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  1. Or has it was known in the RAF "stick to seat interface"
  2. I was at Hollywood (between Craner and the exit of the first corner) at least we saw Andretti race !!! for half a lap.
  3. No its Not, the RAF call them what they call them, it drummed into you on basic trade training chocks, locks, bungs and blanks when ever a jet is on the ground.
  4. But its a UK jet operated by HM armed forces. USAF has their own jargon plus their own systems.
  5. Looks like the early F1's used the 8 hole too.
  6. I think I answered that in the question Why do people call Intake and Exhaust Blanks...... FOD covers. In my time on Lightning, Jaguars and Tornado's they were always know as blanks. The only covers were the Pitot, and covers that when over things like Canopy's Main wheels, theses were only used for storage or if a jet was left outside. Bungs went it little holes (static vents and the likes). Locks when in movable things like undercarriage, arrestor hook and canopy some times things like airbrakes when you was working on the system and didn't want them closing on you.
  7. Why do people call Intake and exhaust blanks..... FOD covers ? after all FOD is actually Foreign Object Damage
  8. Glad you mentioned this just checked mine bought direct from Airfix when it first released and its the same as yours. On to Airfix's website to order another.
  9. RBF pennants you've use are the American style. The RAF style are different UK style.
  10. in the walk round section Here
  11. Is this the same Kev Gregory that was on 431MU 87-88ish?
  12. 36 Sqn err not an RAF Tornado Sqn. As for the engines they've included the wrong spec of oil tank on the engines the kit version is from the Mk 101 and early engines uk based Tornados had mk101s RAFG sqns had Mk103s. The big give away is the shape mk 103s (and the F3s Mk104's) had a round oil tank.
  13. The reason the F2A's didn't use Redtops was down to the Early variant of the radar fitted to the F2A. Redtop's came in on the F3 onwards when the upgraded radar was availably.
  14. Cracking Lightning build. has the seat moved?
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