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  1. Stephen

    A380 end of production

    My airline uses three jettys to disembark an A380, we can do it with two but three is preferred.
  2. Stephen

    A380 end of production

    They'll still be used by existing operators with the possible exception of Malaysian Airlines who are looking to get rid of their fleet.The main reasons for the failure are that it's relatively expensive to operate fuel wise when there are twin engined airliners which carry almost as much for a lower cost although the aircraft does have it's uses for slot constrained airports . The A380 is also relatively restricted as to where it operates as it needs widened taxiways and modified airport infrastructure to support it. The aircraft's cargo capacity is relatively limited compared to say the Boeing 777-300.
  3. Stephen

    A380 end of production

    I wouldn't describe the A340 as a total screw up , I still see them on a regular basis around the world. As for the A380 factory shutting it's lights off for the last time , it'll be re-tooled for another Airbus version. The only reason the 747-8 is going is the cargo version because it has been a relative failure with only 47 passenger version sold.
  4. Stephen

    USMC CH-46

    The instructions for the HH-46D boxing are on this page https://www.scalemates.com/kits/academy-12207-ch-hh-46d-sea-knight-us-navy-version--107288
  5. Stephen

    CD48149 - F-15E Lakenheath Strike Eagles

    Mine arrived today, many thanks Kursad.
  6. Stephen

    Israeli LOROP pod for F-15 in 1/72

    AFAIK , the only one is in 1/32 scale from Isracast.
  7. Instructions now available for this forthcoming kit, https://stage.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/04994_%23BAU_F_18E_SUPER_HORNET.PDF Can anyone with more knowledge of the real thing tell me if the spine is OK, I thought it looked a little flat to me.
  8. Stephen

    Question about Heller Coast Guard C-130

    The Heller C-130 is a rebox of the Italeri kit https://www.scalemates.com/kits/103349-heller-80385-lockheed-c-130-hercules If you google reviews of the Italeri C-130H kit then everything aftermarket wise there is applicable to the Heller kit. Attack Hobby did a series of updates for the C-130 which are OOP but are being re-released under Brengun. None of the 1/72 / 48 kits are stretched C-130s, you need a conversion for that which are listed at the bottom of the above link. HTH Stephen
  9. Stephen

    CD48152 - 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6

    How about this for an interesting scheme? https://www.flickr.com/photos/20998733@N04/43342017882
  10. Stephen

    Group builds lacking participants?

    One reason I have is that it's quite time consuming to take pics with my camera then have to load them to flickr then upload them here whereas on Facebook it's easier to put pics up there.
  11. Stephen

    CD48148 - 1/48 CH-47 Chinook

    Excellent! I have an Italeri Chinook waiting for the sheet then.
  12. Stephen

    CD48148 - 1/48 CH-47 Chinook

    How about RAF Chinook HC.2 ZD983 which was the RAF display Chinook for 2018 and also took part in a tour of former RAF bases in Germany. It also has the RAF 100 markings on it. https://www.airliners.net/photo/UK-Air-Force/Boeing-Chinook-HC2-352/5058061/L
  13. Stephen

    CD144017 - 1/144 C-17 Globemaster III

    What about the NATO Heavy Airlift Wing based in Hungary? One of their aircraft transited through Glasgow Airport a few days ago.
  14. Stephen

    Kitty Hawk 1/32 Mirage 2000

    Kittyhawk didn't release a T-45C or EA-6B, Kinetic did and they're two different companies.