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F-102 Delta Dagger in Turkish Air Force

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.

Contents:

  • 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

  • The Surviving F-102s

  • Miscellaneous F-102 Photos

  • Serial Numbers

 

This research study is a top reference book for all the aviation enthusiasts, especially for scale modelers.

For more information contact:

leventbasara@hotmail.com

F-16D Fighting Falcon- Chapter 1

Italeri F-16D Fighting Falcon 1/48 – Main Fuselage Details

Kınetic reboxed by Italeri F-16D kit is completed after 5 month works. Kit converted Block 50+  with some additions from Hasegawa F-16 Block 52+.

Livery is for F-16D Block 50+ from 161.squadron 6.Main Jet Base – Bandırma.

This kit is builded to show some scratch build open panel works.

24 scratch build, 8 resin, total 32 open panel builded in 1/48 scale.

The other additions are:

  • Resin cockpit and seats.
  • Resin wheel bays and tires.
  • Resin exhaust nozzle.
  • Resin weapons.
  • Resin Sniper pod.
  • Some photoetch additions like Remove Before Flags.
  • Scratch build FOD covers.

Detailed building phases published in IN PROGRESS section.

This section is for main kits look after finish.Detailed open panel pictures are going to publish later.

Click for Kit Detail

End of this section.

North American F-100D Super Sabre

North American F-100D Super Sabre – Trumpeter 1/48

 

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Trumpeter 1/48 scale, box number 02822, F-100D Thunderbirds kit is converted to Turkish Air Force F-100D Super Sabre.

Kit has totally engraved panel lines and rivets but they are very weak. Fortunately kits plastic is soft so i re-scribed and re-rivet all detail easily.

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Movable surfaces like rudder, flaps/slats can be build active position. I prefer closed slats instead of open because lack of detail.

Landing gear struts was detailed with some wire and streched sprue.

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No canopy detail coming with kit. I added some Evergreen plastic .

Landing gear bay doors re-builded to make more accurate. I used some part of kit, Evergreen plastic and sprue.

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Pilots body and head are from another kit. Arms are spare resin arms, parachute is shaped epoxy putty. Seat is resin.

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Extras:

  • Resin cockpit (Aires)
  • Colorless photoetch instrument panel (Aires)
  • Seat (Aires)
  • Wheel bays (Aires)
  • Exhaust nozzle (Aires)
  • Wheels (Aires)
  • Resin nose
  • Metal pitot tube
  • Stencils (Cam Pro Series F-100D)
  • Decals (Microscale Super Sabre of Turkish Air Force)
  • Bombs (Hasegawa Weapon Sets)
  • Paints (Vallejo Acrylics)
  • Reference Sources: F-100 SUPER SABRE IN TURKISH AIR FORCE Volume 1/2 by LEVENT BASARA

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