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  1. Wow, I'm gonna have to check this kit out. I already hear the Halo Theme in my head now.
  2. Phil Flory has a video review on his Youtube page. I think I want one!!
  3. Bookmarked. That's a great reference!!! Thanks.
  4. As far as I know, you could load 8 flare mods or 8 chaff mods, or any combination of. I never got on top of the jets while the loaders were doing their thing, but that seems correct. You are exactly right about the smooth covers. When they don't fly chaff or flare, they put those covers on to cover the ports.
  5. Ooooh, B-1 stuff!!! I was an Ammo troop at Dyess for 4 years, so I saw a WHOLE lot of B-1 stuff. The chaff mods are open topped, so when a chaff stick is fired, the top on the stick is pushed off, and the chaff follows it out into the airstream. Half of the time, the chaff mods would have the little plastic squares that are glued over the top of the plastic grid to cover the tops of the chaff sticks, but they came off very easily. It was pretty common to have chaff mods go out on a jet, and come back with the little squares missing even though the chaff hadn't been expended. The flare mods on the B-1 aren't frangible. The flare mods actually have spring loaded doors that are split in half, and the flare pellet pushes out of the door. This takes a good bit of force, because the springs on the doors are pretty stout. Not sure how well any of this detail would show up on decals, but you would know way more about it than I would. B-1 flare mod. 12 sticks per mod. B-1 chaff mod. 120 sticks of chaff per mod. To the very far left, you can see a mod that has the little squares glued on the grid. For some reason, I didn't take a picture of that mod.
  6. Nice to see the 77th WPS markings.
  7. That is begging for a Trumpy 1-72 Tu-95 to go with it.
  8. Per the USAF Fact Sheets page: AIM-120 Length: 143.9 inches (366 centimeters) Launch Weight: 335 pounds (150.75 kilograms) Diameter: 7 inches (17.78 centimeters)Wingspan: 20.7 inches (52.58 centimeters) (For A/B models, the C/D models have the clipped fins) AIM-7 Length: 12 feet (3.64 meters) Diameter: 8 inches (0.20 meters) Wingspan: 3 feet, 4 inches (1 meter) I can get more specific information when I get home this evening. Former USAF Ammo troop, so I have some stuff laying around the house.
  9. Phil Flory did a really in depth review of this and 3 other types of NMF paints, (Alclad II, Model Master Metalizers, and GSI Metallics). Its an hour and a half long, but it's a great video.
  10. Ah, there sure is. So he DID go with an AESA radar array.
  11. Just noticed the X wings wings are different, as well.
  12. Great trailer. I'm not sold on the motion camera with the Falcon, either, but still enough of a morsel to get the heart fluttering. Did anyone else notice the Falcon didn't have the antenna on top? I wonder if Han never bothered to fix it after Lando knocked it off in the second Death Star, or if there is more to it than that? Maybe he put an AESA array there instead???
  13. Unfortunately, it was an original. Built in 1944. http://www.paiaero.com/
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