all the little orange-glowing tubes removing any need for heating in cold weather ops... bet that wasn't the most comfortable...

 

Paul, have you heard any update from Caracal on their AD-5 sheet so far as timing or schemes goes? Usually they have info on their ARC forum but it's a ghost town for large scale at the moment.

Mike, I think I saw Paul mention at some point in time that Caracal would be scaling up some of their smaller scale AD-5 sheets. They have some both in 72nd and 48th that have some pretty sharp looking aircraft. Edited by Smitty44

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen...

 

We're taking orders for the Navy AD-5 now, decals have not arrived but we're piling up the parts and will be shipping the first batch as soon as they do so I guess we'll call this a pre-order.....Please don't get mad if the kits don't show up over night, we'll do the best we can to keep up.

 

The AD-5W Guppy won't be along until a bit later.

 

Many thanks!

 

Paul

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Ordered my set yesterday. Along with three sets of brass gears for my Panther, Cougar and "Twogar" kits.

Now it's just sitting here and wait! ðŸ˜

Stein M.

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Hey Paul, I just saw the Collings Foundation are offering A-1E flights on their California leg of the tour! 900 bucks front seat and I think 400 for rear seats. In Sacramento first weekend in June! I'm tempted, but thinking more like a B-25 or B-24 ride. Been on the 17 already.

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Just ordered, don't know why I drug my feet and didn't do it earlier. Question though, did the AD-5 have any armor between the main gear? So what would be the best donor kit, the Trumpeter AD-4 or the AD-1J, assuming it has the armored belly? Thanks.

Chuck

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Yes indeed,

 

As I discovered to my surprise in researching the Spad, most AD-5 were armored.The Trumpy AD-1 /AD-4 kit (02252) works well, though the armor on their other kits is so thin it is easily sanded away.

 

Cartograf tell me the decals will ship "the week of the 21st" so let's hope they mean May!

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