Modeling All Jets, Rockets That Flew Before September 1. 1945

Pat Flannery wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@corp.supernews.com:
Has anyone done a kit of Goddard's first liquid-fuel rocket? If not, it might be mostly buildable from sprues.
cd
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Carl Dershem
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I wouldn't be surprised if someone has a resin conversion kit out, or at least arriving in the near future, for that. I never did get around to doing one of the two pulse-jet powered varients of the He-162. Wait till you see this:
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gets a bit warm in operation.
Pat
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Pat Flannery
I always wondered how people did that...
I wouldn't be surprised if there was a conversion in 1/48 or 1/72, but 1/32 always gets last call. Bet if I start one somebody will put one out.
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Rufus
I started a range of 1/72 models some years ago. I only build jet planes so no rocket planes like the Me-163 but here's my list:
Coanda Turbine Aeroplane 10/12/1910 Romania ??? Heinkel He-178 27/08/1939 Germany Condor Caproni Campini CC-2 28/08/1940 Italy Delta Heinkel He-280 30/03/1941 Germany Huma Gloster E28/39 Pioneer 15/05/1941 UK Frog / Pavla Messerschmitt Me-262 Schwalbe 10/07/1942 Germany Revell / Academy / High Planes Bell P-59A Airacomet 02/10/1942 USA Anigrand / Karo-As / Special Hobby Gloster Meteor 05/03/1943 UK Airfix / Special Hobby Arado Ar-234 Blitz 30/07/1943 Germany Frog / Dragon De Havilland DH-100 Vampire 20/09/1943 UK Heller Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star 08/01/1944 USA Airfix Junkers Ju-287 16/08/1944 Germany Huma Heinkel He-162 Volksjäger 06/12/1944 Germany Frog / Revell / Dragon McDonnell FH-1 Phantom 26/01/1945 USA MPM Horten Ho-IX / Gotha Go-229 02/02/1945 Germany Revell Bell XP-83 25/02/1945 USA Anigrand Northrop XP-79 31/07/1945 USA RS Model Nakajima J8N Kikka 07/08/1945 Japan RS MOdel Republic P-84 Thunderjet 28/02/1946 USA Heller Yakolev Yak-15 24/04/1946 USSR PM Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-9 24/04/1946 USSR MPM / Scarabee Douglas XB-43 01/05/1946 USA Anigrand De Havilland DH-108 Swallow 15/05/1946 UK Arba Supermarine Attacker 27/07/1946 UK Magna Lavochkin La-150 01/09/1946 USSR Unknown Russian Vacuform Vought F6U Pirate 02/10/1946 USA Meikraft / Pavla Sud Ouest SO-6000 Triton 11/11/1946 France Mach2 Sukhoi Su-9 13/11/1946 USSR MPM / VP North American FJ-1 Fury 27/11/1946 USA Rareplanes / Pegasus Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka July 1945 Japan AV resin / 12 Squared Ryan FR-1Fireball 25/06/1945 USA MPM Ryan XF2R-1 Dark Shark Nov 1946 USA MPM Sukhoi Su-5 01/04/1945 USSR Czech Master / MPM Mikoyan Gurevich I-250 / MiG-13 03/03/1945 USSR Omega Convair XP-81 11/02/1945 USA Anigrand Curtiss XF15C 27/02/1945 USA RVHP / pro Resin
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Anonymous
Been there, did that. Fort Duqucaine (I know that's mis-spelt) did one in 1:72 a few years back. It's a pretty little piece. Converted the Hasegawa, IIRC.
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The Old Man
Back when I was a kid (you know, when Woolly Mammoths were striding across North Dakota), I built one of those in exactly that way. As far as a rocket-powered planes go, someone did have a model of the Opal-RAK-4 out there years ago in 1/72 scale. That was the first rocket-powered plane to fly, despite being driven by solid-fueled rockets. The Lippisch "Ente" was the second one, but I've never seen a kit of any sort of it being released.
Pat
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Pat Flannery
I have found two more types I am certain flew before September 1, 1945, the FH-1 Phantom (with one engine and the Bell P-83. ANy resin or vacuform for these two?
Also I suppose the Dehaviland Vampire prototype requires a lot of cutting from the kits of later variants.
Thanks,
Albert Cherer
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Albert
Formaplane did an FH-1. I'd swear I remember an XP-83 from somebody in resin. If not, except for the fuselage, most of the plane is similar to the P-59. I believe Vampire prototype had different vertical tails, more like a trapezoid with two right angles on the trailing edge.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
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Mad-Modeller
That was a really nice guy who ran the business; when he found out that his 1/72 scale He-176 rocket plane model was wrong, he sent out a free model of the "correct" version to anyone who had bought the other one. Unfortunately, photos recently surfaced showing that neither version was what the actual aircraft looked like - it was closer to a combination of the two:
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has a 1/72 scale model of it out, based on the new photo:
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Pat
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Pat Flannery
The McDonnell FH-1 was kitted by MPM as one of their earlier injected kits. The Bell XP-83 was made by KR vacuforms and is now available in resin by Anigrand.
Tom
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Anonymous
Dear Friends,
I have a big ambition, that i want a made aeroplane for middle class people. can u help me the basic models and basic design of aeroplanes.
ramakrishna
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