login   |    register
Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
Need Help with a A-1J Skyraider project
metalgear
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Argentina
Joined: November 24, 2008
KitMaker: 50 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Monday, February 02, 2009 - 01:39 AM UTC
Hi

IŽll start my project about an USAF A-1J Skyraider in the Vietnam War.I bought the 1/48 Tamiya A-1J Skyraider.
Because I read about difference between A-1H and A-1J
Could somebody tell me which are the external differences between both variants ? and Have the cockpit identical in both variants ?
Thank you !
DonSS3
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Tennessee, United States
Joined: July 27, 2006
KitMaker: 92 posts
AeroScale: 91 posts
Posted: Monday, March 02, 2009 - 02:19 AM UTC
I really don't think, externally there's any major differences between an H and a J models of the A-1. The A-1J had some internal restructuring in the wing and it used a different variant of the R-3350 engine (R-3350-26-WB in the J versus R-3350-26-WA in the H).

metalgear
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Argentina
Joined: November 24, 2008
KitMaker: 50 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Monday, March 02, 2009 - 02:35 AM UTC
Thanks Don !
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,830 posts
AeroScale: 3,123 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 01:27 PM UTC
Been thumbing through the D&S on Skyraider while I work on an OLD Airfix kit. Seems that the two flavors were close enough in looks that several molders have used the same tools and just changed out the decals.
metalgear
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Argentina
Joined: November 24, 2008
KitMaker: 50 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 08:27 PM UTC
Hi Mark

Yes considering all the pictures I looked in the web the variants were almost the same (except an antenae in the USAF version).
Thank you !
Tomcat31
#042
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 18, 2006
KitMaker: 2,828 posts
AeroScale: 1,720 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 09:19 PM UTC
Shameless excuse to show off my Skyraider

A-1J Skyraider Feature
metalgear
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Argentina
Joined: November 24, 2008
KitMaker: 50 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 11:53 PM UTC
Great Job Allen !

md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,830 posts
AeroScale: 3,123 posts
Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 08:02 AM UTC
Man, mine doesn't look that good in my dreams,