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Old August 29th, 2018, 06:38 AM
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Thanks Jeremy! Maybe I can find the spruce with the correct tail parts.

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I had one for a while, but I got rid of all my 1/72 stuff a while back! :/
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Anyone have an idea of how accurate the scale drawings (1/48 specifically) are in the back of the Coreman book are? I ask because I always thought the Monogram kit was accurate shape wise but if you line the fuselage halves up with the drawings it's off very noticeably. Even the panel lines are wrong on one or both of them.
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Old September 4th, 2018, 07:09 PM
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the Revell-Monogram kit nails the overall shape very well, but almost every panel line on the kit is suspect.

I've never lined up or looked at Danny's art in the back of the book comparing it to a kit
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Old September 5th, 2018, 12:37 AM
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Cool. Thanks for the help Jeremy. Even with all of the Tomcat books in my library I still think I've learned more from digging into old threads on here and other sites thank to guys like you!
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thank the guys who were there and turned the wrenches and loaded the bullets! They're the ones that shared the wealth.
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Question for the Tomcat experts - about when/what year did they start to carry drop tanks regularly? Building the 1976 VF-41 bird from Geoff's sheet (black nosed one) and was wondering whether to include tanks or not. And if so, which end caps were used - the rounded ones or the ones that are flat? Appreciate any insight.
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Follow on question - red or white stenciling on the left side of GRU-7s? I have several data decal sheets with both provided. Just wondering which to use for a mid-late 70's F-14.
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Question for the Tomcat experts - about when/what year did they start to carry drop tanks regularly? Building the 1976 VF-41 bird from Geoff's sheet (black nosed one) and was wondering whether to include tanks or not. And if so, which end caps were used - the rounded ones or the ones that are flat? Appreciate any insight.
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Follow on question - red or white stenciling on the left side of GRU-7s? I have several data decal sheets with both provided. Just wondering which to use for a mid-late 70's F-14.
I believe tanks were carried regularly starting in the lat 70's so I would recommend leave them off.

All the seats I've seen and sat in had red/white stenciling on the seat, never say anything else and I've climbed all over those things from 87 to 01.

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Must appreciated Gerry - knew I could count on you! Always appreciate the first hand knowledge!!
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Old January 29th, 2019, 04:14 AM
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Default F-14B TARPS

Hello! Looking here
http://www.topedge.com/alley/text/other/f14tarps.htm
we could find very small amount of TARPS-capable F-14Bs.
But here (for example)
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...with_TARPS.jpg
we see F-14B with TARPS with BuNo 163221 - and it is not listed in above link.
Question 1 - is there correct list of TARPS capable F-14B?
Question 2 - can i use TARPS on F-14B BuNo 163225, VF-102 from this sheet?
http://www.detailandscale.com/scale_...Showboats.html
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Old January 29th, 2019, 04:46 AM
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Default F-14 central missile bay

Hello! On some cats central missile bay is absent.
https://cloud.mail.ru/public/LRok/W3BY6esZN
Why and how we can determine it (BuNo, block, upgrade)?
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Hello! On some cats central missile bay is absent.
https://cloud.mail.ru/public/LRok/W3BY6esZN
Why and how we can determine it (BuNo, block, upgrade)?
If the central missile bay is absent it means that it's either an F-14A or B TARPS jet. As to which BUNO's were TARPS, I think there's a list somewhere on the internet but I can't find it.

You might want to check here;

http://www.anft.net/f-14/f14-serial-18.htm

One way to tell if a bird is a TARPS bird is to look at the BUNO painted below the horizontal stab, it will say TARP next to the aircraft designations (i.e. F-14A, F-14B, F-14B UPGRADE, etc.)
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I don't have anything on either of those two airframes specifying that they are TARPS jets, but the blown up version of the shot of 163221 clearly shows the BuNo, and it's carrying a TARPS pod and a ALQ-167 Bullwinkle pod with a live combat loadout ( believe this was from 98 or 99 on their Southern Watch tour... I guess it could be later)

Hard to refute that one.
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