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  1. Thanks John - suitably accredited in the files. Dennis
  2. In addition to John's quote from the manual, I downloaded the following from Britmodeller some time ago. Apologies to the original poster but I did not record your copyright - Sorry (If its you - holler !!) Clear Tail lights, one ethers side:- Wing tip and anti-col lights :- Overall and showing upper spine mounted anti-col light :- And don't forget the landing lights - one on each main gear leg :- HTH Dennis
  3. Selwyn is perfectly correct. Most of the Lightning F.3's of 11Sqdn had gold coloured legs/inside of doors and bays in the summer of '76. Similarly the PR.9's at Wyton had gold coloured inside of doors and the main/nose legs coated in late '77. It seemed to be a bit of an ad hoc finish dependant on which company performed the overhaul of the legs. I know that the SR.2's at Wyton had odd bits of the main legs so finished but in general we just ignored it until the next time the leg came off. The painters then stripped it for NDI and it was re-finished Aluminium on completion. I've got some shots on file somewhere - I'll dig them up and publish here in a bit. Dennis Right - pix HTH Dennis
  4. David, Fuselage and wing bands were normally, but not always, the same width. In MD sheet 47, Dick Ward gave the nose roundel diameter on the Lightning as 36 inches. Based on that and the photos attached, I would say that the width of the bands of both, wing and fuselage, would be the same, i.e. 36 inches. HTH Dennis PS - Multi engined aircraft in the training role, Ansons and Lincolns appear, in general, not to have carried the bands on the wings although a few rarities, mostly Lancasters, appear to have,
  5. David, I am not 100% sure where I scanned this from, but it may assist you. The final surface finish design for a particular aircraft was the responsibility of the aircraft design team to guidelines specified by the Air Ministry/MoD and dependant on its ultimate role. HTH Dennis
  6. If memory serves and it was a long time ago, the original release way back had the correct metal panelled mainplanes but then Airfix went all "fabriccy", not just with the Anson, and re did the wings with totally incorrect heavily scalloped fabric 'effect" surfaces. I believe that the tailplanes and rudder we're done the same. As an observation, I think that "Annie" looked better with the sloping windscreen. Dennis
  7. Would a Mod _ Julian ? please delete this post - wasting space
  8. Thanks Nigel, I was still going through my Airfix mags to answer the original question. I'll have to rescan it and re-post Dennis
  9. Scan of an article in an old Airfix Mag (I think) - for a B.X but virtually the same as a VII. Hope its useful. Code 9X at header was 20MU Aston Down - where I come from. HTH Dennis
  10. Only the Dark Sea Grey upper surface top coat :- Photo - courtesy, the Late Dick Ward HTH Dennis
  11. Just found this in the files - shows the air con ducts a bit clearer - (39Sqdn aircraft based in Egypt at the time) :- HTH Dennis
  12. Most British aircraft manufacturers first flight their new built aircraft with just the roundels and serials applied - a legal requirement, as here on a Javelin FAW.8 :- Once all the kinks have been ironed out, they are painted up in the full scheme and delivered to the Unit. The one exception that I know of was the original Harrier (GR.1 - GR.3), where all the component parts were painted up and then assembled. The camouflage pattern on that aircraft was carefully designed to avoid going over removable panel lines or major construction joints eg wing/fuselage. Dennis
  13. 1574Flt at Changi had them :- But 728NAS at Hal Far didn't :- HTH Dennis
  14. The subject intakes are on Sprue 'A' (Fuselage halves) in kit number SH 72437 - Meteor NF Mk.11. They are NOT on similar Sprue A's in either kit numbers SH72360 - Meteor NF.12 or kit number 72364 - Meteor NF.14. As it is an NF.11 kit, no mention is made regarding installation I have not yet seen an advert for a Meteor NF.13 kit although the afore mentioned Sprue A in the NF.11 kit is marked "Meteor NF.11 and NF.13" Dennis
  15. On a hunch, I checked one of my many Matchbox Meteor kits -- It does not have them either !! Dennis
  16. No it doesn't Dave. Both intakes are missing despite there being 60Sqdn markings on the decal sheet. The small intake on the roof of the rear fuselage is there (Part D27). I've only just opened the 14 kit, I will have to open the others and see what else is wrong/missing. Dennis
  17. Thanks Julian - only too pleased etc..... It was the decal sheet mentioned that threw me but the possibly that the draughtsman had seen the same aircraft at Jacksonville that I did !! :- Dennis
  18. Many thanks John, the lower block is especially useful. Dennis
  19. That is one very useful web site, I can see myself spending a few hours going through it with a fine tooth comb ! - many thanks Ron Yes tony.t, I entirely agree with you. That has been my belief as well ad it was not until I was going through some old Microscale Decals sheets in the stash for a forthcoming F-102A and F-106A build in 72nd that I came across the attached :- Covers :- 27FIS, 5FIS and 49FIS Covers 84FIS, 318FISand 539FIS Covers 177FIS (NJ ANG), 186FIS (Montana ANG), 194FIS (California ANG) plus the bonus T-33A shown. The decals themselves are in perfectly good, useable order despite having been in the stash for well over a quarter of a century and I have had no problem using them the past. Most of the Units covered I intend to build, and it was just the reference to "Dark Gull Gray" that caused me to query it. Thank you for all your answers - you have confirmed my belief that they were all ADC Gray Unless, of course, someone knows any different.......................... Thanks again Dennis
  20. Hi fellow BM'ers Were F-106A's in service ever given an external paint scheme of FS595 36231 (Dark Gull Gray) - or 16231 for that matter ?, as opposed to the well known ADC Gray 16473 ?. TIA Dennis
  21. I think you will find Ian that that is a result of printing the colour photo I sent to Dick, whilst we were sorting out the shots for the book, being printed in mono. Here's the original colour shot of mine I sent - HTH Dennis PS - later lost on approach to Alconbury - both crew out OK.
  22. Only change that I know of Julien was on the upper mainplane roundels on the late 1 TWU Meteor 8's where they put 36/40 inch roundels :- HTH Dennis
  23. So does Set 88 et Al with Fuselage and underwing at 36 inches and upper wing 54 inches for single seaters + T.7 with the fin flash at 24x24 inches. I'll go with MD's
  24. You may recall Duncan that that is what happened to a young WRAF Tecbnician at Leuchars, Penny, in ASF who got her left (I think) elbow trapped when the speed brake slammed shut. Took a while to put the lady back together. I cannot remember if it was before or after her Fitters Course. Dennis
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