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Old March 3rd, 2014, 01:21 PM
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Default Wolfpack 1/48 T-38A Talon Size References

Yesterday, I saw a review for Trumpeter 1/48 T-38A Talon by Michael Benolkin in Cybermodeler.com.
I found a chart for the size comparison with Wolfpack and Trumpeter 1/48 T-38A.

Please check our images for our size references and photos.
Wolfpack 1/48 T-38A Talon has nearly perfact size as real aircraft.
And I found to wrote a wrong size for width beside our box. (145mm -> 160mm)
But, Wolfpack 1/48 T-38A made by correct size.

Please check below link.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...7944675&type=1
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Old March 4th, 2014, 03:18 PM
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I check and measure the 3 top T-38 Kits and can confirm the WP T-38 is more accurate dimensionally than Trumpeter's.

The quoted length dimensions on Cybermodeler and a few other forums are wrong. I looked up the dimensions in the 1T-38A-2-1 TO and also verified the dimensions within 1/4" on the real jet.

Length: 530.32", Length "with Pitot": 556.32", Wingspan: 303.00", Stab span: 170", Height (tail to ground): 154.64", Height from top of boat tail to top of vertical tail: 85.2"

Actual T-38A length (no Pitot) is 530.32", which = 11.05 in 1/48th scale.
Here are the 3 T-38A kit length measurements:

Sword T-38A: 10.95 (525.6") WolfPack T-38A: 11.00 (528.00") Trumpeter T-38A: 11.375 (546.16")

WP's T-38A is the most accurate in length and Sword almost as good, though both are just a couple scale inches short; nothing noticeable. However, Trumpeter is over 15 scale inches too long.

Here are some other shape and detail inaccuracies of the Trumpeter T-38A:

The cockpit tub is too shallow and too narrow. This is probably why the ejection seats are so under scaled; at least 1/50th or smaller. Overall cockpit detail is a little better than WP though. I doubt any current aftermarket F-5/T-38 seat is going to fit the Trumpeter kit cockpit.

Trumpeter's main wheels are also too large in diameter. The kit main wheel assemblies (with tire) are the diameter of a LWG F-16 main wheel assembly. The nose wheel assembly is too large in diameter too, though not as bad as the mains. Trumpeter's T-38 wheel structures are quite inaccurate as well.

The side profile arch of the cockpit sill is exaggerated. The canopy also sits a bit low.
I did note that the scribing/surface detail was well done and more complete than WP's, but overall WP is the more accurate T-38A.


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Old March 4th, 2014, 04:21 PM
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Gustav,
Please see my message on Facebook.

Thank you.

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Old March 4th, 2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted on FB Page too
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