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Roof Rat

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    1/48 Fleet Air Arm & Post War Aviation.

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  1. Hello Hook and luis Pacheco thank you for your reply's even if they have left me slightly confused (I'm at that sort of age) let me explain. I understood that the TM upgrade was put in place after the Terminator 2020 program was completed, it was an upgrade of none Terminator airframes that concentrated on the air-to-air role and not the air-to-ground role of the terminator. Please see below (I hope the link works ok) if not I've added the relative information below, information from siyah gri beyaz. https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=tr&u=https://www.siyahgribeyaz.com/2015/03/turk-phantomlar.html&prev=search Terminator II and Şimşek Projects Terminator shortly after the completion of the project, Turkey has started to evaluate the modernization package that includes a second 48 aircraft. In the Terminator II project, which includes the renewal of the F-4Es of the 112 and 172 Fleets to keep the air-air capabilities in the foreground, the contribution of the domestic defence industry was envisaged to be increased. Contract negotiations with Israel were cancelled in 2005 due to the cost of up to USD670 million. Soon after, a more limited-scale improvement program was launched in February 2006, under the name of Şimşek, covering 16 F-4Es in the 112th Fleet (172nd Fleet, the Commander F-4E's other end-user, It would be temporarily extinguished until 35s came into service). Within the scope of the Şimşek project, LN-100GT integrated INS / GPS navigation system, CDU-900Z flight management system, IFF Mod IV and MXF-484 VHF / UHF radio were installed on the aircraft. The first prototype made its first flight on 22.12.2009 and the first delivery was made on 02.03.2010. With the project completed in 2011, the aircraft renamed F-4E / TM were planned to serve at least until 2014-2016. However, these planes withdrew from the flight in June 2012 much earlier than expected, and 112th Fleet began to borrow some of the 111st Fleet's F-4E / 2020s. Thank you for your help, if anybody can add to this that would be a great help. Cheers RR (Chris)
  2. Hello all It's me again with another Phantom question. What does the TM stand for in the F-4E/TM & RF-4E/TM Turkish Phantoms. I understand it refers to a modification/update but I can't find any info into what the modification/update was, and when it was introduced. Can anyone help? Cheers RR (Chris).
  3. Roof Rat

    RF-4E Phantom

    Good morning Gentlemen I'd just like to say thank you for taking the time to reply, the information you have passed on is gratefully appreciated. 72modeler I have added the websites you suggested to my favourites, also to help me understand the block number / aircraft serial number relation I have ordered a copy of McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Production and Operational Data from Amazon. Thank you again. Cheers RR (Chris)
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    RF-4E Phantom

    Hello all I've been going around in ever decreasing circles trying to find out from which construction block onwards did the RF-4E switch to the rounded nose profile for it's camera bays. Can anyone help? as always any information received will be greatly appreciated. Cheers RR (Chris)
  5. Good morning Dave Thanks for taking the time to reply, I've added your recommendation to my list, thank you. Cheers RR
  6. Hi Knikki Thanks for the recommendations I've ordered the book from Amazon and added the website to my favorites. Cheers RR
  7. Hello all I'm after recommendations for reference book(s) on Schnellboot's / S-Boot's. I've been dabbling on the internet gathering information on the subject, which I will confess up until a week ago I knew they existed but that was as far as my understanding of the subject went, so any recommendations will be gratefully received. Cheers RR (Chris)
  8. Hello Toby Looking through various books I've come up with the following, I hope it maybe of help and not a hinderance. Westland Wasp HAS.1 Four-blade main rotor, with all-metal blades carried on fully articulated hub. Torsion blade suspension system. Two-blade tail rotor with metal blades. Rotors driven through steel shafting. Primary gearbox at rear of engine, secondary gearbox at base of pylon, angle gearbox at base of fin, tail rotor gearbox at top of fin. Main rotor/engine rpm 1:71. Tail rotor/engine rpm ratio 1:15. Main rotor hub has drag and flapping hinges. Rotor brake standard. Tail rotor has flapping hinge. The Wasp had the ability of "negative pitch" from the rotor-blades which enabled the aircraft to "adhere" to the deck until the lashings were attached. Both the tail boom and main rotor blades were foldable to allow stowage. To help explain the technical aspect of the above statement maybe one of the very good ex-pilots or ex-mechanics that frequent here could help. All the best RR (Chris)
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    Telford 2019

    Hello all A very good buddy of mine is attending this year for the first time in ages, he's after recommendations for a good curry on the Friday night, he's staying at the P.I. in Telford but doesn't mind grabbing a taxi if required. Any help will be gratefully received RR
  10. Good morning Boman Thank you for your reply, information I will pass on. RR
  11. CT7567 Thank you for your very informative reply, information I will in due course pass on to my buddy. RR
  12. Hello I have a buddy who is about to start a conversion on a Tamiya 1/48 F-16C/N using the Wingman F-16D and CMK F-16I Sufa conversion sets to make a Singapore F-16D block 52+. His/my question is what type of Anti-Shipping missile would it carry, or other weaponry in the anti-shipping role. As always any information received will be gratefully appreciated. Cheers RR (Chris)
  13. Hello Orion (Dirk) hello all May I start by saying a big "Thank You" to Orion for taking an interest in this subject and making the effort to contact the Naval Air Arm Museum in Argentina, without his help I'd still be floundering looking for the information in the depths of the internet, Dank je Dirk. Secondly, I'm sorry for the delay in posting this reply Some of the information received was not in a format that my desktop could handle, this only concerned the pictures, I've had to add my own text as every time I copied a picture it would not include the text. If anybody would like a copy of the original reply please PM me your e-mail and I will gladly forward it to you. So below the reply received from the Argentine Naval Air Museum:- Subject: Grumman S-2E Tracker on board aircraft carrier ARA “25 De Mayo” ESM equipment. Use; For modelling the S-2E Tracker of the Argentine Navy during the Malvinas War In relation with your kind question, first I like to present our apologies for this late answer. The Tektronik 7L3 installation was a urgent measure to cope with the low frequency long range surface radar used by the UK as a primary long range Defense Radar. As you surely know in the S-2E model, we don´t use the upper radome that is present in your S-2A picture, instead the ALD-2B ESM antennas are installed inside the rounded wing tips, see my picture below: http://village.photos/images/user/9772e255-7296-4d31-b6ae-863b8d0d0a86/12a96126-6b9c-494f-bd5a-1b68bfad1639.png These pictures represent the standard combat weapons load, during Malvinas Conflict. The 7L3 antenna, was a blade type, AS-3808/ARC (see picture below) http://village.photos/images/user/9772e255-7296-4d31-b6ae-863b8d0d0a86/30d59e0e-53fa-42a9-8c63-027e80e3c8bb.jpg That antenna was installed on the upper side of the fuselage in between the escape hatches of the sensor operators. http://village.photos/images/user/9772e255-7296-4d31-b6ae-863b8d0d0a86/34b82a88-b90d-4d57-add9-8658ab639fa3.jpg To the right, the Tektronik 7L3. At left a simple laboratory oscilloscope. To connect to the antenna, just a simple video signal cable, http://village.photos/images/user/9772e255-7296-4d31-b6ae-863b8d0d0a86/c46d0730-980e-47f0-800e-91ebd1cd873f.png I hope these information fulfill your request. Ladies and Gentlemen I must apologise I'm no Bill Gates I've followed the procedure I've previously used to insert pictures successfully from Village Photos but I'm sorry to say all I'm getting is the script and not pictures (as you can see). If any of the MODs can help I would be very grateful. RR (Chris)
  14. Good afternoon Dirk PM on its way with my details Regards Chris.
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