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  1. Crash Test Dummy

    F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    Battle Damage Repair. Old airframes are turned over for training ground crew on proper techniques for repairing damage. You can spot survivors by having all sorts of odd patches all over the airframe.
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    Multicast F-16D conversion for the Tamiya C.

    Never heard of it. I googled it and the ebay auctions I saw use Wingman's photo of their conversion.
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    Mirage 2000 colors?

    KursadA's link for the colors with CIELAB values was dead when I posted this. I'm guessing this is the same document: https://ereverra.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/ere_copie_couleurs_reference_def_fr.pdf
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    AK Air Command f-15's

    Those are F-15E CFTs on a F-15C. I'd guess the old CFTs from the 80s have either been scrapped or were in too poor a condition to use.
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    1/48 C-130 DIRCM

    Not that I've ever heard of and I think I've got every bit of aftermarket that's ever come out for a standard C-130H over the last 20 years.
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    Lau-128?s

    Probably not. AIM-120 wasn't flown operationally until Desert Storm in 1991, so no reason to mount LAU-128s until then.
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    1/48 JASSM availability?

    Yesterday the USAF clarified that they were the base JASSM and not the ER version. https://www.airforcetimes.com/flashpoints/2018/04/19/pentagon-corrects-statements-about-air-to-surface-missile-f-22-roles-in-syria-strike/
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    Cockpit Detail Set for A-5C Fantan

    I bought a SBS Models for the AA kit I have in the stash. It looked about right compared to the few photos I found online and info on the plane is so rare, who's going to call you out if it's wrong? I haven't tried building it yet. I also read the Pakistan put in a Martin Baker ejection seat. I'd have to dig though my references at home to figure out which version. https://sbsmodel.com/model/SBS-48025/mig-19-pm-cockpit-set-for-trumpeter-kit
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    A-10 Rocket Pods

    I got a newsletter from Arma Hobby yesterday saying the Attack Squadron line had been sold to Brengun, so their stuff may return in the near future.
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    Looking for A-7 Sluff experts again

    F/A-18 and most aircraft with nose gear launch bars do rotate with the lower strut. Back when I was in school (aerospace engineering) I we had a presentation by McDonnell Douglas engineer on the original F/A-18. He had slow motion videos from carrier qualification trials of intentionally lined up crooked cat shots and rolled or yawed arrested landings. It was all about figuring out the limits.
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    Black Dog 1/48 HH-60J interior problems

    This is where I got it a couple years ago: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Dog-1-48-Sikorsky-HH-60J-Jayhawk-US-Coast-Guard-Detail-Set-Italeri-A48010-/182105487845?hash=item2a665539e5
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    OT--Anti-Virus Programs

    I'd google reviews, if you want to buy something. But if you want opinions from the peanut gallery: 1) My company farms out IT support and the contractor uses Webroot SecureAnywhere. I have no complaints. We travel world wide and the only person to get a virus is our barely computer literate president while in China and this was on his personal Suface Pro tablet, that I'm not sure is even managed by our IT support contractor. 2) For anti-virus I just use the builtin free Windows Defender and have never had a virus. At home I'm mostly concerned about malicious code picked up surfing. I use a layered approach, some of it's good habits (keep up with patches, don't open email from unknown sources), some of it's software. My Asus router has "AiProtrection by Trend Micro" this provides network security tools to audit your router configuration and most important to me is the Malicious Site Blocking which will just not allow computers on my network to connect to some websites. Next I use the AdBlock plugin for chrome and make sure the chrome Advanced setting "Protect you and your device from dangerous sites" is active. Again this is more web filtering. If I'm in full paranoia mode, I turn on a VPN connection to make it look like I'm connected somewhere in eastern Europe and turn on a black list filter or just use tor browser. In case I do get an infection, one of the router features is supposed to prevent it spreading on my LAN and I don't keep anything on my laptop. Anything worth keeping is either in the cloud or on a NAS on my LAN that has it's own antivirus app that runs nightly quick scans and weekly deep scans. Lastly I manually run a full Defender scan and Malwarebytes scan if my laptop seems to be behaving oddly.
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    OT: PC speakers wattage

    I may be mistaken, but I thought most PC speakers were self powered and the output from the PC was line level. So a 75watt speaker would have a built in amp rated at 75 watts and wouldn't rely on the sound card at all.
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    Harrier and Sea Harrier

    The only Harrier references I have are from the '80s. There's an old Detail and Scale, but it only covers USMC variants. Bill Gunston's Great Book of Modern Airplanes has a pretty good section for the first generation Harriers. Warpaint and SAM Publications are two other more recent publishers that cover the Harrier. I don't have their books on the Harrier, but several on other types. If I got around to an early Harrier, I'd start there for references. Sprue Brothers carry them. http://store.spruebrothers.com/category_s/1995.htm?searching=Y&sort=7&cat=1995&show=60&page=1&search= Harrier Edit to add: I'd completely forgotten about AIRtime's Wings of Fame, World Air Power Journal and International Air Power Review. I think they had issues that covered Harriers.
  15. The Hasegawa USN A-4B and A-4C boxings only have the nose and instrument panel for that model, not both. The Falklands kit has both noses. FYI, the resin antenna Hasegawa includes for the dorsal antenna is odd. The A-4B and A-4C had unique shapes for the antenna on each model and the Hasegawa kit is somewhere in between the two. If you want a Falklands model, I'd go for the cheapest boxing you can find of the appropriate USN version and go aftermarket for decals and the Argentinian specific pieces. I started with a Falklands kit and ended up getting the Condor conversion as I learned more about the details. Sadly the kit ended up on the shelf of doom when the Future laid down poorly.
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