Looking gunsight photos....P-61

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  1. jrw1238

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    I am trying to get some info together for a 1/48 P-61 build. I have the Great Wall Hobbies P-61A and not being able to leave well enough alone want to convert it to a P-61B-15.

    Here is what I am looking for....detail photos of the gunners sight, pilots sight and the 5.8 power night binoculars. If anyone has anything could you please post them.

    Thanks,

    John
     
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    I think Bill (Night Fighter Nut) might be able to help you with this John. He recently posted some up-date pics of the P61 being restored, including the night binoculars, and probably has the other pics you need. Maybe a PM to him will sort things, as he might not see this thread.
     
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    Thanks Airframes. I'll try that. Normally I stick to Single engine fighters though I do like night fighters.
     
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    Perhaps these pics help too.

    cheers,
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    Thanks, Sander. That's the kind of photos I am looking for. They will be a big help.

    John
     
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    You're welcome!

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    I went to the M.A.A.M. site and looked over the photos of the P-61B they are restoring to flight status. I found the pictures of the night binoculars and also the gunners sight mount. On another site I found a good picture of the Pilots sight. Things are looking up.

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    I haven't been around much for awhile but ... did someone mention my name... :) Greetings John, if you need any help with your build let me know. Now that I have found this thread, I will be keeping an eye on how you do. Have you got a specific plane in mind?

    Bill
     
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