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  1. I understand this is hard to come by and will command a premium.
  2. I am looking for a 1/48 PV-1 Ventura Nightfighter conversion set for Revell kit. Owl OWLR48001.
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    Fast Ropes

    Like everything else, situation dictates. (do they still teach METT-T?) If your element is four-six people fast roping off a little bird, it is probably less likely you dedicate one person to get the rope, If it's 30+ coming out of a Chinook, maybe you designate someone. Are people still shooting at you? Even in combat they will not have and endless supply of fast-ropes and loosing ropes after every insert may eventually hurt your mission capability. As far as burying chutes, again situation dictates. I could see a small team burying chutes, but if you are jumping a sizable unit, burying the chutes probably doesn't matter. I recall rehearsing for an airfield seizure in which we needed to assault an objective right after landing. At the same time, they couldn't have loose chutes on an airfield as follow on aircraft landed. Really bad FOD. Each Ranger gathered their chute, placed in a kit bag and left it (with the zipper/snaps down) at least 10m off the runway.
  4. They have way more purpose-built equipment than when I was in (a very good thing). It looks like a belt that probably has an attachment point manufactured in. It would allow you to attach a safety line. We literally used a sling rope. I was in 1st Ranger Battalion 86-87. most of the time I was on a TF bird, it was a MH-60 or 47. We also used a sling rope on those as they seldom had the sears in. I got to ride the little birds maybe for 3-4 training missions (each mission consisted of multiple rehearsals). Back then we weren't allowed to take pics of any of TF-160's AC.
  5. There were straps on the man-pods, but seldom felt the need to hang on. We tied a sling rope safety line around or waist and snapped in to points attached to the fuselage. The pilot gave us a 1 minute warning and we unsnapped. After that it was weapons up, ready to fire. This was a long time ago (late 80's with 1/75), but I doubt those aspects have changed much.
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    1/48 Short body Huey's

    SB has two different boxings of a Revell Huey Hog in 1/48. Are these the same kit?
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    F-35 news roundup

    At Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station Air Show this past sunday VM16 was on display VM14 Flew a demonstration The difference in the two grays didn't seem as strong as some others. Both aircraft had these black sections above the starboard intake
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    Posting Images Using Photobucket

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    Posting Images Using Photobucket

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    F-35 news roundup

    see above
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    F-35 news roundup

    Pics were from Beaufort Air Show this weekend. I need to figure out how to post without it linking back to my album. I will get them back up soon.
  12. sorry to hear about your loss. I will take the following Encore Models F3D-2 Skyknight - kit 48004 $40.00 Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray - kit 61055 *Includes Cutting Edge Decals 48092 Stencil Data $30.00 Monogram AV-8A - kit 5420 $15.00 Zoukei-Mura F-4J - kit SWS04 $65.00
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    FS: Model kits...huge list

    I bought two kits from YoungTiger1 and all went well.
  14. OV-10A still available? If so, I'd like it