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XF-84H Thunderscreech
Posted by cvsusn on Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:03 PM

Thought some of you with an interest in 50s aircraft might find it entertaining. Not sure I'd tackle the scratch building though.

https://youtu.be/46oSEQocTsQ

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:10 PM

It's very familiar to me.  I spent a lot of time on standby in Bakersfield and that thing was mounted on a pylon out in front of the terminal.  What were they thinking?

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by rangerj on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:57 PM

The experiments of the late 40s and early 50s are interesting. Look at the VTOL aircraft e.g. the Pogo, and the X-13. Then there is the Sea Dart and the X-3. Would the F-111 or the F-14 have been made a reality if it were not for the Bell X-5? The F-107 is my favorite.

Ah yes Bakersfield, the carrot capital of the world. I had Thanksgiving dinner there with a buddy I met while recovering at Fort Ord. We caught a Reserve C-130 at Oxnard to get back.  

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, August 3, 2020 7:21 AM

I bought a kit of a late model F-84 recently after buying a book on sale about the Thunderscreech.  Haven't started it yet, but drawings in book look adequate to carve a new nose.  Have to make a lot of prop blades!  Will probably carve one, make rtv mold and make them from resin.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by ikar01 on Monday, August 3, 2020 3:09 PM

That would look good alongside the Thunderceptor.  The real one belongs in a museum.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:02 PM

Don Stauffer

I bought a kit of a late model F-84 recently after buying a book on sale about the Thunderscreech.  Haven't started it yet, but drawings in book look adequate to carve a new nose.  Have to make a lot of prop blades!  Will probably carve one, make rtv mold and make them from resin.

 

That would make for one heck of a nice model.

What if you bought a 1/48 model of the Pogo, cut the nose off the Pogo and stuck it onto the F-84? I wonder if it would fit?

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:17 PM

I thought about that but I suspect the prop diameter is smaller on the XFV-1 I am working on and it is contrarotating.  The smaller diamenter is probably why the Pogos were not notably noisy, at least not to the level of the XF-84H.  Tip speeds would be much less.  But, the blade design is similar so with a longer blade it would be a start.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:57 PM
Anigrand does a 1/72 Screech

 

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