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About Selwyn

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  1. Interesting! as the Nomrod as far as I know only used the american B57 weapon. Selwyn
  2. Have seen examples of We177 at Duxford, FAA museum, IWM North, and Explosion! at Portsmouth. There seems to be quite a few about in museums. Selwyn
  3. I would personally give these a miss as they are not very accurate. The fairings on each sidelook a bit too big, long and not shaped correctly, and positioned a bit too high they also look a bit too long to my eye. The surface looks very rough, the real weapons were very smooth and shiny! If you are using them for a TSR 2 they would be painted overall white at that time period not green which happened in the mid 1970's. Selwyn
  4. Nice vignette! love the way you have pulled out the rivet detail. Selwyn (It only became G HUEY when it got back to the UK by the way!)
  5. Go down to RAF Coningsby right now. On the current Typhoon jet you have to remove the wing or centre fuselage stores pylon to fit a drop tank, which has an integral pylon, so seventy years down the line nothing changes! Selwyn
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    Typhoon Tragedy?

    They are on grass, the tyre may just have sunk in a bit on a soft spot, certainly not a full on Bog in! Selwyn
  7. Graham these are Vickers K not Lewis guns. They look similar but the designs are actually quite different. Their design is based on the French Berthier patents and was derived from the Vickers Berthier gun used by the Indian army. The Vickers K had a much higher rate of fire than the Lewis, which it replaced in RAF Service. Selwyn
  8. Make sure you get the free fall (114 tail) version. Selwyn
  9. You can use any British 1000lb bomb as the Mk 17, (except ones fitted with the nose proximity sensor) as the differences in mark were mainly internal. Selwyn
  10. I have one on order from Amazon and just had a e mails saying that the publishing date has been delayed. Selwyn
  11. 1.Spray the areas of the hull that you want the band colour to appear, freehand. 2.When dry use tape of the correct width over this paint. when you are happy with the position and width of this tape spray OVER the tape in the band colour to seal the masking tape. 3.Paint the white and black sections of the hull. 4.When all dry peel off the masking tape and the line " Should" be OK! Selwyn
  12. Selwyn

    Typhoon Tragedy?

    It's unlikely that this happened. Bombs on aircraft are never in the armed state during flight as that would be ridiculously dangerous, The fuze or bomb pistol moves to the armed state after bomb release by the air-stream acting on the arming vane mounted on the bomb tail and/or nose,(there was usually two of each fitted to improve reliability), That's the main reason the bomb has a fuze! the bomb would then explode on impact. The vanes are locked in position during flight. If a bomb went off on the ground it was usually due to the bomb cooking off in a fire after a crash. Selwyn
  13. Its because its not really a clear image, just a either a Mk 83 1000lb or Mk 84 2000lb bomb, (cant see properly from that angle), whichever it just looks longer as there is a bomb on an inner pylon probably on a MER/TER sticking out in front showing on the photo making it look longer. if you look carefully you can see the hazard bands on the noses of both bombs. Selwyn
  14. definately not used in 1988. Selwyn
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