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  1. The Ranger Body Armor plates were an interesting shape.
  2. Ground Panoramic NVG were derived from the aviation goggles. Having used a fair number of NODs (-5, -7, -14, -15, -21, -31, F5050, F5032, GPNVG, ANVIS-6, NYX, TYTO, Mini-N/SEAS etc.), I’m not a fan of GPNVG, especially when driving a vehicle with doors/windows fitted. You bump the goggle into the window when trying to scan.
  3. That looks really good. Molding things like the boom in one piece enables them to include raised rivet detail that won’t be damaged by joining & sanding halves. Very clever.
  4. Pet peeve: model companies have ignored the PIP polymer stock, the Savit stock, & the new M248/M240L buttstock.
  5. I think you’re being a little harsh on yourself - this is looking really good!
  6. Impressive looking kit! Huge improvement over the Academy kit and hopefully the basis for a family of H-60s. Eta: I know they’ve been announced, but I have trust issues.
  7. I’m just happy that there’s proof of life.
  8. ah, here it is!
  9. Was I hallucinating, or did KH announce a SH-60 variant in 1/35? ETA: found it!
  10. Here’s the actual DOT&E report. http://www.dote.osd.mil/pub/reports/FY2017/pdf/army/2017aidonlaircm.pdf I check it every year. Great detail on the CH-53K, VH-91 and lots of other programs.
  11. I agree with Ikon - excellent perseverance to achieve a superior result! Well done.
  12. Ten to start with, option for another ten! http://www.asiapacificdefencereporter.com/articles/1216/World-first-refurbishment-of-Black-Hawk-helicopters-for-firefighting-and-disaster-relief-in-Australia-under-new-agreement
  13. Agreed. The retired Lieutenant Colonel did a great job of keeping his cool. Both parts are interesting listening, that's for sure. "When I was designing the F-16..." "before it (the F-16) got bloated.." etc. smh That the LTC had flown early model F-16 made his opinions on relative performance even more appropriate!
  14. There was a RAF pilot - in a RN Harrier, seconded to a RN Squadron - who got some kills in the Falklands, but most of the kills were RN pilots, in RN aircraft, in RN Squadrons, off RN ships.
  15. If it is real, there's the question of intent, surely. Air-to-air manslaughter, perhaps? There's the F-15E that targeted an Iraqi Hind with some sort of GBU, hit with the LGB while it was hovering. That's a kill. An aircraft that happens to be hit by bomb fragments as it's taking off? Not so much. There is that accidental RAF Jaguar kill - shot down by a QRA Phantom. Again, accidental.
  16. I am. The FAA got a Mig kill (Sea Fury) in Korea; the RAF's last kill was an Egyptian Spitfire in the 1940s. The RAF has never killed a jet air-to-air.
  17. http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1499162912/Masking+(Pic+Included) In Plane Talking, at "July 4 2017 at 6:08 AM" under "Masking (pics included)" in response to http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/message/1499144339/BG%2C+'What's+new'+on+the+F-35A%2C+the+RAMs+inc'd+on+the+Meng+or+Furball+....
  18. He posted a pic on their forum showing masking (combination Tamiya & foil).
  19. Brett's doppelgänger?
  20. Does this gel with your information, Dave?
  21. Paul, you've seen this? Apparently it was a VFA-87 'Warhawks' E model, BuNo 168914 /AJ304.
  22. Su-22 pilot ejected safely and was rescued by Syrian special forces, reportedly.
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