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xvtonker

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  1. xvtonker

    Phantom FG1 auxiliary air doors

    When the Phantom was on the ground and engines shut down the auxilliary intake doors would sit slightly open. XVTonker
  2. xvtonker

    TSR-2 Towbar and ladders information

    The two bar shown in the pictures is actually the one used on the H.P. Victor. The one for the TSR.2 would have more than likely have been a lightweight version as shown in the later post. XVTonker.
  3. xvtonker

    1/72 Canberra wheels

    Hi Phil, Are these the wheels you're after? XVtonker
  4. xvtonker

    1/72 Canberra wheels

    Hi Phil, I'm pretty sure I've got a couple of Aeroclub sets of spoked wheels that I'd put to one we got a Valiant B.2 conversion. I'll check when I get home tomorrow and let you know. XVTonker
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    AIM72 Vickers B.2 Valiant

    After looking at the picture you referenced you're absolutely right about there being something on the starboard side of the nose. After digging through the pictures I have managed to find of the B.2 I found these two which show that the markings are escape markings & wording around the navigators window which, I assume on the B2 was also an escape hatch. All I need to do now is try and find out what the wording was and what colour.... XVtonker
  6. xvtonker

    Dan-Air Comet conundrum

    Does anyone know if there are any replacement engine intakes for any of the Comet kits, as they are all pretty horrendous. XVTonker
  7. xvtonker

    Royal Navy Colours - glossy, satin or flat

    Very simple answer... Gloss XVTonker
  8. xvtonker

    Tornado when "parked",question on the position of the wings

    It's true. Two of the XV Sqn linies dressed up in WRAF KD dresses and went down the 56 Sqn line removing all fuselage serial numbering and just leaving the XV and adding the XV to each aircraft fin. The 56 Sqn JENGO came storming across the XV Sqn line hut demanding the dirty deed was undone. He was reassured by our Flt Sergeant that the damage would be removed and he went away happy, not knowing that he had also been 'zapped' on his back with a XV Sqn sticker!! Later that week me and a propulsion Chief went across to the officers accommodation and, after having had a number of drinks with our aircrew proceeded to dismantle the 56 Sqn upright piano that had been brought over from the UK so they could shoot it up on the Capo Frasca ranges. All we had between us was a Dzeus key, a Swiss army knife, and plenty of cold beer. After a couple of hours the piano resembled an Ikea flat pack all neatly laid out on the floor, so we discreetly disappeared back to the Sgt's accommodation to wait for the fallout. Needless to say the Shifty Fix aircrew were non too pleased, but hey ho... good times. XVTonker
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    Tornado when "parked",question on the position of the wings

    If you're building an IDS variant then the wings are normally fully forward when parked. Someone mentioned the wing sweep selector restrictor. This was introduced in the first Gulf War (Op Granby) when the RAF GR.1's were fitted with the larger Hindenberger tanks. If the wings were fully swept the fins on the tanks contacted with the tailplanes. The restrictor plate was added to prevent the wings being swept too far and to prevent the tank fins hitting the tailplanes. XVTonker
  10. xvtonker

    Rushton Target Towing Winch

    Hi, I've got some pages from the Rushton Winch servicing manual that also includes details for the targets. PM me if you're interested and I'll send you a pdf of the pages. XVTonker
  11. xvtonker

    Falklands C130 Hercules what type ?

    The C.1's & C-130K's were based on Ascension Island with the C.1s being tanked by the K's and supplemented by the Victor K.2's. The Victors also stepped in on a number of occasions when the Herc tankers were U/S. Xvtonker
  12. Yes, it is a lot, but you're getting a resin kit with a length of just short of 12 inches and a 17 inch wingspan. That's a lot of aeroplane... XVTonker
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    Tornado when "parked",question on the position of the wings

    The GR Tornado's always had their wings in the fully forward position on the ground. The only time this wasn't the case was in Bahrain during Op Granby/Desert Storm where the four aircraft located on the old RAF Muharraq site were positioned in Dutch barn hangars. The fully forward wingspan was greater than the width of the Dutch barn (found out the hard way when a wing tip was damaged after colliding with one of the hangar uprights). After that the wings were slightly swept back so that the aircraft could taxi in & out of the hangars safely. XVTonker.
  14. xvtonker

    Why no injected 1:48 Scimitar ?

    Problem was that there is a limited faction of 1/32 loving modellers... Now if it had been in 1/48 scale!! XVTonker
  15. xvtonker

    Grand Slam v MOAB

    And AIM72 is in the process of producing the MOAB!! XVTonker
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