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Offline tigercat2

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Lo Model AT-3
« on: May 29, 2016, 08:30:29 am »
At a recent swap meet, I picked up a 1/72 model of a Taiwan AT-3 trainer/light attack aircraft.  This was an excellent model; I finished it as sort of "What IF" T-33 replacement.

I have never heard of this company before, or the aircraft, but I would like to purchase several more; this makes a great what if aircraft.  Any idea where I can find 5 or 6 more of these kits?


Wes W.

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Re: Lo Model AT-3
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 07:51:30 pm »
DamifIknow.   The best I can say is to check some Taiwanese hobby shops.  I regulary monitor eBay, and I haven't seen one in ages.  Good luck.

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Re: Lo Model AT-3
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 09:05:11 pm »
You can check Lucky Model. But wait for deals on shipping.

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Re: Lo Model AT-3
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 12:52:44 am »
At a recent swap meet, I picked up a 1/72 model of a Taiwan AT-3 trainer/light attack aircraft. (...) I have never heard of this company before, or the aircraft

That's because "Taiwan" is not the name of the company; it was actually AIDC. The aircraft was Taiwanese, BUT in fact a Northrop design, the N-351, a twin-engine version of their VT-XTS proposal for U. S. Navy.

Check this page: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,15677.0/all.html

The thread covers the Northrop VTX-TS proposals (N-350, N-351), but also the Indonesian trainer and the Taiwanese AT-3, both direct derivatives of the VTX-TS design.

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Re: Lo Model AT-3
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2016, 07:54:37 am »
Thanks so much for this great info; if I can find more kits I will do one as a USN aircraft, perhaps another for the USAF with an F-16 like grey scheme and several others.  Overall I thought it was a great kit.



Wes W.

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Re: Lo Model AT-3
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 07:07:38 pm »
Lo models also did 1/72 models of the T-CH-1 trainer, essentially a turboprop T-28.  They also did 1/72 models of the Ching-Kuo fighter in single and two seat versions.

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Re: Lo Model AT-3
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2016, 06:24:30 pm »
Thanks for the info on the other Lo models.  I will check them out if I can find them.


Wes W.