A place where restoration project-type threads can go to avoid falling off the main page in the WIX hangar. Feel free to start threads on Restoration projects and/or warbird maintenance here. Named in memoriam for Gary Austin, a good friend of the site and known as RetroAviation here. He will be sorely missed.
Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:01 pm
Does anyone have a good source for replica 2.25 training rockets (SCAR) or the 'Willie Pete' phosporus rockets?
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:15 am
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:37 am
2 and a quarter or 2 and three quarters? Didn't the O-2 have 2.75? Still have to get you in touch with Jon Mc here in town, he can custom make what ever you need. If you need non-inert that might be a little tougher.
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:50 am
Yes they had 2.75 FFAR (folding fin aerial rocket). I don't think that there was anything smaller, and the next size up would be a 5".
Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:30 pm
Obergrafeter wrote:2 and a quarter or 2 and three quarters? Didn't the O-2 have 2.75? Still have to get you in touch with Jon Mc here in town, he can custom make what ever you need. If you need non-inert that might be a little tougher.
Jon Mc does a wonderful job and much nicer to work with AND probably a whole heck of a lot cheaper IIRC
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:22 pm
would be a 5".
That would be a Zuni. We carried them regularly
on our sqd's A-6s. Great rocket goes when you
aim it and packs a punch!
Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:14 am
Thanks to my WIX Boerne buds here, I've found someone (J Mc) who already fabricates the two shot 2.75" rocket pods which were used on the later A models. These look to be similar if not the same 2 shot pods in the -1 and MM, and will fit the existing bomb pylon as they are supposed to.
I think these may be a very good XC display option, for as good as the 50 cal pods look, they really slow the little plane down.
Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:00 pm
Here is the first rough fitting on the factory pylon on the T-28A
Looks pretty good, with least weight and drag on performance of the armament options.
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:00 pm
2.75" and MA-2A launchers mounted.
Will flight test soon.
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:09 pm
Good shot................you got Tora the hangar cat. He doesn't hunt Rattlers like Mosquito does , but then again were not in west Texas and he doesn't have to work as hard as Garys' cat.
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