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Clear-Vax set 39: US Navy, part 3 (1/48 scale)

1. Douglas A1-E Skyraider. Suggested kit: Matchbox A1-E.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. If modelling the canopy open, note that the forward sliding sections operate independently of each other, and the rear section is hinged from the top. We highly recommend the excellent Cobra Company canopy detail set (No.48010) for this model.
Suggested references: Skyraider In Action No.60 (Squadron/Signal); 'Douglas Skyraider', by Jackson (Aero); 'Navy Attack, Spads, Scooters and Whales' (Osprey).
2. Chance Vought F7U-3 Cutlass. Suggested kit: Hobbycraft F7U-3/3m.

The Clear-Vax canopy is separated for display in the open position. A new bulkhead will need to be made for the sliding section.
Suggested reference: Naval Fighters No.6, F7U Cutlass (Ginter).
3. Chance Vought SB2U Vindicator. Suggested kit: HIPM SB2U.

The Clear-Vax canopy has been sectioned for display in the open position. If building the US Navy version, drill a hole in the windscreen to accept the telescopic bombsight.
Suggested reference: SB2U Vindicator In Action No.122 (Squadron/Signal).
4. Boeing Stearman N2S (PT-17) Kaydet. Suggested kit: Lindberg PT-17.

The Clear-Vax windscreens directly replace the kit items.
5. Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair. Suggested kits: Academy or Hasegawa F4U-4.

The windscreen labelled H is to fit the Hasegawa kit, the windscreen labelled A is for the Academy kit. This is necessary because of the different fuselage widths. Note on the drawing the angle of the sliding section in relation to the windscreen. This is typical of all F4U Corsairs. True Details set TD48452 is recommended for this model.
Suggested references: F4U Corsair In Action No. 145 (Squadron/Signal); Detail & Scale Vol.56 (Squadron/Signal); F4U Part 2 (Squadron/Signal).
6. Chance Vought F4U-5N. Suggested kit: Minicraft F4U-5N.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
7. Curtiss F11C Goshawk. Suggested kit: Lindberg F11C.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
8. Grumman F3F-1. Suggested kit: Accurate Miniatures F3F-1.

The Clear-Vax canopy is separated for display in the open position. Note the two extra frames on the upper rear of the sliding section. These are internal and should be painted on the inside of the canopy.
Suggested reference: Grumman Biplane Fighters In Action No.160 (Squadron/Signal).
9. Grumman F4F Wildcat. Suggested kit: Tamiya F4F-4.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. We recommend True Details set TD48474 for this kit.
Suggested references: F4F Wildcat In Action No.84 (Squadron/Signal); Detail & Scale No.30 (Squadron/Signal).
10. Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat. Suggested kit: Hasegawa F6F-3.

The Clear-Vax canopy is designed for display in the open position. Use the kit rear windows (marked X). We recommend True Details cockpit set TD48461 for this kit.
11. Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat. Suggested kit: Hasegawa F6F-5.

Assemble as for the F6F-3.
Suggested references: F6F Hellcat In Action No.36 (Squadron/Signal); Detail & Scale No.26 F6F Hellcat (Squadron/Signal).
12. Grumman F8F Bearcat. Suggested kit: Hobbycraft F8F family.

The Clear-Vax canopy is sectioned for display in the open position.
Suggested reference: F8F Bearcat In Action No.99 (Squadron/Signal).

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