Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums

Recommended Posts

Just checking to see if I've got this right....in 1/72, if I needed a decent AIM-7E, could I just use one of Hasegawa's 7M's and shorten the conduit?  Or, what else am I missing?  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The AIM-7M has a single conduit running almost the entire length of the missile.  The AIM-7E had a conduit on the aft half of the missile plus two shorter ones on the forward portion.  AIM-7E pictures are from the walkaround section here on ARC.

 

Regards,

Murph

 

UvXxK4h.jpg

 

gsFB7H5.jpg

 

ZG0fRii.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy said:

Just checking to see if I've got this right....in 1/72, if I needed a decent AIM-7E, could I just use one of Hasegawa's 7M's and shorten the conduit?  Or, what else am I missing?  

Not sure about the physical aspect but if you are replicating the “dogfight” version of the E (E-2 possibly?), they had unique markings on the forward control surfaces. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy said:

Thanks folks, much appreciated!

 

John, it'd be for an F-4D at Udorn, Thailand (Vietnam war of course), in about 1971.  So I'm guessing the E-2.  What were the unique markings?

l_32-028f.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/28/2020 at 8:27 AM, Finn said:

Also the M has 4 target detectors, the brown stripe between the radome and yellow stripe in the first pic. A few E pics here:

 

https://lastcow.smugmug.com/Military/J-Bemiss-USAF-Photos/

 

 

and here:

 

https://366th-tfw.net/bruce-hill_photos4.htm

 

Jari

Thanks Jari. Just to remind that I had this file a long time. I live in Thailand for 6 years now. I've been close to Udon, but never got to stay and watch what is left of this. But speaking for scenery in common, not much has changed. The pink bus is still driving around. Such a great link this.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW, the AIM-7M had the blunter Von Karman radome, but I don't think the various kit makers have ever noticed that.

 

Regards,

Murph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Murph said:

BTW, the AIM-7M had the blunter Von Karman radome, but I don't think the various kit makers have ever noticed that.

 

Regards,

Murph

Actually the Revell-Monogram 1/32 scale kit has some nice AIM-7 F/M with the correct radome.

Scout

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
22 hours ago, SCOUT712 said:

Actually the Revell-Monogram 1/32 scale kit has some nice AIM-7 F/M with the correct radome.

Scout

 

The Von Karman radome was introduced during the AIM-7F production run, so some had it, some didn't.

 

Regards,

Murph

Edited by Murph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Zoukei-Mura 1:48 Phantoms gives you four sets of sprues with missiles, and two sprues have bodies and fins for what appears to be AIM-7Ms.  The nose cone is a noticeably more blunt than the AIM-7Es.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...