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  1. Extreme weapon pylon's weathering: Source: https://twitter.com/ITEM87177
  2. these ones are pretty new, with new markings: source: https://twitter.com/iwakuni_state
  3. Nowadays, the limiting factor isn't resolution or price, it's the user. Because, you 've got to master lot of skills, CAD Design, Print design, how to use and maintain a 3d printer. One important thing: these printers don't come with an instruction manual or a useful one, you will learn everything by yourself or with the help of the community. So it's a wise thing to not look only the price or performances of the printers (frankly, for a given LCD, those are all the same), but the size of the community. Another important thing: resins are toxic for your health
  4. here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235028330-usn-usaf-tps-ghost-greys-comparison-chart/
  5. More pics, some IWK love: Source: https://twitter.com/iwakuni_state/status/1255078128700887046source
  6. System is designed for BVR acquisition and tracking. At these ranges, fwd fuselage doesn't block much.
  7. Correct. Same thing with VFA-143, their CAG jet got the new ones.
  8. Nope. VFA-103 got the new ECS after the first combat cruise.
  9. The whole sequence doesn't make sense. The a/c surfaced eleven years ago (wow I didn't remember it was so far), they tend since the begining to overhype and overgloss every sortie the prototypes make. They never attempted weapon separation and verification tests and didn't make comments/videos/media coverage about it. The most we saw about this, is one very blurry video. And now after the crash of the first production model before it was ever delivered, event which still doesn't get an official statement about his cause, they just decide to make m
  10. I doubt it will work. ATAC recently lost a bid for Adversary training services where they proposed F-16 (the AM version). Their bid was way more expensive than the Tac Air's one (w/ modernised and improved F-5). If F-16 is too expensive to operate, I doubt F-18 could be a better solution.
  11. with 2, 3 fuel tanks, or any operational loadout?
  12. We have a winner here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/technology/coronavirus-purell-wipes-amazon-sellers.htmlhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/technology/coronavirus-purell-wipes-amazon-sellers.html
  13. The last Growler unit, VAQ-143, is coming, and will fill the gap in the CVW-8. The need for more purple squadrons is more present, so VAQ-131 became an expeditionary sq one year (or more) ago.
  14. Really? Because it seems to have a decent fit according to some reviewers:
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