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  1. The different coloured panels are actually a rubberised coating on the panels. Its along the whole belly too. Protection from stones etc when strip landing. The patch on the side mid fuselage is to protect from anything kicked up from the propellers. There is a different smaller sized patch on the left hand side of the fuselage as due to the direction the props rotate there is less chance of damage. The aircraft Js were all delivered in grey. Then they applied the green rubber coating and eventually they were all painted green. Extra stone protection also gets fitted to the aeri
  2. The main difference between the H pictured and the RAF K is that the K has a refuel probe and the main undercarriage sponsons are different. Also the K doesnt have the air con duct on the fwd left hand side. The other differences will be the various aerials as well as the defensive aids. But that depends on the era RAF K you want. Plus the stretch versions (C3) have an extra 100 inches at the front and 80 inches at the rear
  3. 3rd picture up from the bottom shows the forward urinal.
  4. This is a J model so the urinals are slightly different. The urinals in this picture are removable, the urinals on the K are not removable they just vent straight overboard via a couple of outlets on the underside near the ramp
  5. All RAF hercs usually have two ladders on board. One is a set of A frame steps that are extendable, used for servicing, can be found strapped down anywhere in the back. The other ladder is a fixed height ladder either stowed on the left in front of the U/C bay or fitted in position on the centre line to allow access to the centre escape hatch
  6. The two vents on top of the engine look like they will need moving back. They sit proud on the surface of the upper cowlings. There is a hole in the panel underneath the raised part.
  7. I am a lecky so I did play with them including hitting them with a broom handle. But they were usually retracted on the ground. Not sure at which point of takeoff/landing they were extended or retracted though
  8. The light extended is basically a dome shape the recess is a bowl that it fits into Like this one https://www.google.com/search?q=c+130+landing+lights&client=ms-android-samsung-gs-rev1&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi-8JPu8ujoAhUDnVwKHRKzBzEQ_AUoAXoECA0QAQ&biw=360&bih=572&dpr=3#imgrc=tJNlIdHdvV-8MM Ignore the actual bulb though as that's a more modern unit but the shape is the same.
  9. The lights under the wings are the landing lights. These are extended for use and retracted when not in use. The taxi lights are the lights located on each main undercarriage door. Regarding the wing tip lights there shouldn't be a cavity for them. The navigation lights on the wing tips sit proud of the surface
  10. Yes the lower anti collision light was on the centre line just aft of the nose undercarriage door. In that picture you can barely see the lights what you may be on about are the 2 missile sensors located either side of the navigation lights. When hercs had missile defences fitted the shape of the ducks bill changed to incorporate the sensors at an angle. If you zoom in on the picture in the link below it shows the same shape ducksbill as the kit and you can see the two navigation lights https://www.google.com/amp/s/nara.getarchive.net/amp/media/food-a
  11. The ducks bill is the furthest aft part of the aircraft. At the base of the tail, there will be two navigation lights side by side facing rear wards They can be seen in this pic, I know this is a J herc but the K had the exact same lights.
  12. A little bit further back than the crew door as the nose rear undercarriage door will be extended with the undercarriage down, and the strobe sits just aft of the door. Dont forget the navigation lights on the ducks bill or the ground anti collision beacon fitted at the bottom of the fin
  13. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/5931217 If you zoom in on this photo you can see the lower strobe light just behind the nose gear door. On stretched versions of the c130k it would be further back because of the extra fuselage plug inserted
  14. You would be correct in offsetting the elevators and rudder. They were not self levelling. Great work so far
  15. The little white light on the underside of the fuselage is actually a navigation light, which was usually removed and speed taped over when the aircraft was in strip prep. The anti collision light was just behind the nose gear bay
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