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Douglas Model 1186-C Long Range Special Attack Aircraft - scratchbuilt in 1/48th!

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    April, 2011
Douglas Model 1186-C Long Range Special Attack Aircraft - scratchbuilt in 1/48th!
Posted by RetroMechanix on Monday, May 16, 2011 7:36 PM

Check out this article on Dan Swiersz's magnificent scratchbuilt 1/48th scale Douglas Model 1186-C Long Range Special Attack Aircraft at

For those not familiar with the design, this was a study for a composite long range supersonic attack aircraft designed to operate from the original USS United States super carrier; more details can be found in this book. The article, which originally appeared at the Aircraft Resource Center, has been reworked with additional photos and commentary; it now features 29 photos of the construction process and finished model, which is approximately 26 inches long. Amazing and inspirational work!



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  • From: Utereg
Posted by Borg R3-MC0 on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:04 AM

I saw that article on ARC, like the build very much! I will have a look at the reworked article.

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    January, 2007
  • From: Richmond, Va.
Posted by Pavlvs on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:38 AM

Iy looks like something out of Batman especially with the trailing edge of the sponson that the piggyback ship is attached to.  Very cool!!

Deus in minutiae est. Fr. Pavlvs

On the Bench: 1:200 Titanic; 1:16 CSA Parrott rifle and Limber

On Deck: 1/200 Arizona.

Recently Completed: 1/72 Gato (as USS Silversides)

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Posted by spadx111 on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:13 AM

interesting enjoyed the pics.



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