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Old 22 January 2005, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Any info on Felixstowe F2A Nr 4543 ?

Hi All:

I'm about to start the Roden Felixstowe F2A and wish to mod it a little.

I have Windsock #82 and have found Nr 4543 on page 29 (text) and page 33(pic) that had a gun platform raised above the hull & behind the wing center section. One can see the vertical stripes circling the aft fuselage, but that is it. I do not know color, nor do I know what the front color scheme may be.

Does anyone have any more info on this particular aircraft ? I think I've looked about as far as I can on the net for info & more details on the F2A boats themselves.

Thanks in advance:
John Ratzenberger

PS: There is a drawing of what appears to be the same aircraft on the Roden site http://www.rodenplant.com/IMG/047/draft.jpg , but it does not answer my questions (except imply horizontal stripes on the front fuselage), nor am I content to wait on their kit.
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Old 22 January 2005, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cross & Cockade Intl. and Over the Front journals have great articles on the Felixtowe service.
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Old 23 January 2005, 12:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Link to Cross and Cockade... http://www.crossandcockade.com/

Over thge Front ... http://www.overthefront.com/main/index.html

And I can highly recommend Albatros Publications... http://www.windsockdatafilespecials.com/

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Old 23 January 2005, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, but I have Windsock#82 and have been all over those two sites with no results. I guess I'm going to have to "wing it" ....

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