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Viet Nam War Aircraft Group Build
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:20 PM

This Group build will be for all fixed wing aircraft that were in or over Viet Nam from January 1965 to December 1975.  Any country, 1/144 thru 1/32 scale.  No rotating wings, fixed wing only.

The GB will run from November 1 to May 31, 2020.  Crossovers and previously started builds welcome.

Here's a list if aircraft.  If you can make a case for another type, we will all learn something discussing it.

 List updated 11/17/2019 using Francillon's "Viet Nam, The War in the Air"

 

A-1   F-4  
A-3   F-5  
A-37   F-8, RF-8  
A-4   HU-16B  
A-6, EA-6A,B   Il-12, IL-14 NVAF
A-7   Il-28 NVAF n/u operationally
AN-2 NVAF KB-50J  
AU-24  for evaluation KC-135  
B-26   MiG 15, MiG 15UTI NVAF Training
B-52   MiG 17 NVAF
B-57   MiG 19 NVAF
C-1   MiG 21 NVAF
C-118   O-1  
C-119/AC-119   O-2  
C-123   OV-1  
C-124   OV-10  
C-130, AC-130   P-2, OP-2, AP-2
C-133   P-3  
C-141A   P-5  
C-2   QU-22  
C-45   RA-5C  
C-47/AC-47   RB-47H  
C-54   RF-101C  
C-5A   S-2  
C-7   SR-71A  
C-9   T-28  
DC-130   T-37 VNAF Training
E-1B   TF-9J Marine  TAC(A)
E-2   U-1  
EB-66   U-10  
EC-121   U-17 (185) VNAF
EF-10B   U-2  
F-100   U-21  
F-102   U-23/AU-23 AU-23 for evaluation
F-104   U-3  
F-105   U-6  
F-111A   U-8  
F-14A   YO-3, QT-2PC

 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:57 PM

Viet Nam War GB List of Participants and completed build photos.

PM's have been sent to everyone (25 in all, a great number for any GB) who expressed an interest.  Please reply with your model of choice and its scale (if you have decided yet) so this list can be completed.

Armor_Aficionado                     Monogram 1/48 scale A-4 Skyhawk

BrandonK   Brandon                 Academy 1/48 F-14A

cbaltrin                                     Italeri 1/72 F-100D

crownr7                                    TBD

Drums01     Ben                        TBD

GMorrison  Bill                           1/72 Bilek MiG 19S Farmer

                                                Hasegawa 1/72 F-8E

goldhammer                              in the peanut gallery watching for now

gregbear     Greg                      Italeri 1/72 AN-2,  1/72 Monogram F-4J

jeaton01 John                           1/72 Roden C-123B

jmoran426                                 Roden? 1/48 O-1, Testors 1/48 OV-10A

keavdog  John                           Hasegawa 1/48 F-4E or J

lewbud   Buddy                          Fujimi 1/72 EA-6A

Mach1                                        Italeri 1/72 F-14A

Mark, aka Tomcat                      Testors 1/72 B-57 Canberra

modelcrazy  Steve                    Hasegawa 1/72 A-7A Corsair II

PJFN  Pat                                   1/48 Monogram T-28

plasticjunkie                             1/72 Trumpeter F-105G

RealG                                        1/48 Trumpeter RA-5C

silentbob33                               Encore 1/48 A-37B

Sailing_Dutchman                      Revell 1/48 F-100

SigEp_Ziggy  Shane                   Fujimi 1/72 Skyraider

SteveCB                                     1/72 Hasegawa A-7A, 1/72 Revell F-111A

StephanL  Stephan                    Roden 1/48 OV-1A

stikpusher  Carlos                      TBD

tankereasy                                O-1?

taxtp    Tony                             1/32 Trumpeter F-105D

tempestjohnny   John                1/72 Italeri EB-66

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

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Posted by Tomcat on Saturday, November 16, 2019 6:58 PM

What, no C-141 Starlifters?

and yes, please include my Testors 1/72 scale B-57 Canberra.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:57 PM
I'm definitely in! I'll be building Encore's rebox of Monogram's 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:02 PM

1/72 Hasegawa A-7A Corsair II

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:04 PM

I didn't realise I had so many of the listed AC in my stashHuh?

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Posted by Tomcat on Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:07 PM

modelcrazy

I didn't realise I had so many of the listed AC in my stashHuh?

 

Yeah, me too! Hmm

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:35 PM

I'm in with 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J or E, not sure which one yet.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:50 PM

I'll build the MiG 19 Farmer. 

 

1/72 I think Bilek but I have to go out in the yard to the barn. Not a good idea tonight with 1/2 bottle of wine in me.

This in my opinion was the best operational jet fighter in the world until the Phantom II went operational.

 

Bill

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:24 AM

Well, that 1/2 bottle would keep you warm, Bill.  Welcome aboard!

I know KP and Heller did 1/72 MiG 19's, I have those two.

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:33 AM

I wasn't aware the F-14 was in the Nam. I looked it up and sure enough, VF1 and VF2 covered the withdraw from Siagon. 

I have a Tamiya 1/72 F-14A. I may have to switch targets 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:07 AM

I am im with a Revell 1/48 F100 if I can get my other GBs finished.

   

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:09 AM

Don’t forget:

General Dynamics F-111A bomber

Boeing KC-135A tanker

Lockheed EC-121 ELINT

Douglas/On Mark Engineering B-26K bomber, I mean “attack aircraft”

Lockheed YO-3 observation (there is a resin kit out there)

And I think the Pilatus Porter was also used in the liasion role.

Oh, and nix the Mi-8!

So many choices!  I’ll have a look in the stash and see if I have a low headache kit lying around.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:27 AM

Arrgh.....ok....I'm in. Roden  1/48 OV-1C Mohawk

 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:50 AM

John,

I would like to join in, if it is not too late.

I would like to build a 1/72 scale A-1 Skyraider that I have in my stash, I will have to check the manufacturer.

SigEp Ziggy/Shane

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, November 17, 2019 7:44 AM

EC-121, AP-2H,  F-111A

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by jmoran426 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:15 AM
I'm in for the Vietnam Era GB. I currently have an almost completed 1/48 Cessna O-1 Bird Dog on the bench for finishing touches. Also, a 1/48 kitbashed Bell UH-1F USAF Huey on the bench for finishing touches as a diarama, but I realize this model doesn't qualify for the GB. First new project will be a 1/48 North American Rockwell OV-10A Bronco in USAF colors. Looking forward to seeing our GB gems.

jmoran426

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:04 PM

I'll jump in with a 1/72 F-101B from Revell. Should be the perfect way to keep my sanity while boring out portholes on an aircraft carrier for another GB ...

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:22 PM

Mach1

I'll jump in with a 1/72 F-101B from Revell. Should be the perfect way to keep my sanity while boring out portholes on an aircraft carrier for another GB ...

 
Hi, Mach1.  I don't think any F-101B's made it to Viet Nam, only RF-101C's so far as I have read.  Hasegawa has a 1/72 kit for that variant.

John

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:43 PM

jeaton01

 

 
Mach1

I'll jump in with a 1/72 F-101B from Revell. Should be the perfect way to keep my sanity while boring out portholes on an aircraft carrier for another GB ...

 

 

 
Hi, Mach1.  I don't think any F-101B's made it to Viet Nam, only RF-101C's so far as I have read.  Hasegawa has a 1/72 kit for that variant.
 

 

Oops.

Hmmm ....  I have the Kitty Hawk RF-101C. I'd wanted to do the Sun Run NMF, but I'll check the other schemes. Otherwise I have a couple other options off the list. Let me check on them and I'll let you know.

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:56 PM

John-

Thanks for the PM.  I have Ritchie's F4D about 1/2 done (1/32 Tamiya) and an Airfix B57B/RB57E.  If I get to either will jump in.  For now will sit back and watch.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:48 PM

Additioinal VPAF stuff:

Antonov AN-2

North American T-28

Ilyushin IL-28

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:55 PM

I'm in John, with what I have no idea. The EA-6A was flown by the Marines in Vietnam.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:03 PM

John,

I did some digging and found a 1/72 Italeri F-14A that I forgot I had. Put me down for that please. I have decals for VF2 on the way.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:38 PM

I have replaced the earlier list of aircraft with one which is based on Rene Francillon's book on Viet Nam aircraft and suggestions offered here, and updated the list of participants.  If I missed you please let me know.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:45 PM

John, 

Put me down for Fujimi's 1/72 EA-6A.  The EA-6B also flew over Vietnam. I'll do the B if there's time.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 17, 2019 5:19 PM

I'd like to join please. Put me in for a 1/72 T-37 Dragonfly, as I have it in my stash. It may change if I can pick up something a little bigger.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:17 PM

Some cool planes on the list, can't wait to see them built. Do we just post here?

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, November 17, 2019 8:06 PM

1/72 scale Fujimi McDonnell Douglas A-1H Skyraider, 1976 release, $10 in a pawn shop.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, November 17, 2019 8:09 PM

Not sure yet... Maybe a 1/72 F-100D or F, or an A-1H, Academy 1/72 F-8E or Testors/Fujimi 1/72 A-7D...

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter

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