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  1. Well Poop... I just picked up the HB F-111D/E, and THEN find this thread while looking for aftermarket intakes for it. Over on the weapons loads thread (linked below in my signature file), I blasted the instructions. Be very careful in what you believe you should do according to the instructions when it comes to weapons, chaff/flare, and that Pave Tack Pod (wasn't used on the E, wasn't used on the D... EVER). Glad I waited until I could afford to buy it (at $100 USD, I'd be royally pissed, but at 180RMB (including shipping), not so much).
  2. Hey all, I'm back (well, not really, I'm still working and living in the PRC, but I'm back to the forum)... This time I have the Hobby Boss F-111D/E in my possession (finally). I'd like to make a couple of suggestions... Re-read the thread if you haven't done so in a while. I've got a lot of stuff on our loadouts during the 1988-1990 (pre-Desert Storm) time frame on pg 2. I've yet to actually start the kit, but one thing I'd suggest right off for people building the F-111E models from UH... Take the weapons chart on pg 16 of the instructions and totally disregard them. If you're mode
  3. May he develop a huge sensitivity to all plastics and solvents. Rashes, hives, and extreme swelling of his hands and face (but his manhood suffers the opposite effect)
  4. Dang! Those are some clean bombs... In the loadbarn they were always grimy from all the times they had been loaded and unloaded. Of course, most live munitions looked that nice... once.
  5. Nice photos Jim! Thanks! One might also note the location of the rail on STA 6, and the absence of one on STA 3 in the photo with the flat 4's
  6. Thanks! As it stands now, perhaps more people will be willing to jump in and post what they know. Peace! BTW, Collin's weapons are a Mk-20 (I loaded those in the USAF), a trio of Mk-83 "slicks"(1000lb bombs) loaded on a TER (never saw them at RAF UH, or in training, but a little research (and a question to Collin) confirmed them), a Harpoon Missile (again only by doing research (and it happens that my dad worked on them too (for McDonald Douglas))), and another trio of Mk-83 "slicks".
  7. I'd like to apologize to anyone who was offended by my original post as it appeared originally. I have hurt some people's feelings, and it wasn't my intention at all. I'm not trying to be a jerk here. I was trying to help, and thanks to my Autism (diagnosed after my service in the USAF) I still obviously lack the social skills to be able to tactfully do so without coming off as one. I was hoping to inspire people to share information with fellow modellers so they could make the most accurate model of the subject they have selected. One of the most frustrating things in modeling is to foll
  8. Thanks for the info guys!
  9. The Durandal may have never been flown by the F-111E, but it was an option available to them. Flat loads... forgot about those.. It's been too long. Thanks Jim
  10. Collin, I don't mean to insult anyone... What I was hoping to inspire is more people to post correct information on what was possible as a load, thus people won't be wasting time trying to model an accurate config, only to be let down because the instructions were off... (a careful look at the Academy 1/48 F-111E kit is a prime example). It's likely that Weapons troops would have a better idea of what we loaded, what we could load, and what would and wouldn't be mixed together. Not every pilot/NFO/WSO gets the chance to fly with every load combination weapons troops trained with. The vast
  11. IINM The Russians don't fly with G-suits like the other air forces do...
  12. I remember "uploading" and "downloading", and "weapons load", but I'm fuzzy on "loadout". I even use the term in my posts. I don't exactly remember where I'd have picked it up from. Speculating here... One possible reason why others might not remember the term is due to Branch/MOS specifics. It may be that it was a term that we Weapons/Ammo troops used in the barn, and amongst ourselves, and not something that a crew chief or other maintenance worker may have had heard often. If I had to guess, I'd bet that it came from within the Weapons/Ammo community, probably the 461's specifically..
  13. I like the Pig... I used to work the E models, and someday would like to model the other variants... While I'm sure that the F model could carry the same things as the E model (except for the bay loaded bombs after getting the AN/AVQ-26 Pave Tack Pod), I have no idea of what it could handle after getting the pod. Anybody know what would be an accurate load for it? Thanks
  14. Nuts... Just before I got there apparently. Some of those really are outstanding! Thanks for posting them.
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