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  1. Thanks Gary, I knew I could count on your wealth of knowledge. Very interesting. Cheers Michael
  2. The Wiki pic is known. Thanks.Mr. Happy that is my suspicion as well. There are actually two square panels on the 2:3 and 9:30 o' clock position of the intake which suggest the ECM application. I am just not sure if the panel ranging from about 4 to 8'o clock is the same. Cheers Michael
  3. Hello, I am in the final painting stages for my VA-147 Corsair II. I am building Modex 302 as seen on seaforces.org. It is the one with the CBUs and AGM-45 on the cat (pic Nº 17 from the top of the page). I noticed that for this cruise VA-147 had a different color than plain white on the lower, not complete half of the intake lip. It extends slighty into the intake but is also from the outside it extends a bit aft. Other Corsairs from VA-147 on that cruise have this as well. The problem is, I only found one blurry color pic but I cannot make out if it is grey, or kind of antenna cover yel
  4. They operated in conjunction with the gear handle. If up the doors were shut and vice versa. Their purpose was to provide additional airflow to the engine bays during low speed and higher power setting (due I the additional drag with the gear down). Yes, they posed a real danger. Actuated by the utility hydraulic system 2750 +/- 250 psi. They cycled when the respective generator switch was cycled from external to on during start up, having enough power to snatch the arm of a crew chief off. You could actually feel the slam inside the cockpit with the engines running. Hence, it was the rule to
  5. What a great loss. Condolences Michael
  6. When the GIB in the F-4 till were pilots they were called PSO for Pilot Systems Operator. Or simply pilot since the frontseater was the aircraft commander. Michael
  7. Hello Harald, send me you email Adress via PN. I have the B/N sheet (Two Numbers are missing) the J sheet where something unimportant is missing (I cannot figure out what) The S sheet complete The D sheet with complete except one formaction light stripe and a console panel decal The C sheet with the markings for the 57th FIS and the 123rd FIS. The other option is missing. I would send you the pics via email. Cheers Michael
  8. Hello, I am looking for the FLIR pod for the 1/72 A-7 Corsair II. They are provided in all Hobbyboss kits, also in the A version kit, although this vetsion could not utilize the pod. IIRC there is also a aftermarket pod out there. I am willing to pay or trade. I live in Germany. Thanks Michael
  9. Which ones are those. I have a few old Base kit decals. I live in Germany. Cheers Michael
  10. Hello Andrew, I wouldn't bother. I checked all my references and I did find exactly 2 pics from 1972 where a D seemed to have them. Both jets were assigned to the 3rd TFW. On is a color picture in Don Logan's Book about the 388th TFW and the other on is the MiG Killer of Cherry and Feinstein. And even on those it is not exactly discernable. Non of the E's or EF-4C's showed them. I'd leave 'em off. Cheers Michael
  11. You addressed a large gap in the assessories portfolio. There are sufficient decals out there for early B and C model Phantoms yet no one jumped onto that topic. I guess Jeffrey from Hypersonic Models would be a starting point since he is not afraid of 72 scale and already issued those seats in 48 scale IIRC. I have a pair of very crude metal seats from way back in time which I guess require more time to rework than to do it with a kit provided seat. Cheers Michael
  12. I bought them in the Czech Republic. 30€ each. The Shop is called Modelar.Cz. Cheers Michael
  13. I just received my D kits. Ordered two of them since I was specifically after the D sensor housing. I guess that was not necesarty, since the D kit comes with the sprues for both the C and the D. I guess it is the same for the C kit. Decals are for Terrible Tyke a black bellied Phantom and for famous tail 463 with the five stars arranged as to show the jet as it appeared the day after Ritchie got his 5th and DeBellevue his 4th kill and it was presented to the press. Paint masks for the wheels and clear parts are also included. Regards Michael
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