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A History of the Delta Wing in 1/72 Scale


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I have embarked upon a project to depict the history and development of delta winged aircraft in 1/72 scale. Here is my preliminary list of available kits, in order by date (M/D/Y) of first flight of prototype (or cancellation if unbuilt). Additions, corrections, comments, and suggestions for best kits appreciated.

1930s - Kalinin K-15 (unflown; concept only) Unicraft
1944 - Lippisch P.12 (unflown; project only) Unicraft
1944 - Lippisch P.13a (unflown; project only) PM Model PM-224
1945 - Lippisch DM.1 (unflown) Huma HM0021
1946 - Convair XP-92 (mockup only) Unicraft
9/18/1948 - Convair XF-92A - Olimp R72-038 (“Late Configuration”)
1948 - McDonnell Model 60 (unflown proposal) Sharkit 7260
9/4/1949 - Avro 707 - Olimp?
9/6/1950 - Avro 707B - Olimp R72-045
10/10/1950 - Boulton Paul P.111 - Olimp R72-026, Pegasus, CMR
1/23/1951 - Douglas F4D Skyray - Tamiya 41
3/12/1951 - Fairey Delta I - Olimp R72-044
11/26/1951 - Gloster Javelin - Airfix 4045, Frog F408, Heller 346
1/21/1952 - SAAB 210 "Lil Draken" - Planet 26372 ("Initial Configuration")
8/6/1952 - Boulton Paul P.120 - Olimp R72-027
8/30/1952 - Avro Vulcan - Airfix 09002
1/14/1953 - Convair F2Y Sea Dart - Mach 2, Execuform
2/20/1953 - Avro 707A - Olimp R72-028
7/1/1953 - Avro 707C - Olimp R72-029
7/2/1953 - Boulton Paul P.111a - Olimp R72-026
10/24/1953 - Convair YF-102 - Whirlykits WPX72014
6/22/1954 - Douglas A4D - Airfix 3029
8/1/1954 - Convair XFY Pogo - KP 33
10/6/1954 - Fairey Delta II - Frog, Novo F333
12/20/1954 - Convair F-102A - Meng DS-003/DS-005
6/16/1955 - MiG-21F Fishbed-B/C - Revell 3967, 04346
6/25/1955 - Dassault MD.550 Mystére Delta - FSC Dujin FSC 008bis
10/25/1955 - SAAB 35 Draken - Heller, Hasegawa, Revell
1955 - Fairey Delta III (unbuilt proposal) - S&M (TBR 2016)
1956 - Avro 720 (cancelled before flight) - Freightdog (OOP)
4/20/1956 - SNCASE SE.212 Durandal - FSC Dujin FSC 007
4/21/1956 - Douglas F5D Skylancer - Anigrand AA-2055, Maintrack PX-033
6/24/1956 - Sukhoi Su-9 - Amodel 72122, 72135
7/16/1956 - Lavochkin La-250 - Amodel 7264
11/11/1956 - Convair B-58 - Testors 694
11/17/1956 - Dassault Mirage I (redesigned Mystére Delta) - Dujin (OOP)
12/26/1956 - Convair F-106 - Hasegawa E3
1/23/1957 - Nord 1500 Griffon II - Fonderie Miniature 7201
4/2/1957 - Short SC.1 - Olimp 72-046
5/16/1957 - Saunders Roe SR.53 - Airfix, Freightdog (OOP)
12/27/1957 - Saunders Roe SR.177 (unflown; canc'd.)- Freightdog
3/25/1958 - Avro Canada CF-105 - Hobbycraft HC1393
12/25/1958 - Sukhoi Su-11 - Amodel 72121
6/17/1959 - Dassault Mirage IV - Heller 351, 80351
9/23/1959 - North American XF-108 (mockup only) - Anigrand AA-2018
10/27/1959 - Myasishchev M-50 - Amodel 72016
1/10/1960 - Sukhoi T-49 - Amodel 72184
7/8/1960 - MiG Ye-150 - Modelsvit 7215
10/1/1960 - Dassault Mirage IIIC - AML, Matchbox
2/1/1961 - Dassault Mirage IIIO - High Planes
4/1/1961 - Dassault Mirage IIIE - Frog, Heller 253 (IIIE/R/5BA), PJ Production
8/17/1961 - Handley Page HP.115 - Anigrand AA-2087, Whirlykits WPX72003
4/26/1962 - Lockheed A-12 - Testors/Italeri SR-71+Kiwi Resins Conversion
5/30/1962 - Sukhoi Su-15 - Amodel 7263
6/1/1962 - MiG Ye-8 - Art Model 7209
10/13/1962 - Dassault Balzac - Sharkit 7300
8/7/1963 - Lockheed YF-12 - Testors
3/7/1964 - Helwan HA-300 - Classic Plane CPR-45
5/1/1964 - BAC 221 - Olimp R72-057
9/21/1964 - North American XB-70 - AMT/Ertl 8908, Italeri
9/27/1964 - BAC TSR.2 - Airfix 07004
11/15/1964 - North American X-15 Delta (unbuilt proposal) - Sharkit
12/22/1964 - Lockheed SR-71 - Monogram/Testors/Italeri/Hasegawa
2/12/1965 - Dassault Mirage IIIV - Bassin-Maquette/Modelsvit (TBR late 2015)
9/15/1966 - Chengdu J-7 (Chinese license-built MiG-21) - See MiG-21
2/8/1967 - SAAB 37 Viggen - Heller, Hasegawa, Revell
4/3/1967 - MiG-23PD VTOL - Art Model 7208
5/19/1967 - Dassault Mirage 5 - PJ Productions 721027
4/18/1968 - Analog A-144 - Modelsvit 72003
12/31/1968 - Tupolev Tu-144 - Modelsvit 7203
3/2/1969 - BAC Concorde - Airfix 09005
7/5/1969 - Shenyang J-8 - Trumpeter 1610
1969 - Dassault Mirage Mach III (project only; unbuilt) - Sharkit 1006
5/1/1971 - IAI Dagger - High Planes HP72071
5/1/1971 - IAI Nesher - High Planes HP72088
1972 - MiG-21bis Fishbed-L - Zvezda 7259
8/22/1972 - Sukhoi T-4 - Amodel 72001
1/20/1974 - General Dynamics F-16 - Revell, Hasegawa
1975 - IAI F-21 Kfir - Italeri 158, Testors 630
1975 - ENAER Mirage 50CN Pantera - High Planes HP72101
3/10/1978 - Dassault Mirage 2000 - Heller 80303, 80301, 80322; Revell 04366, 04893
4/12/1981 - Shuttle Orbiter - Monogram, Revell
7/3/1982 - General Dynamics F-16XL - Monogram
7/4/1986 - Dassault Rafale - Revell 4892
7/16/1986 - Atlas Cheetah - High Planes 72017
8/8/1986 - BAe EAP Demonstrator - Pegasus 23 (OOP), Freightdog (OOP)
11/15/1988 - Buran Orbiter - Amodel 72023
12/9/1988 - SAAB JAS 39 Gripen - Italeri, Revell
10/11/1990 - MBB X-31 - Sharkit 7204

1/7/1991 - Grumman A-12 Avenger II - Anigrand AA-2009, Planet Models 11672

3/27/1994 - Eurofighter Typhoon - Revell 04317, 04338, 04376
3/23/1998 - Chengdu J-10 - Trumpeter 01611
9/18/2000 - Boeing X-32 - Italeri 1208
1/4/2001 - HAL Tejas - None
1/11/2011 - Chengdu J-20 - Trumpeter 01633

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Very ambitious project! Perhaps a nearby museum might be interested in them once you have them done?

 

GIL :smiley16:

 

Yeah. I don't think the wife is gonna let me keep them all in the house!

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"Ambitious" is an understatement for your efforts on this project. Good luck finding all the kits you listed. Some seem pretty rare.

 

Regarding the Convair F2Y Sea Dart, I found the Mach 2 kit to be terrible to build. I found:

1. The vertical tail was misaligned by more than 1/16th inch when cementing the fuselage pieces together. I had to cut one side off and relocate it to match the other.

2. The fuselage is more circular at the cockpit than oval. Fixing this is nearly impossible because the upper engine intakes must be changed also.

3. The cockpit must be scratchbuilt because the canopy glass lets you see it. Then you must throw out the provided canopy piece and replace it with a scratchbuilt canopy with flat rather than curved glass openings.

4. You will have to mask and paint all markings because the kit does not provide them.

5. The blunt nose "probe" will have to be cut off and replaced with a reasonably close aftermarket piece of turned metal.

6. The skis and their struts will need modification for the correct angles. You can only build the twin-ski version; the single-ski is not an option.

7. The engine exhausts will require reworking with putty to get the correct contours.

 

Ed

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Impressive project. Looking forward to seeing progress.

 

Also, lots of potential schemes with the MiG-21 and the Mirages, also the SAAB. In case you get bored, you can add a half dozen different versions of these models. ;-)

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IIRC Fantastic Plastic also had a version of the X-15 Delta wing, but Allen is redoing his excellent site and I'm having trouble finding it at the moment.

 

Edit: Found it -- http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/X-15DCatalogPage.htm

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