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  1. Has anyone spied anything mistakenly loaded onto the Airfix site recently? Only ask because last year they accidently put the Sea Vixen (only on for a day i think before removing) on before it was announced at Telford.
  2. Airfixs 1:72 Tornado GR offering is certainly long overdue replacing, but there again so is their F3 and Jag. New tools of which would all be most welcome
  3. Well i`ll chuck my few pennies worth in and predict the majestic queen of the skies, Shorts Tucano in 1:72 for 2020. Keeps inline with recent series of trainer offerings, will sadly be gone by 2020 (keeps with Airfix releasing things that have just gone ie Harrier & Sea King). Plus wonder if this is a clue? Linton Visit
  4. Luftwaffe can happily paint their Typhoons due to the difference in finish, UK and Italy (i think) have a "stealthy/low observation finish whereas German and Spain have just a standard finish at least thats how it used to be causing fun in the common spares concept.
  5. Well re-pop of 48th Toom, Shack 3 and the Chinook MH-47 (HC3/5) are all nice kits to look forward to next year for me, especially so when the Toom and Shack will no doubt be discounted by a nice amount by retails. May even go in for the 94 Benetton as well
  6. Airfix had the 1:48 Sea Vixen up for pre-order the other day but now it seems to of vanished? Possible glitch accidentally releasing it to the website?? Got to admit i`m finding the advent calendar a tad boring too this time
  7. I really don`t understand this grief from Airbus/Saab about not considering their paper plane, i mean surely thats like Vauxhall moaning at me for buying a Ford in which case i`d be informing them where to stick it! Or am i just a politically incorrect dinosaur?
  8. There are indeed already a number of PC-9`s sorry i mean T-6`s at Valley with more on the way as the Tuc replacement readying for taking over training next year. Interesting to see if Wedgetail is indeed purchased and what token number we do indeed buy, we bought 7 E-3`s and i think currently have 5 (?) still operational due to one thing and another so will that be the precident for a purchase of 5 or will they go for 7 again or even dare i say as low as 3??
  9. Be interesting to see how many F-35B`s we initially get and operate as i seem to remember we`re only getting X number of them to begin with then poss buying the rest over some many years? As such joint operating could be erm interesting with some unhappy campers as there were in the days of joint harrier ops. My main thought about the carrier is that with ever dwiddling budgets and therefore aircraft numbers (these beasties ain`t cheap!) surely to maintain training needs and maintenance down time very few airframes will be available for ops?? As for COD, how
  10. Cough C-130 HERCULES cough A new tool would appeal to world wide sales, i would certainly expect with say an H model kitted it would sell very well as from that alot of different variants and operators could be produced
  11. Fail to see how this will increase the throughput of pilots as surely they`ll have the same number of jets available and instructors? With reducing numbers of aircraft physically available i fail to see how training requirements will be met for both UK needs and those of overseas air forces we currently train
  12. So another year and more sales of MoD property, granted this and Linton have bother been known about for awhile now. But none of this is any surprise when the budgets are being fiddled thesedays, in recent years Foreign aid, MoD pensions and the nuclear deterent which all used to be seperate items with their own budgets have been fudged i mean levered into the defence/MoD budget. The result of this is that with the defence budget still remaining around the 2% of GDP there really is very little cash left over for such things as actually operating and maintaining equipment/infrastru
  13. Speaking of the Airfix erm yes Eurofighter Typhoon you say i saw last night that the starter set was on sale in Asda for i think £8, surely a sign a much needed replacement is coming??
  14. Good to see sheets being put together by Xtradecal, a dedicated 56 sheet is a surprise. As others have said plenty of scope for more sheets with a few squadrons not being represented here 5, 23, 29, 65/229 plus all markings are from late in F3 service so some 80`s - 90`s markings would be nice. Maybe a sheet could be done solely of special schemes/tails?
  15. Given that Airfix (Hornby) are obviously looking for subjects that will produce the best possible return short term and continued returns going forward then i would of thought a few subjects instantly spring to mind such as a new tool Hercules? Yes a licence fee would have to be paid but as the only game in town as a new tool (and hopefully accurate) and with many users across the globe it would sell quite nicely, as well as hopefully help Airfix get a nice foothold in the US merket. There are of course other subjects to consider such as already mentioned F-35/JSF, Typh
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