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Phone Phixer

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  1. Missiles carried at the time were AIM-9L Sidewinders on the Lau 7a launchers (wing pylon) and Skyflash in the fuselage recesses. The Lau-7a launchers were bolted to the sides of the inboard pylons, down at the lowest point. The RAF didn't use TER's as such, but modified versions called CBTE's (carrier bomb triple ejector) to take into account of the larger diameter of British 1,000lb bombs. These were only for the Phantoms ground attack role, not for air defence. As Ian says, in normal use "ballast sparrow" rounds were carried in the forward missile wells for C of G purposes. They were just shaped as sparrow missiles without the wings and fins, and painted oxford blue. The Sidewinders without wings and fins are acquisition rounds. The missile seeker head on a tube body, (some painted deep saxe blue, others a very light grey), so the pilot would be able to lock on to targets and get the "growl" tone in his headset. If there are photo's of more than 1 Sidewinder on the same pylon they are either acquisition or drill examples. The only time I know of live missiles being carried were for the final "Battle Flight" period before both Squadrons were disbanded. Both the blue jets were loaded for that time and carried out a ceremonial final battle flight scramble prior to being stood down. Explosive regulations were tightened up in 1989, there was a German farmhouse too close to the battle flight HAS's to have the full load of 4 x Sidewinders, so only 1 was loaded on each outboard lau on the inner pylons. The standard battle flight (QRA) load then was Sergeant Fletcher fuel tanks on the wing outboards, 1 Sidewinder on each inboard pylon, 4 x Skyflash on the fuselage stations and the SUU-23a gun pod on the centreline. Hope this helps. Rob (ex 19(F) sqn armourer).
  2. Nice tidy result. The single seat version is just as much of a PITA.
  3. The walkaround section of BM has a few pictures of the GR3 at Hendon. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/70835-hawker-siddeley-harrier-single-seater/
  4. Very nice return to the hobby. Looks great.
  5. It's carrying the single 1,000lb Paveway II (most likely enhanced PW II), not a 2,000lb Paveway III.
  6. Yet another great looking Jolly Rogers Tomcat, yum yum. Love the whole collection.
  7. You have done an excellent job in the build and finish of that Phantom. Issues I would pick out are with the Airfix product. Extra marks for the choice of Squadron, happy days.
  8. Welcome to the forum. That build is an excellent introduction. Great work.
  9. A phabulous Phantom, great work. The SEA scheme fits the Phantom perfectly.
  10. CBLS 200 was for the Tornado only in the RAF. Everything else used the CBLS 100.
  11. Wow, that looks incredible. A superb end result for all your hard work.
  12. Fantastic build, amazing paintwork. Shame you picked the lesser of the 2 Wildenrath sqn's . 19(F) ra ra ra.
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