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About Junchan

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  1. Junchan

    Belgian F-104 question

    Very close, but not the same. F-104G, Histoire du Lockheed Starfoghter en Service a L'Otan by Robert Verhegghen quoted the Belgian camo colors as Dark Green 24064, Tan 20219, Green 24102 and Grey 26622 while the US SEA colors were Green 34079, Tan 30219, Green 34102 and Grey 36622, as per the diagrams below. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  2. Junchan

    Harrier FRS1 Falklands War

    On page 207 of FALKLANDS The AIR WAR, there is a photo of the FRS. 1, ZA194/251 from 809 Squadron armed with two Sidewinders under each wing. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  3. Junchan

    Mig 25 RBT operators

    Hi Sean, According to the Red Star Volume 34, Mikoyan MIG-25 Foxbat, Guardian on the Soviet Borders, three MiG-25 RBTs were used by the Bulgarian AF and at least 5 were used by Iraqi AF. there are some photos in this book but, you can find photos by Googling with keywords "bulgarian mig-25 rbt" or "iraqi mig-25 rbt". Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  4. Junchan

    French use of Japanese aircraft

    I'm pretty sure that this site helps you a lot. http://www.ww2shots.com/gallery/v/Weapons_+military+equipment/Air+Force/Japan/Japanese+Aircraft+Captured+by+the+Allies/France/ Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  5. Junchan

    WWII Baltimore pic

    This photo is a part of the IWM photo collection and the image is available from the URL below. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205209407 The photo caption says as follows. Martin Baltimore Mark V, FW332 'R' "Redwing", of No. 13 Squadron RAF, taxies out for a night sortie over the Gothic Line at Cecina, Italy. The bomb-tally on the nose of the aircraft indicates that it had carried out a total of 80 operations, 66 of which were at night. It also appears in Ian Allan book, Pictorial History of the Mediterranean Air War Volume Two by Christopher F. Shores along with a closeup shot of the nose with the 7 crews standing in front of it. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  6. Junchan

    Ask all your Sea Fury questions here

    Hi Jim, Here are a couple of photos to show the camera window on each side. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  7. Junchan

    K5Y Willow - help with video info

    I have posted some diagrams from the original handling manual in my Frickr Photo Album. Those will help you when detailing up your model. https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums/72157633971637160 Jun in Tokyo
  8. Junchan

    K5Y Willow - help with video info

    The first half of the film was a part of news reel No. 157 of Japan News released in June 1943 and the last half was a part of No. 204 released in April 1944. Therefore all the K5Ys in news reels were painted usual orange yellow. Here are the link to the original NHK archives of Japan News. https://www2.nhk.or.jp/archives/shogenarchives/jpnews/movie.cgi?das_id=D0001300543_00000&seg_number=003 http://www2.nhk.or.jp/archives/shogenarchives/jpnews/movie.cgi?das_id=D0001300332_00000&seg_number=003 Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  9. Junchan

    Some questions on the Airfix Sea Fury

    Sorry for getting you confused. I mixed up the FRU with the FRADTU.
  10. Junchan

    Some questions on the Airfix Sea Fury

    Hi James, Here is a link to the photo album. http://www.dhc-2.com/Abbotsinch - HMS Sanderling.html Scroll down to half way. Jun in Tokyo
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    Some questions on the Airfix Sea Fury

    Thanks guys for your responces. I have checked the Sea Fury thread already, but found nothing answers to my questions. The bulges on the gear covers were introduced on the late aircraft after Korean War. I found a photo of WJ231 with these bulges taken in 1961, a decade earlier when the FRADTU was established. I think that the bulge was related with introduction of the longer stroke oleo to secure more clearance between the prop blade tips and ground. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  12. I got the kit a couple of weeks before and have checked it against the Sea Fury reference books and photos. I'm very happy with this kit in respect of the shape and details except for some minor drawbacks such as a lack of the gunsight. After weeks of reserch and check, I got the following questions. 1. What is the purpose of the tear-drop shaped bulge on the main gear cover and when it is introduced? 2. Why both the left and right ailerons droop when the wings are folded up? 3. The kit parts almost perfectly match with John Levy's MAP drawings. However the chord length of the tail plane is too narrow by about 2mm. How wide is the root chord of the real aircraft? Any information will be highly appreciated. Thank you inadvance for your help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  13. Though it is written in Spanish, "Historia de la Aviacion SEspanola" describes the Ejercito de Aire’s activity in Spanish Sahara on pages 295 to 300. I'm sorry that this book is no longer available and turns to a hard to find item. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  14. Junchan

    Painting German Aircraft Without Airbrushing

    Here are amazing examples of brush painted Luftwaffe camoufalge by a good friend of mine, Isomi-san. For more photos of his works, visit the following links. http://www.hyperscale.com/2018/galleries/bf109g5as48ki_1.htm https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Airfix Modelling Club kiyokazu Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  15. Junchan

    B24D Liberators in SEAC?

    According to the Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988 by James J. Halley, and Castal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and Their Aircraft by John D.R. Rawlings, the following Liberator IIIs were used in SEA. No. 159 Squadron: BZ906 (A) No. 160 Squadron: FK227, FK239 (B), FL911 (K), FL926 (J), FL929 (W), FL936 (V), FL940 (P), FL954 (H) No. 354 Squadron: FK 227 (T), FL912 (H later K) No. 355 Squadron: BZ848 (D), BZ923 (H), BZ955 (F) No. 357 Squadron: BZ847, BZ901 (U), BZ902, BZ909, BZ923 (W), BZ52, BZ954 (Y), BZ959, BZ956 (Z) The color profiles of the Liberators of the above squadrons can be found at www.rafweb.org. http://www.rafweb.org/Squadrons/Sqn Markings/SqnMark159-179.htm http://www.rafweb.org/Squadrons/Sqn Markings/SqnMark331-360.htm Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums