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Renwal M51 Skysweeper
Cheyenne56a
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 08:09 AM UTC
Does anyone know if Revell has the molds for and/or plans on releasing the old Renwal M51 Skysweeper?
Headhunter506
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 11:00 AM UTC
Atlantis Toy & Hobby bought Renwal molds when Hobbico was going through a bankruptcy sale; so, it might be possession of it.
Cheyenne56a
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 01:24 PM UTC
Thanks HeadHunter
b2nhvi
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:47 PM UTC
My Dad was training on the Skysweeper eons ago. They were set up near the pattern for Castle AFB, Ca. practicing tracking aircraft with the radar. He said he was tracking an aircraft and POOF it disappeared from the screen . poked his head around the corner an saw a huge fireball in the sky. (Was a KC-97 from what I heard.) Said the put his ass on the next plane to 105mm unit in Korea to get him as far from radar as possible!
trickymissfit
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 01:43 PM UTC

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My Dad was training on the Skysweeper eons ago. They were set up near the pattern for Castle AFB, Ca. practicing tracking aircraft with the radar. He said he was tracking an aircraft and POOF it disappeared from the screen . poked his head around the corner an saw a huge fireball in the sky. (Was a KC-97 from what I heard.) Said the put his ass on the next plane to 105mm unit in Korea to get him as far from radar as possible!



I wish somebody would kit one in 1/35th scale. I have one near me that is complete.
gary
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