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  1. Is there any requirement for them now, seeing how the São Paulo has been decommissioned and sold for scrap?
  2. Photograph taken at Aeroklub Karkowski by the looks of it.
  3. The scheme above is the “Strat”egic scheme which consisted of Uppers FS 36081 Dark Gunship Grey FS 34086 Olive Drab Lowers FS 36081 Dark Gunship Grey FS 36118 Light Gunship Grey The Olive faded really bad to the Brownish colour you see above. I’m not quite sure what’s going on with the lower fuselage area? I can only think that that area isn’t exposed as much to the harsh Arizona sunlight like the upper surfaces and therefore hasn’t faded as drastically.
  4. What are you on about? I couldn’t have been anymore specific that the scheme on the box art was SIOP, I even give the correct FS codes in the 2nd reply to this thread. The first person to mention SEA was yourself and where did I doubt that the SIOP scheme wasn’t applicable to the box art?? What I did doubt and rightly so, was your mention of the SEA scheme, and on your last point of referring to SIOP and SEA as one and the same that’s exactly what you did?? Anyway for those that can’t keep up, the correct scheme and FS codes are specifically mentioned in post No3 of this thread.
  5. Yes I know it’s in the SIOP scheme, I mentioned that in my first post, along with the FS codes I then said I’ve never seen a G or H in the SEA scheme, but you’ve produced a picture of a SIOP scheme. Your post is confusing things Doom3r.
  6. I’m 99% certain that neither of the “short” tailed B-52’s the ‘G’ and ‘H’, ever wore the SEA scheme, I’ve certainly never seen a photo. Now that I’ve said that, someone will produce a photo to the contrary.
  7. The above colours are wrong. That B-52 is in the SIOP scheme which is 34201 SAC Bomber Tan 34159 SAC Bomber Green 34079 Dark Green 17875 Insignia White
  8. The two colours that you ask for are different Mirage 2000 consists of 1620 Gris/bleu-vert moyen fonce X396 1625 Gris/bleu moyen clair X395 while the Mirage F1 6345 Bleu de Mirage X377 ,although FS35164 is more or less a perfect match Xtracolor do all 4 colours mentioned above, Hatakas suggestion of 36375 and 35164 for the M2000 is way out and they obviously got confused with 35164 being on the F1 and not the 2000 I’ve recently used the Xtracolor paints for the M2000, and they are spot on.
  9. Been like this for a while now. The rules of engagement state that any target must be visibly identified, therefore negates the use of BVR missiles. Each missile also has a take off and landing stress life, so the carriage of BVR missiles just for the sake of it will deplenish stocks quicker than need be. Having said that QRA jets can still at times be seen carrying BVR missiles, probably to do with keeping up currency for the aircrew and weapon loaders, but it’s few and far.
  10. scotthldr

    Tamiya A10 leds

    Did it ever occur to you that the 75 people that looked at the topic, aren’t clued up on the fundamentals of an electronic circuit, after all this is a modelling forum.
  11. While looking for images of EDSG and DSG jets side by side, I came across this one https://www.militaryimages.net/media/indian-navy-sea-harrier.84197/ Is this just a poorly reproduced photo of a EDSG jet, or a Blue over White scheme?
  12. As far as I’m aware they still operate the MQ-9A. 13 Sqn at Waddington and 39 Sqn at Creech AFB, Nevada.
  13. I always thought that the colours were similar to 36320/36375, until I started to notice that there’s a strong resemblance with the landing gear struts which are BS381-631 Light Grey. However I’m still not convinced either way if the scheme is a two tone upper/lower or overall one colour. Some photos clearly show a light/dark demarcation, then the next it looks overall one colour I wonder if it’s a case of a poor paint job and what I’m actually seeing is the old scheme starting to show through after a while. Light Admiralty Grey is too Blue for it to be that.
  14. The last A’s were flown around the 1978 mark and the last of the B’s were retired around 1987 both times it was USNR units that were last to fly them. VA-305 “Lobos” at Pt Mugu was the last unit I think to fly the B in 1987, although that’s not to say that one or two didn’t continue with the VX units. I will be able to get a list together but not until later, of the units and approx timescales if that helps?
  15. Green flying suits, Yellow preservers and White helmets.
  16. Looking good, may I suggest purchasing one of the Steel Beach F-16 FOD cover sets. They rid the problem of getting the inside of the intake looking passable and add something a little different in the cockpit. You can get a set that would give you exactly what is seen in your photograph above of the real jet.
  17. Official colour on US practice ordnance is FS35109, although it’s probably one of the worst colours out there that is represented accurately by the various paint manufacturers. I would personally go with what your own eyes tell you.
  18. Wasn’t it just the case that the markings were reversed from the colour that they were applied upon. So the tail codes would be 36118 on top of 36270 and the Star & Bar would’ve been 36270 on top of 36118?
  19. Who’s to say that the colours correspond to the FS system. They could be BS, RAL or even an Uruguayan standard. Who’s to say that the colours correspond to the FS system. They could be BS, RAL, Pantone or even an Uruguayan standard.
  20. The F3 only wore two standard colour schemes, the original Barley Grey over LAG, and later on the overall Med Sea Grey. The transition between the two occurred in the mid 2000’s, so both your examples will be in the early two grey scheme. Upper surface: Barley Grey BS4800.18B.21 now referred to as Camouflage Grey BSC381C:626 Undersides: Light Grey BSC381C:627 Mid 2000’s onwards Med Sea Grey BS381C:637
  21. Looks very much like both sides got the same treatment just to even things out https://www.vaq34.com/a3list/138922_03.jpg
  22. How about applying the kit supplied decals, mask them off, then spray Black. They’re all straight lines so masking will be a simple task.
  23. Pretty sure that the pilots seat(l/h side), also sat higher than the bn’s on the r/h side?
  24. The Green colour between the Green Tops and the White Tops is different and neither have a recognised FS number. See here for more info http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/290199-hmx-1-green/
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