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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".


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    Aircraft modeling, mainly British civil and military from 1930s.

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  1. The Lindberg kit is Gee Bee R1, race number 11, a winner of 1932 Thompson Trophy Race flown by Jimmy Doolittle. Here is a basic drawing of the R1 with fuselage frame works and cross sections. Hope this is what you are looking for. Jun in Tokyo
  2. I checked the book "Air war for Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete" and found a photo of the two captured Ro. 37s with the wings removed. The caption of the photo says that "Greek personnel dismantle two captured Meridionali Ro.37bis aircraft for shipment south from recently-captured Koritza airfield in January 1941. In the background is the crash-landed S.73, 606-7 (ex 1-LODI).", but there was no further information on the fate of these Ro. 37s. I don't think they flew again under control of the RHAF. Jun in Tokyo
  3. Though you don't have an extra interior, this scheme may be attractive. Jun in Tokyo
  4. According to ON SPARTAN WINGS, THE ROYAL HELLENIC AIR FORCE IN WORLD WAR TWO, the only Italian-built airplane used by the RHAF was an abandaned SM 79 which collided with three CR 42s in Korce and was repaired by Greeks. Jun in Tokyo
  5. The air intakes of the M and Super Fox are wider than those of the F/E as the more powerful engine needs more air. Tommy H. Thomason described this in his blog "Tailhook Topics". He also posted quite a lot of articles on the A-4 Scooter which may help your project. Jun in Tokyo
  6. It seems to be a special three-tone camouflage of Medium Grey FS 35237, European Green FS 34092 and Flat Black FS 37038. Jun in Tokyo
  7. There is a photo of the Norseman s/n 45-41749 with skis in postwar markings on page 125 of "Aircraft of the United States' Military Air Transport Service. 1948 to 1966" by Nicholas M. Williams. The photo was taken in late 1940s at Chandler Lake, Alaska and it looks like overall sliver doped, but with no arctic markings. According to this book, seven UC-64As were transferred from ATC to MATS when it was formed in June 1948. Jun in Tokyo
  8. An article in 15 February 1952 issue of the Flight magazine features a cutaway drawing of the cockpit section and diagram of the instrument panel. - 0410.html - 0411.html Hope these will help. Jun in Tokyo
  9. The F4F kit was released aroud 1967 along with the Zero, Bf-109G and Spit 22, but later than the SNJ, F4U and SBD. The kit is very basic, composed of only 11 parts including a display stand and it does not have U/C gears. Here's a sprew shot from ebay. Jun in Tokyo
  10. There are a few B/W photos of the Cuban olive drab Sea Furies in "Hawker Sea Fury in action" and "Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969" which show the inside the gear covers in a lighter color. It is very likely that the inside the gear covers as well as wheel wells were retained original color of silver dope. Jun in Tokyo
  11. Here are some contemporary color photos of clipped wing Spitfires. Some of them obviously have tinted cover and others look like to have tinted bulb. The last one is not in color, but it has apparently the tinted cover. Jun in Tokyo
  12. The clipped wing tips on the Mk. XII and early Mk.V were made of wood and did not have the nav lights. While, the subsequent Marks had the metal tips with nav lights. Jun in Tokyo
  13. Only one example (R7881) was converted to the night fighter late in 1941, being fitted with A.I. Mk.VI radar. Typhoon/Typhoon1a.jpg.html Jun in Tokyo
  14. Here are some photos from my library. They are rather poor in quality but hope they would be of some help. Cheers, Jun in Tokyo
  15. Excellent!! Actually they studied various cockpit arrangements including those with the ejection seats. Many thanks for sharing. Jun in Tokyo