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  1. That seems to be my impression as well, karl!
  2. Whoa, thanks Jari! That USMC in VN site is awesome! Also, that first shot you linked to me may have answered another question I had... if the countermeasure doors stayed open or not if they were loaded. Really appreciate the help! Jamal
  3. Hello everyone, I'm working on a 3D project for a flight sim and have some questions regarding some of the weapons that the F-4B actually employed in Vietnam from like 1963 and 1968. I have a couple manuals I've been referencing and an Osprey book: - McDonnell-Phantom-II Accident Investigation Workbook pub 1967 (this covers the years I'm modeling) - NATOPS F-B and F-4N pub 1MAY1975 - Osprey Combat Aircraft book of USMC F-4 Phantoms II Units of the Vietnam War Weapons - AGM-45 Shrike: The accident investigation workbook references this, but for the life of me, I cannot find ANY pictures of F-4B's carrying these anywhere on the net. Was this commonly carried at all during the early years of the war? I know early F-4B's barely had any RHAW equipment to begin with (and when they did, the volume was turned off frequently from what I understand), but I would also suspect they'd have some wide or narrow band receivers to transmit targeting data to the missiles. Anyone have any info on these? - AGM-12 Bullpup: Another one I can't find any photo references of, even though there's a Bullpup panel behind the throttles in the front cockpit. I've seen pics of USAF F-4C's carrying them on both wing pylon stations, but I think generally they were only typically carried on the inner pylons. Anyone know if the Navy or the Marine Corps carried these frequently on Phantoms? - Triple Ejector Rack on outer pylons: The Osprey book has a reference to them. Was this typical? Were there any issues with that? Right now I have the option for people to load bombs on a MER, with daisy cutter extension bombs sitting on the forward attachment points. Any info is greatly appreciated! Thanks yall, Jamal
  4. Wow, very, very nice!!! And thank you for the links! Jamal
  5. If you work in computers, have a security clearance (or had one) and live in the DC area, shoot me a PM! Would love to try and help you!
  6. Wondering if anyone out there has any schematic drawings of this bird? Pretty interesting features on it! It appears the engine configuration is canted outward, and the blended LERX/Canards are pretty cool! Jamal
  7. Thanks for the information!! I really do appreciate it!! Jamal
  8. Thanks for trying, John. That was the first place I went to also. Very odd that max deflections aren't listed! Figured it'd be a required baseline for the FCS check!
  9. Hello all! I was wondering if anyone could help me with some info. I'm looking for maximum control surface deflection for the ailerons, rudders (yaw and toe-in), horizontal stabs for pitch and differentially for roll. Thanks for any information you can provide! Jamal
  10. I used it for Japanese, and it helped me stay proficient. It's a very good tool, and I think worth the money. Jamal
  11. A very interesting documentary concerning the C-5 Galaxy, posted by Airboyd on Youtube. "RELATES STORY OF AN AVIATION MILESTONE, THE C-5 GALAXY. TELLS MANY PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN ITS CONSTRUCTION AND WHY IT WAS MANUFACTURED. DEPICTS UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE AIRCRAFT AND EXPLAINS ITS CAPABILITIES AND SUBSYSTEMS. PREDICTS REVOLUTIONARY IMPACT ON MILITARY AND CIVILIAN TRANSPORTATION. PICTURES ROLL-OUT CEREMONIES AND MAIDEN FLIGHT FROM DOBBINS AFB, GEORGIA." Enjoy! Jamal
  12. And they call the A-10 ugly :-P Still a really cool air frame! Wish I could see one in person!
  13. Beautifully and aptly put, Cvrle. And the assumptions held that the N.Korean military, save the highest echelon, have substantially more than the average citizen is pure fiction.
  14. I found this bit on info: "Combat usage: The first use of Maverick was at the end of the Vietnam war, when USAF jets fired 18 AGM-65A’s for 13 hits." http://www.harpoondatabases.com/Encyclopedia/Entry1032.aspx Not sure what airframes it was deployed on. Although I'm sure the Phantom was one of them.
  15. Sounds very fishy. The initial story of him going in with the aircraft didn't really make much sense at all. I certainly do hope the pilot is ok. I wish anyone luck who tries to change their situation by leaving that place. Some are fortunate to have the means and opportunity to do it. Is it likely this MiG21 was not carrying external tanks? Is it possible the N.Korea military "pin" ejection seats to prevent pilots from doing just what this guy attempted to do? Why didn't he fly south? (It's been done before)
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