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 Post subject: Re: 1/48 Impala MK.II
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2011, 06:58 
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G'day fellas,

Thanks for your help :smt023

One thing I have noticed is that in some pics of SAAF Mk.81/82's, the bombs have a thin red band around their nose instead of the NATO standard 'golden yellow'. Does the red still mean HE, because in the NATO system red (signal red) = incendiary

Also can anyone tell me what sort of gunsight was fitted to the Imps?,

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 Post subject: Re: 1/48 Impala MK.II
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2011, 07:27 
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I shall be following this build with great interest (and saving each pic)... for my own Imp Mk2 builds.

I have both the Scaleworx Resin set for the Italeri Mk1.... and then I managed to find an Esci Mk2 for a mere R200.

So I have 2 Mk2s to play with... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 1/48 Impala MK.II
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2011, 09:25 
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[quote="Portamus"]I have both the Scaleworx Resin set for the Italeri Mk1.... and then I managed to find an Esci Mk2 for a mere R200.

So I have 2 Mk2s to play with...

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rubbing our noses in it like that :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1/48 Impala MK.II
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2011, 09:38 
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Can not resisit :twisted: :twisted:

I have THREE Esci Mk.II's in my stash to play with :evil: all obtained for less than £20


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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2011, 10:02 
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Pappy wrote:
G'day fellas,

Also can anyone tell me what sort of gunsight was fitted to the Imps?,

cheers,

Pappy


The only photos I have of the cockpit and gunsite are as below. Hope they help:

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 Post subject: Re: 1/48 Impala MK.II
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2011, 13:26 
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vulcanxm603 wrote:
Pappy wrote:
G'day fellas,

Also can anyone tell me what sort of gunsight was fitted to the Imps?,

cheers,

Pappy


The only photos I have of the cockpit and gunsite are as below. Hope they help:

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Image

Image

Image

regards

vulcanxm603




G'day Vulcan,

Gold! Those pics are a very great help. I need to change a few details but that is exactly what I needed. It looks like the Omega type II O, that will go a long way to getting the gunsight built,

cheers,

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 Post subject: Re: 1/48 Impala MK.II
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2011, 21:29 
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Hi Pappy,

I was looking if I had any gunsight pics, and you're probably going to hate me now, but SAAF Impala Mk.II's had a different bulkhead. You're doing such a great job with the cockpit, and it be cool if you got it spot-on. SAAF Imp Mk.II's had a horizontal hydraulic jack for the canopy. It is rather different to the one in the Kit.
Heres some pics.

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[quote="Bladerunner"]Hi Pappy,

I was looking if I had any gunsight pics, and you're probably going to hate me now, but SAAF Impala Mk.II's had a different bulkhead. You're doing such a great job with the cockpit, and it be cool if you got it spot-on. SAAF Imp Mk.II's had a horizontal hydraulic jack for the canopy. It is rather different to the one in the Kit.
Heres some pics.


Bugger!

Well, that is a bit different isn't it?

I will have a go at re-jigging my cockpit.

Serves me right for going off half-cocked though. I was basing my cockpit details on the two seat version (and so it seems did Esci), still, it is not too late and I havn't started painting anything yet.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/48 Impala MK.II
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2011, 09:52 
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Hi Pappy,

The Ejection seat for the Impala MKII is the Martin Baker WY6AM seat. The biggest difference between the Imp MkI and Mk II seat is that the MKII seat has an electrical hight adjustable actuator and the MKI is manual. The MKI has the Martin Baker ASO6A fitted.

Just a note on the pics of teh Model Imp with the external stores, the External Fuel tanks could only be carried on the centre pylons stations 2 and 5.

So stores would be configerd as follows:

6 x Matra 68mm Rocket pods
6 x 120kg bombs
2 x 250kg bombs on station 3 and 4 with external Tanks
2 x 12,7mm gunpods on station 3 and 4
2 x 4.5kg smoke and flash Carrier "4 x 4.5kg Smoke and flash or skip bombs for training per carrier" on station 3 and 4
V3B station 1 and 6 if the aircraft was modified for Missiles

Just some of the configs


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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2011, 10:15 
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Welcome merlinpta, thanks for the info and look forward to your futire contributions. :smt023


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Welcome merlinpta.

Pappy,
Heres some more pics of the cockpit.

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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2011, 20:10 
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merlinpta wrote:
Hi Pappy,

The Ejection seat for the Impala MKII is the Martin Baker WY6AM seat. The biggest difference between the Imp MkI and Mk II seat is that the MKII seat has an electrical hight adjustable actuator and the MKI is manual. The MKI has the Martin Baker ASO6A fitted.

Just a note on the pics of teh Model Imp with the external stores, the External Fuel tanks could only be carried on the centre pylons stations 2 and 5.

So stores would be configerd as follows:

6 x Matra 68mm Rocket pods
6 x 120kg bombs
2 x 250kg bombs on station 3 and 4 with external Tanks
2 x 12,7mm gunpods on station 3 and 4
2 x 4.5kg smoke and flash Carrier "4 x 4.5kg Smoke and flash or skip bombs for training per carrier" on station 3 and 4
V3B station 1 and 6 if the aircraft was modified for Missiles

Just some of the configs


2 x F-95 Pods too


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 Post subject: Re: 1/48 Impala MK.II
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2011, 21:05 
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G'day again,

Thanks Bladerunner and Spice, wow, the cockpit in the Imp is very different to the RAAF Macchi's, so I will have some pretty serious re-working to do.

Thanks for the great info,

cheers,

Pappy


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PostPosted: 10 Mar 2011, 10:21 
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No problem Pappy. If you need any additional info, just ask, because I live very close to the Swartkops museum where they have two Imp Mk.II's on display. By the way, did you receive the PM I sent to you?

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 Post subject: Re: 1/48 Impala MK.II
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Bladerunner wrote:
No problem Pappy. If you need any additional info, just ask, because I live very close to the Swartkops museum where they have two Imp Mk.II's on display. By the way, did you receive the PM I sent to you?


G'day Blade,

Yes I did, PM sent,

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Pappy


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