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Curious F-14 pic...help please!

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This is March Field Museum's sole F-14 Tomcat. it was really nice of the guys who were working on restoring her to invite my friend, his daughter and I into the hanger to get a closer look and to take pics.

I found this on another web forum, and whatever that is on the right glove has me scratching my head. It looks sort of like a BRU, but I've never seen a BRU that looks like that. Anybody have any ideas?

BTW, I don't think I mentioned this here, but last September I joined the USMC, and now I'm studying to become a CH-53E airframer.

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It's a rack for three of the Sparrow or Phoenix replacements, IIRC. It predates the AMRAAM.

mason

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Yeah, that's and early Tomcat and was actually a PMTC test bird early in the F-14 era ... I wish they'd repaint it as such ...

Gregg

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It's a rack for three of the Sparrow or Phoenix replacements, IIRC. It predates the AMRAAM.

mason

You mean the AAAM? Huh, I totally forgot about that project. Well, not totally, but I forgot that one of the concepts was going to use a three rail launcher. Oh, and 1/48th scale pilot, if you look in the props section of the Gallery, there's an article on a 1/48th scale conversion of the Testors OV-10A into an OV-10D that you might find useful.

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You mean the AAAM? Huh, I totally forgot about that project. Well, not totally, but I forgot that one of the concepts was going to use a three rail launcher. Oh, and 1/48th scale pilot, if you look in the props section of the Gallery, there's an article on a 1/48th scale conversion of the Testors OV-10A into an OV-10D that you might find useful.

Cool I'll check it out. Thanks! :monkeydance:

Derek

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You said Glove Vain and had me scratching my head. I now realize that you meant pylon. DOH!

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You said Glove Vain and had me scratching my head. I now realize that you meant pylon. DOH!

Oh. Oops. Thanks for the help guys. I'm so glad I found this place so many years ago. There's such a helpful brain trust here. Too Bad Italeri stopped making kits of my own bird! I could help with those now!

Edit: That's the Italeri CH-53E kit.

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