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1/48 Revell F9F Panther

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fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
1/48 Revell F9F Panther
Posted by fox on Sunday, June 03, 2018 6:03 PM

I need help finding out if I'm seeing things or not. Just finished going through scenes from "Bridges at Toko Ri" for the last couple of hours. I'm building the F9F as Brubaker's #209 and was checking to see just what the loadout was on that plane when the attack took place. According to what I saw, when the cag looked out and ordered the attack, NONE of the planes had any bomb or rocket loads under their wings but they made the first run using rockets and bombs and on the second run. the cag took out the last bridge with a bomb. When brubaker left the carrier, he had 6-250# and 2-500# bombs under his wings just like the rest of the group. 

Also, when he came in for the crash landing, he didn't have ANY empty bomb or rocket racks under the wings that I could see. I believe that is what helped the plane make such a smooth "crash landing".

I know this is just a movie, but, I'm trying to make my F9F as accurate "to the movie" as possible. Was I not seeing things that were supposed to be there or does this old fart need a new set of glasses. I'll take your best educated guesses.

Thanks.

Jim  Captain

 

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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  • Member since
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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, June 03, 2018 9:45 PM

I built mine with the 2x 500 lb, 6x 250lb bombs loadout. 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, June 03, 2018 10:30 PM

Thanks Stik! Looks great with that loadout. Hope mine turns out that good.

I'm going to keep working on it. An old friend of mine had a spare canopy from an old one he built many years ago. It got accidently destroyed by one of his grandkids a few years ago and only some of the parts were salvageable and he put them in his spare box. Luckily for me the canopy was one of them. The only problem is that the windscreen didn't make it. So, I'm still looking for one. 

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, June 03, 2018 10:44 PM

thanks Jim. I’m looking forward to seeing yours built up. It really is a neat kit. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, June 04, 2018 7:43 AM

When they are using spliced military footage you get all kind of inaccuracies.

John

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  • Member since
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  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Monday, June 04, 2018 7:58 AM

falconmod

When they are using spliced military footage you get all kind of inaccuracies.

John

 

 

Like in the film 'Battle of Midway' How many different planes was Charlton Heston fying on his final approach to the carrier?

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, June 04, 2018 8:38 AM

falconmod

When they are using spliced military footage you get all kind of inaccuracies.

John

 

The thing is, that movie did not really use spliced footage. It had great Navy co operation for making the movie. The aircraft were either real F9Fs from VF-192, or miniatures during the combat sequences.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    March, 2008
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Posted by Drew Cook on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:29 PM

In the mid-1990s, I saw one of the "miniature" F9F Panthers used in the film hanging from the ceiling at The Studios of Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, a film and television studio ("Walker, Texas Ranger" was regularly filmed there, with down-sized sets to accommodate Chuck Norris's short stature) that also contained items of movie memorabilia. 

The Panther model was huge, with a wingspan of about five or six feet across.   

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