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  1. Here's an article that better explains the bi-directional RF and IDM data link IO between the operator and missile and yes, the IDF are active with this system on their AH-64 https://theaviationist.com/2017/07/26/photos-of-ah-64d-apache-armed-with-spike-missiles-proves-that-the-weapon-is-operational-for-the-israeli-attack-helicopters/
  2. N number over in the UK or more likely Germany long ago smiling for the birdie
  3. Guess right eye dominant shooters were happy but those lefties just had to suck on hind teet huh? Weird the small things that stick out when you're a shooter. Then again they were introduced to the regiment in 1991 and like anything else you gotta crawl before you can walk. The first issue of the PS-390 didnt have a back plate.
  4. If you're talking about the 1/48 Monogram/Revell Huey line to convert those old kits to a Charlie you'll need the resin set from Lone Star Models. LSM purchased Cobra Company's molds. Very good pours too from LSM. I did not see any LSM offerings on the48ers.com likely because Lone Star Models has it on their site for direct order from Sugar Land, TX. If you've got the correct sync elevators and just need a correct cambered tail fin I have an extra I can send you. Ilias, in case I'm wrong and you had it the kit numbers are below Monogram PA-152 Rescue Chopper Monogram/Matel 6810 Rescue Chopper Monogram 6809 Huey Chopper Monogram 5201 Huey Hog Monogram 5202 Huey Chopper Monogram 6906 Huey Hog Monogram 6039 Rambo Attack Set Monogram 5201-0201 Huey Hog Monogram 85-5201 Huey Hog Revell 04476 Bell UH-1 "Huey Hog" Revell 64476 Bell UH-1 "Huey Hog" Revell 85-5201 Huey Hog EDIT: LSM does not appear to have anything available and he is temporarily not taking any order due to personal needs. Best of luck to Mike. Hope all is well with him.
  5. Great build. Love the no slip/no skid floor detail. Came out exceptional as the rest of the build is looking.
  6. Ive got quite a few I've picked up from Tonya over the years. I'm not sure where she gets her immense amount of focused material but she's one of the few that offers some very consistent and rare imagery as photos or 35mm slides. I recognize some of the others as reprints from VHPA and unit websites.
  7. NASA/ESA & Roscosmos Shashlik!!,Blini, Pelmini, Borscht, Khinkali, etc no Ikra =( but Vodka? Da mnogo! Also avoiding sabaka and babushka. About the same when they bite! 😃
  8. Keep after it and you'll get it I'm certain! All it takes it sticking with it. Hopefully you wont rip out all your hair in the process I use MAYA, GMAX, ModelConverterX, 3D_Converter, and FSDS but for other reasons, 'flyable' gunships in-simulator and static .mdl files. Maya works great for .OBJ files and 3d printing. . Negative, no front sight posts on the door guns for Miss Mini. I was correcting my wording from earlier. Every 5th round on a belt of 7.62 for the M60 is a tracer round. I had to print screen like mad just to catch that tracer leaving the barrel to get that image. Just sharing some interesting facts. No need to change what your doing. Rock on! The CorelDRAW CDR file did not post. I have CorelDRAW 11 if you need any assistance. For some unknown reason I confused you with Bravo 6's sculptor Vladimir Demchenko. He lives on Rostov-on-Don. Stay frosty, ie stay cool, on the Don because Ive spent winter in Moscow.
  9. You're welcome Alex. Always glad to help. Correct, no top cover to the crate as seen in the image where the gunner is removing the M60A from the Pintle mount off the Sagami arm. Also, remove the ropes to carry the crate as pictured on Miss Mini Correction to my earlier statement: Shaving is not the right term for no sight posts on the M-60 barrels. The terms used by door gunners of chopped and shaved refers to chopping down the barrel length and shaving the buttstock as seen here. A flat plate was also used instead of the buttstock. Sorry about that. 'Nam-Sense: One of the downsides to the Sagami mount was the limited ability to cover the gunship as it came out of a gun run when the door gunners would fire behind and under the gunship 'on the break' as seen here in this inflight demonstration by a 120th Assault Helicopter Company door gunner (image courtesy of 120th Razorback Gunships) And here in this screen grab I made long, long ago of a door gunner 'working out' Please share some more of your build pictures Alex. Especially any scratch work or decal design. Stay frosty on the Don.
  10. Well you're in luck here as well. Door gunners just used a standard M-67 Frag grenade ammo box Very common sight among all aviation units. (Ignore the grenade pictured. An overzealous Pogue decided a Mark II pineapple grenade would do despite the box nomenclature) Outside dimensions: 19 1/2" Length x 11 1/2" Wide x 11 1/2" High Interior dimensions: (a bit smaller) 16 1/4" Length x 10" Wide x 9" High This field expedient method of carrying more ammo was stepped up to the M-5 40mm grenade ammo can later on with the Charlie and Mike model that had a stronger engine but for what you're modeling on Miss Mini you've got what you need. Verlinden and some others offer the Vietnam ammo crates including the grenade ammo crate in 1:35 if you don't want to scratch build it. Best of luck including that pesky Chinese 3D printer. Snake~
  11. Upturned Exhaust System http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/227008-uh-60m-upturned-exhaust-system/
  12. No need for apology Alexandre. You are right on. These were mounted in fixed wing aircraft as well including the C-47 but I was worried someone would get confused by your image of the tail dragger.
  13. This is mounted in a fixed wing aircraft in this image, not a helicopter.
  14. Hi Denis, Welcome to Arc as a new member. No the speaker box was not mounted to the skids for good reason. Remember that skids spread on lift off and landing. You would flex the entire assembly if you hard mounted them to the skids. If they were attached to anything else you would also flex that as well and if it's the hardpoints your talking about airframe damage. Here is a better image of a 118th AHC PysOps ship. UH-1B 62-2044 'Red Tail 5' of 1st Flight Platoon from Ralph B Young's unfinished series Army Aviation in Vietnam, Volume Two 1963-1966. Clearly shows these were not skid mounted. Also, on one side only which must've been fun for the pilots trying to keep trimmed in the days long before force trim was an option. What a drag! You are correct that the fabricated speaker box was attached to the universal mount. Typically a strap was also run to a floor mount or cabin mount point in case of breakaway it would not be drawn up into the rotors or strike the tail.
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