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McDonnell Douglas 265 (yes, that's the plane on the Secret Projects banner)

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Never asked what was the gorgeous plane figuring on this forum ?

I asked Overscan the other day, he tell me that it was the MDD type 265, competitor to the vast AFTI program (which in the end include the modified F-16 we know).

I just love the look of this aircraft...couldn't resist turning it into a model !





(I forget the vertical surface below the cockpit area ;) I've just noticed it ::) )
 

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Wonderful model, congratulations. ;D
Are you sure the front surface is vertical? I thought it was a canard with a strong anhedral (say like a clock 4 hour 37), no?
 

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Hi Tophe,
You're thinking of this


When what he is modeling is this

 

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Thanks guys! Tophe, I thought, too that it was a canard... I added it yesterday evening, but it fell :mad: . I have to glue it again, and paint it. What markings and armement would be cool ? a pair of AIM-9 under the nacelles ? ;D
 

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Some info on the Model 265-1

L. 45.4 ft, S. 30.7 ft., H. 12.6 ft.

2 x GE J101 turbojets.

The wing panels outboard of the engines were variable incidence in place of ailerons etc.

Studied with MBB post-AFTI loss for early TKF-90 studies.

Single ventral nose 'fin'.
 

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