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  1. Correct For the "official" TPS scheme, download the Mli-Std-2161A; http://everyspec.com/MIL-STD/MIL-STD-2000-2999/MIL-STD-2161A_24653/ Pg 235 (251 of the pdf)
  2. There were variations in the TPS scheme among the Tomcats so not all Tomcats will have the same TPS scheme. I posted that pic so you can see what colors were used, you can modify the demarcation lines to fit the aircraft you are doing.
  3. The only time station 5 will be covered on an A and B is if they are TARPS birds, otherwise the missile trough and launcher (or cavity plug) will be present. As Niels stated, with the forward Weapon Rails installed there is not enough clearance between them for a Sparrow to be loaded on station 5, only station 4 can be loaded.
  4. https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/448671181604963885/
  5. Sixth photo down, the small red rectangle on the right side of the tail hook, that is where the chaff pin goes. 🙂 https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/7/13/1449672/-Photo-Diary-F-14-Tomcat-Walkaround
  6. The F has an extra set of Mk 1 Mod 0 eyeballs and an extra set of biological actuators to assist the pilot. It also has less fuel so it assists the front seater with getting home faster. There than that, the E's can do everything the F's can do, just with slightly more gas.
  7. Instead of a -12 you could put a -16, it's bigger than a -12 and some people do say that size matters. 😄
  8. The only change I have is that station 5 will have to be empty, you can not load a Sparrow on it when you have weapon rails on the forward station (it won't fit, the rails are in the way).
  9. AIM-9M's, the Lima's were only used for missile shoots starting in the late 80's and after the early 90's I never saw another one, by the late 90's/early 2000's they were removed from service.
  10. Please note that I said the below in that post you dug up (which I forgot that I even posted); "Note the radomes appear to be grey, that is just a photo illusion, in real life they were a very dirty white." Hey, if you want to paint your radomes grey knock yourself out, it's your model.
  11. The wings are fine, for the belly, with a GBU-31 on sta 3R (left forward station) you can do the following on sta 6R (right forward station); GBU-12* (tanks required) GBU-16 (tanks required) GBU-31 (tanks required) Mk 82 Mk 83 Mk 84 For GBU-24, the only stations that were authorized was the left forward and/or right aft stations. The only other weapon authorized with a GBU-24 was a Sparrow on the aft Sparrow station (sta 4), the GBU-24 has to be on the forward left station. For a single GBU-24 load, it has to be loaded on the forward station.
  12. Oh common on now, just tell maintenance to have the Ordies down load them and swap them out (also, paint one of them orange and don't tell the Ordies where you want it loaded.) 😄 😄 😄
  13. Folks, I'm not trying to single anyone out so please don't take offense if your model has them, was not my intention to single anyone out. I was just noticing a trend lately and was wondering where it was coming from, sounds like it's coming from Tamiya with their new F-4 and F-14 kits. Wanted to throw out there some technical info that some may find useful. /r GW
  14. Ok, Not to start an argument but here's some info I'd like to put out; Something that has been bugging for a few months and that is gray radomes on Sparrows. I've never seen an AIM-7 Sparrow missile radome that was medium to dark gray. Sparrow radomes were ceramic so they would be (depending on time frame and weathering), off white, a very light gray or a very (and I mean very) light tan. I've noticed lately that a lot of modelers are painting Sparrow radomes a medium to dark gray and I don't know where that's coming from. If anyone h
  15. For the time period (2004) here is a list of air to ground weapons authorized for the F-14; Mk 80 Series GP Bombs (Mk 15 and MAU-91 fins not authorized) Mk 20/CBU-99/CBU-100 Rockeye CBU-78 GATOR Mk 62 (BSU-86 Fin) Quickstrike Mine Mk 76, Mk 106, BDU-33 and BDU-48 Practice Bombs Mk 58 Marine Location Markers GBU-10/12/16 Laser Guided Bombs LUU-2/-19 Paraflares BDU-57/59/60 Laser Guided Training Rounds (LGTR) ADM-141 Tactical Air Launched Decoy (TALD) GBU-24B/B GBU-31V2 For the Sparrow - AIM-7M, the -7F was removed fr
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