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  1. Does it come with some other number? I'm so tired of the 109 on all the kits. Why not just add a decal sheet with numbers and let the builder decide?
  2. A TF-102 YOC3 silent aircraft Thunderceptor whatever these were. The seaplane was from the Thai Navy in 1972 and the other was from the government, doing classified missions: [URL=https://app.photobucket.com/u/ikar_photos/a/a9024bd7-55c5-4d96-877a-666691733d70/p/cfc755d6-bf62-4ea0-99ab-66686b5ec157][IMG]https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/ikar_photos/Foreign%20Military%20aircraft/.highres/scan0015-3.jpg?width=960&height=720&fit=bounds[/IMG][/URL] [URL=https://app.photobucket.com/u/ikar_photos/a/a9024bd7-55c5-4d96-877a-666691733d70/p/601e9f6c-79
  3. The EBs from the 42nd TEWS never made it back to the states. In 1974 my second tour was at Korat. I saw the last of them leave Korat ending up at Clark A.B. I found them while doing a prisoner transfer from Korat later that year. I went over and got some shots but they had been stripped of engines and most of the equipment on board. When I returned at the end of my tour we made a overnight stop and I took a taxi out to the field where I had seen them. Noting showed but I did see that the one tree that was there now had its lowest branch only a foot or two above the ground where before
  4. Alot of times the invasion stripes weren't razor sharp. The markings were put on at the last moment so there was less chance the enemy would see the change and be alerted of possible trouble. Some were sharp but I have seen photos and film of them being put on with brooms. The same thing still applied back in the mid 70s when a bunch of Ah-1s sitting at Little Rock AFB suddenly started to cammo their ships with buckets of mud and were using mops and brooms.
  5. What about a T-39 and a C-140? For helicopters a good H-43.
  6. TF-102 in either 1/72nd scale or 1/48th of both.
  7. I looked at his site but didn't see any place or way to order from him. It could just be me....
  8. At the time I was based at Little Rock A.F.B. with the 314th Security Police Squadron. I remember talking about it to the owner of the local hobby shop outside the base. He used to be in M.A.C.V. and still kept up on certain things he was interested in. When the Hasegawa kit came out he was suprised that it was so quick, and looking at the picture on the box with the aircraft covered and people all over it he speculated that a Hasegawa rep. or two might have gotten in to take measurments and pictures.
  9. H-43 B/F YO-3 C-141A AV8A O-1 Bird Dog OV-10A
  10. I have never done that but I have left bloddy fingerprints inside of a couple models when I was much younger.
  11. Since you like subs maybe a visit to Nautilus Drydocks would be interesting. He has models of several types of subs. Most are of a good size and if wanted can be used in the water. I have a large model of the Sequest which is somewhat over 3 feet, and Disney's Nautilus sits at about 18 inches. He lso has a online gettogether about every month.
  12. I have never tried one. I couldn't even tell you what types are out there or how to get one.
  13. 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 "
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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