Written by the military aviation historian Levent Başara, this book tells the short story of the “F-102 Delta Dagger” in the Turkish Air Force.
Prepared in Turkish and English, the book is 76 pages in full color. It includes around 280 photographs (most of which have not been published before) from the Turkish Air Force archives and from private collections both in Turkey and abroad. The details of the air defence sorties performed by the F-102s over Aegean Sea in 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation is the most interesting part of the book. The information given shows that F-102s successfully completed the interception missions. In another chapter, the writer tells about the reasons of the early retirement of the Delta Daggers. Beautiful drawings of the F-102s in different colors were also given to help modelers. Finally, at the back of the book, the serials numbers of all F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft that entered the Turkish Air Force inventory gives the aviation enthusiasts and researchers a valuable reference. F-102 Delta Dagger in Turkish Air Force is the third book of the series which will follow the other types of fighter aircraft flown by the Turkish Air Force.
- Development of the F-102
- The Introduction of the F-102 to the Turkish Air Force
- Pilot Selection and Training
- The F-102 in Cyprus Peace Operation
- Decommissioning of the F-102
- Miscellaneous F-102 Photos
This research study is a top reference book for all the aviation enthusiasts, especially for scale modelers.
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7 open panel added top of fuselage, 2 of them resin parts and remaining panels are scratch build.
I used resin M61A1 Canon bays.Options are HADMODELS and CMK KITS. But HADMODELS resin bay is much more accurate up to me.
Details has shown below.
Main view of open panels after cutting.
HADMODELS resin gun bay attached to fuselage. Open panel next behind of the gun bay is going to be Hydraulic A system reservoir bay.
I used HADMODELS resins for second and last resin panel for fuselage top is for Emergency Power Unit which is very nice detailed. Next open bay behind of the Emergency Power Unit is going to be Hydraulic B system reservoir.
Base of scratch build open panels builded with Evergreen plastic parts.
Some details added.
All open panels airbrushed with proper base colors.
The open bay in front of resin Emergengy Power Unit is for Hydrezine Tank.
Some pneumatic pipes and cabels added to Hydrezine tank bay and all parts started to paint.
Hydraulic B reservoir added and this bay detailed with addind lot of pipe and tubes. All scratch build.
Same scratch build process for Hydraulis A system. The pictures are examples for only hydraulic reservoir before detailed.
And Hydraulic A bay after detailed.
Scratch build Hydrezine tank.
And Hydrezine tank in its place.
Gun bay detailed some cable work and resin ammunition.
In front of Hydrezine tank there is an avionic bay which is totaly scratch builded.
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Italeri F-16D Fighting Falcon 1/48 Scale – Part 1
Italeri F-16D Fighting Falcon 1/48 Scale – Part 2
Fuselage Bottom And Tail Section
19 engine access panels builded at bottom fuselage.Only 4 of them at bottom fuselage and tail section are resin detail set from “HADMODELS 148003 Exterior set for Hasegawa kits” used in Italeri F-16.
All access panels planning to be detailed are engraved. Two of them detailed with some proper size of metal coffee filter
Bottom of the fuselage,2 open panels behind the landing gear on the left of jet are the “Jet Fuel Starter”. Front panel with filter is for air delivery and rear one is for exhaust during engine start. They are going to have half closed cover before finishing model.
Hyraulic filling and servicing doors. One for hydraulic A,left side and the other is for hydraulic B right side of the bottom fuselage under front wing root. Totally builded from plastic, detailed with spare gauges decals
Coming next two scratch builds. Small one is for Ground Air Cooling Plug, big one is for Fuel Servicing panel.
Close up look for fuel servicing panel after install.
And Ground Cooling plug.
Picture above also shows complete Hydraulic access and servicing panel after assembly.Panel between these panels base look for gun compartment gas delivery bay. It will be almost closed panel thats why detail is builded less.
Coming photo is showing some parts of “HADMODELS 148003 Exterior set for Hasegawa kits” resin detail set after painting.
And looks after attached the “HADMODELS” resin parts in the fuselage. After the resin assebly i added some hydraulic lines over the resins.
Remaining 4 engine access and maintanence panels are totally scratch builded with various plastic and cables.
Final photos of F-16D Fighting Falcon – Part 2 are from tail sections. The detail shows the Fight Control Acumulators area for the rudder sections.
The detail is a part of “HADMODELS 148003 Exterior set for Hasegawa kits” resin again which is perfect detail for this area.
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