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  1. Grey or White tail code in Vietnam F-4?

    They used both colors for the tail codes. Regards, Murph
  2. New eBay strategy by a buyer?

    Doesn't sound legit to me, and ebay tells you up front you're responsible for what you bid if you win the auction. Regards, Murph
  3. Academy F-15 MSIP

    Cool. Thanks for your service. Regards, Murph
  4. Israeli F-16 shot down over Syria

    In the F-16 there's also the hydrazine issue, not to mention the remaining live ammunition which could "cook off". Regards, Murph
  5. Academy F-15 MSIP

    No, I flew and instructed in them during the MSIP transition. Regards, Murph
  6. Academy F-15 MSIP

    MSIP C models started entering the fleet in the 87ish timeframe, and the hook fairing, etc... weren't removed till 92 or 93, so MSIP jets did have those features for the first five or so years. Same thing with the Strike Eagle stick grip, that didn't show up in the A/C models till 92/93 to allow HOTAS control of the Sit Display. There are several features that modelers often roll into MSIP that have nothing to do with it. The only things that distinguish a MSIP jet, for the modeler, is the PACS panel in the cockpit and the ability to carry the AIM-120; that's not my definition, that's the one in the Dash-34. Regards, Murph
  7. Harrier and Sea Harrier

    They did. For currently available books, I would recommend the SAM Publications volumes for both. Regards, Murph
  8. 1/72 RF-4B Phantom queries

    That would make more sense. Regards, Murph
  9. 1/72 RF-4B Phantom queries

    Thank you very much, it's tough to tell what the colors are. The tail doesn't look bluish enough for what the decal instructions say (FS #35237), and the rest of the jet looks more like faded Light Ghost Gray; although, the high-vis rescue triangles would seem to indicate it was still Light Gull Gray. The external tanks definitely look to be gloss Light Gull Gray. Regards, Murph
  10. 1/72 RF-4B Phantom queries

    Has anybody seen a picture of the second option on that sheet; it's in the overall Light Gull Gray scheme, except for the vertical tail, which is painted in one of the TPS Grays and has subdued TPS markings on it? I've tried a bunch of googling and checking various books, but can't find a picture of it. Regards, Murph
  11. New Tool Airfix B-25C/D In 2017

    They did the same thing with the nose landing gear doors on their new Phantom, due to the landing and carrier approach lights that they had mounted on those doors. Regards, Murph
  12. Rafale M Intake Trunking

    Can't remember where I got this from: Regards, Murph
  13. 103 pieces for a 1/72 scale engine? I admire their effort and dedication, but I'll pass. Regards, Murph
  14. No. Speaking as somebody that flew the Eagle, I never gave a **** about those schemes, and as a taxpayer I can think of better things to do with the time, money, and effort. The only thing I cared that got painted on the jet were names for the pilot and maintainers and kill marks. Regards, Murph
  15. New Tool Airfix B-25C/D In 2017

    I have this kit on preorder and received an e-mail today that Airfix now has it in stock and will be shipping soon. Regards, Murph