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  1. Though I was talking generalities, you're correct. If I recall, 11th ACR was already deactivating at the time eventually ending up at NTC as an OPFOR unit. 2nd ACR was starting, then got called into DS (and yes, I heard of 73 Easting. 3ACR was in DS also). I had to give them some of my unit's property since they were short. After they returned, they shut down (and I got a lot of their property) and went to Fort Lewis where they went "light", though not an ACR. They then moved to Ft Polk as a Light CR (HMMWVs- interesting concept) and the name went over to a Stryker Brigade in Europe after they deployed to Iraq in 03. I retired in 09 so I knew 3d ACR went away soon after that. Note: The term ACR is very specific. Even though the unit flag exists, they are not structurally an Armored Cavalry Regiment. 3ACR was the last.
  2. 2AD went away after the wall went down in 89, but there were plenty of armor units in the army. Doctrinally, ACRs were assigned to Corps. After the wall fell, we really only had one armored corps, III Corps. During the invasion of Iraq, the Army still had an 3d ACR. We (I was assigned to 3ACR) started to deploy right after the invasion started, but weren't fully on the ground until after the cessation of combat operations (and yes, we could have helped with our structure and doctrine). 3d ACR went away around 2009 and became a Stryker brigade. Interesting discussion about the Marines and Armor. Back during WWII, the Sherman was primarily an infantry support tank, not armor vs armor. One could say starting with the M26 Pershing, the Army started thinking tank vs tank with its design. The M1 was designed for armored maneuver warfare across the planes of Europe. It was not really designed to be an infantry support weapon, which doctrinally I would presume the Marines would use it more rather than tank vs tan; they have other assets to fight off tanks. The M1 had to adapt in Iraq to support infantry, but it was not its design function or forte (when never trained with the anti-personnel rounds they developed/issued after 2003). Back in the 80s, we had many discussions of the MOUT fight with M1s; usually it was "haul fool and bypass", let the mech infantry deal with it.
  3. Very fine work! Nicely done all around. Great attention to detail. What Mr. Color did you use for the Gull Grey?
  4. Looking forward to seeing this as I'm building the same right now as well. Only difference is I have Lonestar cockpit set and SAC gear. Really don't think the kit is that bad. Are you going to "fix" the nose? If so, what will be your approach.
  5. Wild Bill's is dead...sort of. Owner decided to retire. Bought out by the owner of the Dallas area Hobbytown. Allegedly there was a large pile of estate kits in a couple storage areas. Speaking to some of the HT folks, they said the intent is to spread out those kits to those stores (Dallas, Plano, Lewisville and Colleyville). When I spoke to them, they were not sure what they were going to do with the physical "Wild Bill's" property. I need to drive over there and check. Hobbytown Lewisville is still pretty good; especially for paints. Same with Colleyville. The Hobbytown in Arlington and west Fort Worth are no longer. Ended up going bankrupt.
  6. They were zero balance on the website, but I'll reach out and see if they have one extra hidden. Thanks.
  7. Specifically, I'm looking for 48-111. Even more specifically, I'm looking for the F-16/79 ones. More than happy if only that part. Thanks!
  8. That is deeply heartbreaking. Tom was a great fountain of knowledge and seemed to be a fine gentlemen! Though belatedly, my deepest condolences.
  9. Great scheme! I have a lot of older photos of VF-201 F-8s. It appears that some have white forward; some have black forward. Each may have been appropriate for a certain time period. In a couple photos, the perspective may look like the wider F-8 nose, but most of the pictures it is definitely the narrow earlier nose. Tom "Superheat" should be able to confirm my answer. He'll definitely be able to confirm the nose and answer about the ECM antennae (not my expertise).
  10. Dave, Sent email. I have the CH-46E boxed and ready to mail to you. George
  11. RC Hobbies (Tri-County Hobbies) - Closed. Hobby Maniacs -Closed.
  12. Sorry for the delay. Worked for me as well. Thank you! Should be what I need.
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