The UK and Europe's Control-line Carrier-Deck Site!
Note: * indicates some data may be for a related version (data incomplete for this specific model)
Note: Under “Hook”: y=Yes, n=No, e=Either
Note: Reference Publications Key is beneath the main table
Note: “NYF”=”No Information Yet Found”
|Aircraft (Click for WikiPedia pages)||Hook||Nation||Mini 3-View||3-View, book, article, external references||Building Plan Reference||Color Scheme Reference||Links to Plans & Pix||Andy’s Comments|
|Aeromarine_39B||y||US||Y||PMSAD Vol.1 pp1-3 (3-view & x-secs);Putnam United States Navy p41 (3-view).||NYF||PMSAD Vol.1 p1.||Aeromarine Gallery||First aircraft to make the first landing on the first US carrier, the Langley (picture in gallery)|
|Avro_504B*||e||UK||Y||Try “Early Avro 504
Biplanes” from Albatross Press (Martin Philpott)
|NYF||NYF||Basic 504 Gallery with some 504B material||The most elusive aircraft of all? Avro 504 variants went from A to N with
considerable differences; the best known was the K, but the fuselage &
fin/rudder are not the same as that of the B. There is some uncertainty
about hook type, so models (if any details can be found!) may therefore be
used in both hooked and unhooked categories.
|Beardmore_WB.111||n||UK||Y||AN 8/21 (3-view & x-secs).||NYF||AN 8/21.||Beardmore WB 111 Gallery||Licence built Sopwith Pup, redesigned to ‘fold’ to minimise shipboard
space-take. W.B.IIIs flew from the earliest British carriers, but until
evidence shows such vessels to have had transverse arrester wires, these
ships must be assumed to have been fitted with the Royal Navy’s standard
|Blackburn_Blackburd||n||UK||Y||Putnam Blackburn p134 (3-view).||NYF||NYF||Blackburd Gallery||Only three Blackburds were built; both were fitted with skid and wheeled
undercarriages (at the same time!) so either of these may therefore be
used. No evidence of any hook system has yet been found, so it must be
assumed that, if hooked at all, they were only equipped for the Royal Navy’s
standard longitudinal arrester wires.
|Fairey_111A (N10)||n||UK||Y||Putnam Fairey p75 (3-view) [Fairey N10 shown; became IIIA when fitted with
|NYF||NYF||Fairey 111A Gallery|| IIIAs were fitted with skid and wheeled undercarriages, so either of these
may therefore be used. No evidence of any hook system has yet been found, so
it must be assumed that, if hooked at all, they were only equipped for the
Royal Navy’s standard longitudinal arrester wires.
|Hanriot_HD.2*||y||Fra||Y||FAFWW p274 (3-view).||NYF||Eduard 1/48
plastic kit ref: 8039.
|Hanriot Gallery (HD1/2/3)|| The HD.2 was an HD.1 fitted with floats and given a much larger fin and
rudder of different shape; for deck landing use, the floats were removed and
an HD.1-type wheeled undercarriage fitted.
|Hanriot_HD.3*||y||Fra||Y||FAFWW p276 (3-view).||NYF||FAFWW p590.||Hanriot Gallery (HD1/2/3)||No Comments|
|Parnall_Panther||n||UK||Y||Putnam Parnall p94 (3-view).||NYF||NYF||Panther Gallery|| The only arrester hook types so far found on Panthers have been for
|Short_Shirl||n||UK||Y||Putnam Short p149 (3-view).||NYF||NYF||Shirl Gallery||The Shirl was fitted with jettisonable undercarriage. No evidence of any
hook system has yet been found, so it must be assumed that, if hooked at
all, they were only equipped for the Royal Navy’s standard longitudinal
|e||UK||Y||AN 7/11 (3-view & x-secs);Argus Plan No.2779 (3-view & x-secs).||A.P.S. CL651, A.P.S. FSP907.||AN 7/11;AIP Vol.6 pp26-7;Profile No.121.||Strutter Gallery||British-built 1½ Strutters were both hooked and unhooked, were of the
single-seater bomber and the 2-seater reconnaissance types, and were fitted
with skid and wheeled undercarriages. Any of these combinations may
therefore be used.
|y||Fra||Y||FAFWW p468 (3-view);AN 7/11 (3-view & x-secs).||NYF||FAFWW p593;AN 7/11;AIP Vol.6 pp26-7;Profile No.121.||Sopwith 1A2 Gallery||French-built 1½ Strutters used for deck landing were only of the 2-seat
reconnaissance type; this was not identical to the British-built 2-seater as
the French version had a different engine, a revised fuselage shape and a
|Sopwith_Camel||e||UK||Y||AN 5/23 (3-view & x-secs);Argus Plan No.2699 (3-view & x-secs).||A.P.S. FSP441, A.P.S. FSP1143.||AN 5/23;AIP Vol.2 pp74-5;Profile No.31.||Camel Gallery||There is considerable uncertainty about the deck-landing use made of F.1
Camels before the advent of the 2F.1 Ship Camels and there is an even
greater uncertainty about hook type. Despite these issues, models of this
aircraft may be used and in both hooked and unhooked categories.
|Sopwith_Cuckoo||n||UK||Y||Putnam Royal Navy p319 (3-view).||NYF||NYF||Cuckoo’s Nest|| The Cuckoo was flying from carriers from October 1918 onwards, but evidence
so far available indicates they were only hooked for the Royal Navy’s
standard longitudinal arrester wires.
|Sopwith_Pup||e||UK||Y||AN 8/21 (3-view & x-secs);Argus Plan No.2844 (3-view & x-secs).||NYF||AN 8/21;AIP Vol.1 pp146-7;Profile No.13.||Pup’s Kennel|| Pups were both hooked and unhooked, and were fitted with skid and wheeled
undercarriages. Any of these combinations may therefore be used.
|Sopwith_Ship_Camel*||e||UK||Y||Putnam Royal Navy p.317 (3-view).||NYF||Use AN 5/23 or AIP Vol.2 pp74-5 or Profile No.31.||Ship Camel Gallery|| The 2F.1 Ship Camel differs from the F.1 Camel: it has shorter wings,
greater lower wing dihedral, different cabane struts, revised cowling with a
single Vickers gun offset to port & no ‘hump’, plus a Lewis gun on the upper
wing centre section. Although undoubtedly a carrier aircraft, there is still
uncertainty about hook type, so models may therefore be used in both hooked
and unhooked categories.
|Sopwith_Snipe||n||UK||N/A||AN 4/19 (3-view & x-secs);Argus Plan No.2686 (3-view & x-secs).||A.P.S. MA339.||AN 4/19;AIP V3 pp22-3 (but RAF markings);Profile No.50.||Snipe Gallery|| Arrester hooks were “developed for the Snipe in 1923/4”, but until evidence
shows these were of the transverse wire type, they must be assumed to be the
Royal Navy’s standard longitudinal wire type.
|Vought_VE-7||e||US||Y||USNF p12 (3-view);Harleyford US Navy & Marine Corps Fighters p156.||NYF||HF USN & M/Corps Fighters p156.||Vought VE-7 GALLERY|| There is uncertainty about deck-landing use of VE-7 variants and of hook
type(s) used. Despite these issues, models of the SF variant may be used
and in both hooked and unhooked categories.
AN 7/11 Aviation News Vol.7 Issue 11; marketed by www.aviation-news.co.uk/archive/aircraftplansservice.html
APS Old Aeromodeller Plans Service series of flying models, now marketed by www.myhobbystore.co.uk as either a current plan or part of the archived X-list series.
Care: models may be C/L, R/C or F/F and all sizes!
Argus Old name for Aeromodeller Line Drawing range now marketed by www.myhobbystore.co.uk
AIP Aircraft In Profile (15-vol. series of all Profile Publication booklets), only available secondhand.
FAFWW French Aircraft of the First WorldWar by Davilla & Soltan, only available secondhand (expensive!)
HF Harleyford: publisher of aircraft history books during 1960s, only available secondhand.
PMSAD Paul Matt Scale Aircraft Drawings 2-vol. series, try Amazon for new old stock or secondhand copies.
Profile Individual Profile Publication booklet from extensive series, only available secondhand.
Putnam Publisher of books on aircraft manufacturers or types from 1950s to 1990s, only available secondhand.
USNF U.S. Naval Fighters by Jones, Aero Publishers Inc. 1977, only available secondhand.