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  1. Any way you can. Regards, Murph
  2. No. You use whatever weapon works. The more types of weapons you have, the more flexibility you have. Regards, Murph
  3. The forward fins are driven by a gas generator, which is why the band is there on European manufactured missiles. U.S. manufactured missiles don't have the brown band even though they use a gas generator too. Regards, Murph
  4. Over on Britmodeller somebody said their Typhoon nozzles are pretty badly out of scale (can't remember if was too large or too small). Regards, Murph
  5. Rick, Thanks, Tommy's site was one of the first things I checked, but I missed that. habu2, The only photo I could find with four AIM-9s was that one I mentioned above at the China Lake website. Regards, Murph
  6. Anybody have any ideas on how many AIM-9s the Skyray could carry? A few sources say it could carry 4, while most say 2; although, the latter could just be the internet echo chamber repeating each other wrongly. I found one picture of a China Lake F4D with 4 AIM-9s, but that is a test center, so it may not have been an operational load. Regards, Murph
  7. It's easier to check the fireballs from your kills that way. Regards, Murph
  8. The Tamiya kit has a fuselage insert on the port side of the upper aft fuselage. I assume that's because of panel line differences; otherwise, I can't think of any reason for it. Regards, Murph
  9. Mark, Glad to see the Brit Phantoms, especially with the new Airfix kits coming out this year. Regards, Murph
  10. The Neomega or Aires seats are probably what you're looking for. Regards, Murph
  11. One of the things I found annoying about the Trumpeter kit was the lack of proper intakes; that seemed to be a trend in that timeframe, as Revell did the same with their Typhoon and Tornado kits. Fortunately, XMM Resins has come to the rescue for the Trumpeter kit. LINK Regards, Murph
  12. One of the people I worked with was qualified on the ASAT profile when he was in the 48th FIS; not surprisingly, it was nothing like what Clancy described in Red Storm Rising. Regards, Murph
  13. People forget, choose to ignore, or never knew that when the F-15A arrived at Langley in the 1970s, they would fly them down, pull the engines out, truck the engines back up to St Louis and put them in another airframe for delivery. Wash, rinse, repeat. Langley had a huge portion of the fleet initially sitting there without engines. Meanwhile the F-16 was earning the Lawn Dart nickname, and "One a day in Tampa Bay" was an often heard saying. And no, that wasn't referring to the B-26. Regards, Murph