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  1. USN Ordies use to call them "beer cans", not sure if they still did though.
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    AIM-9 question

    Yes, all three were in service (use) at the same time but it would be mid to late 77. Even though the Lima's were in full production in 77 it would take a several months before they would reach the fleet. It take time to get the logistics/maintenance support in place. Probably during the late 77 through 78 into early 79 you would see all three on deck, Lima's on the Tomcat's/Phantoms and G/H's on the A-7's. After 79 there should have been enough Lima's for both the fighters and attacks thought the G & H's would still be around for a while for missile shoots. When I was in A-7 back in 84 to 87, we shot several G's and H's during missile shoots.
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    AIM-9 question

    Tony is correct, AIM-9G or H.
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    Dream Injection Kit(s)

    Siga Models did the AM-1 Mauler and MPM did the FR-1 Fireball (also the XF2R-1) in 1/72 scale. Czech Models did the FR-1 in 1/48 scale.
  5. I believe S/B stands for Standard Belt, I.E. 350 rounds Not sure what the M/T stands for. The USN does not use rounds as ballast. Different squadrons/CAG's have different markings they place on the gun panel, it all depends on what the CAG Gunner wants.
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    Dream Injection Kit(s)

    1/72 scale; RF-8 Crusader A3J/A-5A Vigilante E-1B Tracer C-1A Trader C-2A Greyhound P4M Mercator P2V-1/2/3/4/5 Neptune AD-2/3/4 Skyraider F7U-1 Cutlass F-111B
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Never mind..............................
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    The aircraft Tamiya used as a reference must have been missing them, not unusual for a museum/pig on a stick bird to missing panels normally found on the aircraft when it was in service. I recommend filling those if you are doing a fleet bird since they were installed most of the time.
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Those are recesses for the forward fix cowl mounting bolts, normally (like 99% of the time) the small cover panels would be installed and you won't see the recesses.
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    A-10 and F-5 ordnance question

    According to the ASIM the station that the GBU-31 in the pic posted Mizar has a weight limit of 3500 lbs. ASIM - Aircraft Stores Interface Manual AOP-12
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    For the Bravo's, the glove vane area was paneled over and the area were the vanes would have been was just a big void. GW
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    Top Gun 2 Production begins

    If they are going to use the Super Hornet here's a few quotes from the original that you won't hear in TG2; " Maverick is supersonic. I'll be there in thirty seconds. " " I feel the need, the need for speed " 😁😁😁
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    So says the Ordie who thinks the A-6 is pretty! 😁😁😁
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    You and CF-104 are correct about the launch bar (I was wrong, damn I'm getting old). As for the limiting function, there is a "launch bar proximity switch" that is supposed to prevent the nose gear from raising if the launch bar is not up and if the nose gear is more than 10 degrees off centerline. Also, if the gear is more than 10 degrees off, it is supposed to center when the gear handle is placed in the retract position. I know of one time when those function's failed (IIRC) it was a VF-31 bird that raised the gear with the nose gear off center, the launch bar was up but the gear was not centered when it raised. The launch bar missed the launch bar guide and went thought the floor of the cockpit, the aircrew brought it back (they were in Fallon at the time) and landed it. A few months later we (VF-143) went out to Fallon for Airwing training and it was still sitting in the hanger awaiting depot level repair. This was in the spring of 99.
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    Top Gun 2 Production begins

    My bad, I heard that he was put up for ADM but didn't hear that he wasn't selected, I assumed he was selected. Hack is when you are restricted to the ship during a port visit but it is not reflected in your official personnel record.
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