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  1. Are they strong enough to tow a main battle tank? I have an idea for a diorama... Alex
  2. Thanks, it looks like they really changed the layout and added more seats. Looks like the rear part has been lowered to add some cabin space, too. I was working on the Cougar in my military service, and we had a layout for 16 soldiers. They have a picture of the 19-pax-layout, I'm still wondering how they can put 28 people in that cabin: https://www.airbus.com/en/products-services/helicopters/civil-helicopters/h225/h225-technical-information Must be quite crowded then. Especially if you take soldiers with relevant equipment and weapons. ALex
  3. I think it depends on the seats; the H225 is generally a Super Puma/Cougar. If I remember correctly, in the military seating configuration it can carry 16 equipped soldiers. If you want to put in more people, you need an "airliner-like" seating, which makes loading/unloading quite cumbersome. So, 28 troops is not realistic for tactical use. Alex
  4. honestly, I don't think it's a bad place. If it was on the cowling in front of the windscreen, it would be on a visible part, and since it's curved, it often needs some filling and sanding. Where it is placed now, put it on the cutting mat, take a exacto cutter and push it flat to cut it. Short, straight line to cut, no need for sanding afterwards. Alex
  5. Nice, but remember to keep the non-existant speedbrake between the fins closed... Alex (spoiler: it does not exist on the real thing, not sure if they made the model out of a prototype)
  6. Nice build! On the last picture, it looks like the wildcat is saluting the dauntless... Alex
  7. they did have a "vintage"-series a few years ago: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-00002-handley-page-heyford-mk-i-ii-iii--111310 , just as an example. https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?fkSECTION[]=All&q=revell+classics Alex
  8. Quality before quantity, nice selection! Alex
  9. It's not really new, but nevertheless a good kit. Just wondering to what extent the excellent decal sheet it had included will be slashed... Alex
  10. For instance, the nav lights at the wing root, according to photos, on the C/D they are not as close to the fuselage as the E. Just a detail, I know, but since the Strike Eagle had quite a complete redesign of the structure, I expect some panel lines to be different too. But yeah, most people wouldn't notice anyway. Alex
  11. They even would, if they had chosen it... actually, the military even did chose it. But some politicians thought it would be a better idea to buy Boeing instead. Alex
  12. Noticed it too, but leaves be a bit clueless... I think the F-15E is different from the C/D, so just adding a single seat cokpit makes a wrong F-15C. Or are there any single seat eagles based on the F-15E, which in that case would be correct? Alex
  13. Ah, thanks. I spot 6 small JDAM, 4 GBU-12, 4 AIM-9 and 4 AIM-7? Airbrake option closed, but intakes look quite deep. Alex
  14. Just read that QANTAS switches its short haul fleet from Boeing to Airbus. Apparently, not everything made in Europe performs badly... Alex
  15. Yeah, but no AIM-120. Not sure if 4x AIM-9 is quite standard.
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