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Fisher Models has kindly
supplied the following information and images about their
forthcoming 1/32 scale Grumman F9F-8 Cougar:
Here are some photos of the Fisher Models
1/32 scale F9F-8 Cougar.
The kit is more detailed than the Panther,
especially the weapons/pylons.
thumbnails below to view larger images:
The one piece fuselage was such a big hit it
has returned, and I've managed to hide the wing/fuselage
joint 99% which will make for even easier assembly. With
careful cement work the intakes will be seamless, too. The
basic airframe can be snapped together ( and taken apart! )
with ease. The speed brakes are molded into the fuselage for
those who wish to display them retracted, they are easily
cut away to show them in the dropped position with the
additional resin and p/e parts provided.
The cockpit tub is similar to the Panther kit, with the
necessary changes to the dash and armor plate for a Cougar.
The different pylons for iron bombs or
Sidewinders are provided, and so are the large fuel tanks
unique to the Cougar. The Sidewinders are very early AIM-9A
models .Sway braces are in there too.
Flaps, elevators, canopy and nose wheel are poseable, and
those giant wing fences are cast in place, eliminating
another potential headache.
Clear resin canopy, landing and navigation
lights are provided, and a vac-form canopy with separate
resin frame is in there too. The flight refuelling probe is
optional, as many Cougars flew without it.
Also, it should be noted that air intake splitter plates
were retro-fitted to some Cougars after they were
manufactured, and not all ships got them. The kit is molded
without them, and the markings in the kit are correct for
planes that flew without the splitter plates.
As you can see from the pics, even without paint it looks
like a Cougar....I have wanted this model since I was about
six years old, it's about time!
Thanks to Paul Fisher for the Preview
information and images
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Page Created 25 October, 2004
Last updated 26 October, 2004
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