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  1. In the walk around on this site there is a two boom vehicle with one side marked oil and the other petrol. Peter
  2. But it is the flag under which the armed forces of the UK provide OUR defence. And I see far fewer instances of it being shoved in our faces than that which you consider to be YOUR national flag. You’ll be asking Mike to change the name of the website next
  3. 9 Sqn who provide ‘aggressor’ training against other frontline units, are still active. Indeed a new Sqn HQ building is currently under construction for them. This particular jet, ZJ914, was given an experimental black/dark grey colour scheme. It hasn’t been reported what the outcome of this trial scheme was.
  4. That’s because it is/was the elusive aggressor Typhoon up until recently.....
  5. Fantastic Plastic released one last year.
  6. Although I’m not sure about the aesthetics of the design, I really applaud the decision to do these schemes which help reinforce the UK brand and our military traditions.
  7. Thanks everyone. Useful info on the filter, I still need to work out how far it extends as the location for the filter doors in the kit seems to be variable. I’m surprised that Airfix missed this part as they pretty well covered all other optional items. Really useful code info Chris, my final choice might depend on how easy it is to create the code/serial combination from available masks/decals.
  8. Researching the intake filter configuration for a model I am building of a 183 Sqn Typhoon as used on 1 Nov 1944 in support of Operation Infatuate II. At that time the Sqn was based at B67 Ursel. I am fairly confident that this will be a 3 bladed example, with bubble canopy and small tail planes. It is highly likely, going on information gleaned from many sources, that the carburettor intake would have been fitted with a dust filter, probably with the cuckoo doors. Now Airfix provide the cuckoo doors as a separate part, but they do not provide any form of filter to sit behind the d
  9. Although pre-dating the VTOL coding, I recorded the following at Stanley in early Mar 83: XV782 C with 4 Sqn markings; XV787 H (crashed 22 Mar 83); XV762 A; XV789 R; XZ132 D; XZ993 E; XZ130 T. I would need to dig out some photos to confirm what other markings were carried. I also recall one airframe being airbridged out by C130 between Mar and Jul but unable to confirm which one. Hope this helps. Peter
  10. One of my unstarted projects is to build one of the Skyways Coach Air Avro 748s, G-ARMX was the first aircraft I flew on in 1964 on a school trip to Paris. I have the 1/72 Rugrat kit, which will probably be used as the basis for an AEW 748 as it doesn't have the refinement I am looking for. I also have the 1/72 S&M Kit but finding decals was a problem. 26 decals used to do a 1/144 set of laser printed Skyways decals, and they very kindly printed me a resized sheet at 1/72 scale, but as of October they no longer do these. The biggest challenge has been trying to match the turqoise/light b
  11. Am I correct in that the VC10 had a 'double bubble' fuselage cross section, and if so, does the model capture this?
  12. I would guess that they have finished most of the significant design work on the Lancaster and O/400 so could have plenty of available capacity. BE2 variant would be great, but I would also like them to do some very early subjects that were still around at the start of WW1 such as Bristol Boxkite, Farman Sorthorn/Longhorn types.
  13. Forgive me but I'm trying to understand this. The thread is about the Airfix Mk XIV , which you don't have, and cannot comment on, so how are your comments relevant?
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