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  1. I want to do the same with a "steam jet" 135 and B-52D. I was thinking of a brass tube and glue the lower boom nozzle to it and the ruddervators to have a boom down. Haven't done it yet...still in the "experimental" stage. Cheers...Ron
  2. I feel like I need to re-up my security clearence to just look at the pictures of it! LOL! Cheers...Ron
  3. Those MCARS pods the T2 and the MC-130W were horrible! The variable drag drogue was a mess too. When I was with Lockheed I went to Hurlburt and flew on the MC-W to refuel CV's and 60's and the drogue when you'd spped up would sometimes collapse and just whip around hoping it didn't hit the stabilizer. Slow back down and it would reinflate. Was pretty annoying! Cheers...Ron
  4. The Fat Albert J is a former RAF J that was refurbished and sent to Tinker AFB for it's paint job. It has the standard "Legacy" cargo compartment...regular dual rails and rollers that stack on top the rails. Those rails never fail! It is a beautiful airplane though! Cheers...Ron
  5. The Marine dash 30 tankers had a problem with the hoses out and recievers the turbulence was making the fuselage twist. I talked to a guy that was in the Marines and got out and went in the AF Reserves at Patrick and he said you could stand in the cargo compartment forward of the wheel well and see it twist. Yikes! Cheers....Ron
  6. Great looking Edwards Test Phantom! I really miis the sound of those big J-79's turning kerosene into noise! Great job! Cheers...Ron
  7. Johnny Cash - (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (Official Audio) (youtube.com)
  8. I'm hearing the Johnny Cash song...."Ghostriders in the sky" in my head! That was and probably always will be the gunship song. Great job! Cheers...Ron
  9. That's a great looking N model! I liked that paint scheme on the Herk. I flew the MC-130P special operations version of the old rescue Herk. Brings back memories...no air conditioning...inside smelled like puke and hydraulic fluid/JP-4. A lot of people forget to add the ODS rails on the door. That and the flare launcher were exclusive rescue. The MC had the rails removed and the tracker dome removed and they added the air refueling door and defensive system flare cans. Great job on the old handsome, sleek, high performance C-130! Cheers...Ron
  10. Looks really good Steve! Paint/details make it look mean like a gunship should. Any current and former gunship guy would be proud! Cheers...Ron
  11. Great looking Nighthawk! Carried the airwar to downtown Bagdhad during Desert Storm. Looks great in it's inflight enviroment. Cheers...Ron
  12. The Ball is an awesome looking jet. I do believe I saw one on Shemya way back when I was flying the C-5A out of Travis in the mid 70's. Strategic Air Command needed to eat too! Cheers...Ron
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