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rod mcq

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  1. Revell 1/48 f-15e

    The reason you can't find it is that Revell discontinued the kit last year.
  2. Saab Draken colours

    I have dug out some notes on Swedish colours I was given by the Swedish AF SIG years ago. The colours for the Draken are given as - uppersurfaces - 328 Dark Olive green and 438 Dark Blue Grey with undersides in 058 Light Blue Grey. suggested FS Matches for the 3 colours were 34086 for the Dark Olive Green, 34052 for the Dark Blue Grey and 35237 for the Light Blue Grey. The Scale Aircraft Modelling Aircraft in Detail article on the Draken (Vol 7/9 June 1985) gave the same FS matches for the upper surface colour but FS 36152 for the undersides
  3. HELP! Matte Cllear Coat Dried WHITE!

    XF-6 is flat copper - I think you mean XF-86
  4. HELP! Matte Cllear Coat Dried WHITE!

    There's also Tamiy's own flat/matt varnish - XF-86 xf-68
  5. FS36081 Spray

    How about this jar from Tamiya Tamiya 46 ml mixing jar 46 ml capacity is slightly more than 3 pots of Humbrol/Revell/Xtracolour 14 ml enamel.
  6. Malta Spitfire Colour Scheme

    Only problem is that, having corrected 157 Azure Blue, Humbrol decided to stop production of the colour. They stopped making it about 18 months ago.
  7. Both kits are due for release in the UK in mid-February
  8. Phantom FG.1 XV571 43 Sqn 1986 special markings

    Modeldecal sheet 89 had an option for the aircraft with the checks on the spine and there are photos of XV571 with the spine checks in the instructions - all taken in August 1986. It must have been a short-lived scheme as the spine checks were missing when the aircraft appreared at the 1986 Leuchars airshow a month later in September.
  9. Revell 2018

    While the Technik kits look interesting the prices don't . The UK RRP for the 1/32 Ju 88A-4 is £159.99.
  10. Can anyone ID this Tempest F.6?

    In the book "Cold War Shield" Volume 1, Roger Lindsay describes a few 249 Squadron Tempests including NX232/S - Aluminium finish, red/white vertically divided spinner, and a black elephant on a yellow disc on a red panel on the nose. Could this be the aircraft in the photo with the code "S" in an angular font just visible behind the roundel.
  11. Coastal Command Flying Boats mystery

    As Graham suggests the most likely place to see these type together would be at a test establishment such as the Maritime Aircraft Experimental Establishment at Felixstowe. The Singapore appears to be K4577. According to the Air Britain boook "The K File" K4577 spent time at MAEE from June to September 1935 after which time it left for the Middle East where it remained for the rest of its career before being SOC in 1940. The London looks like it might be K3560. Again, according to the Air Britain book, K3560 was at MAEE from July 1935 onwards. That would suggest the photos could have been taken some time in mid-1935 at Felixstowe.
  12. Falklands C130 Hercules what type ?

    Hercules C.1 had the short fuselage, the conversion to C.3 standard involves increasing the fuselage length by 15 feet.
  13. Falklands C130 Hercules what type ?

    Virtually all the Hercules fleet was involved in the campaign. At the time of the Falklands war the RAF was part way through the Hercules C.3 conversion program. The following had been converted to C.3 standard at the time of the Argentine invasion XV176, XV183, XV197, XV202, XV207, XV219, XV220, XV221, XV290, XV294, XV303 and XV305. XV188 and XV301 were under conversion and and returned to RAF service on 1st April and 19th May respectively. XV184, XV212 and XV217 remained under conversion throughout the war. A number of aircreft were fitted with additional additonal fuel tanks inside the fuselage to extend their range. The first extended-range aircraft to be deployed was XV196 which is known to have flown a mission to drop supplies to the ships "HMS Plymouth", "Irishman" and "Yorkshire" on 7th May. Similar missions were also flown by XV291. 16 Hecules C.1 were converted to C.1P standard with in-flight refuelling probes. 6 conversions were completed before the Argentine surrender - XV179, XV196, XV200, XV206, XV218 and XV291. 4 of these deployed to Wideawke before the end of the war. XV200, which performed the first mission on 16th May, XV200, XV196 and XV218. 4 aircraft were converted to C-1K tanker aircraft, XV192 XV201, XV204 and XV296 but none saw service until after the campaign was over.
  14. Revell 1/48 Tornado ADV

    The kit is scheduled for release in September.
  15. Hermes Air Group

    846 NAS had 9 Sea Kings on board HMS Hermes when the carrier left the UK on 5rd April. ZA298/VA, ZA291/VB, ZA290/VC, ZA299/VE, ZA292/VH, ZA293/VK, ZA295/VM, ZA311/VP and ZA294/VT. 4 were detached to Wideawake Airfield on 17th April, ZA291, ZA295, ZA298 and ZA299 with the other 5 remaining on board Hermes when she went South. A further 846 NAS 3 Sea Kings were embarked on HMS Fearless when she left the the UK, ZA296/VF, ZA297/VG and ZA310/VS. These aircraft also joined the 4 Wideawake Airfield detachment and were later joined by ZA312/VW which was flown out to Wideawake by a Heavylift Belfast and ZA313 which was transported to Wideawake on HMS Intrepid. ZA313 was allocated code VZ but this was never worn by the Sea King during the campaign. The 9 aircraft of the Wideawake detachment later went south on board 4 ships; Canberra - ZA299, Elk -ZA291, ZA295 and ZA312, HMS Fearless ZA296, ZA298 and ZA310 and HMS Intrepid ZA297 and ZA313. If you want to build ZA298 it looks like it never operated from Hermes during the campaign after it left Hermes at Widawake on 17th April. It remained at Wideawake until 8th May when it embarked on Fearless and remained with that ship until 27th May when it moved to a FOB near San Carlos. It re-embarked on Fearless on 16th June and left for the UK onboard Fearless on 24th June, arriving back at Portsmouth on 13th July.