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

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  1. Hi Laurie Well Navy air Arm used Mk.82 normal tail and snakeye kind For AirForce Skyhawks they used mostly Explosivos Alaveses made in Spain so Expal BR-250 normal low drag and parachute retarded they look a lot like US Mk80 series of air bombs and then goes the big bombs for Canberra bombers Mk 17 and also some sort of hybrid bomb of 1000 pounds You have to look for Freightdogs Resins as they did some sets that complete the Argentine side air arm Happy modelling Armando
  2. Hi there Well I was talking with a fellow modeller friend and at some point we start to talk about the RAF Hercules C-130 during Falklands war and a brief search at Google produced this Hercules and VC.10 transports flew over 500 sorties to Ascension by the end of the war to bring in more than 5,000 people and 6,000 tons of freight. The Hercules, some the lengthened C.3's, but mostly C.1's, were from the pool of over fifty aircraft of 24, 30, 47 and 70 Sqdns of the Lyneham Transport Wing. The first two squadrons concentrated on the UK/Ascension air-bridge and the other two on missions south, and by the end of the war, six aircraft had been fitted for in-flight refueling to extend their range. But unable to identificate those actual aircraft used, so maybe here you can help us a bit Best modelling Armando
  3. I got one of those during the late 80s or 90s I think Best modelling Armando
  4. Well 757 flyer: Let me add, my part of the story, I remember to have contacted the guy who did those conversion but he never answer with a quote, so I ended to order some of the Eagle Designs stuff and forget about it Fujimi 1/72 kits in general are very rare and expensive Now I'm building some Skyhawks it was easier for me to get a couple of Esci kits (one at Ebay and one at Brookhurst hobbies in California) weird ArmyCast also made a IDF AF Skyhawk decal set and I wrote them suggesting about the jet pipe extension and they answer (very polite crew) and told me that They also have that project in mind for 1/72 and 1/48 I also have a Hasegawa 1/32 kit at the stash and had no trouble to got that conversion in the larger scale Best modeling Armando
  5. Well actually they are pretty much different the ones for Navy than Argentine AF Skyhawks
  6. Sorry I only see this just today Please look here http://www.avionesaescala.com.ar/2016/05/06/correcciones-al-a4bp-de-airfix-para-hacerlo-de-la-armada-argentina-a4-q/ Photos tell like 1000 words but they are the corrections you need to done to do an accurate Argentine Navy Skyhawk Cheers Armando
  7. So at end. in order to maintain the Special Hobby tradition no weapons!!!
  8. The real value of that kit is the decals as the kit is not that good by itself, nor the weapons from Italeri, in general talking sense BTW yesterday I was scrounging around my own stash and find this set Italeri USA/NATO Aircraft Arms 1/72 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/italeri-177-usa-nato-aircraft-arms--144405 The real value for this kit (for me at least) is that include rocket pods (so few btw) and the Nuclear Bombs But in any case what you really need is to replace the Sidewinders AIM-9 all variants you can find in this kit from Hasegawa Aircraft weapons sets from I to IV specially if you looking to finish Vietnam timeframe US aircraft https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hasegawa-x72-1-aircraft-weapons-i--128606 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hasegawa-x72-2-aircraft-weapons-ii--246764 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hasegawa-x72-3-aircraft-weapons-iii--128605 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hasegawa-x72-4-aircraft-weapons-iv--241370 Here my 0.02 cents Keep modelling Armando
  9. Well the Revell F-16 are good the main trouble that too many commemorative schemes and no operational ones
  10. Anyway that's the one on my stash too!!!
  11. 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
  12. 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



  13. 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
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