|Vought F6U-1 Pirate by Alexandre Bigey|
First jet aircraft to be designed and built by Vought Aircraft, it is one of the very first generation of US Navy jet fighters, among North American FJ-1 Fury and Mc Donell FD-1 Phantom, all operated in experimental units. The F6U was fitted with the smallest engine (Westinghouse J-34) and an afterburner, and had poor performance despite good flying qualities. The Pavla Models kit is typical eastern europe stuff (multi-material) and can lead to a beautiful model. The Propagteam decals are very thin and very sticky.
Photos and text © 2005 by Alexandre Bigey
July 01, 2005