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Irish 251

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  1. Irish 251

    AIM 1/72 DC-7 B and C Resin Conversion Set

    Pan Am and South African DC-7Bs had the nacelle "saddle tanks" like the DC-7C. Douglas DC-7B ZS-DKE c/n 44911 South African AW 'Reiger' by Batman_60, on Flickr
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    Gloster Meteor T7 VW427 looking for info

    I'm struggling to see a difference in the nose shape. If you peruse other T.7 images I don't think there is really a flatter than normal shape. It may just be an optical illusion. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/model/Gloster Meteor T7/30/?
  3. Irish 251

    1/48th Hunter - 4 FTS Valley

    Note that the F.6 depicted seems to have had no guns fitted, hence no gunsight and no Sabrinas.
  4. Irish 251

    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    Yes, returning from Baldonnel, where they were based for the Bray Air Display over the weekend.
  5. Irish 251

    C-119C, Armée de l'Air, Hanoi, 1954...

    IIRC the kit nosegear doors are inaccurate - much too long compared to photos. This is easily fixed and worth doing.
  6. Irish 251

    IAC vampire T11 pilots suit and aircraft scheme

    I've never seen a photo of an Irish Vampire in service with underwing tanks. However the preserved serial 185 does carry them now.
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    IAC Fouga Magisters

    The Maxwell/Brinzan book states that for longer flights the larger ferry tanks with a capacity of 230 litres could be fitted. These were made of a composite material whereas the smaller tanks (125 litres) were metal. The unpainted tanks were the composite ones and the absence of paint was to make it easier to inspect them for cracks, as the French had encountered problems in this regard. The inference in the book is that the small tanks were what was normally fitted.
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    US Navy to buy an RAF C-130J

    Isn't it a PR/recruitment tool, not unlike the UK's own display team? This "ZH" serials list shows four Hercules C.5s (short-body variant) withdrawn so far, with two destined for the Bahrain AF (another well-off nation, I think). http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=ZH
  9. Irish 251

    British Caladonian +

    Great photos. I'm inclined to think those images are from 1980 or later, given the bold style of BCAL titles on almost all of the machines, and also the final Dan-Air livery. The BCAL VC10s had all been disposed of by 1974. http://www.vc10.net/History/other_operators.html#British Caledonian
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    1/72 Airfix Phantom FG.1 (R.A.F.)

    The RAF operated the FG.1 (Nos. 43 and 111 Squadrons).
  11. Very nice. A small comment if I may - the P-8 does not have the eyebrow cockpit windows.
  12. Irish 251

    HC.4 junglie questions

    Yes, it is Portrush, September 2009.
  13. Irish 251

    HC.4 junglie questions

    Definitely tinted in this 2009 view. ZF121 Sea King HC.4 by Irish251, on Flickr
  14. Irish 251

    Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Well, the squadron had two grey/green ones at Greenham Common that summer so you are probably correct in your recollection. It took several years for the fleet to be repainted, I think. XV574 Phantom FG.1 by Irish251, on Flickr
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    Old Airliners Pre 1976

    Interesting shots. The Aer Lingus 737 was EI-ASK, leased from United on two occasions, with a different colour scheme each time.
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