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      Post #65949, posted on 02-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      What are the external differences between the B4 and the -600? I am looking after modeling a classic A300 and wanted to know if Kurt's kit will do

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      Post #65950, posted on 02-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
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      What are the external differences between the B4 and the -600? I am looking after modeling a classic A300 and wanted to know if Kurt's kit will do



      I am not going to pretend to be an expert at all things A300-related, but the primary external differences between the B4 and -600 are the arrow-shaped winglets present on the -600, the lack of the long bump on top of the rear fuselage and the fact that the -600 used both GE and Pratt & Whitney engines on them while the B4 used early versions of the CF6.

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      Post #65952, posted on 02-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The B4 is a bit shorter than the -600 and has a different tail taper as well. I know lichtjahre is familiar with the A300 and Kurt's kits, he may be able to give you some pointers.

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      Post #65965, posted on 02-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for the info gents. Just noticed that Kurt indeed makes the B4, but is not avail at the moment (it seems that all the ones I want are not avail).

      Anyway interesting infor about the A300, glad to get more into it

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      Post #65969, posted on 02-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Ignacio,

      The aft fuselage of the B4 is 24cm shorter than the fuselage of the -600.
      This means 1,7mm in scale 1:144.
      I used a -600 fuselage to make the master for the B4 and decided not to shorten the aft fuselage because of probable alignment problems after cutting out these 1,7mm.
      You can easily make things worst by such an action than improving it.
      The main differences are these:
      -straight line on the lower aft fuselage, no kink like all successive versions.
      -different engines
      -long HF antenna on top of the fuselage
      -small differences of the wings, like vortex generators, different spoilers with actuator bumps and no winglets.

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      Post #65982, posted on 02-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      It's not just that the length is different - the entire aft fuselage assembly is different. The -600R uses the same aft end as the A310, which is completely different from the A300B-4

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      Post #65987, posted on 02-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The Airfix A300B turns up regularly on eBay (at least on the UK site) and despite its age it's a good and accurate kit. It suffers a bit from sink marks and lacks some detail, notably the large air inlets/fairings on the underside, but sorting these minor issues is a lot easier, and a whole lot cheaper, than trying to convert an Authentic Airliners A300-600.