Amodel 1/72 I-302 Rocket Interceptor

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  1. TimEwers

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    Well here it is. things to note more I looked at it the Landing gear is too long or the bay is too short I have only the basic of tools so I left it.

    No detail in the cockpit other than the seat

    Rear tail wheel bay tad to big needed to widen the sides a little.

    Decals not the greatest silvered on me even tho I did put down on a gloss finish and used decal set

    Still need to work on putty and sanding skills I guess. But at least I finished it.
     

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    Good effort!
     
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    Neat little bird. I've built one so I know the work it took.
    Ed
     
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    Good work.
     
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    Nice one.
     
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    Nice model, but i think that Dr. Pepper can is WAY out of scale!
     
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    Looks like it came out pretty good! That design looks like a flying cucumber!:shock:
     
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    Still need to work on putty and sanding skills I guess. But at least I finished it.[/QUOTE]

    It looks good to me and as long as you enjoyed it and learned something, that's the key.
     
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    Agree with that Bruce! :)
     
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    Looks pretty cool to me!
     
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    Looks good.

    Couple questions as I am not familiar with this plane.

    Where are the jet intakes? I am assuming those are guns on the nose, what am I missing?
     
  12. TimEwers

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    It's not a jet it's a rocket like the ME 163 so, no intakes it would have taken off intercepted whatever and then glided back to a landing.

    From the instruction sheet It was tested in 1943 but with problems from the rocket motors it never went into production.

    And yes the two openings in the nose are for guns
     
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    Thanks Tim and Wurger!
     
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    It is interesting how much this plane looks like the P-80 at first glance. Yes there is no bubble top or intakes, and it is a low wing instead of mid wing, but the overall design is strikingly similar. Being as they were both worked on at the same time, I wonder if it was just a case of parallel engineering in a vacuum or just a touch of espionage?
     
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    The I-302 really does not look that much different then the BI-1 rocket interceptor fighter that first flew is 1942. I think it was just "luck" that they looked a little similar.
     
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