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  1. The wing to fuselage transition was originally the same on B-52G and B-52H models. When the B-52Gs were modified to carry Air Launched Cruise Missiles (ALCM) the wing root fairing or strakelet was added. This was part of the SALT II agreement of 1979 so that ALCM-armed B-52Gs could be visually identifed by Soviet satellites. The B-52Hs were not modified as it was known that they could all carry ALCMs. The test shot would appear to be a pre-ALCM B-52G.
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    Airfix 2019

    It is dangerous to say something would never happen. The following is a quote from the Arthur Ward book " The Boys' Book of Airfix" ( page 133 in my copy). "Peter Allen ( a senior designer at Airfix) told me that, before their collapse, Airfix amortised the cost for their new 1/600 scale battleship King George V over a forecast 25 year period"
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    Tamiya Polycarbonate Paints

    The Polycarbonate paints are designed for use on the clear Lexan bodies found in Tamiya R/C car kits. These car bodies flex a lot when the cars are bumped around and the polycarbonate paint is designed not to flake or peel from the car body. It will etch/melt conventional polystyrene kit parts hence the warning on the Tamiya website.
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    Meteor NF engine nacelle size

    According to John's letter to SAM the NF.14 was the same length as the NF.12 at 49ft 11 in rather than the traditional quoted length of 51 ft 4 in so the error is 17 inches.
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    F-111E and F

    There was an Xtradecal sheet X01072 which had an option for 67-0120/UH with Special markings for the CO of the 20th TFW. Hannants still have stock of Modeldecal Sheet 37 which has an option for an F-11E with a white tail in 1976 Bicenennial markings https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MD037
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    Revell 1/48 f-15e

    The reason you can't find it is that Revell discontinued the kit last year.
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    Saab Draken colours

    I have dug out some notes on Swedish colours I was given by the Swedish AF SIG years ago. The colours for the Draken are given as - uppersurfaces - 328 Dark Olive green and 438 Dark Blue Grey with undersides in 058 Light Blue Grey. suggested FS Matches for the 3 colours were 34086 for the Dark Olive Green, 34052 for the Dark Blue Grey and 35237 for the Light Blue Grey. The Scale Aircraft Modelling Aircraft in Detail article on the Draken (Vol 7/9 June 1985) gave the same FS matches for the upper surface colour but FS 36152 for the undersides
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    HELP! Matte Cllear Coat Dried WHITE!

    XF-6 is flat copper - I think you mean XF-86
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    HELP! Matte Cllear Coat Dried WHITE!

    There's also Tamiy's own flat/matt varnish - XF-86 xf-68
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    FS36081 Spray

    How about this jar from Tamiya Tamiya 46 ml mixing jar 46 ml capacity is slightly more than 3 pots of Humbrol/Revell/Xtracolour 14 ml enamel.
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    Malta Spitfire Colour Scheme

    Only problem is that, having corrected 157 Azure Blue, Humbrol decided to stop production of the colour. They stopped making it about 18 months ago.
  12. Both kits are due for release in the UK in mid-February
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    Phantom FG.1 XV571 43 Sqn 1986 special markings

    Modeldecal sheet 89 had an option for the aircraft with the checks on the spine and there are photos of XV571 with the spine checks in the instructions - all taken in August 1986. It must have been a short-lived scheme as the spine checks were missing when the aircraft appreared at the 1986 Leuchars airshow a month later in September.
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    Revell 2018

    While the Technik kits look interesting the prices don't . The UK RRP for the 1/32 Ju 88A-4 is £159.99.
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    Can anyone ID this Tempest F.6?

    In the book "Cold War Shield" Volume 1, Roger Lindsay describes a few 249 Squadron Tempests including NX232/S - Aluminium finish, red/white vertically divided spinner, and a black elephant on a yellow disc on a red panel on the nose. Could this be the aircraft in the photo with the code "S" in an angular font just visible behind the roundel.