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Roof Rat

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  1. Merry Christmas BM'ers one and all I hope you and your family's have a Happy Healthy and Safe 2021. RR
  2. Hello all Mystery solved!! Thanks to a PM conversation I've been having with wdossel he has come to the rescue, please see his reply. The antenna that you have circled is for the Airborne Microwave Refractometer (AMR). It had limited installation on Group 0 E-2Cs via Airframe Change 308 (AFC 308) and was eventually discontinued and not included on later models of the C or on the D. More specifically, what is circled is the tuned cavity assembly that contains a sampling cavity whose resonant frequency is directly a function of the refractive index of the atmosphere passing th
  3. It's now the 27th of the month and I still have not received my copies of Model Aircraft and Scale Aviation Modeller, this is the third month in-a-row they have not arrived without me emailing MA Publications to complain. I totally understand the difficulties companies are facing because of Covid-19, however other magazines I and my wife subscribe to arrive on or very close to on-time each month, in my opinion MA Publications are rubbish and I won't be renewing my subscriptions. Rant over RR
  4. The one and only bump on this, if no response I'll let it slip. RR
  5. Hello Do we have any members who live in Taiwan, I need a little help tracking down a Taiwanese kit manufacture. Any help will be gratefully appreciated. RR (Chris).
  6. Hi to you both Sorry for the confusion over the C/D prefix, my fault. Cheers Chris.
  7. Hello Andy Thanks for the reply it came from Airfighters.com https://www.airfighters.com/photo/219969/M/Japan-Air-Force/Grumman-E-2C-Hawkeye/34-3459/ Cheers Chris.
  8. Hello all Doe's anybody know what this is on the roof of a JASDF E-2D Hawkeye is please. Cheers in anticipation Keep safe RR (Chris)
  9. Hi Bozothenutter Just to add to the above, Valiant Airframe Album 2 by Richard A Franks states:- FB Mk.51 25 machines built under licence by Fokker for service with the MLD, identical to RN Mk.11 except for radio equipment. RR
  10. Goedenmiddag Bozothenutter Ik heb een klein stukje gevonden waarvan ik niet zeker weet of het helpt:- Sea Fury FB.51 Taak jager/bommenwerper Totaal in dienst. 25 Operationeel juli 1951 - januari 1957 In gebruik bij VSQ.3 en VSQ.860 In oktober 1946 werd een eerste order geplaatst voor de levering van 10 Hawker Seafury FMk.50 jagers. Een zeer snelle en wendbare jager, voorzien van een 5 bladige schroef en dankzij de opklapbare vleugels tevens geschikt voor het opereren vanaf vliegdekschepen
  11. Bu**er that!! With your permission Selwyn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6NnfRT_OZA RR
  12. Hello Mucker Woo I have copy of the plans that Chewbacca mentioned, if you PM me your postal address Ill get a copy in the post to you (in glorious colour at no extra charge) if you would like them. Cheers RR (Chris)
  13. Now that was very interesting Thanks for posting RR
  14. Good afternoon Just to say a big thank you to WV908 and James (71chally) for your replies, greatly appreciated thank you. Cheers RR (Chris)
  15. Good morning all I hope you are all keeping safe during these trying times, my question is: Not knowing that much about the Hawker Hunter were F.4s retro fitted with the dog-tooth wing ? if so for a conversion to a GA.11 as used by FRADU from Yeovilton would I be better of with the Airfix 1/48 F.4 or F.6. ? Thank you, keep safe. RR (Chris)
  16. Good afternoon Gentlemen Thank you for taking the time to reply, the information is greatly appreciated. I'm off to source a GWH Mig-29 9-12 Early and a set of Print Scale or Dream Model decals to go with it. Cheers RR (Chris).
  17. Hello all Could anybody please help and stop me going around in ever decreasing circles, which is the best/closest 1/48 Great Wall Hobby MIG-29 as used by the Iranian Air Force IRIAF. Would it be the 9-12 Early or 9-12 Late, I don't have a clue!!! I feel dizzy.... Cheers RR (Chris) Sorry if this should have been in Cold War
  18. 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://w
  19. 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).
  20. 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)
  21. 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)
  22. Good morning Dave Thanks for taking the time to reply, I've added your recommendation to my list, thank you. Cheers RR
  23. Hi Knikki Thanks for the recommendations I've ordered the book from Amazon and added the website to my favorites. Cheers RR
  24. 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)
  25. 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
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