Swedish Harvards

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  1. Jeff Hunt

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    I have decided to take the Revell 1/48 scale T-6/Harvard model and build it to represent a Swedish Harvard II.

    Quick question....The large numbers on the tail and cowling....are these the last two numbers of the aircraft serial number? I have found the list of ser #s for the Swedish Harvards and need to know. I believe the small number located next to the national markings on the fuselage is that of the "flight school" number.

    I will be using left over decals from another kit to make up this bird. Just something a little different.

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    I've got this book, so if you need any help....

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    Anyhoo, most of the time, the tail number was the last digits of the Air Force registration number, sometimes, as it did happened, it wasn't....

    I've got three Harvard/Texan sitting, two will become 13's, the third one, I don't know yet....

    Any particular number that you're doing?
     
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    I can do either white 13 or 31 or black 17 or 71. I have a profile picture of a yellow Harvard with black 69. If you have a photo in your book with anything that matches these numbers that would be great. I would prefer to do the Harvard in yellow as opposed to the green shown on the cover of the book. Just a preference.

    Harvard_Sweden_1.jpg


    Cheers and thanks in advance.

    Jeff
     
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    Will see what I can find Jeff....
    Btw, is it an Sk 16A or -16B that you're doing, as they've got different rear canopies. The -A has the rounded (the lower part of the rear canopy) and the -B has the straight canopy...

    Sk 16A, Harvard IIB and the SNJ-3/4 and AT-16A/B became the Sk 16B. This happened in '51!
     
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    It will be a Sk 16A as the canopy has the rounded rear piece.

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    Right, then you have;

    Sk 16A, 16013, in yellow as F5-13 and in green as F18-13...
    Sk 16A, 16031, in yellow as F5-13 and in green as F11-31, F3-031 and F3-31...

    Sk 16A, 16017, in yellow as F5-17 and in green as F1-17...
    Sk 16A, 16071, in yellow as F16-71, this lass was never painted green, as she sunk through the ice 14/03/51...
     
  8. Jeff Hunt

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    Excellent thank you. I am leaning towards the ship that sank through the ice then, 16071 as F16-71.

    Red wing tips as per the colour side profile?

    Cheers,

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    Nope, not that I've seen so far, the bird in the profile is of a restored example, haven't seen a yellow one with orange markings yet...still looking though!
    Sk 16A's were delivered in yellow, when the -B's started to arrive, they were painted in camouflage, this was in '51...
    Depends how you'll do your #71, she can have large numbers on her nose, which is about '50 and after, before that, they didn't....this is those based at F 16!
    Mind you, they changed the size of the numbers at this point, '50, so that they could use the same numbers on the tail and nose, it all comes to money! He he
    I think the dayglo markings first showed up in '64 with the new regulations, by then, #71 was long gone and they were all camouflaged...

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    Sk 16A #69 and #72, is as close that I've come so far...
     
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    Excellent, many thanks sir.

    Jeff
     
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    Good stuff Jan, old boy. I wonder how they got on in the Downhill and Giant Slalom .............
     
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    Here is a photo of the finished bird. Two more along with this one can be seen in the Finished Models thread.

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    Cheers and thanks to all Jan for all his help.

    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
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    Nice Jeff, always like aircraft in Swedish markings.

    Geo
     
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