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  1. Here's ZE809 https://images.app.goo.gl/9Dsip88FXY7oHBvZA
  2. Unfortunately that figure for the T.2 span doesn't state what the measurement includes, I think it's over the rails which would put the kinetic span approximately 6mm over sized. Excluding any attachments to the wing tips, I don't think there's any difference in measurements between the T.1 wing and the T.2. I reckon the kinetic wing is 3 - 4mm to long at the tips. Also, the wing fences are too far inboard. A measurement of the actual aileron span would be handy!
  3. I am aware of that but it is very close to the current T.2 cockpit panels - certainly closer than the kit parts.
  4. http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/accessories/kinetick32003reviewbg_1.htm
  5. Kinetic issued a pre-painted etched cockpit set to upgrade/correct the kit. Anyone seen these for sale anywhere in the UK?
  6. Just picked up one of these cheap, there's a question mark over the shape of the wingtip and there appears to be an extension at the tip, making the ailerons and wing too long in span. I'm not aware of increase in span of the T.2 wing over the T.1 - other than that over the rails when fitted and the blanks. It's also missing the white aerial that is located at the base of the fin and the two air data sensors located each side of the extended nose. There are also a few other communication/navigation aerials missing but these may have been recent additions to the RAF Hawk.
  7. Check the line that the canopy and windshield sits on the fuselage against photographs - I've yet to see any drawings, kit or conversion that has the canopy and windshield sitting at the correct angle.
  8. Thanks, I'll have search Hawk decal sheets.
  9. Thank for looking but the ones on that sheet I think are intended for the Hawk. X00672 is Tornado only
  10. Anyone know if the above sheets have the yellow and red no step foot prints on them. There's six rows of what might be these but all the pictures I have found are too low resolution. Thanks
  11. ⁸Just a note about the RAF supplying film processing equipment and personnel to the Chilean AF, I worked in the recce trade during the Faklands war and although I was on 2(AC) at Laarbruch at the time, I did hear about a number of ATREL cabins with processing and interpretation equipment were 'lost' from 41 squadrons inventory but no personnel were sent with them. I moved to JARIC at Brampton a year after the war and there was talk of ATREL cabins being prepared for transportation to Chile but I never heard of or met anyone who had been sent out with them and with a trade of only 120 personnel, everybody knew everybody! Also, there's mention of the Canberra being sent out with the U-2s high altitude type C camera. Firstly, I doubt very much that we would have given away a type C camera to the CAF, or the Americans allowed us to do so for that matter and definitely NOT the special film that was the real secret behind the system. Even if the camera had been used in theatre by RAF crews, the film would have had to come back to the UK for processing.
  12. Hi Dave, I have Warplane #36. PM me you email and I'll scan the article later. There's only one picture of a Canberra with Chilean marking visible on the rudder and '342' on the nose gear door but it doesn't say where the picture was taken.
  13. Unfortunately, grey Tornado intakes look black in most pictures! Radome started off gloss (polished?) but faded to satin.
  14. Does anyone know if the intakes were painted black on the above jet? Thanks
  15. The fin zap could still be a Buccaneer but bear in mind that RAF Phantoms on North Sea patrol often called in at Keflavik, especially Leuchars based squadrons.
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