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  1. The flares which were manually thrown out were normally positioned in the right rear of the cabin, having no doors to open made it much easier: Jari
  2. The pic above is a CF-104D, only a few of them, the Mk II, had weapon capability As for the c/l pylon, i think it was a standard pylon, on the single seater it was semi submerged and thus at an angle. While on the dual it was on the belly. Jari
  3. Andy, some info here on the Type 1 Mk III: https://www.key.aero/forum/historic-aviation/146245-universal-bomb-carrier-information-wanted A bit here as well on page 233: http://hangarthirteen.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Pages_from_Army-Navy_Index_of_Aeronautical_Equipment_-_Volume_5_-_Armament_Section_3_Bombing-Ordnance_Equip.pdf Jari
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    Here are 2 other pics from that series: written on the back: On arrival at Brooklyn Cape Town, 4/12/44 Jari
  5. Finn


    Don't know if this has been posted before but a nice upper view pic of a Halifax: Jari
  6. Finn

    Lancaster Bomb Loading

    A Lanc about to get some 2000lb HC bombs. Jari
  7. Finn

    What a/c type

    The caption says it was in 1942 but doesn't say what type of aircraft: Jari
  8. Some more testing photos: https://postimg.cc/gallery/2eev002t0/ Jari
  9. Not a B43 or F-4 but a short clip showing Mk28RE being loaded on a CF-104: Jari
  10. Flying with a live weapon was very rare, if ever on fighter type a/c, but lots of practice shapes were dropped, tossed, lofted and laydown. Here is a report about the CF-104 in Europe in 1965 at a range in Holland: The BDU-8B bomb repair program in Holland has completed the following repairs: 16 tail sections 83 Centre sections and 98 parachutes have been repaired but none have been repacked due to an unsatisfactory condition of the deployment Bag. MCHQ has been requested to procure new stocks of deployment bags. The BDU-8/B was a practice version of the B43, at least 98 were dropped since they repaired 98 chutes. Jari
  11. Some walk around pics of various shapes: http://svsm.org/gallery/aircraft-equipment-weapons-nuclear Jari
  12. Here is a BDU-24/C training version of the B43: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6440690 Jari
  13. Here is one getting some BL-755s: just training weapons but the arming vane and markings on the bottom indicate they are BLs. I do believe Saudi Tornadoes used them and it was the Luftwaffe's anti-landing craft weapon of choice. Also the RAF Tornadoes used the RBL-755 during the Balkans War, just an addition of antennas forward of the fins is required to make them RBLs. I don't know about RAF Tornadoes in Germany during the last part of the Cold War but when i was stationed in Germany on the CF-104 and CF-18 the standard alert load was the BL-755, up to 5 on the CF-104 and 8 on the CF-18. Jari
  14. Finn

    Wellington Window

    It's hard to tell but if you look at the bottom of the fuselage the aerial seems to be located off center. Jari
  15. Finn

    Wellington Window

    Yes i know, i just added the extra photo to show the offset aerial. Jari
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