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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 02:36 PM UTC
Check out this article on Dan Swiersz's magnificent scratchbuilt 1/48th scale Douglas Model 1186-C Long Range Special Attack Aircraft at RetroMechanix.com :


For those not familiar with the design, this was a study for a composite long range supersonic attack aircraft designed to operate from the original USS United States super carrier; more details can be found in this book. The article, which originally appeared at the Aircraft Resource Center, has been reworked with additional photos and commentary; it now features 29 photos of the construction process and finished model, which is approximately 26 inches long. Amazing and inspirational!