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RAAF A and B Hornets has the catapult launching bar deleted from the nose landing gear for the first twenty years of their lives.  Nosewheel shimmy on landing lead to the installation of a weighted surrogate. 

 

Below is a good snapshot of the fleet in 2003. 

 

http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/opfalconerhornetskb_1a.htm

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20 hours ago, Cheetah11 said:

Hi Rog

I will be home tomorrow and will send you photos of the different tails . I have the C and A+ in my stash. If you get a C I think sanding the extra bumps off should not be a problem.

Nick

 

I might have a look in at a cheaper C/D Kinetic kit ... and apparently this is the easiest method to save money on resin ... of course there's still the cockpit, intakes etc ... but the Avionix gear is getting difficult to find now and the A+ kit costs nearly twice as much when you find one. Maybe it's time Squadron (owner of the moulds now) popped a few more out?

 

Rog :)

 

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Posted (edited)

 

Hi Rog

 

Here are the photos as promised. You can see the extra bump should be easy to remove.

 

F-18A

IMG-3293.jpg

 

 

F-18C

IMG-3294.jpg

 

 

Strange the Kinetic kit is almost unknown in South Africa and the only example I saw was twice the price of the Academy examples.

 

Nick

 

 

 

 

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