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  1. The only actor to be killed by an alien, a predator, and a Terminator.
  2. The F-15 has always had an A2G capability, both the ACS (pre-MSIP) and PACS (MSIP) have supported it; however, they are not tasked with the mission and do not do it. Regards, Murph
  3. Pictures from 1987; they were still using the Escapac seats. LINK LINK
  4. Bay 5 (the area behind the cockpit) should be gloss white. FY 79 and earlier used the metallic green, and FY 80 and later jets used gloss white. Regards, Murph
  5. Agreed. In an article I linked to in another thread from a SAC weapons officer the B-52 carried weapons in the front part of the weapons bay with the back half either empty or loaded with Quails. Plus the Quail was entering service as the B-47 was phasing out. Regards, Murph
  6. But those Asian babes are ready to mingle!
  7. Mystery solved, from over on Britmodeler:
  8. This is a very late war, H2X equipped B-17G. It looks like the tail guns have been removed and two "L" shaped antennas mounted on the tail. Any ideas what they're for, google has turned up nothing? Regards, Murph
  9. I like the detailed interior for the upper deck, but the Nav and Radar Nav positions are utterly pointless. I'd rather see them spend that time and effort on providing something obvious like late model M117 bombs for the H and G models. If they eventually do produce earlier models, they could knock everybody's socks off by doing Quail decoys and B28RIs in "clip-in" configuration. Regards, Murph
  10. Valom is supposed to release a new B-45 Tornado kit this year. LINK Regards, Murph
  11. Outline the anti-glare panel with thin strips of black decals, which you can bend and curve appropriately, then fill in the remaining area with paint. That's generally how I do D-Day stripes and curved anti-glare panels, as it gives time to work the decals and make sure it's set the way you want. Regards, Murph
  12. The B-47 was originally equipped with THE U-2 pneumatically operated suspension system based on the RAF Lancaster's method of carrying the "Grand Slam" bomb. It could only carry a single weapon and the bomb was secured with a device resembling a large bicycle chain. This was eventually replaced by the "clip-in" system that could carry one of the larger weapons (Mk-15/39/41) or a couple of the smaller B28s. Go to this website for more detailed info on the two systems. LINK Here's a Mk-41 mounted on a "clip". Some of the larger bombs, like the B53 did have "arms" that cradled the bomb; they were attached to the clip and were thin, rectangular, curved pieces of metal that wrapped around the bomb's main body. In the documentary Trinity and Beyond LINK there's footage of the interior of a B-52 bomb bay in it that shows the arms swinging as as the weapon is dropped. There's also pictures on teh interwebbzz of a B53 at a museum mounted on a clip with the arms fitted. Regards, Murph
  13. Or is it obtuse?
  14. That's acutely funny. Regards, Murph