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  1. Indeed, the stinger itself is also a bit different, next to the thicker fairings on both sides, which on the early ones develope in flat strakes. When making Ukrainian Flankers you should check, as they still operate both.
  2. I don't think there's much else to do, but as you might know the versions before the 27P had a different stinger shape. So you have to check your references for that, otherwise I think you're good to go, good luck and please share your work 😉
  3. I guess the C had the same Triple Plow 1 intakes as the FB. The tail stinger on a FB however, has a smaller 8-shape with the fuel dump pipe running directly underneath. The C had the same as the D/E/F, with the dump pipe integrated in a bigger 8-shaped stinger. I hope you know what I'm trying to say. Then there's a circular thing just in front of the windscreens on the FBs, giving a slight hump between the radome and cockpit glazing. It looks similar as some AMP upgraded Es had later on, so I don't know if they had it always, or if this was also part of an upgrade. I do think they ha
  4. Uh, well, We wrote the same realy, only yours is a bit more detailed. I took maybe a tighter turn on the explanation. However, thanks for your deeper insights 😉
  5. If the colors on the tailband are devided forward/aft, the color at the leading edge (forward) indicates the squadron the King originated from. That's why sometimes you could see them beeing swapped around if there's a command change. A cool derivative was the Aviano 89-2137 AV's 31st OG, which had the colors green and purple devided diagonaly. They also were swapped around indicating other timeframes. Spangdahlem's 52nd's Wing King had for example lightning bolts in red, yellow and blue, indicating the 23rd, 81st and 22nd FS. After loosing one squadron of F-16s they lost the
  6. I guess the only difference is the offset IRST ball and a refueling probe. With an Su-27UB as a base kit... dunno if there's any aftermarket for that in 32nd though...
  7. It was a wrap around 'Lizard' sheme though, all of them in the Euro one. And the later SEA camo was also painted in Lizard version too
  8. Fiddler

    Tu-22

    The M3 is, while being upgraded again, the only version still operational. So if you want a recent variant, that's the one. On the outside, the M3 is very recognisable by it's 'Foxbat' shaped intakes. Where the M2 had Phantom/Flogger like intakes. Greetings
  9. Understandable @KursadA, Is there a limitation to microscale decals compared to Cartograf's then? Then maybe a special version with a couple EP-3Es and a Japanese EP-3C would do the sale trick? I don't know how the US citizen thinks about Iran, but regardless of politics, their camo paterns on Orions and (no pun intended) their CH-53Ds are pure art to me 😉
  10. Do you have any interest in doing other sheets, maybe a special ops Orion sheet or/and foreign operators? I ask as I'm interested in doing 9175, being an EP-3 from the JMSDF. There are really no aftermarket Japanese decals, even stencilling in 1/72 and as I have the USN VP-47 edition. On the other hand regarding foreign operators, the most fancy would be the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy with their Orions. The Dutch and Argentine follow close if you ask me.
  11. I do and this was not meant to harm your bussiness. However, have you maybe considered a EU and/or an Asian book retailer to which you can send the books intercompany which results in cheaper shipping costs and lesser taxes for you and that dirrectly translates in to a much more attractive price. An extra, for the EU at least, is no extra customs fees. That was actually my point, sorry for not explaining that earlier.
  12. If only that amazingly rediculous shipping prizes would be lower, I would have bought them all! but now, shipping only 15 $ short of the price of both books, 2 for the price of 4... no way
  13. And if you look at their Su-30SM, there's also a dark grey top camouflage, with a 3-tone blue-grey camo on the undersides. Very tasty and one of the better if not the best schemes with that solid dark grey on top.
  14. If you look at zvezda's recent Su-27UB, there's one of the options in that scheme with bort 10 red.
  15. However on first sight I thought it was a Stealthy Fury. With that intake lip reversed, compared to the original proto design, I must say it's growing to me.
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