Supermarine Attacker (oz2808)


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Supermarine Mk1 Attacker. Scale model for Jetex 150 with augmenter tube. MAN March 1953 by Robert Buragas.

Quote: "The Jetex 150 with augmentor tube opens a new field of jet scale free flight. These are full size plans. The Supermarine Attacker by Robert Buragas.

Many of us are finding out that the 'mother lode' of flying fields is petering out, making it necessary to season our diet of contest models with the spice of more colorful, sporty model types for use on smaller fields. One of the leading possibilities for a new and interesting type of modelling is the flying scale jet model. Today's Jetex 150 with augmentor tube is an ideal powerplant and, added to the British Navy's Supermarine Attacker jet fighter, will give you much enjoyment both building and flying.

Before starting, it is necessary to cement the plan halves together. Study these plans carefully so that you understand the location of the principal parts. Mark out the various parts on balsa following the outlines shown on the plan.

Start your model by building the fuselage. The construction is simple though it looks elaborate on paper. Follow the heavy black lines to build the basic fuselage sides using 1/8 square balsa for material. Note that there is no upright at the very rear of the fuselage. Having constructed two of these sides, fill in the front sections with 1/8 sheet. When this is dry, you will be ready to assemble the two sides into a box. Since the fuselage is built around the augmentor tube you will need to double the inner surfaces of the uprights at stations six and ten. Use 1/8 square for this and note the slot which is left for the augmentor tube flange.

Place the augmentor tube between the fuselage sides so that the augmentor tube flanges rest in the slots at stations six and ten. Drawings for the crossbraces are shown on the plan between the drawings for the top and bottom formers. Use the large crossbrace for all of the stations from four back to ten. The smaller crossbrace is used at station one and the others are cut to fit. When the basic box is finished, the augmentor tube will be sticking out of the sides. Since the side formers are wider than the overhang of the bell-shaped funnel, there will be plenty of clearance in the finished structure.

A small section between station three and the rear of the air intake block should be filled in with 1/16 sheet. Two air intakes blocks should be cut out of 3/8 sheet and cemented in place at this point. Add the side formers but not the stringers.

Cement the top and bottom formers in their proper locations. The upper former between stations three and four is the same as the number four fomer..."

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