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  1. That would be a definite negatory, good buddy.
  2. Oliver, My guess is you can use either. Let's put it this way, I doubt you will find anyone who can prove the Navy never used chromate. Afford yourself a little creative license on this one. Ray
  3. I don't know how much this will help, but I believe this is the same stinger system. From USAAM archives. I'm sure i ahve others but thsi si what i can find at the moment. Ray
  4. Just for clarification the modern 7 shot pod is the M260 and the 19 shot pod is the M261. I only say this because the M157/M158/M159/M200 Vietnam era pods are too short and will not look quite right. Ray
  5. Looks great, Mig. I like your rebuilt manifold much better. Ray
  6. John, Floyd actually just built the kit for an upcoming SAMI article so he would be the best qualified to comment on the entire kit, but from what i have seen of an online build and looking at the sprues, the detail isn't that much better than many smaller scale cobra kits. I cannot find the parts count, but it looks very similar to the parts count in the 1/72 Special Hobby kit I have. Both kits have 5 sprues and about 20% of the ICM parts aren't used on this version. While I am not an open every panel guy, there is no engine at all. Also for the price (~$60) you would think they co
  7. Actually, the Alpha model kit is a completely different mold. Yes, the "china weights" are the blade counterweights and hang down on the A model. In the later B model they face upwards. The rotor mast on the A is also shorter. The "raised bar" across the right side of the roof is an aerodynamic strake. There was also a strake on the bottom of the left fuselage. They are designed to break up symmetrical airflow over the fuselage during flight. You can see the strake on top and the downward facing blade counterweights as well as the short mast on this bird, UH-1A 58-2091 at Ft. Camp
  8. Mig, I think I see what you're getting at. I agree the part is certainly not perfect on the kit. Honestly, a lot about the kit seems underwhelming considering the scale an price. I don't have the ICM kit so I can't tell exactly what the proportions are but I'd be interested to see where the top of the part you circled in yellow sits relative to the seat back once it's in place. I do agree that the angle the hose exits isn't perfect, but there is a hose in both pre and post ECU birds and a corresponding part behind the pilot seat where it exits. If I understand what you did in your
  9. Mig, I guess I'm confused. I showed the part on both pre and post ecu birds and it looks the same on both. Visible right behind the pilot seat just like the kit part. It sticks up above the edge of the door but below the top of the seat in both types. What am I missing? Ray
  10. John, I can help with that. Original A model kit on top, "USAF" kit middle, original Huey Hog next and latest Huey Hog kit at bottom. Kit contents: Only the Alpha kit is really different. Here is what's inside. It is a very basic kit. The USAF kit is the same basic kit as the Huey Hog but with a roof mounted rescue hoist and no weapons. I trust everyone knows what's in the Huey Hog kit.
  11. They were sold by Floyd Werner at Werner's Wings. Floyd thinks he's out but he's checking. Ray
  12. Here's a pic of a backdated G model that shows the elevated area behind the seat as in the pre-ECU cobra i posted above.
  13. Here is Bearcat 15, a very early pre-ECU AH-1G and you can see the area depicted in the kit right behind the pilot seat at the end of the red arrow. USAAM photo. Ray
  14. There is also a junction box but with a first aid kit over it. you can see both the first aid kit and junction box on this late model AH-1G. USAAM photo.
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