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  1. Rushton Target Towing Winch

    Hi, I've got some pages from the Rushton Winch servicing manual that also includes details for the targets. PM me if you're interested and I'll send you a pdf of the pages. XVTonker
  2. Falklands C130 Hercules what type ?

    The C.1's & C-130K's were based on Ascension Island with the C.1s being tanked by the K's and supplemented by the Victor K.2's. The Victors also stepped in on a number of occasions when the Herc tankers were U/S. Xvtonker
  3. Yes, it is a lot, but you're getting a resin kit with a length of just short of 12 inches and a 17 inch wingspan. That's a lot of aeroplane... XVTonker
  4. Tornado when "parked",question on the position of the wings

    The GR Tornado's always had their wings in the fully forward position on the ground. The only time this wasn't the case was in Bahrain during Op Granby/Desert Storm where the four aircraft located on the old RAF Muharraq site were positioned in Dutch barn hangars. The fully forward wingspan was greater than the width of the Dutch barn (found out the hard way when a wing tip was damaged after colliding with one of the hangar uprights). After that the wings were slightly swept back so that the aircraft could taxi in & out of the hangars safely. XVTonker.
  5. Why no injected 1:48 Scimitar ?

    Problem was that there is a limited faction of 1/32 loving modellers... Now if it had been in 1/48 scale!! XVTonker
  6. Grand Slam v MOAB

    And AIM72 is in the process of producing the MOAB!! XVTonker
  7. Why no injected 1:48 Scimitar ?

    Sorry Wez, I have to disagree with you, there have been 1/48 kits of the Vampires, Venoms, Lightning's & Canberra's, so let's have a 1/48 kit of what I think was one of the most important FAA jets ever. However, I do agree that it's about time we had a new 1/48 kit of the Hunter, maybe with bolt on kits to make any of the marks produced? And that comes from a former crab fat!!!! XVTonker
  8. 1/144 R-4360 Wasp Major resin engines

    Mike, PM sent XVTonker
  9. Meteor NF.14 1/48?

    Sorry to keep you all on tenterhooks, but hope to have some more news very shortly XVTonker
  10. Novelties Roden 2017

    Ha, I weep for them Mike..... That'll teach them to keep them as an investment. XVTonker
  11. Meteor NF.14 1/48?

    Can't say too much at this time, but there may be some news coming out of AIM72 in the not too distant future regarding a full suite of night fighters in 1/48 scale. XVTonker
  12. Victor Vagaries

    Some really nostalgic images there for me, especially XH672 and I recognised many of the crew. I spent many hours working on XH672/Maid Marion particularly when she ran of the runway at Offutt AFB, Nebraska (hence the 'I ran Offutt' cartoon on the entrance door wind break). We had to change the nose & main undercarriages after she ran across a ditch and slid sideways down the slope at the side of the runway. The video of her landing with the Starboard RAT scoop out is probably because the Stbd engines hade been throttled right back after landing. The same is for the video of the Victor landing with both scoops out. If they had either switched the generators offline (running off the Artouste) or the engines had been throttled right back then the scoops would extend. XVTonker
  13. Feeling the Water

    You're absolutely right Eric, but then again it wasn't the best model on the market and had a lot of issues. My thoughts are that a new tooling version might be more successful. Then again, that's the aim of the post. Thanks again I really appreciate your input. XVTonker
  14. Feeling the Water

    I'm posting this topic to feel the water to see if there is any interest in a manufacturer developing & marketing 1/72 & 1/48 versions of the Beagle B.206R & RAF CC.1 Basset. It's very early days, but if I can get some feedback from the Britmodeller community as to interest & numbers I will then start discussions to see if anyone out there would be willing to look at designing and manufacturing kits, probably a limited run. Thanks for looking XVTonker
  15. Victor Vagaries

    I'm really dredging the brain here, but as far as I can remember the RAT scoops retracted when the engines reached 63% (?) power and remained retracted unless a situation arose where the combined engine power on either side fell below this level in flight. The RAT scoops would then automatically extend and operate the two generators installed in the rear fuselage area under the fin. On landing the scoops would remain shut until engine shutdown and the engine power once again dropped below 63%. It's amazing what springs to mind after working on the beast for 6 years, especially after 28 years....... XVTonker