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Tamiya 1/48 F4D-1 Skyray

by Tom Cleaver on July 18, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

It’s hard to believe this kit has now been out for 18 years. The Douglas F4D-1 Skyray was the first Navy fighter capable of that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight. It was the first carrier-based fighter to hold […]

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Tamiya Douglas F4D-1 Skyray

by Gary Brantley on August 12, 2015 in Aviation -- 29 Comments

This is my second Tamiya kit to finish and it was well-engineered and thoughtfully designed. I started this Skyray about three years ago, only to put it aside about half finished. I returned to it about a month ago and […]

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Tamiya 1/48 F4D-1 Skyray

by Tom Cleaver on April 28, 2014 in Aviation -- 13 Comments

The Douglas F4D-1 Skyray was the first Navy fighter capable of that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight. It was the first carrier-based fighter to hold the world’s absolute speed record, and was the last fighter built by the […]

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Douglas F4D-1, Skyray, VF-141 during 1957

by Frank Cronin on July 26, 2013 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

F4D-1’s of VF-141 “Iron Angels” were aboard USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 during the time I was aboard in 1957-58. They came aboard in June for a West Pac cruise. This was the first deployment of a West coast squadron […]