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  1. Creepy Pete, I was asked for help by someone working on this and I can't put the picture on here at the moment, please accept my apologies. Maybe we can have a proper look at it later in the year as I would like to know a bit more about the sequencing of bomb release. In my youth the closest I got to anything that could go bang was hanging upside down with my head under a Tornado ejector seat trying to find missing canopy hinge nuts, bolts and washers and I make no claims to know anything about things under wings. Again, thanks to everyone for the help. Tramatoa
  2. Gentlemen, Thank you so much for the pointers, it never ceases to amaze me how much knowledge this community has. I'd considered the F105 & F4 as possible contenders but the load outs they carried in combat would likely never get near the maximum and whatever caused the craters in this instance was flying a straight track, high up, possibly using a rotary dispenser which has resulted in a series of evenly spaced holes with minimal lateral drift. Hence the assumption that a B52 was the culprit. Fascinating stuff and I have some reading to do tonight to catch up with you. Onc
  3. Good afternoon all, Can anyone help me out with a quick random question? What would constitute a typical load out for a B52 engaged on Op Barrel Roll? I'm looking at a photo with a clearly defined pattern of 30 plus craters of two different sizes in a roughly straight line which might indicate a mix of 750 & 1000lb iron bombs, certainly not like you would expect from a mass cluster of 500lb ordinance as seen in some Arc Light pictures. Whatever dropped this stick was a long, long way up so I assume it was a B52 but I am happy to be corrected. I know its a bit vague but I can't po
  4. One of mine disappeared off the face of the earth today, very curious.
  5. Less than a minute on Google, too easy. For full marks I need where it is, how it got there and the name of the cafe.
  6. I found myself miles from home yesterday, went in search of a sausage sandwich and a brew and stumbled across this next to the car park. Answers on a postcard please...........
  7. Hope you don't mind but this was originally in a Jaguar related post, I'll separate it out on its own in the hope it reaches a more appropriate audience. By a strange coincidence I came across a related tale last night. I have been reading The Phantom in Focus A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Cold War Warrior by David Gledhill (Fonthill Media 2012 ISBN 978-1-78155-421-0) after a previous post about the STCAAME Phantom at Valley. On Pages 143-146 the author relates the sad tale of XV418 which was lost on 11 July 1980 while carrying out a low level 'Canadian Break' behind another Phant
  8. Sorry to be pedantic but you have missed the jam nuts and locking wire off the tie rods on that tail rotor................. Inspirational modelling, a guilty pleasure during an otherwise crappy couple of months.
  9. By a strange coincidence I came across a related tale last night. I have been reading The Phantom in Focus A Navigator's Eye on Britain's Cold War Warrior by David Gledhill (Fonthill Media 2012 ISBN 978-1-78155-421-0) after a previous post about the STCAAME Phantom at Valley. On Pages 143-146 the author relates the sad tale of XV418 which was lost on 11 July 1980 while carrying out a low level 'Canadian Break' behind another Phantom (reg not given) equipped with just such a camera. This was being filmed for the BBC Documentary series Man Alive. Looking at IMDB there is a 50 minute episode titl
  10. Gentlemen, I feel I owe you all something of an explanation regarding my inactivity for the last few weeks. Sadly I was one of the casualties when Thomas Cook went bump and it seems that being unemployed is a full time occupation. There's not a lot else to say really, but hopefully I should be back to the minutiae of the Transmission Platform before too long. Pip pip, Tramatoa
  11. That looks very good, nicely understated and much more to scale. Believe it or not scrivets actually exist in the cargo bays of 767’s, they are a plastic push in fastener with a centre pin which locks them in place. Not one of Joe Boeing’s better ideas.........
  12. I've just been working my way through my Village Photos album and came across something I had intended to post a couple of weeks ago. One of the things which I had never really appreciated previously was the superb quality of the illustrations in these manuals. This is the 300 foot winch introduced by Mod 5532 and I take my hat off to whoever drew it.
  13. Firstly the build looks superb and I'm really looking forward to seeing what you can do with that rotor head. Regarding the fasteners around the windscreens I think they are screws not rivets, one of the things that gives Walter his unique aerodynamic finish. The 72 Squadron aircraft at Newark has pretty much the same paint job as a 28 Squadron machine; As I've said before I'm a total newbie when it comes to actually producing this kind of detail to scale but there is a build which I think I've mentioned previously where a Japanese chap produces a Fly 1/32
  14. Where on earth does the time go? Back to work a week today with fully functional U/C three months after the op, and Southport airshow to look forward to at the weekend. I thought it might be appropriate to review the information I posted elsewhere just to keep everything in the one place, please be assured that I'm not remotely interested in stat padding. These relate to the image in Post #143 on this thread. Of particular interest to me was the shape of the Flapping and Drag Hinge Trunnion shown in the IPC drawing. It's impossible to get an idea what this looks like w
  15. I swore I was not going to go there where the IPC was concerned but........
  16. The Servicing Manual (AMM) shows that what I called jointing plates above are correctly called Spacers and are held in place by four short bolts top and bottom and one long bolt which goes right through the MRH and is used for hoisting. The Damper retaining plates are each held by two bolts with the head outermost, to which are fitted self locking nuts. Pip Pip, Tramatoa
  17. Sorry I checked but I don’t have anything which would be of any use, the Whirlwind is a bit before my time.
  18. As far as I can recall the recesses contained the bolt heads for the Damper retaining plates which were heavily walnut whipped with Polycast, these are the inner ones seen here. The outer bolt heads align with the joining plates between the upper and lower castings which would make sense, and there appears to be four bolts in the joint, so two big blobs inboard and four small blobs outboard should be about right. Can you do blobs in CAD?
  19. There is an ex-USMC example in the IWM North in Salford, free to get in but suspended from the ceiling in the main hall so tricky to photograph.
  20. I thought while I was on a roll I might as well continue to answer the questions which have been thrown up by our discussions so far before I return to the transmission platform on XV728. With reference to the final picture on Post 414 of the red pod on the left hand weapons pylon stub of an HCC4 Queen's Flight aircraft which looks like it has been lifted from a 1970's ladies hairdressing salon. As suspected this is an IR Jammer Pod, the museum example is missing the actual Jammer unit and when you see the drawing it all makes perfect sense. Producing one of these to scale would ma
  21. How did I manage to get through that post without mention of the Naked Gun beaver sketch..............
  22. Well, you were pretty close on further investigation. SRIM 4019 introduced (Marine Band) HM Coastguard and shipping, (FM) Military and (AM) Civilian Mountain Rescue radios. SRIM 4026 introduced VHF Aircraft (AM) and Marine Homing (FM) using ARI 18239 Chelton Mk 7 Homing system. Controls were located on the box at STN 103 as shown on the previous schematic. If you combine the two we have the complete arrangement of the control box front panel.
  23. My goodness where does the time go? Since the last instalment I have been pretty maxed out with family stuff but you will be amused to hear that XT604 was again within my grasp and eluded me once more. We had popped down to see Thing 1 and the weather was as miserable as sin. Shopping was inevitable. Completely unprompted she tells us she is off to Benson and would dearly like to know the basics of Rotorcraft so she doesn't look silly. Ahem says I, there is a possibility that there may be a place we could visit......... A window in the weather appeared as we drove into the car park
  24. Phone Phixer, great post, interesting read and just what I was looking for. Thanks for taking the time to put this together
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