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Junchan

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    Aircraft modeling, mainly British civil and military from 1930s.

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  1. Hello Jun, your Facebook friend Neil here 😀

    1. Junchan

      Junchan

      Hi Neil, thanks for greeting.

  2. The Scimitar used the Ferranti Mk. 8 Gyro Gunsight the same as that of the Hunter and contemporary British fighters. http://sv06.wadax.ne.jp/~gunsight-jp/b/english/data/sight-e-e.htm I have no idea about availability of a 1/48 scale aftermarket Mk. 8 gunsight. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  3. You can download the Phantom FG Mk.1 Aircrew Manual from Aviation Archive blog. There are detailed diagrams of the front and rear cockpit in the manual. http://aviationarchives.blogspot.com/2016/11/phantom-fg-mk-1-aircrew-manual.html Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
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    B26 question

    To supplement Mike's post, here are close up photos of Flak Bait. https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/hatch-instal---escape-aft-door-assembly-martin-b-26b-25-ma-marauder-flak-bait/nasm_A19600297054 Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  5. The Air Britain Photo Library has some color photos of the ex-German Sea Fury TT. 20s. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/model/Hawker Sea Fury TT20 Here're photos of a Sea Fury with German registration. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  6. The Typhoon and Tempest Story by Chris Thomas and Christopher Shores has several photos of silver Tempest II. Those are VE865 W2-Y of 80 Sqn., PR674 FR-C of 135 Wing, PR772 OQ-R of 5 Sqn. and PR533 5R-V of 33 Sqn. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  7. Yes, I meant two photos of the camouflaged MiG-21MF. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  8. There are only two photos of the MiG-21MF in this book, on pages 112 and 130. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  9. The post war RNZAF Corsairs were installed with the rocket stubs. On page 197 of "Too Young to Die", there is a photo of the Corsairs with the rocket stubs aboard the HMS Glory. Here are some photos of the Corsairs being unloaded at Iwakuni in 1946. But never seen any Corsair actually armed with the rockets. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  10. Junchan

    P-51 antenna wires?

    This diagram shows the P-51D antenna configuration. I suppose that you're talking about the W-106 antenna wire from the fin to the head rest armor plate which was used for the two different purposes. On the early aircraft, D-5 and probably some D-10, the wire was used as an antenna for the SCR-274 radio which was replaced by the SCR-522 radio set on the late aircraft. The SCR-522 uses the antenna mast AN-104 instead of the W-106 antenna wire. The W-106 was used again at the end of the war and postwar for the BC-1206 radio range receiver. The Airfix decals depict a P-51D-10, 44-14207 so I assume this aircraft did not have the antenna wire. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  11. F-40 Nr. 30 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter Jabo Teil 2 calls for RAL 2005 Leuchtorange (Luminus Orange). The RGB or CMYK value of RAL 2005 is available here. https://rgb.to/ral/2005 Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  12. Here's a diagram of the Para-Pack installation. This is a C-47 of the 9th Troop Carrier Command with full Para-Pack load. This photo shows racks for Para-Packs. This C-47 of the 51st Troop Carrier Wing is loading Para-Packs in different configuration. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  13. The Dauntless normally parks with the flaps up as loss of hydraulic pressure allows the flaps to close. It is possible to lock the flaps in any intermediate position by setting the landing flap valve lever to Neutral position, however the Pilot's Handbook instructs not to park the airplane with landing flap selector valve in the neutral position. I have photos of a parked SBD and A-24 with the flaps down. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  14. The best reference comes to my mind is Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 by William T. Larkins. According to this book, Spain purchased two 4-ATs, these were NC 8406 and NC 9656. The first plane became EC-KKA and the second one became EC-WIO, operated by CLASSA. Later EC-WIO was sold to LAPE and the registration was changed to EC-RRA. China acquired a total of seven 5-ATs as listed in the book as follows. Hope this will help. Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  15. Junchan

    D4Y 'Judy' Questions

    Thanks Michael, as you said no D4Y had wing guns. D4Y4 had 2 nose guns only and with the rear gun removed.
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