ANF Les Mureaux 180-C2 Pursuit. Rubber scale model of the French 1935 prototype fighter design.
Quote: "A Most Realistic Model of a Modern French Pursuit Ship That Will Give Excellent Performance. Building the Mureaux 180-C2 Pursuit, by Robert V Smith.
THIS latest French Fighter was designed to meet the rigid requirements of the government, and M. Brunet, the designer, has been more than successful with his latest creation.
Fitted with a geared supercharged Hispano Suiza Xcrs engine developing 690 hp, this marvel streaks along at 237 miles per hour under full load at a 16,000 foot altitude. It is interesting to note that this design as well as several others, embodies the use of the old frontal radiator, but it has proved itself superior in all around efficiency.
Although this is an exact reproduction, it is also an extraordinarily fine flyer because of the correct distribution of weight and the semi-parasol type of wing construction. When built carefully from these plans, the model will prove a valuable addition to anyone's collection of planes.
Fuselage. Join plates 1 and 2 together for the size and shape of the fuselage. Make two sides from 3/32 square medium balsa for the longerons and end pieces and 1/16 x 3/32 stock for the other uprights and diagonals. It will be found helpful and rather necessary to use pins along the fuselage outline to hold the wood in place until the cement dries; waxpaper between the framework and plans will prevent the pieces from adhering to the plans.
Now the sides are joined together by the usual cross pieces, and there are also several formers to put on the top and bottom of the body. Sheet balsa of 1/32 thickness should now be cut and cemented in place on the fuselage as noted in the drawings and photographs. The construction and assembly of the tail block and tail skid assembly is made clear on plate 2.
After this framework is dry, it is ready to be covered with tissue and Japanese superfine pap, is remmniended. Banana oil is the adhesive employed, and it is easier to cover the under-side of the body in separate sections.
The nose block and radiator is shaped from a 1/2 x 1-3/4 x 2-1/4 inch block and a drawing of the radiator can be glued on, better still cut the diagram from plate 2 itself..."
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