Today I’d like to present the next finished model: Arsenal VG.36 C1 from Azur, 1:48th scale.
VG-36 was derived from VG-33 as next generation of promising line of fighters. Prototype of VG-36 had a new wider faired radiator bath with improved aerodynamics and a longer canopy, providing better view for the pilot. The main improvement however was a more powerful engine, Hispano-Suiza 12Y-51.
These changes resulted in much better performance, absolutely comparable to all best fighter planes of that era.
VG-36 was produced in only one prototype, which was unarmed.
During the German offensive it was moved to Société des Avions René Couzinet in Levallois-Perret (it was planned to produce this type of aircraft in that factory), where it was destroyed.
- Maiden Flight: 14.05.1940
- Empty Weight: 2 010 kg (4 431 lb)
- Take-off Weight: 2 900 kg (6 393 lb)
- Wingspan: 10,8 m (35ft 5,19in)
- Length: 8,64 m (28ft 4,16in)
- Height: 3,3 m (10ft 9,91in)
- Wing Area: 14,00 m2 (150,69 sq ft)
- Wing Loading: 207,143 kg/m2 (42.43 lb/sq ft)
- Type of Engine: Hispano-Suiza 12Y-51 twelve-cylinder supercharged liquid-cooled Vee engine rated at 735 kW (986 hp) for take-off and maximum power output 808 kW (1 085 hp)
- Propeller: driving a three-blade constant-speed propeller
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 400 l (88 UK gallons)
- Maximum Speed: 590 km/h v 7 000 m (366,6 mph in 22 966 ft)
- Cruise Speed: 524 km/h v 3 800 m (325,6 mph in 12 467 ft)
- Climb Rate: 14,4 m/s (2 834.6 ft/min)
- Service Ceiling: 11 000 m (36 089 ft)
- Range: 1 100 km (683.5 mi)
- Armament: One fixed forward-firing 20 mm (0.79 inch) HS-404 cannon mounted in the axis of the propeller 60 rounds and four fixed forward-firing 7,5 mm (0.295 inch) MAC M-34-39 machine-guns mounted in the wings, 500 rpg [sole prototype example unarmed].
Painted with Hataka and Lifecolor paints, weathering made with AK Interactive and Mig’s washes and pigments.
Hope you like it.