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About GrimReaper09

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    RAF from WW2 to Herrick, esp 13 and 39 Sqn.

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  1. 39 Sqn utilised torpedo equipped Beauforts from Luqa from ‘41 to ‘43 with quite a few gallantry awards won by the Sqn. The book ‘Torpedo Leader’ by Patrick Gibbs DSO DFC* gives a great account of the sqn’s time in Malta. *just seen you’ve read this!!
  2. Sadly, as soon as we signed on to the anti mine proliferation treaty, the mines in the weapon system became illegal. But I'm enjoying seeing which models hold up to the 4 principles you stated in the first post.
  3. Funnily enough, my father was the Flt Sgt in charge of the JP233 team at RAF Bruggen during the Gulf war. The JP233 was the best runway denial system in the world at the time and of all the Tornados shot down during the conflict, none of them were due to the employment parameters of the JP233 (ZA392/EK crashed after an attack run but it was suspected it hit the ground after a low level turn). so even with my bias (sorry!) I put that it doesn't fit any of the 4 points for this GB 1> obsolete before they entered service, or (it wasn't obsolete, in fact it was cutting edge at the time) 2> hopelessly outclassed by the opposition, or (N/A) 3> insanely dangerous to the user and likely to get them killed without the enemy actually having to do anything, or (this one maybe but it was any more dangerous than the delivery of the 1000lb'ers during the conflict?) 4> otherwise deeply flawed or just misconceived. (possibly but i wouldn't say it was flawed any more than the delivery parameters of the bouncing bomb) just my thoughts!
  4. Nicely done. I do love a good Phantom
  5. @Churchill yes please. I've just found and paid for an Airfix 1/48 Snatch from the HERRICK series. I've never done anything in that scale before and I've also never done a vehicle so this will be a learning curve!
  6. I propose the Snatch Land Rover in Iraq. Who wouldn’t want to cut about the beautiful and ancient city of Basrah in thinly armoured tin cans whilst the locals take up the fashion of EFP IED production and emplacement! I certainly wouldn’t.... oh wait!
  7. Just bought this kit. Hope it turns out even half as well as yours.
  8. I’ll be interested to see what Sqns are depicted on the release.
  9. Loving this build thread and the attention to detail. Amazing stuff
  10. Did the op find these decals and if so, are there any more?
  11. Thanks @Troy Smith I saw Sergei's excellent Flickr album on BoB Sqns and that picture was one of the first I found whilst researching. I only hope my painting skills are up to the level of my research skills!
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