Saturday, October 15, 2011

Finally - a proper project

Some years ago I put a list up on a newsgroup suggesting that it was the sum total of aircraft used by the Fleet Air Arm since 1945. I was quickly disabused of my ideas and given the real list - much longer. I then purchased 'Royal Navy Aircraft Since 1945' by Ray Williams. This lists 44 aircraft.

I have gone through the list and have come up with all those that I can find as currently available in 1/72nd. I now propose to work through the list and end up with a definitive set of models.

Here is the current list (with some gaps noted) along with their kit numbers and mask/decals required.

Aircraft Date of 1st Service Kit Extras
Blackburn Firebrand 1945 VAL72006
D.H. Sea Hornet 20/22 1947 SH72057
Fairey Firefly FR47 1947
Hawker Sea Fury 1947 TU01631 EDCX199
Supermarine Seafire 46 1947 ADM7205
D.H. Sea Vampire 1948 CMR1219
D.H. Sea Hornet 21 1949 SH72059
Douglas Skyraider 1951 MAG7224
Supermarine Attacker F1 1951 AZM72082
Westland Whirlwind 1952
Grumman Avenger 1953 AC1651 X72108
Hawker Sea Hawk 1953 HB87251 EDCX290
Sikorsky Dragon Fly 1953
Supermarine Attacker FB2 1953 AZM72083
D.H. Sea Venom 1954 EA72225
Fairey Gannet AS1/4 1954 TU01629 EDCX178
Westland Wyvern 1954 TU01619 EDCX058
Short Seamew 1957 MAG7205
Hawker Hunter T8 1958 OLPR7250
Supermarine Scimitar 1958 XK72011
D.H. Sea Vixen 1960 CH5051
Fairey Gannet AEW3 1960 ACRK7201
Fairey Gannet COD 1961 CMR1118
Westland Wessex 1961 ARK72032
Blackburn Buccaneer 1962 AX04049 EDCX280
Hawker Hunter GAII 1962
Westland Wasp 1964
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG1 1969 FJ270449
Westland Gazelle 1974 AX50084 MD026
Westland Sea King HAS2 1976 AX04048
Westland Sea King HAR5 1977 AX50113
Bae Sea Harrier FRS1 1980 AX03078 EDCX259
Bae Sea Harrier FRS2 1981 AX03079
Westland Lynx HAS2 1981 HB87236 EDCX243
Westland Lynx HAS3 1982 HB87237

I cannot believe that I cannot find any currently available kit for a Westland Whirlwind or Dragonfly helicopters - Kingkit, Kit Krazy, EBay - NOTHING!

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