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canberra kid

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  1. If you need or want the Matchbox sheet I think I have a few spares. Why didn't you want the B(I)8? John
  2. The three PR.9's sent to Chile were identical to the RAF PR.9's operated by the RAF at the time including the RWR, it was a bit of a bone of contention that three very serviceable Recon assists were wasted in such a way just to 'thank' the less than democratic Junta, 3 PR.7's would have done the job just as well, and with the draw down of 13 Sqn at the same time there was no shortage. John
  3. That sounds very good to me Bill. John
  4. This is from the Mc.D factory drawing for the RAF scheme, the dark sea grey has the same stores reference and PS number (what ever that may be) so I would venture it's safe to say that the RN Phantoms were delivered in BS381 638 Dark Sea Grey. John
  5. I've posted this before, but here it is again, according to McD the color was dark sea gray 33B/1527 John
  6. No Problem James, glad to help! Looking forward to watching the build. John
  7. Very comprehensive detailed dimensions of the Hawker Kestrel, could possibly be applicable t the early Harriers too? John
  8. No Wow Emoji, but WOW! Them was the days.
  9. @Monty Python as @Des says the hooks were removed and the hole blanked over, as illustrated by this drawing from the F;4J UK IPC John
  10. I've got these if they help? John
  11. @Adam Poultney Adam, this is the best I can do, John
  12. The second, third and fourth drawing show the size and position of the LEF, but I'll have a look for any plan type drawings. John
  13. As James @71chally said I have some drawings that may help? https://img.nickpic.host/ubLEJz.jpg John
  14. Very odd indeed James, have you tried the link I added? Can you see the text? Can you see the images in the F-104G post James? John
  15. I'll try again, let me know if it's ok? John
  16. This isn't really my field but I would say yes, going by this. John
  17. To add to Dave's excellent photos, https://nickpic.host/image/uGew7j And for comparison, the B.2 upper wing skin https://nickpic.host/image/uGkXy8 John
  18. This is from the T.O, if it helps. John
  19. I never understood the logic behind short with long socks, it defeats the object somewhat, unless it's to stop anything nasty biting you John
  20. @David Womby This is my old man in Burma David, I know it was before the time frame, but not much and I suspect that in that part of the world comfort would have been more of a issue than Air Ministry dictates. When he was in Japan he was flying VIP's and various dignitaries around so I imagine 'proper' uniform would have been appropriate. Not he has no rank or wings, just the RAF shoulder flash. He told me he often flew without his helmet on too, he later said that could have been the reason he was chopped from flying due to hearing damage. John
  21. Hi David I don't know for sure what the answer is but when my dad was flying in Burma, he wore Army style khaki Jacket and shorts with shoes and long wool socks. Post war in Japan (1946) it was the same style jacket but with light weight trousers. John
  22. The G was an in theater proof of concept/flying laboratory for the systems. The aircraft though difficult to maintain soon showd it's worth as a weapons platform and as it became more and more operational, this in turn lead to other problems with spears and other maintenance issues as the G's were never intended to be used in this way. Despite all this they proved to be highly effective in the role. John
  23. Thanks Antti, that helps. It's never easy to guess colours from B&W photos. John
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