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About Matthew83128

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  1. I’m sorry I don’t work on that program so I really can’t say. I know as a past 15 maintainer for a short time that horizontal stabs are composite, in this photo they look really dark. https://en.topwar.ru/170241-pervyj-istrebitel-f-15qa-dlja-vvs-katara-vpervye-vzletel-v-ssha.html I’d imagine all that dark green is a primer for composite areas, because you also see it over the top of the engines. The newer F-15’s might have a lot more composites (like the wing area) to save weight. I have got to fly in the simulator for these, holy s&!t it was amazing, nothing
  2. Amazing build. I work in the building these are built in. It’s always cool to see the green ones on there first flight. I’m excited about seeing the F-15EX soon enough.
  3. This is amazing work. I worked on 825 when I was in Misawa, she didn't have the 14FS tail flash back then though. I crewed the 14th Flagship, 812. I'm just happy when I come on here and don't see a block 50 with SW on the tail or the 5th AF jet out of Misawa. SAMURAI WOOD!!!!
  4. Here's some help. The area the gun sits in is white, however the entire gun is a flat back. And since it's a hydro area and there's tons of grease on the gun it get REALLY dirty. The gun drum off to the side is also white, with black bands around it. The Power Drive Unit (PDU) bay is white (Anywhere there's hydro components it's usually white), I don't see the PDU though 😱 you're leading edge flaps won't work with out it 🤣. The EPU sits in a yellow bay, however the EPU is mostly silver and black. The EPU H70 tank is completely silver but is in a white bay. Behind your EPU on both side are the
  5. I really don't have any pics with the pnls open, that's not really allowed on the flight line, but when I can I'll guide you along the way.
  6. Block 25 were the first F-16 I ever crewed, 83-128 was mine. This is a cool project so far. If you have any questions let me know.
  7. Where’s the PDU and LEF tubes?? Your LEFS aren’t going to work 😂
  8. Looks like a real viper not one just off the factory floor. Great work!
  9. Oh, I was talking OIF out of PSAB, I was deployed there Dec 02 - May 03. Sent birds in for “shock and awe”. We did carry One HARM and and a CBU-105 towards the end when all the SAM sites were knocked out.
  10. The loads depended on the mission that day. It was mostly one or two bags double LAU-118s with no AMG-88’s. Some times we’d fly one HARM but with no fins 🤷🏼‍♂️. Always 120’s on 1 & 9 and an AIM-9 on 2 or 8 and an ECMI pod on the opposite. Remember if your doing OIF markings the HTS pod needs to be on the pilots right.
  11. We got that POS from Edward’s when I was there, along with 844 a POS D-model. The cockpits were in really bad shape and the seats were constantly out to look for FOD.
  12. 812 is the 14 Fighter Squadron flagship, I was the Crew Chief on it back from 03-04. At that time it still had the “Let’s Roll” patch on the inlet. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/3184/ I see 886 on here a lot, that’s the “War Horse” from PSAB. If if you have any questions let me know.
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