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About Alex.B

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    Tenax Sniffer (Open a window!)
  • Birthday 06/28/1978

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    mostly Italy..
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    1/72 US military planes, from 1930 to today
  1. First thing that came to mind was a fire fighting system... but I didn't know that was a service carried out by USAF too
  2. I recently came across a video of a kind of spraying device mounted on the left side of a USAF C-130, something I've never seen before. Do you know what is it?
  3. You guys are AWESOME!! But... no way.. I’ve just realized that in the first picture of my original post (the Airfield map) is clearly written which parking spots were made of PSP 😅 You can see the writing “steel mat standings”, indicating the square spots along the taxiways… So I suppose the airfield was built with a certain number of concrete or tarmac parkings, and then more were added using PSP
  4. I'm about to start building a couple of Mustangs and one will be the hyper-famous P-51D OldCrow, flown by Clarence Anderson out of RAF Leiston in 1944. As I want to put it on a base like most of my models, I'm trying to figure out what will be the most accurate way to do it. There are a lot of pictures of 357th FG aircrafts at Leiston that show them parked in an open space on PSP/Marston Mat. But then, browsing through Bud Anderson website, I've found a very interesting page with pictures and diagrams of the airfield, and in one is even clearly written where the Ol
  5. Even better than Aqua Gloss? I’m asking because it’s supposed to be made exactly for metallics.. from a brand that produces one of the best (if not the best) range of metallics available…
  6. That's nice and interesting being asymmetrical.. thanks!
  7. BTW... what about the internal intake color? In these pictures looks almost white, while in other I've seen seems to be very dark, almost black. Any more info on that?
  8. Hi everyone, I'm trying to find some infos for the upcoming Hornet GB. I'm gonna build a VFA-192 Legacy Hornet, assigned to USS George Washington in 2008-2009. In that timeframe the carrier conducted various exercises in the Pacific, like the Talisman Saber in 2009 with the Australians. So what will be a realistic loadout for a Legacy Hornet not in wartime? I was thinking about 2 x AIM-9, 2 x AIM-120 and 2 gas tanks. Any other suggestions?
  9. Yeah I know that ☺️, bad choice of wording.
  10. Maybe the wings were based on the -124 design but the wingspan was bigger.. if I remember at least 10 meters more. Whatever Antonov said, looking at the photo I really doubt they are gonna rebuild it. Aircrafts are scrapped for far far less damage..
  11. If you mean a true water based acrylic, Vallejo makes it in their Model Air range. Code is 71.010
  12. Yeah.. but we are speaking about a normal production aircraft versus a “one off”, I think it’s normal that the 225 was considered more “special”
  13. I’ve just bought two 1/72 Academy legacy Hornets, a C and a D. Sounds like a great excuse to build at least one of them…
  14. ...awesome job on that sensors turrett!!
  15. An Autoland on a Contaminated Runway is not possible. Crosswind components Limits for Autoland are less than Limits for a manual landing. And so on... And this with modern Autoflight Systems with triple or quadruple redundancy, capable of really nice and effective landings....
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