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Sonoran

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  1. Sonoran

    colours

    F-5 aggressors have been around for going on 50 years, in both the USAF and the Navy. You need to narrow your question WAAAAAAAY down
  2. Sonoran

    Yippee!

    No. Warren had original Kodachrome 25 slides he had shot, and it was a very orange red.
  3. Sonoran

    SNJ on USN flat tops in December 1941

    I need to see photographic proof that there was an SNJ on a fleet carrier in 1941. I have been looking at photos from that time period for most of my life, and I’ve never seen even one photo, and never seen any mention anywhere in any book about carrier aviation that they were there. People *say* all kinds of things, but without the photographic proof, it’s just wind over the deck.
  4. Sonoran

    REVELL B787-8 WHICH ENGINES ?

    The GE also has a noticably bigger thrust reverser arm fairing on the bottom.
  5. Sonoran

    Airfix 1/144 727 Fuselage Crease

    All Boeing narrow body airliners have a very visible lobe crease, right up to the current 737 MAX family. Every single one. The reason for that is thanks to Douglas Aircraft, whose paper airplane DC-8 was announced as six-abreast in 1955, forcing Boeing to widen the upper lobe of the 707 to meet the competition. Originally the 707 was to have had five-abreast seating.
  6. Sonoran

    F7f3 tigercat propeller and engine

    Both types of props? Those props are absolutely identical. You can’t put mismatched props on a twin engined airplane.
  7. Sonoran

    Yippee!

    According to a conversation I had with Warren Bodie, who photographed the real thing on the ramp at the plant, it was a bright crimson red, with a decidedly orange tinge. Sadly, no one has ever done accurate decals for it. Every decal has white letters with a black pinstripe border around the edge. The real thing had the crimson showing through between the white and the black pinstripe, which pinstripe was offset outside the edge of the white.
  8. Sonoran

    Stuka decals

    I don’t think the B-1 served in either Africa or Russia. By that time it had been replaced by the B-2/R-2.
  9. Sonoran

    SNJ on USN flat tops in December 1941

    I find it very hard to believe that there were any SNJs aboard a carrier in 1941. They were undoubtedly assigned to the squadrons, but if they had been aboard the carriers, don’t you think that sometime in the intervening 80 years we would have seen photos of them somewhere? I’ve certainly never seen any SNJ aboard any carrier in WWII except USS Wolverine and USS Sable in Lake Michigan.
  10. Sonoran

    Spitfire MkIX typical flap position on the ground

    Taxiing or parking an airplane with the flaps down (and thus, significantly increased lift on the wing) is asking to be turned upside down with a good wind gust or prop/jet blast.
  11. Sonoran

    British Corsair Wing Mods.

    Actually the raised tailwheel would have probably lowered the overall height. Anything forward of the axle of the main wheels would be lower with a higher tail, and that would include the leading tip of the folded wings. Probably not enough to bother with, but it’s basic mechanics.
  12. Sonoran

    B-58 Fuselage length

    Yes. I did the math on this back in the early 1990s. I don’t have it at hand currently, but the Italeri kit is compressed by the length of the pitot boom. Will anyone ever really be able to see it in your model? Not likely, since it’s proportional all the way down the fuselage, but it *is* considerably too short. It’s 2018 and FAR past time for a new state of the art 1/72 B-58.
  13. Sonoran

    British Corsair Wing Mods.

    If the oleos “bled” down, they were leaking and needed new seals installed. And the airplane shouldn’t fly until they are.
  14. Sonoran

    REVELL B787-8 WHICH ENGINES ?

    I have the Boeing station diagrams for them. They’re different.
  15. Sonoran

    REVELL B787-8 WHICH ENGINES ?

    It’s not obvious from those photos, but the shapes of the nacelles *are* different.
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