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  1. Thanks for checking. Sending PM your way.
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  3. A-4 Chaff/Flare question

    Thanks again for the replies. I am just asking in general if the A-4's (excluding the A-4M) that never had the c/f on the port side by the exhaust if they would still have c/f just aft of the wings by the base of the tail hook. In the photo below, that particular A-4F doesn't have the c/f dispenser on the port side by the exhaust, would it then have the c/f dispensers just aft of the wings on either side of the base of the tail hook? Would it have one or two or none? I know they loaded the c/f depending on the mission but I am asking specifically about the A-4's that don't have the c/f dispenser on the port side by the exhaust, in general.
  4. A-4 Chaff/Flare question

    Thanks again for the replies, greatly appreciated. From all the info I can gather from my own research and from what has been posted here, the A-4E's and other variants that show the c/f on the port side by the exhaust, would only have one additional c/f on either side of the tail hook just behind the wings, not two depending on the antenna fit. So they would have the c/f on one side or the other of the base of the tail hook, not both sides. They would sometimes have only just one by the base of the tail hook and the one by the exhaust blanked off. Or one by the base of the tail hook blanked off and use only the one by the exhaust. The A-4's never carried three c/f at the same time. Only the A-4M had the two c/f aft of the wing on either side of the base of the tail hook. They never had the c/f on the port side of the exhaust. The A-4's were fitted with the c/f in 1965, were they originally configured with the one on the port side near the exhaust first or the one by the base of the tail hook just aft of the wing? Or did they get configured with both in 1965? What about the other A-4's that show no c/f bulge on the port side by the exhaust? This photo just for example shows no c/f on the port side near the exhaust. Is the port side interchangeable where they could remove the c/f bulge and replace with a smooth panel? Or would it have only one c/f just behind the wing by the tail hook base?
  5. A-4 Chaff/Flare question

    Thanks again. So, only the A-4M had this layout side by side? All other A-4's including the OA-4M had this layout with no chaff/flare on the starboard side? Here is an OA-4M showing the chaff/flare on the port side near the exhaust. So would the OA-4M have the layout as shown in the photo above with both chaff/flare on the port side only?
  6. A-4 Chaff/Flare question

    Jari and GW8345 Thanks for the info. GW8345, where would I find info on those NATOPS manuals you suggested? In the photo you attached, would this be the typical chaff/flare layout for most A-4E/F's including the A-4M and OA-4M and even aggressors. I noticed some airframes don't have the chaff/flare on the port side near the exhaust but would they still have one on the port side behind the wing? I have quite a few A-4 kits planned so any info regarding the chaff/flare layout is greatly appreciated.
  7. Bump. Still looking for at least 12 1/48 Mk.82 500lb Snake Eye bombs, two MER's and enough sway braces to mount the bombs.
  8. Bump. Still looking for at least 12 1/48 Mk.82 500lb Snake Eye bombs, two MER's and enough sway braces to mount the bombs.
  9. A-4 Chaff/Flare question

    I plan on doing a few A-4 variants like the A-4E in USN/USMC markings from the Vietnam era, USN A-4E and TA-4F aggressors, USN TA-4J trainer, USMC A-4M and USMC OA-4M. I found some info stating that the A-4E got the chaff/flare in 1965 under Project Shoehorn. Is there any way to tell which A-4's had which chaff/flare setup for a specific Bureau Number? From what I can gather, some had none, some had one on the bottom port side near the exhaust. Some had two on the bottom on either side of the tail hook. Some had all three. Which ones had one chaff/flare dispenser, which ones had two chaff/flare dispensers and which ones had all three chaff/flare dispensers? Here is the chaff/flare layout showing all three. The Hasegawa 1/48 A-4E and A-4M have several chaff/flare layouts but I am not doing any of the kit provided markings and will be using aftermarket decals. None of the aftermarket decal instructions give a specific chaff/flare layout. They all show the three chaff/flare layout whether they are A-4E, A-4M, OA-4M, TA-4F and TA-4J. For example, the photo below is of one of the A-4E aggressors I plan on doing and it doesn't have the chaff/flare near the exhaust but does it have the other two chaff/flare dispensers on either side of the tail hook? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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