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Murph

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  1. Murph

    Superheat Memorial Blog

    Good deal. Tom and I traded a few stories about flying fighters over the years and the differences between Navy and Air Force ops; he will be missed. Regards, Murph
  2. Murph

    1/72 Viggen Question

    Part G2 is the spacer. On the AJ-37 I think part K6 replaces it. Regards, Murph
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    1/72 Viggen Question

    They have a spacer to insert in the fuselage to account for the extra length of the JA-37; I would imagine that's the reason for the unusual breakdown of the fuselage parts. Regards, Murph
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    1/72 Viggen Question

    Can the new Tarangus JA-37 kit be used to build an AJ-37? There appears to be parts for both in the kit. Regards, Murph
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    Tarangus 1/72 JA 37 Viggen

    Can the Tarangus JA-37 kit be used to build an AJ-37? There appears to be parts for both in the kit. Regards, Murph
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    Tornado luftwaffe early service weapons

    I don't think there were too many strike missions (versus strategic missions) that called for two nukes due to range considerations. From talking to people that actually sat Victor Alert the standard load was just one weapon, with the exception of the F-111 on occasion. Regards, Murph
  7. Murph

    Tornado luftwaffe early service weapons

    Thank you for the info and picture; I'll assume the right center station was probably available for special weapons too. Regards, Murph
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    Tornado luftwaffe early service weapons

    As long as it was mentioned on page 1, does anybody have an idea on what station the Tornado IDS would carry a B61? Regards, Murph
  9. Murph

    First MiG kill in Vietnam War

    And then there's Capt Don Kilgus' F-100D gun kill of a MiG-17 on 4 April 1965. That was not awarded for political reasons. Regards, Murph
  10. Murph

    Question about F-15C ordnance, please

    Nope, purely for the weight and secondarily to give the weapons troops some practice in uploading and downloading. The AIM-7 shapes, for instance, had a marked effect on the ability to point the nose in a slow speed fight, as you would expect when you add 1,000 pounds forward of the CG. There's no reason to use them for anything other than weight, since a radar missile provides no cockpit feedback, unlike an IR missile. Regards, Murph
  11. Murph

    Question about F-15C ordnance, please

    They're ballasted shapes that simulate the weight and drag of the real missile to familiarize the pilot with what effect live missiles would have on maneuvering. The same thing was done with the AIM-7, when that was the primary armament of the F-15A/C, except they were invariably mounted on the forward intake stations, because that had the greatest effect on handling. Regards, Murph
  12. Murph

    Tricky USAF Phantom question

    Definitely the case. Even if they maintained the names of the assigned personnel, they would not have a list of which names were on which jets. At best they might have some unpublished photos, but even there it's doubtful. With the various personnel cuts made in the last decade a lot of the support functions are no longer filled, and unit historian is very low to non-existent on their list of priorities. Regards, Murph
  13. Murph

    Mirage F1s cockpits in detail

    Cool, thanks for posting. Regards, Murph
  14. Murph

    The Last F-8 Gun Kill

    Wolfpak Decals did that jet on sheet 72-061. LINK They are sold out at their website, but Fantasy Printshop in the UK (who prints the decals for Mark at Wolfpack) still has it in stock. ANOTHER LINK Regards, Murph
  15. Murph

    The Last F-8 Gun Kill

    I'd go with Nichols' kill for historic reasons; that was the last gun kill in any form achieved by the U.S. Navy. Those markings are also rarer than the VF-24 markings. Regards, Murph
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