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  1. I just checked some of my old photos of our "D" models taking off for a strike and the tail end of the flaps are comoflaged like the rest of the aircraft. Don't forget that there was a change in the colors for the B-52D. One of the greens were changed I think to a S.A.C. color. Also the black was usually at least a semi gloss on the sides and glossy on the bottom because of the sun exposure. Maintennance tried to keep the colors looking as good as they could but with the schedule these were flying, it was not very often one would hit the wash rack for corrosion control. When the "
  2. Yeah, that one green is wrong but, what are you going to do. \Another scheme was the spotted one they used for a short time early on. I think they called it the leopard scheme but it was a long time ago. There's a coiuplel pictures of one doing a pylon turn around a tree in England during a demo of how it can take out tanks.
  3. I remember building this one too, always wanted to pick up another for a future build. I used to have a article on the Cheyenne, in it they posted a series of photos showing it pull its nose up and going into a complete loop like a regular fixed wing.
  4. Most roman noses by that time were display pieces or in the guard and reserve units or had been modified to have the usual radome. One thing that was going on in the very late 70s with some squadrons was that the cammoflage on the right side of the tail, I think it was they snuck a outline of their state into the pattern in the middle of the tail. Eventually M.A.C. caught on and they had to be repainted. The Dyess ships should have had S.K.I. domes and possible the Omega nav. unit installed with its piece mounted on the upper cargo door or under the duck tail if it was.
  5. If it was like many other Herck squadrons, they were trash haulers and traveled all over the place. Sometimes we would get a Dyess ship at Little Rock and we would send a few into Texas. Hopefully they would pick up some Coors and bring it back across the border. Ours would go as far as Alaska and bring back king crabs in the cargo deck or inside the tail. We also deployed to England or Germany and run shuttle flights back and forth to whatever base they went to. Back then we were MAC units. I did catch a shot of a C-130 at the base I was assigned to on my second tour with
  6. Looking for sets of the resin wheels for the HB XM-706 Commando Car. I need at least three sets of these tires and any detail sets for hatches, interior and do onfor the air Force version.
  7. It's been a long time since I've been around a F-15 or even built one. However I have the same kit of Lt.Col. Wallace's aircraft. He flew it as the Commander of the William Tell Shogun team when they deployed to Florida for the competition. They flew ono-stop from Kadena to Florida and made it within 10 minutes of their estimated time. I worked inteh scheduling section for the fighter wing and would see the team almost every day. I have included a shot of the team the day they left for the states, one where they got back, and a couple when they were in flight . I don't see any
  8. One day I saw a very impressive sight while walking from the armory to the mail room on the road close to the flight line. Three "D' models flew low level down the length of the runway in a "V" formation, They were followed by a DC-130 return home and until dark every aircraft coming back did this before they landed. I sat on the ledge outside my barracks window for a while and watched. I think it was for the 25th anniversary of the Air Force.
  9. This shot was taken during a Security Police display someone decided to set up in the Chapel parking lot after an attack. All of a sudden people were curyous about us and what happened and what our equipment looked like. The dog was from the patrol dog section of our K-9 section. They were much more controlable than the Sentry dogs. Tamiya made a Farm animal set that included at least one dog, You could do that picture if you can find a Sheppard. I might do the same with one of my kits, I hadn't thought of it before.
  10. Thank you, that's one of a couple I was intending to post. Lately I haven't been successful with posting on ARC, but can elsewhere. It must be me.
  11. I tried posting a shot of one of our vehicles to show the colors, but something went wrong again.
  12. Has anybody picked up their copy of the A.F. Security Police M-706 Commando Car? Mine arrived a few days ago and I intend to get two more, one for each of the color schemes I know of. Two were in most of our squadrons but there was a third that showed up when we were given a couple from another base North of us. As usual there are parts for other versions included and these need to be removed from the kit before building. The floor of the hull needs to be covered to hide the sink holes and lettering for the V-150 version if you intend to have the blast doors open to see the inte
  13. Has anybody picked up their copy of the A.F. Security Police M-706 Commando Car? Mine arrived a few days ago and I intend to get two more, one for each of the color schemes I know of. Two were in most of our squadrons but there was a third that showed up when we were given a couple from another base North of us. As usual there are parts for other versions included and these need to be removed from the kit before building. The floor of the hull needs to be covered to hide the sink holes and lettering for the V-150 version if you intend to have the blast doors open to see the inte
  14. When did the bats become a expeditionary force squadron? When I was last in the 44th, in the 80s, we were a tactical fighter squadron and were assigned to the 18th T.F.W. at Kadena. Where are they assigned now and is it a permanent or T.D.Y. assignment?
  15. How old is the kit? There have been several put out since the was on T.V. back in the 60s.
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