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  1. The Neomega or Aires seats are probably what you're looking for. Regards, Murph
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Check out this article LINK Dull Dark Green and Bronze Green are not the same color; DDG is lighter, with a blue-green tint to it, while BG was darker and semi-gloss. Approximate modern day FS matches are FS 34151 for Interior Green, FS 34092 for Dull Dark Green, and FS 34052 for Bronze Green. Regards, Murph
  6. Yep, did it several years ago. I don't think it's any more user friendly than a PC, but it's much quicker, and there are fewer viruses targeted at Macs. Regards, Murph
  7. Excellent book. Regards, Murph
  8. The biggest flaw The Pacific had was that it came after Band of Brothers. If it had been done first, I think opinions of it would be more favorable. Regards, Murph
  9. Perhaps it might be that there was period where it was open season on the individuals who actually had first hand experience (aka they dared to be pilots) in modern aviation. The first thing on the agenda was to question their credentials and when that didn't work out it was to actually attack them for having "been there, done that". The result is quite a few have said it's not worth the effort. Regards, Murph
  10. The Trilat has been cool to watch; yesterday morning they did a Raptor demo, then the Rafale demo, and then the PAF show, all within 50 minutes and without the usual ramp crowding of thousands of people. The PAF show was real treat, It's always impressive when a demo team get 8 jets together in close formation. Regards, Murph
  11. The Hasegawa's raised surface detail is a caricature of the real thing; it's a low observable jet, so the raised "armor plating" is ridiculous. If the kit names were reversed, Academy would be crucified for issuing a kit with that kind of surface detail. The Academy kit also has better and more weapons, including JDAMs, and if you've paid attention, that's how the Raptor has seen combat so far. Regards, Muph
  12. Flying against the A model was like beating up the fat kid on the block. One of the people I worked with used to talk about his first dissimilar BFM ride against the Kittykat. It was a high aspect fight and during the initial turn at the merge the F-14 went into a flat spin, and the crew ejected. The B and D models were noticeably better in that environment due to the new engines. Regards, Murph
  13. Pretty obvious who it is. In any event, R.I.P. Hal. Regards, Murph