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Hello guys, what type of beaver tail did equipped on Gypsy 202 and 207 at the time of 1989 shootdown? I will use Tamiya 1/48 F-14A as a starting point together with early gun vent, late style tail stiffener and proper markings. I have checked a thread here one mentioned early beaver tail but I am a little tentative about this. Appreciate your advise.

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It was the standard beaver tail. With what you've listed, you've got what you need to do Gypsy 207. I can't recall if Gypsy 202 had the early gun vent or the standard gun vent.

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Thank you gentlemen! 🙂

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You'll need the early-style gun vents (Steel Beach SBA48165 or Phase Hangar Resin 48062), a TCS pod (Steel Beach SBA48089 or Quickboost 48-797) and late-style tail stiffeners. The Tamiya beaver tail can be used as is.

 

Robert Royes 202 photo with kill marking:

49907106173_4df34ee73b_h.jpg

 

PlasticWeapons posted links to David Brown's photos of 202 and 207 (photos just a few weeks after the incident, but note the kill markings above the modex have already been spray-painted over:

 

http://www.airfighters.com/photo/30619/M/USA-Navy/Grumman-F-14A-Tomcat/159437/

http://www.airfighters.com/photo/66967/M/USA-Navy/Grumman-F-14A-Tomcat/159610/

 

 

Edited by crackerjazz

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8 hours ago, crackerjazz said:

You'll need the early-style gun vents (Steel Beach SBA48165 or Phase Hangar Resin 48062), a TCS pod (Steel Beach SBA48089 or Quickboost 48-797) and late-style tail stiffeners. The Tamiya beaver tail can be used as is.

 

Robert Royes 202 photo with kill marking:

49907106173_4df34ee73b_h.jpg

 

PlasticWeapons posted links to David Brown's photos of 202 and 207 (photos just a few weeks after the incident, but note the kill markings above the modex have already been spray-painted over:

 

http://www.airfighters.com/photo/30619/M/USA-Navy/Grumman-F-14A-Tomcat/159437/

http://www.airfighters.com/photo/66967/M/USA-Navy/Grumman-F-14A-Tomcat/159610/

 

 

 

To quote the movie "Amadeus": Well, there it is! 

 

I'd forgotten about the TCS pod. That's actually the thing that proved the Libyans were lying when they said their aircraft were unarmed recon. 

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