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Old Oct 25, 2013, 07:26 PM
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Grumman Gulfhawk F3F-2

It's long fascinated me that these chubby Grumman bipes were known as light and highly maneuverable fighters. They don't look it, but they were!

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Old Oct 25, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Old Oct 26, 2013, 03:33 PM
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IIRC, the Gulfhawk was actually an F-3-F fuselage and tail fitted with smaller wings from F-2-F.. Engine and cowl may be from that earlier craft as well. One could use Westberg's outstanding scale drawings of both to make an accurate Gulfhawk. Bob Banka used to sell a very good photo packet of the Gulfhawk, as it resides in NASM. Some narratives have the trim colors to the white on orange pattern as "black" while others say DK Blue. Anyone know for sure?? Banka's photos could go either way!
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Old Oct 26, 2013, 08:18 PM
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I live a mile from the NASM Udvar-Hazy center. Attached is a flash photo from a couple of years ago. The colors go with the Gulf Oil logos of my youth.



http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1145982/
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 11:18 AM
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I live about 3000 miles from the Udvar-Hazy center (LOL )and still don't know if the dark color is blue or black.
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 01:54 PM
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It's Gulf Blue and Orange.
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...534053&page=75

see Report #1118 for partial Westberg scale drawing.
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Old Nov 27, 2013, 10:45 PM
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First page of a Gulfhawk article in Flight
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201968.html
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