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    1/72 scale mostly post WWII aircraft also some braille armour

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    Argentinian Dagger load question

    Cheers Armando

    Argentinian Dagger load question

    Please notice this Daggers were stationed in BAM San Julian and BAM Rio Grande; the fuel tank fittings were French/Peruvian/Venezuelan fuel Tanks (Metric) in 1300 lts and on the Israeli fuel tanks (Imperial) on the 1700 lts and those were flown in secret flights from Buenos Aires - Tel Aviv Argentine Air Force Boeing B-707 (also included on second flight 3 overhauled Atar 9C engines, plus 5 tons of winter jackets) Those 1700 lts fuel tanks already made for IAI Daggers no fix needed or upgraded other than no use of it on central under fuselage pylon Argentine aircraft maintenance crew fixed all fuel tanks about mid April 1982 Cheers Armando
  3. Hey Beppe 


    I think I have the part

    Gun for F-111 in 1/72 scale


    If interested contact me directly armandogiron@yahoo.com


    Best day




    Argentinian Dagger load question

    Well the 1700 L are a bit wider also a bit different on size, because of that not only weight issues during take off have to be consider the clearance with the ground on the middle fuselage pylonas main reason

    Argentinian Dagger load question

    Hi there Well the other thing to have under consideration in relation to the fuel tanks is that on BAM San Julian they used the 1,300 lts and can be 2 or 3 depending on the mission, Daggers comming from BAM Rio Grande used the 1,700 lts tanks; but you have to be careful as there were at that time some movement between the aircraft aviable Sadly for lots of you guys, best references are available only in books written in Spanish You can look for them at Google using Serie Fuerza Aerea Jorge Nuñez Padin For the bombs look here https://aquellasarmasdeguerra.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/bombas-en-la-guerra-de-malvinas/ Please notice the width of the yellow line on those bombs Cheers Armando

    Argentinian Dagger load question

    Hi there It happens that I been searching about the subject, so let me say that 2 bombs (parachute retarded) normally a load to attack a naval target and 4 bombs (normal tail) normally to attack surface (beach head and troops concentrations) there been two different types of tails and some difference on the fuse, right now not have my notes but the latter serves right enough as only can recommend Freightdog Expal bombs in 1/72 and 1/48 for the parachute retarded and normal Mk.82 for high speed tail Raton (Mice) Flight Fragmentary Order # 1198, composed by tree IAI Dagger A: Cap Guillermo Donadille (C-403 ) My Gustavo Piuma (C-404) and 1LT Jorge Senn (C-407): configuration 3 external 1,300 lts fuel tank and 2 Expal BRP250 parachute retarded; taking off from BAM San Julian at 14:05. And all whee shoot down by Sea Harrier CAP (Sharky Ward and Steve Thomas) about at 17:501Z (Please beware as I have trouble with the time frame as one is from Argentian sources and the other one on British sources) Cheers Armando
  7. Hi Neil


    Regarding the US Harrier AV-8B I only can offer you an extra AV-8B nose and ejection seat coming from Hasegawa kig but sadly no AV-8B+ nose in 1/72 scale


    Best regards



    1. neil5208


      Thank you for the offer but I'm going for the hasegawa kit, and build the airfix as gr7


    F-111 20 mm gun cover

    If interested on one contact me maybe I have one at the stash armandogiron@yahoo.com Cheers Armando

    Flankers 1/72 Zvezda

    I know that maybe will be a bit off, but I'm from El Salvador (in Central America, frequently mistaken by Salvador in Brasil) so that's down the border one of the Banana Republics, That's the truth I stopped ordering kit & things from US because EXTRA EXPENSIVE MAILING COST, so now I normally buy from Europe and my favorite Hannant's (yes, from England) and Jaddar Hobbies in Poland but also from Asia, a normal Airfix kit like the $10-14 but the shipping from US can be $35-45 so that outrageous that I stopped buying from USA, to put simpler to me a 1/72 kit have to cost around $ 20-25 Best day Armando
  10. Hi there I know about the Hataka paints but I wonder to ask before them, what was the paint to use for that brownish chocolate color??? Cheers Armando


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    Flankers 1/72 Zvezda

    Hi there Well there are some so called specific paints the Akan and they are a acrilic paint line So I wonder to ask what do you fellows think about them??? Btw I have some at the stash but only have use the cockpit color for MiG jet fighters of the 80-90 nd tha green for dielectric panels and wheel hubs Best day Armando

    British Army Land Rovers

    1000 thanks I must procced then to paint Cheers Armando

    72nd scale AMX-13

    Well Sarge you made me stop my own kit even if the option you mention leave with a whole usable sherman hul!!!

    72nd scale AMX-13

    Hi there Well it look that Ace from Ukraine has AMX-13/75 as soon model http://acemodel.com.ua/en/model/695 So probably it will be 2019 the time Best modeling Armando