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Old July 20th, 2012, 03:52 PM
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But...that doesn't mean that any two or three airplanes will all fly with a sta 5 pylon.
thanks for the info. I think I'm going to leave the pylon off if that's the case.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Quick question since i was stupid enough not to buy Jake's book before it went OOP.....

Chaff/Flare buckets:

I'm planning a F-15C project,it's a AF82 tail from 1986......would it have the ALE-50? Chaff/flare dispensers fitted forward of the MLG doors?
Or were these only just showing up on newer MSIP AF84+ jets.

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Old October 19th, 2012, 11:58 PM
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Quick question since i was stupid enough not to buy Jake's book before it went OOP.....

Chaff/Flare buckets:

I'm planning a F-15C project,it's a AF82 tail from 1986......would it have the ALE-50? Chaff/flare dispensers fitted forward of the MLG doors?
Or were these only just showing up on newer MSIP AF84+ jets.

Any help would be welcomed,Google has been no help.

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Good question Mungo. Give me a tail number and then I can do some homework for you. I'm thinking most, if any, jets did not have the ALE-50's. Before that, chaff was carried undernieth the speedbrake.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Looks like the ALE-50 came around in the mid 90's. As a matter of fact, it's the towed decoy. We carry the ALE-45.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 05:35 AM
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Good question Mungo. Give me a tail number and then I can do some homework for you. I'm thinking most, if any, jets did not have the ALE-50's. Before that, chaff was carried undernieth the speedbrake.
F-15C 82-0026 57FWW......using a old Superscale sheet
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Old October 21st, 2012, 05:41 AM
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Another question for future project.

Early F-15's with Escapac seats? Which version as i know Skyhawks used two different types,i presume its the later Skyhawk version....i forget its title,the same one fitted in USAF Corsair's.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:38 PM
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My Aerofax Minigraph 2 specifies the seat as an IC-7. This exact version doesn't seem to be availablein kit form, but the Aires Corsair seats seem close. The slot for the face curtain handle must be removed. The Hannants website only shows a drawing of the True Details seat, but the drawing matches well with the drawing of the IC-7 seat in the book. I would forget about the Pavla seats.

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I noticed a photo of some PACAF Charlie Eagles recently, sporting BOL launchers on the rails.
Is this a current thing or only for some aircraft/missions?
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F-15C 82-0026 57FWW......using a old Superscale sheet
I've been looking around and I can't find info on when ALE-45's were installed, so I don't want to give you incorrect info. However, since you're building for the mid 80's, I would guess no. But since it's a WA jet you never know. By the time ODS started, ALE-45's were installed.

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I noticed a photo of some PACAF Charlie Eagles recently, sporting BOL launchers on the rails.
Is this a current thing or only for some aircraft/missions?
Albino jets only.
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Another question for future project.

Early F-15's with Escapac seats? Which version as i know Skyhawks used two different types,i presume its the later Skyhawk version....i forget its title,the same one fitted in USAF Corsair's.
IC-7 is correct
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Did McAir make any modifications to the rear cockpit of the Strike Eagle/Dual-Role Fighter demonstrator (71-291), or was it a standard B-rear cockpit?

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Old October 31st, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Did McAir make any modifications to the rear cockpit of the Strike Eagle/Dual-Role Fighter demonstrator (71-291), or was it a standard B-rear cockpit?

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Mods...it had 4 CRT's in the back similar set up like the "E" and one (may have been two) side stick control. IIRC, the hase kit has this cockpit setup.

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Thanks Chris. Come to think of it,the original Revell 1:32 F-15 kit had four screens in the back seat as well.



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Thanks Chris. Come to think of it,the original Revell 1:32 F-15 kit had four screens in the back seat as well.



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Are the intake bypass air ducts closed when the jet is parked and shut down?

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Yes, however, since there isn't a hydraulic lock for actuator, they can sag due to gravity or some idiot walking on them.
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Chris, you might know this one;

When a jet is parked and loaded up for QRA are the intake covers in place?
When I still was with the RNLAF and we had QRA, we never used any covers, so I don't think this is different for the F-15?

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Old November 14th, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Chris, you might know this one;

When a jet is parked and loaded up for QRA are the intake covers in place?
When I still was with the RNLAF and we had QRA, we never used any covers, so I don't think this is different for the F-15?

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Depends...in the desert yes. Otherwise no.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 08:27 AM
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I will have to switch to a back-up plan for the F-15 groupbuild, and I have a ProModeller F-15E almost ready to paint. It comes with enough weapons to fight a small war, but what would be the most representative load for a 1995 Lakenheath machine (using the excellent Afterburner Decals shee)t? I'm thinking of 2xAIM-120, 2xAIM-9, 4xGBU-10 and 2x fuel tanks, but that would leave the centerline pylon empty. Another possitility to maximise the bang for the buck is 4xAIM9, 2xGBU-15, 4xGBU-10 and a guide pod on the centerline pylon. The benefit is that this would leave me with two correctly shaped fuel tanks I can use on a Hasegawa kit.

Any other ideas? As I will be building this straight from the box, I cannot rob weapons from other sources.

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I will have to switch to a back-up plan for the F-15 groupbuild, and I have a ProModeller F-15E almost ready to paint. It comes with enough weapons to fight a small war, but what would be the most representative load for a 1995 Lakenheath machine (using the excellent Afterburner Decals shee)t? I'm thinking of 2xAIM-120, 2xAIM-9, 4xGBU-10 and 2x fuel tanks, but that would leave the centerline pylon empty. Another possitility to maximise the bang for the buck is 4xAIM9, 2xGBU-15, 4xGBU-10 and a guide pod on the centerline pylon. The benefit is that this would leave me with two correctly shaped fuel tanks I can use on a Hasegawa kit.

Any other ideas? As I will be building this straight from the box, I cannot rob weapons from other sources.

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Nothing on the CFT's with 2xGBU-15's. The bomb fins are too big.



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