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Fairchild T-46 Eaglet

by Tom Conte


Fairchild T-46 Eaglet


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This is a model of Fairchild’s T-46 Eaglet trainer in 1/48 scale.

It was scratchbuilt from Renwood using similar techniques as described in my piece on the Jet Mustang.

I cheated a little by using the ACE ejection seats and landing gear from a 1/48 scale T-37. The canopy was vacuformed from a section that was cut off of the model after the fuselage was shaped.



This was the last aircraft made at the Fairchild factory on Long Island, NY. This same factory produced the P-47 Thunderbolt, the Thunderjet series and the A-10 Warthog. Two preproduction aircraft were made in the mid ‘80s but the contract to provide a replacement aircraft for the Cessna T-37 never materialize and Fairchild quickly faded from the military market place.


Images Copyright © 2001 by Tom Conte
Page Created 13 October, 2001
Last Updated 14 October, 2001

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