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  1. Hi Napalmakita, thanks a lot for the information and please excuse my query being a bit slow on the uptake. Also dual GBU-38 on TER in slant configuration? MTHX in advance! Sven
  2. Dear all, with great interest I followed this threat as I'm about to build an AV-8B II +. I will use the 1/72 Hasegawa kit. I want to put some ordnance under the wings and found a picture of an AV-8 with two iters and a total of 4 GBU-38. Would it be an option to have two GBU-38 on one side while two GBU-12 on the other side? Or another asymmetrical weapons load? Would be happy about any information! Thanks a lot and best regards Sven
  3. Hi guys, thanks alot for your help and please excuse my late reply! Finally I decided to use the head up display even it is doubtful that it was still in use around the time frame. The reason was because it looks quite nice and the etched would have needed some rework to be correct. You can find some more information in this thread: Very best regards, Sven
  4. Dear all, finally my Vigilante made it across the finish line and I want to thank all those who contributed to my project. Here you can find some pictures of the completed modell as well as some pictures from the construction phase: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uhuty6796i180jk/AABD9eDwRcoLalpao_Vc3A-ra?dl=0 Some Details to the accesoires used: Vigilante:
  5. Dear all, I‘m about to complete my Trumpeters 1/72 Vigilante. It will represent an RVAH-11 bird during their 1972 cruise with Constellation. I checked a my references (Ginter, Warpaint, Aerofax, Osprey) as well as a lot pictures I found in the internet. But for me it appears that the available stencils are either incomplete or incorrect. I’m aware about the fact that some stencils might have been omitted during a planes service live. Does someone has further information about stencils carried by Vigilantes? I’m also unsure abou
  6. Dear all, I always wanted to build a Vietnam ear RC-135M So it is no surprise that I have the AMT RC-135 kit in my stash. Unfortunately the Vietnam specific “M” version has some fairings at the rear sides. After a lot of time I found some on Shapeways and ordered them. In my eyes thze shape matches the picture available and the fit is probably much better than some of the kit parts. Here you can find two picture of a test fit: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w2luxs7s477jmh3/IMG_0610_s.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/nkavvo821ejuial/IMG_0612_s.jpg?dl=0
  7. Dear all, thanks a lot for your compliments! As promised some more pictures. https://www.dropbox.com/s/8u553hjk7fhzy78/IMG_0571.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cimkw0ipaeei73l/IMG_0569.JPG?dl=0 Cheers Wiggi
  8. Dear all, actually I'm building a RA-5C Vigilante. My project will resemble a RVAH-11 aircraft, Vietnam War, between October 1971 and June 1972. When the RA-5C entered service it was equipped with an head up display called Projected Display Indicator (PDI). During her career this PDI has been removed by AFC 233. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find out in which time frame these removal has been carried out. Pictures I found were not conclusive. Maybe some has more detailed information and might share them.
  9. Dear All, thanks a lot for your positive feedback. as requested, I added some pictures in better resolution: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovc5w3yixc6aee2/IMG_0550.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5v92t5kd8tfpvgs/IMG_0552.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7i8q6s3mjlfk4s1/IMG_0554.JPG?dl=0 I will add some more pics later. Cheers Sven
  10. Dear all, after a long time, I was able to complete my Arizona Chicken Phantom finally. Before I resume with some explanations I want thank some people for their much appreciated help. These people are: Archangelo D., AFHRA/RSR Chandler W., USAF, Lt Colonel, Ret. Richard W. And especially Brett S. , National Museum of the U.S. Air Force The project started about 2005 with some research after I saw a picture of that aircraft in a magazine. Since then I carried out a lot of research.
  11. Dear All, thanks a lot for your much appreciated help! It is correct that 66-0371 was shot down with Dobson and Murphy in 1972. This was the Arizona Chicken. But it is quite unlikely that the aircraft had that artwork at that time, as aircrews preferred their own artwork and regularly overpainted the old ones. A good example was the F-4E, Arkansas Traveler, which was overpainted after the crew changed. The USAF museum gave me the information that 67-0371 was never serving in SEA. It is sure that around May 1970 the aircraft wore the crew names and the
  12. Dear all, An old project ressurected and I would like to ask if you could help me with some research. I need to know the name of the Backseater of an Vietnam era Phantom: The particular aircraft was a F-4E Phantom II, 66-0371, tailcode was JJ. It served in Korat with the 388th TFW, 34th TFS from May 1969 to Feb. 1972. In May 1970 the aircraft was named Arizona Chicken with the appropriate artwork on the intake. The crew names were painted on the canopy rails. The pilot's name was Maj. Roger Long. I already contacted the USAF museum and
  13. Hello Ray, thanks a lot for your reply, I assumed that there are no alternatives around. Maybe one day a major manufacturer will offer an appropriate set. Cheers Sven
  14. Hello Chris, thanks a lot for the information! I checked a lot of pictures and it seems that this practice with white rotor blades was less common. I also recognized that there were Snakes with orange elevators and that they had white rotor blades too. I guess that it is up to everyone’s taste to paint the blades white as long as there is no picture of the particular aircraft available? Cheers Sven
  15. Dear all, I'm looking out for a proper 1/72 M23 armament system for the UH-1H I know about the SHQ white metal set, while the figures are looking quite appealing, the armament system itself is not really convincing. Does anybody know if there are other options around? MTHX Wiggi
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