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Susaschka

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  1. You could build one from two GBU-24's (front and middle) and a GBU-10 (Rear).
  2. Very nice! A joy to look at!
  3. My selection: - Su-27 Flanker - F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle - F-4 Phantom - F-14 Tomcat - A-10 Thunderbolt - Su-24 Fencer - F-5 Tiger - SR-71 Blackbird - B-52 Stratofortress - B-1 Lancer
  4. If A-10's will deploy to Europe in the future, I'm going to do my very best to try and catch them if it's not to far away. 😎
  5. It looks we are both partly wrong. 🙂 As can be seen in this picture taken in 1993 over Iraq, F-15A's from the 32FS did use the AIM-120 missiles during combat air patrol missions after the first Gulf War. However, I don't think they ever used AIM-120's at Soesterberg though.
  6. In late 1991 and throughout 1992 they began re-equipping from F-15C/D to F-15A/B, so theoretically the F-15C/Ds could have gotten them. However you could be right, because during that time I often could be found at the fence of Soesterberg, but have never seen any F-15 loaded with live or captive AIM-120's In all the shots that I can find in my collection of F-15C's in scramble configuration, they are quipped with 4 AIM-7F's and 4 AIM-9M/L's. Anybody else any other thoughts?
  7. I have another related question: Did the F-15A/B/C/D's from the 32nd TFS/TFG based at Soesterberg also use the AIM-120's? They left Soesterberg in 1994 while operating MSIP F-15A/B's so this should technically be possible, but I've never seen them loaded on Soesterberg F-15's.
  8. Thanks, this was exactly what I was looking for. I guess I found my Spang F-15C loadout! 🙂
  9. Nice! I've never seen a picture with a mixed load of AIM-7's and AIM-120's before. This is a very interesting loadout together with the 3 droptanks. This picture also answered my next question if AIM-120's could be loaded on the inner side of the wing pylons during that time period. Thanks!
  10. Hi all, For starters: Best wishes to everybody for 2022! Does anybody know if the F-15C/D's assigned to the 53rd FS at Spangdahlem from 1994-1999 ever used the AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles next to the AIM-7M Sparrow's? Ik know that a F-15C accidently shot down a friendly UH-60 helicopter in Iraq with an AIM-120 in 1994, so at least some F-15's were able to carry AIM-120 missiles during the time that F-15's were stationed at Spang. The question is: Were the 53FS F-15's also able to carry the AIM-120's? And if this was the case, were AIM-120's ever used by the F
  11. I haven't seen an A-10 lately, but all the pictures that can be found show they still have a two color scheme today. Special and experimental colors excluded. 🙂
  12. According to http://www.theworldwars.net/resources/resources.php?r=camo_usaf the A-10 Hill Gray colors should be Light Ghost Gray FS 36375 for the underside color and with Medium Gray FS 36270 for the upper forward fuselage and fins. Yes it was. The picture below was taken by me 04-03-1994 at Spangdahlem. When time passed by, the scheme was slightly altered as can be seen in the picture below taken by me 08-09-1996 at the Brustum Open Day. And the final scheme in which I shot my last SP A-10's at the Radom Airshow on 27-08-2009 with ag
  13. While browsing through my scanned slide images this weekend, I found this picture taken by me september 1992 at Ramstein AB. Turned out I shot a grey Woodbrigge A-10 myself after all! 🙂 Four landed that day, from which three were grey and one was green.
  14. Found this picture in the "Squadron Signal Publications - Wild Weasel: The SAM Suppression Story" book where it states "This F-4C from the 81st TFS carries fuel tanks on the outer pylons and four CBU's on the centerline." Guess I've found the loadout for the centerline station on my (E)F-4C! 🙂
  15. Nice pic and loadout! I've also read that when AGM-65's were carried on LAU-88's, they would only carry two on the inboard and bottom position of the LAU-88. This loadout is now also back in the game. 🙂
  16. Found this picture from a F-4D in an Airdoc publication and I have to say that I like this loadout too. 🙂
  17. If I've researced correctly, the SEAD/Wild Weasel mission was only introduced with the 52TFW with the (E)F-4C and no F-105's at Spangdahlem were ever tasked for this. This really means I'm only left with a very clean F-105F with only two droptanks if I want it to be realistic. Maybe I will try to scratchbuild the bomb bay after all, but we will see. 🙂 The F-105G at the gate of Spang has indeed never flown there, is 100% fictional, but it does exist. As this is allready fictional, I will load this one up as a pure Weasel with a Centerline fueltank, one droptank, an AG
  18. If I remember correctly they used to be bare metal in the beginning, but during one of the upgrade programs they were painted overall aluminium.
  19. I have an additional question: Does anybody know if the F-105F's that were based at Spangdahlem were ever tasked with the SEAD mission (with AGM-45's) or were they only used for training the nuclear mission?
  20. That looks really nice, well done! To bad there is no aftermarket bomb bay available for the F-105, because I'm not that experienced with this level of scratchbuilding. 🙂
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