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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Panter hooks
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 02:42 PM UTC
Working on three F9F-2 Panthers Kit has two "hook" looking thingies on the tips of the fuel tanks. I don't find them in any period photos. Any clue as to what they are s'pose to be?
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 02:55 PM UTC
A picture would help identify them. Also, which kit is it?
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:34 AM UTC
1/48 Hobbycraft/ Trumpy. I'll see about pics. Hooks are at lead tip of wing tanks and look like hooks you hang bikes in the garage with.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 12:31 PM UTC
This kit?
You can ignore those hooks, they're entirely fictional. Trumpeter's research department hasn't done very well with Western aircraft.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 03:56 PM UTC
Yup. Re boxed Hobbycraft. There is an F2, F2P, and F3. All are the same kit . all come with the photo nose. Just different decal sheets. Hobbycraft decals include Argentinian markings. I thought the hooks were artistic license. Looking at all the in service photos I could find I saw no evidence of them.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 05:13 PM UTC

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I thought the hooks were artistic license.



Maybe they were used to hang the aircraft up under the carrier deck to save space? You could stack quite a few in that way
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 06:23 PM UTC
Interesting concept. Swiss and Vietnamese did it with their cave hangers. Only problem in an Essex class carrier's hanger deck that would get you enough room for a motorized skate board under it.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 07:08 PM UTC