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US Coast Guard HU-25C Guardian (Falcon 20) UPDATED
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UPDATED WITH A NEW NOSE IN RESPONSE TO COMMENTS - SEE NEW IMAGE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LISTING

About the Plane

This was the fastest aircraft (cruising speed 405 knots, 466 mph) and the only jet ever operated by the US Coast Guard. Between 1983 and 1987 the USCG acquired one HU-25 per month over a period of 41 months, making its fleet even larger than the 33 Falcon 20’s operated by package-delivery service FedEx. The jet’s ‘C’ variant denotes advanced electronic surveillance (represented by the modules behind the front landing gear) which aided in the multiple missions of the Guardian, to include high-speed search-and-rescue over the oceans, drug trafficker interdiction, and traffic control for slower-moving USCG rescue-boats and aircraft. After 30+ years of service between 1983 and 2014, the Guardian was retired (final USGC mission: 9/23/2014) in favor of more economical turboprop aircraft.


About My Design Work

This aircraft is a design that aspires to studs-not-on-top (SNOT), but the aft section is where I thought that plates-over-studs would not help its appearance; meanwhile the top forward section is nearly stud-free. The design includes a spotter’s window just forward of the main wing, and contains some interior electronics and radar control panels (see the cutaway pic). To be close to scale, I needed pieces for jet engines 3-studs-wide, and part #93168 (cylinder 3x6) filled the need. This is a static model without moving parts other than rolling wheels. This model uses 406 Lego elements and is roughly 1:39 scale. The jet is 56 feet long, 53 feet wingspan, and 17 ft height, which for the model translates to 19 inches long, 16.5 inches wingspan, and 5.5 inches tall.







Related MOCs – jets and helicopters, Coast Guard and other military:
Northrop T-38 Talon military jet trainer
Sikorsky S-61 SH-3 Sea King / Marine One VH-3D
Sikorsky S-62C (HH-52A ‘Seaguard’)
See the Hughes T-55 Osage (used for training by the US Army) among my Ten Little Helicopters

My modeling goals and past projects are found on my homepage. Thanks for looking! Ratings and comments are welcome.






Comments

 I made it 
  May 18, 2019
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Very good work! I agree with Henrik: try to make the nose out of separate bricks. It's challenging but the rewards are worth it!
Thanks for the comment and rating, Kurt. One way to avoid pre-fab pieces is to work in non-minifig scale (Gabor Pauler suggested going BIG...). I'm in the early stages of working on a 1:20 scale at the moment.
Tom's MOCs
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john lamarck
  February 2, 2019
Well done. Agree for the nose. Meta pieces are usually not the right solution.
 I made it 
  January 28, 2019
Quoting Henrik Jensen Very nice model here! I see you`ve reused the same technique for the wings as for your T-38, and it looks great, and so does the tail-section! Next you have to get rid of the precast nose-section, not that it looks wrong, but there`s no challenge in using a piece like this!
Thanks Henrik. I've used such pre-fab nose sections only a few times among my 40+ MOCs here. It might be awhile before I amend this nose section because a higher priority is to learn Photoshop or Gimp in order to add call numbers, insignia, etc. I'm taking baby steps in models I build in real life by creating and adding homemade decals.
 I like it 
  January 28, 2019
Very good work! I agree with Henrik: try to make the nose out of separate bricks. It's challenging but the rewards are worth it!
 I like it 
  January 28, 2019
Very nice model here! I see you`ve reused the same technique for the wings as for your T-38, and it looks great, and so does the tail-section! Next you have to get rid of the precast nose-section, not that it looks wrong, but there`s no challenge in using a piece like this!
 I made it 
  January 27, 2019
Quoting Seaman SPb Excellent work!
Thanks Seaman!
 I like it 
  January 26, 2019
Excellent work!
 I made it 
  January 26, 2019
Quoting BATOH rossi very nice Tom, beautiful wing!
Thanks, friend! I am often creating simple models - because 400 pieces like this one is not that much. I wonder if I am a kind of Grandma Moses as Lego artist because of the simple realism and nostalgia in what I choose to model.
 I like it 
  January 26, 2019
very nice Tom, beautiful wing!
 
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