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  1. I think that the engine nacelles are about the correct overall length but that the fwd cowl areas could be of slightly larger diameter. Will give that a try.
  2. Can anyone post anything close to a 3-view of the turbofan engine nacelles on a B-52H? I am trying to determine how far off the kit nacelles are - after seeing so many negative comments that the kit's nacelles are up to 20 percent too small. Thanks.
  3. Can anyone post anything close to a 3-view of the turbofan engine nacelles on a B-52H? I am trying to determine how far off the kit nacelles are - after seeing so many negative comments that the kit's nacelles are up to 20 percent too small. Thanks.
  4. Another F-4 cockpit related question - can anyone comment on the rear wall being a bit more vertical than most kit/resin cockpits give you? (Not sure if this would even be noticeable in 1/72 scale.)
  5. Thanks for the replies. I have an F-8 resin seat coming, and it looks like the metal shroud covering the parachute housing needs to be a little larger, and the pack is set back inside it a bit more. Will try to modify it to come up with something closer than using the later H7 seats that we are expected to settle for.
  6. What do you folks use for 1/72 early F-4C/D builds? Prior to 1968 or so, I believe the Martin Baker Mk5 seats were installed - the headrests/parachute housing looking quite different than the Mk7 everyone is used to modeling. Thanks.
  7. Thanks for the correction, add the 16th FIS at Naha to the Fig.7/Fig.8 list - their airplanes went to Clark's 509th FIS or the Hawaii ANG by December 1964.
  8. If you are modeling a deuce with the IR seeker head and are opening the weapons bay, the inner doors will have no rocket tubes, and have large cutouts for the larger fins of the AIM-26.
  9. The 57th FIS at Keflavik also received their Fig.6 airplanes from Perrin, and never had AIM-26 capability (and also no IR seeker).
  10. Every Fig.8 airplane (airplanes equipped with the Hughes IR sensor ball in front of the windscreen) was modified from an airplane brought up to Config. 7 standard - which primarily involved the GAR-11 Nuclear Falcon mod. A few Fig. 7 airplanes were lost to accidents, so may not have received the IR sensor mod. Photo evidence and microfilm aircraft records show which units were involved. The training unit deuces at Perrin AFB never received the Fig.7/8 mods, nor did a few ADC units which passed their airplanes on to the ANG. Same for the PACAF squadrons that transferred their Config. 6 airplane
  11. Ha ha!!...not an expert, but I have been collecting deuce stuff since watching the Connecticut ANG birds fly in 1970-71.
  12. This is a fairly old post, but I just came across it. It is quite incorrect that only 6 units received the Fig.7 GAR-11 nuclear falcon mod - my count is 20- 10 ADC squadrons plus the ADWC, plus the 6 squadrons in Europe, and two in PACAF and the one in Alaska. Total airframes by my count is about 464 As and 48 TF-102As.
  13. Just curious if you are going to show the weapons bay doors open? This area is where I have been spending most of my time, as it needs so much more detail work. The bay area piece provided is not even close to what it looked like. Please continue your fine work...I can only hope to have mine look half as good! I can probably answer most detail questions on the deuce for you folks.
  14. This is a wonderful build - covers many of the issues I am encountering with the Meng kit, and a very nice job detailing the various parts.
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