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    Airwar from Vietnam to present time.
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  1. I concur. This is such a itsy bitsy tiny model and Ignacio you did an awesome job !!!! I built a Hughes 500 back in 1990 and I loved it! Cheers Michael
  2. RV assecorries is the only possibility as I found out. Or you buy two Revell MiG-21 F-13's. That kit has a nice tank. The tanks in the Fujimi kit are way too fat in diameter for my taste. Regards Michael
  3. Good that the forums are back online. I recently got hold on a Hase 1/48 scale F-4G and still having decals from Afterburners Clark Phantoms sheet, I'd like to do a Geasel from the '90 timeframe. The problem I have is that I could not find pics showing them with anything else than empty TERs on the inboard pylons and empty LAU-118s on the outboard pylons. This is really strange to me, since lots of pics showing inert Harms, Maverings, BDU-33, etc exist from both the 52nd and 37th TFW F-4Gs, but about nothing for the 90th TFS, except for an occasional CATM-45 from the early days. Could someone provide me some pics for a training loadout? I'd love to load my model with either TERs on the outboards and a single CATM-65/88 on one inboard or a CATM on one outboard and TER/CATM on the inboards. Thanks in advance! Michael
  4. Looks good. But for my taste the rear seat looks a bit too low. Same problem as any other F4 kit I know. The rear cockpit usually sits too low and therefore the rear ip does not come up high enough into the center canopy frame. Nothing which couldn't be fixed though, except for the strange looking pitot tube.... :lol:/>/> Scout
  5. Hello Gianluca, sorry it took a bit longer. Attached you´ll find 2 pics. First shows the fixed slat config on the USAF Testbed. Of notice is that there were 4 attachments instead of the later 3 actuators on the inboard slat. Also no fairings under the inboard wings. On the second pic you see 187 on final approach. Note that the flaps are deplyed to an angle which was common to Navy F4 J only (i think) but the ailerons do not drop. Regular air force F4 flaps did not deploy all the way down like on that jet. It seems though that the pic is taken when 187 already had moveable slats, since the outboard slats are not seperated as much as on the fixed config pics I sent you via PM already. Hope it helps! BTW. Both pics copyright World Airpower Journal, edited John Lake, McDonnel F-4 PHANTOM Spirit in the Skies Scout
  6. I looked into my spares box. Unfortunetely I cannot provide you with Revell outboard wings. I can however send you some LAU-7 Sidewinder launch rails. The IDF/AF used these instead of the Aero 3B rails (found in the Tamiya kit) since they used AIM-9D as the USN. I cannot answer you the question on the POD it´s either an ALQ-71 or ALQ-87, but in a config. which covers more frequency bands, therefore longer than what you´ll find in the Tamiya kit. A short ALQ-71 can be found in Trumpeters F-105 kit or aftermarket cutting edge. Keep in mind, that the IDF/AF lots of times carried a KB-18 strike camera in the right forward sparrow well. Cheers Scout
  7. Airdoc did some nice booklets, one was dedicated to 107 Sqd. they apparently had 122 on loan during Yom Kippur. IIRC it was on of the all time high IDF/AF Mig Killers (5 or 7 kills) Later it was lost in a training mid air. And yes they flew mixed Slat non slat jets. Even some in US Camo, which were hastily delivered as attrition replacement. Osprey I think says, these jets were flown by US crews to Israel, once they laded the David Star was painted over the US insignia while the jets were bombed up and refueled and them they went directly off to war with Israeli crews. Regarding the fixed slats attachments. I'll hope I can send you a front area view of 62-200 and I would just cut in the leading edge of the wing, glue in some styrene and that's it. I'll try to look if I find some spare outboard Revell wings with slats. the inboard slats can be done with the forward part of the upper wing half. Cheers Scout
  8. Pete is right, the fixed slats differed from the movable slats. I have some pics but do not know where I downloaded them. So drop me a PM, I can send the to you. Furthermore Paragon Designs used to have an "Extended Slats conversion" in all three scales. They gave you extended inboard slats with all the actuators but no outboard slats unless for the F-4S set which had both. Did you check also here? This jet had also the Sharkmouth prior to having slats. Cheers Scout
  9. I always wondered what the white missile style body was, which is attached on the left outboard shoulder rail. It can be seen on various pics of 111's deploying to the gulf. To me it does not look like an AIM-9 body, rather like a modern flight profile recorder. Scout
  10. That's the one. Notice also the Euro 1 colored outboards and sprayed over wing and squadron insignia. Scout
  11. I think ist was ARC member Benner who posted some years ago a picture of a Incirlik based F-4G with one each AGM-65 (green color) on the inboard pylon. Otherwise standard fit. Somewhere I also read that they were also employing Shrikes towards the end of the war. Harms became too expensive with the diminished thread as well as old stocks had to be used up. Cheers Scout
  12. I have a pic of Hooter from the port side. PM me your Email adress and I will scan it for you. It was taken after return to Germany. The problem is (just like with other Airdoc decals) the jet seems to carry crew names on the canopies which are not included on the decal sheet. I haven´t done any research but in the Luftwaffe, crewnames were seldomly carried at home station but during exercises, where the same crews where flying together for some weeks, groundcrew tended to apply names (I guess that happened the same timeframe as the name for the jet) Cheers Scout
  13. Lt "Sweetness" Sweet was Shot down by a SA-13 "Gopher" I watched him giving a briefing about his POW experiences two weeks ago. They went into a trap set up by the Iraqis. The found an assembly of trucks and other stuff not seeing any craters around them. Wondering why it hasn't been hit (since at this time he said you would find craters around every possible target) they rolled in. SOP was setting up a wheel, the guy rolling in not using flares for not being seen and only flaring during pull out. He was hit into the right wing just as is flight lead called for a Sam launch. No time to pull out and go somewhere. His lead was hit by the same system since he tried to average his wing men's shoot down. Lesson learned from "Sweetness" 1. Don't underestimate your enemy 2. Never assume the enemy does not see you - he will, so flare early 3. A green aircraft camouflage does not help you in blue skies 4. Never go for a re-attack At the time of the shoot down he was the top sortie flyer of his squadron. He was supposed to be tasked a few days of CSAR alert, which he was happy to be changed, so he could go on a regular mission. Well, after that he was surpassed by his squadron mates, he said with a smile on his lips. The A-10s where tasked at the time with standard air interdiction at the time of the shoot down, way too far away from the border. This was changed after the losses. Regards Scout
  14. Beautiful! Could I offer a suggestion? The modeling sector really is lacking Cold War Warsaw Pact air and ground crew. East German Air Force would be really appreciated! Cheers Scout
  15. Which decals you intent to use. I am not aware of any 2 seat Adversary decals in 72 scale. Cheers Scout