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1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by A-10LOADER » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:18 am

Looking for some help with this. I own 2, 1/18th scale JSI Tomcats and I am curious about what the numbers mean that are stamped into the nose gear doors. I know there were only 888 pieces made of each worldwide and I think about 500 pieces were sold in North America ?? My VF-84 has the numbers 091113 and the VF-154 has 110120. If anyone could shed some light on this I would appreciate it, thanks.


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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by A-10LOADER » Sun May 04, 2014 10:45 am

Thanks rschaap but, I think you misunderstood me. Your site lists actual bureau numbers for aircraft. I'm talking about the numbers stamped into the nose gear doors. I am assuming these have to do with when they were produced and the number specific to each piece.


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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by rschaap » Mon May 05, 2014 9:22 am

Try this website to see if it helps.

http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/navyserials.html

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by A-10LOADER » Tue May 06, 2014 6:58 am

I'm not talking about REAL aircraft, I'm talking about the JSI models. There are numbers assigned to each one made and I'm trying to figure out which ones I have.


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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by rschaap » Tue May 06, 2014 2:29 pm

My bad. Have you tried to pm [email protected] He may be able to answer the question since Merit is a major distributor of JSI products.

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by A-10LOADER » Wed May 07, 2014 4:44 am

I posted this question on their Facebook page last week but, no replies as of yet.


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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by A-10LOADER » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:45 pm

I'm still searching for the answer to my question if anyone has some new light to shed on this subject, thanks.

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by teebird » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:23 pm

I'll look at my 'cats and see if I can make any sense of those numbers.... I have never looked at them all and written them down. Maybe we can sleuth out the pattern...

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by A-10LOADER » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:43 pm

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Teebird, these are those numbers I was looking for info about, any news yet ??

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by jlspec » Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:56 pm

Just a guess but would year/month/day make sense. Was VF 154 two years after VF 84

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by A-10LOADER » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:44 am

jlspec wrote:Just a guess but would year/month/day make sense. Was VF 154 two years after VF 84
Could be I guess, this is my ex VF-84 version and I got it in 2009.

Yes the VF-154 version was released two years later, in 2011, and the numbers stamped on that one are 110120.

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by rschaap » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:45 am

Looks like you may have solved the mystery.

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by A-10LOADER » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:02 pm

rschaap wrote:Looks like you may have solved the mystery.
I think so, it makes sense to me. I wish I would have thought of it.

I'm curious what numbers other peoples Tomcats have stamped on them ??

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Re: 1/18th Tomcat numbers

Post by rschaap » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:00 pm

I'll check a couple of mine and post the photos so you can compare.

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