Northrop A-17A

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    Classic, clean-looking 1930's vintage light bomber. Always liked the A-17...and it wore some interesting warpaint (eg Iraqi markings in Douglas-build mode). Wish we could have a semi-decent 1/48 kit of this type.
     
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    Such a neat looking bird.
     
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    Hi Wurger,

    I'd seen Mike West's kit which is great for the basic A-17. Alas, the DB-8A variants all seem to have retractable undercarriage and some other mods. I still think an injection moulded kit would be worthwhile given the interesting markings - Iraqi, Dutch, South American etc.

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    I'd love to see an injection molded A-17. The panel lines in that resin kit look like they were done by the guy that that carved the trenches in the old Matchbox kits.
     
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    #8 Wurger, Jan 9, 2015
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    I see. I haven't seen any injection kit of the kite of the 1/48 scale. But there is another resin one... Geromy Models - Geromy BV

    DB-8A _model_Geromy Models.jpg
     
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    Northrop A-17A_02.JPG
     
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    #11 Snautzer01, Jan 14, 2015
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    LEMB: 383 - Not airworthy on 10May1940, it was damaged and captured at Ypenburg during May 1940. It was seen on a barge after captured

    Douglas db8_383.JPG


    Lemb: The last DB-8A photo was no doubt taken at the Douglas factory, and depicts most likely 386, considering the camouflage pattern. 386 was testflown 18th sept. 1939, had a crash the 20th. Next test flight was the 11th november, and the plane was transported off the 16th.

    Douglas db8_38.jpg
     
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    #12 Snautzer01, Jan 14, 2015
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    Luftwaffe colours

    Douglas db8_Luftwaffe.jpg

    KK+UU

    Douglas db8_Luftwaffe_01.jpg
     
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    See? Lots of pretty markings options. Come on model manufacturers! Let's have an affordable 1/48 kit of this bird!
     
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    Nice shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    What is that? Is that a gun? Looks weird...maybe a movie camera?
     
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    Look just above the picture i posted it save "gun camera"......
     
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