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  1. Looks nice! Did you scratch-built the rocket rails?
  2. Impressive collection of an often-overlooked early jet. At some point, the F/RF-84 might well have been West Europe's most important military jet. Have you tried the Sword-kit?
  3. Fascinating, but odd project. I wonder whether a KC-130 refueling two V-22 would be a superior concept. With these huge draggy and heavy floats the advantage of the Hercules over two V-22 in terms of payload can't be that large. In addition, I think the idea that a floatplane can land everywhere on water is a bit misleading. Such a floatplane would be quite restricted to smooth waters in protected bays or lakes. Therefore, a tiltrotor (or large helicopter) might be more flexible for the insertion/extraction of special forces and the like.
  4. Border flying certainly yes, but most likely no flights through the Berlin corridors because West German aircraft (civil and military) were not allowed to fly to West Berlin during the Cold War. Odd times ...
  5. Very nice model from a certainly not so easy-to-build kit. BTW the Pembrokes from this unit also had a SIGINT/ELINT-role. This probably adds some further interest to this aircraft.
  6. Good job! A very clean built. Regarding the real thing, I always wondered what on earth did they think when they put that long-range tank asymmetrically under one wing? A drop tank or a slipper tank under the fuselage looks so much more logic and simple (and it worked on the Spitfire later).
  7. Great looking model! This must have been a fiddly construction. I wonder whether "ambulance version" would be a more fitting expression in English than "sanitary version", but I am also no native speaker.
  8. Good job! Great looking model. Nice to see that the Eduard kit has extended leading-edge slats and dropped flaps. Most Bf-109 in 1/72 kits lack these feature although they are very prominent on the real thing.
  9. It's really a pity that there is no good kit of the two-seater Hunter. It is such an elegant plane. But you have done very good job on this one. It looks great in the colorful and weathered paint scheme.
  10. When the PR9 was still based at Malta, the wing tanks were not that rare, see John Visanich's photos on www.airhistory.net (or the one posted above). Pictures of a hemp-coloured PR9 with these tanks, however, are rare, but see here: https://www.airliners.net/photo/UK-Air-Force/English-Electric-Canberra-PR9/1036707?qsp=eJwtjDEOwkAMBP/imgYiKNJBRQcFBa1lryAicCfbEpyi/J27QDc7K81Ekl6BT1xKBvXkYJM7rSiz8dOpn%2BiB8k6mlel6XHfbenqyOJQqlAN7EeSA/v3JFNYuuCydW%2BtuGsLOv9Xt6tTB88hLBcHDSPP8BTGhLhk%3D
  11. Well done! I always liked PR Spitfires, so it is good hear that this is a decent kit.
  12. Looks great! The arrestor wire makes it look very dynamic.
  13. Well, Bauernadler ("peasant's eagle") seems to be a term used for several solid, widely-used, but rather unimpressive aircraft. I heard the Cessna 172 called so as well. But the Dornier was definitely known by this name, too. Some day, I would like to build one, too. The Do-28 is really a typical aircraft for the 1970/80s Luftwaffe. Each flying unit seems to have had a couple of them. After the end of the Cold War, however, in times of tight defense budget, the Do was retired without replacement. I suspect, one of the main missions of the Do-128 in the Luftwaffe was to create work for Dornier...
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