firstname.lastname@example.org (Royabulgaf) wrote in message
Not quite there yet. It's a wee bit more complicated! You also need to
remove the refueling probe and all external plumbing associated with
same, add vortex generators to the wing just forward of where the
spoilers would be on later (E/F) models and partway up the fuselage,
remove the vortex generators from the slats and re-arrange the ones on
the wings behind the slats (6 sets of tabs, at different angles sort
of like this: /|\ |\| \|/. It also appears from the photos that the
triplets were different sized VGs with the straight ones being larger.
May be just shadow doing that. We have an A-4D1 over at the Carolina's
Air Museum and I have been meaning to go over and take a look at this
feature and get some good closeup pix as I want to do an "A" also.
The book "Naval Fighters Number Forty-Nine, Douglas A-4A/B Skyhawk in
Navy Service" by Steve Ginter has some great photos on pages 20 and 21
which show these features.
Be aware: the refueling probe was an addition during A-4D2 (A-4B)
production. So the early A-4B's never had it (nor did any
A-4D1/A-4A). Watch your references. I don't have any information on
what BUNO the probe first appeared, but I am sure someone out there
Charlotte Scale Modelers
email@example.com (John Alger) wrote in
Also don't forget to remove the Radalt fairing from under the port wing,
re-configure the wing tip light arrangement and remove all traces of the
outboard pylon positions. And I've only ever seen A4D-1's with the small
"peanut" tanks under the wing positions.