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      DDoS and Brute Force Attacks   09/18/2016

      From the day following upgrade to the new forum software, 15th Sept until the 19th, we were under a concerted attack by a person or persons using a number of 'bots and other people's Proxy networks to carry out what is called a Distributed Denial of Service attack, which is a method by which these 'bots submit thousands of requests to the website per second to overload the server and bring the site to its knees.  While this was going on, they were also making Brute Force attacks on our remote communications port to try and breach the server so they could do anything from format the hard drives to change ownership of the site, and bombarding the mailserver with similar bogus requests, some of which left some rather telling details behind.  This was followed up a couple of days later with a further attack that left more data to sift through, which we have passed on to our IT forensics people.On the advice of our Lawyer and fellow member JohnT, we yesterday informed the National Crime Agency and requested their assistance with the matter, and in an ongoing dialogue with them to find the culprits, so we are allowing them access to the server and its logs.    We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days and a further evening we had to put up with some disturbance and interruption to the usually fast response of the website as we are seeing now that the attack has ended.  We will prevail, and don't worry about it.  We were the target, and these people will not win.  Karma will catch up with them   Mike, Greg, Dave & Julien.

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  1. I actually think the 19 shot would be preferred due to the extra punch, however weight with a full load and operating in hot climates may be an issue.
  2. Ghost scheme without a doubt. I've got a photograph taken in 1995 and it was in the Mod scheme by then.
  3. Looking at various photos it would appear that from the countries listed above only the Dutch still use the older AIM-9 16S210 pylon. Also the Belgians and Danish have carried out several rotations each to the Baltic region with their F-16AM's
  4. Both Netherlands and Norwegian F-16 have the extended para brake housing, no ECM fit in tail. All European F-16 A/B's are now up to MLU standard and are more or less the same with exception of the Portuguese a/c which operated 45 of the type in a mix of Blk15OCU and Blk15 a/c, but only the latter 20 were updated to MLU. Weapons for the Baltic Air Policing are Norwegian: AIM120 and IRIS-T with Sniper pod Netherlands: AIM120 and AIM-9M Portugal: AIM120 and AIM-9M with LITENING pod As for the strengthening plates, someone else will have to answer that one
  5. With exception to what's mentioned above you'll also have to source a set of unslotted rear stabilizers and remove the RWR blister from the top of the tail. Everything else looks good, you even get the IFR probe and choice of camera housings(Spain used both types).
  6. It's the same scheme that is found on the Hohenfel, Germany FOCT/JMRC Lakota's, this may help
  7. The loadouts I saw in Iraq varied, but a common one port to starboard was 2 TOW 7 Shot Zuni 7 Shot Zuni 4 Hellfire(sometimes only two were carried on a 4 shot launcher)
  8. There are still plenty of AH-1W's in service, with at least 6 units still flying them. Currently 22 MEU are carrying out combat ops against IS/Daesh with the AH-1W from onboard the USS Wasp (LHD1). Loadout is TOW/Hellfire/ 7 and 19 shot Zuni pods, or a combination of.
  9. Two photographs from 1970 of a Phantom FGR2 in Matt finish with Red/White/Blue roundels
  10. The YF-23 is longer than the F-22 by 2mtrs, and by nature of the overall shape in both they will take up more room than a F-4. The HB YF-23 is the only game in town, while the F-22 is a toss up between Academy and Hasegawa, both have good and bad points.
  11. Undercarriage, wheel bays, air brake housing are all Light Grey, BS626 XA1015 would do.
  12. Like Scoots I've never seen a Green floor in a Tonka cockpit in real life and I've been in plenty, although I've seen some pictures that do show it. How that came about I don't know? The whole tub is painted Dark Admiralty Grey with Black rubber inserts where the crews feet would be. DAG isn't available in the Xtracrylix range but FS16231 Dark Gull Grey is and is very close. The seats are painted Dark Sea Grey. All the colours are available in the Xtracolor(enamel) range
  13. Ramstein, with the 512th TFS/86th TFW
  14. I think the A-10 was the first combat a/c to roll out the Euro1 scheme, with the F-4E/G's appearing in the mid 80's. You might get some more info in here http://www.sharpshooter-maj.com/html/deploy80.htm
  15. That is one of the jets to have the GE engine/exhaust and NSI(small)intake, to build this jet you will have to buy the F-16C/N 'Adversary' box This link has very good information and explains what is meant by GE/PW exhausts and NSI/MCID intakes. http://www.usaf-sig.org/index.php/component/content/article/82-f-16-viper-faq-stuff-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-f-16cd