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PostPosted: Mon 20 Mar 2017 20:53 pm 
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After watching a few docs recently about Vietnam, im interested in making a few of the jet aircraft used in the conflict (from all sides)

I know a few used and could google the rest, but im sure you guys know, and more specifically, know which ones were released by Airfix ( correct variation/schemes/decals, or as close as poss)

Im happy trawling through ebay once i know what im looking for.

Many thanks in advance (hope its in the correct section). Been absent from here for a while, hoping to get back into modelling again soon :)


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PostPosted: Mon 20 Mar 2017 22:28 pm 
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1/600 scale
USS Forrestal (10201-8/08201)

- 1/76 scale (military vehicle)
M113 U.S. ACAV (A02323) Armoured Cavalry Assault Vehicle
M48 Patton Tank (1653/09771-2/40771-3)
M551 Sheridan (A211V/02311-3/02311)

- 1/144 scale
Boeing 707 (SK600/04170-0/04173-9/9 04173/04170) US Air Force as C-135/KC-135
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II (00100/90100)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21PF Fishbed-D (00101/90101)

- 1/72 scale
BAC Canberra B(I).6 (05012-8/9 05012) RAAF No. 2 Sqn (call sign "Magpie") used version B.20
Bristol Superfreighter Mk.32 (1420/582/05002-1/05002) used by RNZAF
CAC (Avon) Sabre Mk.32 (02036/A03082/A03082A/A03083) RAAF No. 79 Sqn
Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (138/01058-2/61058-4/9 61058/01058/A01058) Australian Army's 161 Reconnaissance Flight (call sign "Possum")
Cessna O-2A/B Skymaster (133/01053-7/01053) ANZAC pilots
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (09003) RAAF

- 1/72 scale
Boeing CH-47 Chinook (05030/A05035)
Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (138/01058-2/61058-4/9 61058/01058/A01058)
Cessna O-2A/B Skymaster (133/01053-7/01053)
De Havilland Canada Beaver (397/03017-7/03017) US Air Force U-6A
Douglas A-1 Skyraider (260/02030-7/9 02030/02030)
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (1409/A03029/A55203)
Douglas A/B-26 Invader (591/05011-5/05011) US Air Force B-26
Douglas C-47 A/D Skytrain (A09008/A08014/A08015).
Douglas AC-47 Gunship (04016-7/9 04016/05020)
Douglas DC-9 (03176-5/9 03176/03182) - Not sure if it flew in theater, US Air Force C-9 Nightingale
General Dynamics F-111A/E (488/04008-6/9 04008/04008)
Grumman F-14A Tomcat (05013-1/9 05013/05013/00503)
Kaman SH-2F Seasprite (9 03041/03041)
Lockheed Super Constellation (08008/A08008) - Not sure if it flew in theater, US Air Force C-121
LTV (Ling/Temco/Vought) A-7D/E Corsair II (396/03016-4/9 03016/03016)
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (09003)
Lockheed AC-130H Hercules Gunship (10001/09004)
Lockheed U-2A/B/C/D (9 04028/04028)
Martin B-57B/RB-57E Canberra (05018)
McDonnell F-4B/C/E/J Phantom II (388/493/04013-8/9 04013/04013)
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21C (254/02024-2/02024)
North American OV-10A Bronco (265/02035-2)
North American RA-5C Vigilante (492/04012-5/9 04012/05019)
Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter (123/01043-0/61043-2/9 01043/01043/00043/01043G/A50081)
Northrop F-5E Tiger II (9 03040/03040/00502/02020/02020G/A50094)
Republic F-105F Thunderchief (9 05016/05016)
Republic F-105G Thunderchief 'Wild Weasel' (05024)
Sikorsky HH-53C/G Super Jolly Green Giant (06003-7/9 06003/06003)
Sikorsky SH-3D Sea King (390/03010-6/9 03010)

1/48
Grumman EA-6B Prowler (9 08176/08176)
Martin B-57B Canberra (10104/A10104)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F (05103)

Removed from list: Douglas A4D-1 Skyhawk (1409/102/01022-3/61022-5/00501/00022/90022)


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PostPosted: Mon 20 Mar 2017 23:07 pm 
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Wow, thanks very much!

What are the numbers tho?

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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (1409/A03029/A55203)


Kit numbers...and...?

Thanks again.


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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017 00:45 am 
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Those are the kit numbers.
Some kits have beeen issued several times but with different numbers

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017 04:49 am 
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No A4D-1(A-4A) Skyhawk ever participated in Vietnam, the only applicable Airfix A-4 Skyhawk kit is the recent A-4B kit, (and that needs lotsa work) A03029.

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Mar 2017 08:14 am 
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Thanks again.

The Phantom seems the easiest to find. I came across an AIRFIX - 1/72 - 05016 - F-105f THUNDERCHIEF too. Will have to research a bit more, but now ive got more to go on, it will be a lot easier.

Thanks again for the help.


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar 2017 16:24 pm 
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Ref the Airfix Phantom 2; it can only be built accurately as an F4-B or F4-N. The C/D, E and J variants it's also appeared as need the thick wing roots for the wider low pressure main tyres. Ok, Bs were in 'nam, but knowing that the kit needs a lot of work to get most variants (oh yes and to add more or less any detail to the cockpits) may help.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar 2017 19:40 pm 
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You could build an F-4C, it came from the F-4B, with the thinner wings and tires.


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar 2017 00:46 am 
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Anyone know if British or Commonwealth nations with Airfix kits took part in Vietnam ?


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar 2017 06:28 am 
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The RAAF flew the EE Canberra B.20 with No. 2 Sqn on combat missions in 'Nam, the Airfix kit can be built as one of these (but accuracy needs sorting :nod: ). The RAAF flew C-130As (and possibly Es) into Vietnam on resupply flights from Oz, but not "in theater" missions.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar 2017 13:32 pm 
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O-1 , O-2A and Bristol Freighter (after the relevant nose-job)

In Wings of Fame Volume 10 Robert F. Dorr wrote an article FACs - Forward Air Control in Southeast Asia which includes a black & white image of an O-2A with a small Kangaroo silhouette on the fin above the USAF logo and the following caption ' Australia and New Zealand contributed FAC pilots to the Vietnam conflict. The 'ANZAC' FACs were attached as individuals to regular USAF units as illustrated by the Kangaroo insignia on this 19th. TASS O-2A seen at Da Nang in 1968. The 14 RNZAF FAC pilots were active in the period 1968 to 1972, almost exclusively on OV-10s' .

The reference to the OV-10 might be a typo as there is no mention elsewhere in the article of such a connection although neither is there any mention of the pair of US Army O-1 Bird Dogs borrowed by the Australian Army's 161 Reconnaissance Flight in 1968 which retained standard US Army markings and Olive Drab colour scheme with the addition of small white Kangaroos on the engine cowling and fin.

There are also some images around of camouflaged RNZAF Bristol Freighters in Vietnam although I seem to recall that they were involved in regular logistics flights in and out of the country rather than in-theatre transport.

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This could get to be a very interesting and inspiring group build subject :thumb: :nod: :nod:
Now all we need is for Airfix to produce a 1/72 Caribou :wink: :wink: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Mar 2017 02:34 am 
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How about "Unsanctioned Vietnam Group Build", April 1 through Jun 1.

51% Airfix
Must have operated in theater, or operated by traveling to and from the theater
Can include pre-Conflict subjects (Air-America etc)
Clunkers welcome (extra points for making a clunker into a work of art)
Dioramas encouraged (even if it just sits on a sheet of painted paper)


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Hopefully we've not gone too :ot:
Maybe a split off thread??
Lastly in addition to Des's last post, RAAF No.79 Sqn. Avon Sabres provided air defense for Thai Airspace 'till 1969 (can the current 1/72 Sabre be modded into an Avon Sabre?) and although not an Airfix kit RAAF SP-2H Neptunes provided radar and ECM coverage for USAF B-52 strikes. Oh!, also RAAF C-130As & Es went 'Nam :nod:

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017 19:42 pm 
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Thanks again for all the info. I wont be doing conversions or anything too complex. Just fancied some fun 'close enough with the right paint job' modelling :)


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Khard wrote:
1/76 scale (military vehicle)
M113 U.S. ACAV (A02323) Armoured Cavalry Assault Vehicle
M48 Patton Tank (1653/09771-2/40771-3)
M551 Sheridan (A211V/02311-3/02311)

You can add the Airfix 1/76 M113 Fire Support Version (A02327) to this list.
The M113 FSV was used by the ANZAC Task Force in 'Nam:
http://anzacsteel.hobbyvista.com/Armoured%20Vehicles/m113a1fsvph_1.htm

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Khard wrote:
How about "Unsanctioned Vietnam Group Build", April 1 through Jun 1.

51% Airfix
Must have operated in theater, or operated by traveling to and from the theater
Can include pre-Conflict subjects (Air-America etc)
Clunkers welcome (extra points for making a clunker into a work of art)
Dioramas encouraged (even if it just sits on a sheet of painted paper)
I smell revolution in the air! :pirate:

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