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Unread February 13th, 2013, 05:37 AM
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Guys....Can you help me get this thing ready for print? Any ideas, suggestions, corrections, etc. are welcome! Thanks!





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Unread February 13th, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Another fantastic sheet!

The second VMFA-542 jet - the caption says 152232 but the BuNo at the rear says 152238. Which is correct?
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Unread February 13th, 2013, 04:14 PM
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are there more sheets that are maybe not in color?

I am just wondering how your customer is going to know when to use ALQ-126 bumps under the intakes on any F-4Bs that had them?

granted, they sometimes are hard to find,,,,,but, if you look at the Insignia star, the rear point sort of points down and back at them if they are on the jet, late F-4Bs had them as an upgrade after F-4Js came out, and before the F-4N program

I suspect, but don't have proof, that they showed up on any B with a slotted stab, but, that is just a guess
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The 323 jet has a 542 intro...
The first 232 jet has the second 232 intro...

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Damn now i need more Academy F-4's i want to do 2 schemes off this sheet. 115 and 542, heck 314 looks cool also.
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Page 2, first jet has 151495 on caption, 151498 on profile
Page 3, first jet has 153796 on caption, 155822 on profile
Page 3, last jet has 152238 on caption, 152258 on profile
Page 4, second jet has 152232 on caption, 152238 on profile
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Lightbulb About these USMC F-4 Phantoms II.

Good evening everybody,
Geoff,

Another excellent work: congratulations!
Therefore I would like to know if US Marines used during VietNam war gun pods like US Air Force.
I mean SUU 16/A or SUU 23/A gun pods?





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From what I've read, the Marines did use the Mk 4 20mm gun pod. This pod can be found in Hasegawa Weapons set 'C':
http://www.britmodeller.com/reviews/...nsc/boxtop.jpg
http://www.chinalakealumni.org/1965/DW-650000-08.jpg

Most units found it to be jam-prone however and it saw only limited use. In Lou Drendel's book on USMC F-4s he writes that VMFA-122 was able to put it to good use. Here's one of his paintings from his book:
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/...A-122_F-4B.jpg

There's a shot of a VMFA-122 jet on page 30 of his book that shows 3 pods loaded on stations 1, 5, & 9 along with 2 AIM-9Bs carried on the outboard LAU-7 rails on stations 8 & 2.
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The only request I have, is could a sheet be done in 32nd scale. Not with all those options, but with 3 or 4 jets maybe.
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No plans for any scale other than 1/48. When I can add on a few more helper wives....then maybe.
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Got a quick question for the experts. Why are some of the Bunos followed by "ac" or "ah"? I've seen this in various pics and always wondered what it was about. Anybody?

Also, another outstanding looking sheet Geoff, can't wait to pick one up!!! Keep up the fantastic work!!!
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Got a quick question for the experts. Why are some of the Bunos followed by "ac" or "ah"?
They indicate production blocks. Full explanation here -> Tailspin Topics at bottom of page.
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They indicate production blocks. Full explanation here -> Tailspin Topics at bottom of page.

Thank you for your interesting link John B.

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what are the chances of :
1) a reprint of this sheet?
2) having a sheet of extra "Marine" markings so we can build more than one kit per sheet?
(not complaining, there are just so many good options on here!!)
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Hey Mike. That sheet sold extremely fast, but I'm not sure I can move another 500. I think I'll have to give it some more time before I make an decisions. I'm leaning towards reprinting it since I only have one copy for myself.
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Hi,

The sheet is still in stock at Hannant's.

Cheers, Stefan.
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Good evening everybody,
Therefore I would like to know if US Marines used during VietNam war gun pods like US Air Force.
I mean SUU 16/A or SUU 23/A gun pods?
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Alban,
The USMC used the Mk 4 gun pod - not the SUU-16/23 which is a pure USAF weapon.

According to the Osprey USMC units in VietNam, it was used quite frequently by most units starting around 1965/66.
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