|Reviewed by Kelly Quirk|
|No air wing is complete without a C-2 Greyhound COD (Carrier Onboard Delivery) plane. To date, no manufacturer has bothered to include this important plane in kit form. My good friend Jim Clark has come to the rescue! Now your 1/350 Enterprise or the upcoming Nimitz class carriers can sport this fine addition to the decks.||Click images
|Basically what you get is a resin body. The fuselage
of the C-2 is significantly different than the E-2 Hawkeye. You must
take parts from the 1/350 Tamiya E-2 Hawkeye to finish it out (available
in the Tamiya US Navy Aircraft set 2). Cut the wings from the Hawkeye
and graft them on to the resin body of the C-2. The mounting hole
for the radome must be filled in, and the air intake removed. For
the tail, again remove the tail area from the Tamiya part, but for the
Greyhound the tail surface should be flattened out, not the "V" shape the
Hawkeye uses. All other parts go on as they would with the Hawkeye.
I raided my spare decal box for appropriate markings.
|As I said, these are very welcome additions the 1/350 Modern carrier line. Mine will see use on the Nimitz class when they finally come out. These can be ordered directly from Jim Clark. Cost for the C-2 is $5 for one fuselage, and you can get 2 fire tractors for $5 as well. To order, contact Jim at email@example.com|