F-106 Gun Pod & 49 FIS Decal

Anyone know where I can get the resin gun pod for a 1/48th scale F-106 &
also the markings of the 49th FIS out of Grissis AFB, NY/
Any help appreciated.
Stan Parker
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Stanley Parker
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Dunno about the gun pod, but it shouldn't be too difficult to scratchbuild it. For the decals there was a Superscale sheet with markings for the Green Eagles: I think it's OOP, but maybe you can still find it somewhere.
Hope this helps.
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Yuri
Just curious: what gunpod would that be? I wasn't aware that the Delta Dart ever carried a gunpod.
Rob
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Rob van Riel
They didn't carry a gun pod per se, but some F-106s were fitted with a 20mm Vulcan cannon in the weapons bay under project "Six Shooter". The ammo box occupied the area of the bay formerly used for the Genie missile and the actual gun assembly was in a fairing that hung below the weapons bay doors when closed. The doors were modified to close around the gun and its fairing, and the ability to carry four Falcon missiles was retained.
In 1/48 scale, Missing Link made gun fairing for he Monogram kit. It's just the external part of the gun, designed to be glued on to closed bay doors.
Dave
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Dave Williams
I seem to remember a "Scale Modeler" magazine article from the '80s about assembling Monogram's F-106 with a gun pod. As I recall, they used the undernose gun fairing from a 1/48 F-4E Phantom II. It seemed to be about the right size and shape.
Martin
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Martin
Well, I have the Missing Link gun fairing and it really doesn't look like they are close, with one exception. The gun muzzle does appear to be very similar to the original "short" F-4E muzzle. The rest of the fairing is very much wider than fairing uner the F-4E's nose and the rear end of the fairing is curved upward.
Dave
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Dave Williams
I thought it might be something like that. Thanks for the confirmation.
Rob
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Rob van Riel
Somewhere...
When my dad was stationed at Minot AFB back in the '80's I attended one of the open houses. The USAF had HH-1H's, B-52H's, MGM-31's, T-38's and F-106 A/B's stationed there (yes, all at the same time!). I have a picture of me standing next to one of the Vulcan assemblies used by the Darts. I have _NO_ clue where right now, or I'd scan it in and send it to ya.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Drew Hill
There were nice photos of the gun, ammo box and modified doors in the Detail & Scale book on the F-106 but I don't remember if the scale drawings showed also the gun fairing. Btw, yes, it's a gun fairing, not a gun pod, sorry, I hadn't noticed that in my first reply. I know the book has recently been reissued with some changes (I think they added more color photos) but the gun pics should still be there.
Hope this helps
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Yuri
I was a crew chief at Tyndall AFB during the eval of this weapon. IIRC, it was only carried on the single seat A model. They liked to carry the Genie on the B model so that two people had control over the nuke. Once the F-15 started entering the inventory, the Six's days were numbered and so the gun never made it onto all a/c. Curt .
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C Knowles
In addition there was an article on the F-106 in "Air Progress" a long time ago that had some nice pictures. I think I have that one in the archives.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Bill Banaszak
Superscale included 49FIS markings on its F-106A sheet #48-181. Good luck finding one. Last one I saw on eBay went for $32.00.
Matt Mattingley
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Matt Mattingley
Did the Darts without a gun retain the Genie even in late '70s/early '80s? I remember reading somewhere that they started to remove the optical sight for the Genie more or less when they changed the canopy (no frame) on the A models in the early-mid 70s. Did they retain the Genie anyway?
Btw, despite working mainly on eastern planes, I think that nothing matches the beauty of the Six. I only wish there was an accurate model in 1/72...
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Yuri
What's inaccurate about the Hasegawa kit? Other than the bogus wing fences, that is.
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Al Superczynski
Yep, along with the picture of me next to the Vulcan cannon there's another one of me standing next to a Genie (blue center section, training round) on its associated cart.
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Drew Hill
Uhm, I didn't use the right word. In fact the airframe isn't inaccurate in shape, it's simply and old kit. Maybe it was a "state of the art" kit more than 30 years ago, but cockpit, wheel wells and panel lines aren't up to today standards.
Btw, the detail and scale books talks about the wing fences problem, but my hasegawa kit has slots, not fences. Maybe they reworked the wings?
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Yuri
They must have. I went down and looked at mine which is 30 years old and it has the fences.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Bill Banaszak
Not to worry. I suspect that English isn't your first language. ;)
it was a "state of
I agree. I sure would like to see the Monogram 1/48 scale kit 'downsized', recessed panel lines or not.
They must have and I must have all old issues. All my kits have the ersatz wing fences.
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Al Superczynski

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