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Can anyone I.D. this plane

Postby voodoo1200 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:19 am

I know what most people are going to say..."It's an F-86D", and I would normally agree but look at where the tail plane meet the exhaust............I can't decide if this is a inacurate casting of the F-86D or a different plane all together........anyone?
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this plane

Postby voodoo1200 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:27 am

Here's a F-86D for reference. Tail slants out to overhang the exhaust.
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this plane

Postby solumis » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:00 pm

perhaps a fiat g-91?
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this plane

Postby voodoo1200 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:54 pm

No, I have several G-91s ( G-91Y & G-91R )they have a similar tail configuration as the F-86D...so I don't think it's a G-91, unless it's a poor casting of it. The nose is much more rounded on this one where the G-91 has a sharp point to it and the G-91Y has a flattened nose.
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this plane

Postby voodoo1200 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:02 pm

Here are a couple more pics from different angles. and side by side with G-91Y and G-91R and F-86D
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this plane

Postby voodoo1200 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:05 pm

more pics
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this plane

Postby voodoo1200 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:06 pm

couple more
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Re: Can anyone I.D. this plane

Postby sandmanoverhaul » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:16 am

I suspect that this is an example of how to manufacture and sell a product without having to get any permission to do so from the original, full-scale producer.
Creating a "reminiscent" model using various jet design features in a unique design can be found any where in the world but the saturation in the last 20 years seems to be in Asia. Your particular model seems to have some "age" so hard to decide its origins but an aluminum casting from Europe seems plausible. That jet nozzle has a bit of Lockheed F-94 to throw off any patent lawyers from North American Aviation as do the reduced area wings and tail assembly.

For my money the model appears to be the end result of a shotgun wedding of a Grumman Tiger and a Hawker Hunter. I do think that the nose and cockpit have a certain appeal.

Good luck with the hunt,
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Can anyone I.D. this plane

Postby Tone » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:17 am

I remember this one. It was subject of a contest back in The Plane News - the Aerfer Sagittario.
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