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  1. I really don’t know the difference between my ear and elbow when it comes 109’s, but the g’s really send me for a loop. Is the tamiya 109g-6 kit in 1:48 scale the early or the late type? I know one of the three versions is the trop version, but that still doesn’t help with the earlymor late types.
  2. A remanufactured F-14A. Old A’s were sent back and upgraded to D standard. While the F-14D was an all new aircraft of the production line.
  3. As I understand it, Tornado GR.4’s are upgraded GR.1’s. Meaning they were sent back for updates and are not newly constructed airframes. Is this correct? Or am I wrong and they were new aircraft and the GR.1’s were put out to pasture. Or perhaps a mix of new and remanufactured type the F-14D and the F-14(R)? Lots of information pointing out the differences, but not much clarity on where GR.4’s came from.
  4. Great info. The PDF will be handy, and I ordered the book 2nd hand, quite inexpensive actually.
  5. Well that make my life easier doesn’t it. Thanks Good to know.
  6. I am a bit confused, so the F3’s didn’t use them, which I understand. But the GR.1 did use them, just not during the gulf war but later enforcing the no fly zone? Any source of decals for Tracy and Sandra markings for the pod? I saw a photo of one of them, I was kind of hoping that other pods didn’t carry the names and I could go that route. Also the TALID pod aircraft never carried the pod and bombs simultaneously. Is that correct?
  7. Yes I have been to that site, it is one best of the very limited number of sites available.
  8. Inspired by my new 1:48 Eduard/Revell 1:48 Tornado. I have been checking my resources and have discovered that I know a fair bit about the overall use of the tornado in operation Granby. However I have very little knowledge of the specifics of individual aircraft and load outs during the operation. Most of my books are pilots personal accounts of the operation and don’t focus on the areas needed for building an accurate model. I know that early missions were low level strikes against airfields using unguided bombs and the JP 233 weapon systems. Later on in the conflict the role switched to medium altitude precision weapons delivery. Most of the markings on the Eduard decal sheet seem to have large numbers of mission markings. One can assume that these higher mission markings correspond to later stages of the conflict. And conversely fewer mission markings would be earlier in the conflict. So later in the conflict which weapons would be seen on tornadoes such bottom ZD739, armoured charmer and ZD892, Helen. If I were to depict armoured charmer with a TIALD pod. What else would be on the aircraft? The Hindenburg tanks, BOZ pod, sky shadow? Sidewinders on both Hindenburg tanks? Any other ECM pods or countermeasures? When did the TIALD pods start being used around how many mission markings would be on the plane? Any other changes or things I should be aware of? The ALARM missiles would not have been carried on a GR.1 they were only used on the F3?
  9. Sprue Brothers claims to have them in stock.
  10. I think I’ll go the Revell route. I don’t care if it is UTD on weapons and antennas. A moment in time is fine.
  11. Not as much out there on the GWH F-15E as I thought there might be. Looks like that kit is currently the top of heap, and the most current configuration of the jet. My question is if the Eduard Striking Eagles release of the Academy kit is a worthy competitor to the GWH kit? No so worried how current the configuration is, as it will the one and only F-15E on the shelf. Both kits are loaded up with weapons, which is what I want. Eduard kit has nice nozzles, decals, seats and wheels which is about the only details that will be visible on the shelf. I can get a second hand boxing of the Eduard kit for about the same money or perhaps a bit less than the GWH boxing. Opinions, thoughts, ideas or suggestions?
  12. Oh sugar. See I don’t know much about F-15’s. There are no notes in the instructions. The decal placement guide, which can and may be wrong do not depict the long raked back antenna under the nose. I always thought that antenna indicated MSIP. I might be too far along to change things up now. Thanks for your knowledgeable insights Murph.
  13. I have the above referenced decals, and I know very little about F-15’s. What year or years do these decals depict? The paint is mod C, and they are pre MSIP. But what approximate calendar years should these be depicting? Here is the link, http://www.dacoproducts.com/KAst01.php. These are for my Tamiya 1:32 F-15C.
  14. Yes a 1:48 F-14 in September 2016.
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