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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #270 on: May 13, 2015, 03:18:19 am »
Gorgeous and oh so right  :wub:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #271 on: May 13, 2015, 07:17:40 am »
Nice work Martin

I've never been able to actually believe those targets in that box. They just look as though someone put a dart in the box to play with people's minds.  :blink: First time I've ever seen them used
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #272 on: May 13, 2015, 08:47:57 am »
First time I've ever seen them used

You and me both Chris. Ive seen a few photos of JASDF F-4EJ's carrying them but im not sure who else may have used the system.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #273 on: May 13, 2015, 09:16:32 am »
Well the US Navy NATC at Pax River used them, at least in one instance.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F4D-1_with_towed_target_at_Andrews_AFB_1960.jpg

When I built my DF-6B   http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,32652.0/highlight,df-6b.html

I tried to fit the Hasegawa target to it but the fore/aft boom was not long enough, and surprisingly I did not have enough time to fix it.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #274 on: May 13, 2015, 03:29:51 pm »
First time I've ever seen them used

You and me both Chris. Ive seen a few photos of JASDF F-4EJ's carrying them but im not sure who else may have used the system.



Looking through McDonnell F-4 Phantom Spirit in the Skies I have found the following

pg 105 An MN ANG F-4D in Grey Grey colours
pg 139 A Japanese F-4EJ of 305th Hikotai, another picture appears on pg 317

I am sure I have seen pictures of both German and Greek aircraft using them, no idea where though  :banghead:

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #275 on: May 15, 2015, 07:04:27 am »

I am sure I have seen pictures of both German and Greek aircraft using them, no idea where though  :banghead:

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I'm currently reading my May issue of SAM and they have an article on Greek F-4's and mention the use of the dart target during the HAF annual gunnery competition in 2005
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #276 on: May 15, 2015, 08:17:30 am »
sounds like the RAF and Fleet air arm could be the only toom users where the dart would be a whif
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #277 on: May 31, 2015, 11:58:56 am »
Two more finished this weekend. Although one is real world.

First up, the whiff.


When 19 and 92 squadrons traded in their Lightning F-2A's for F-6's to keep the RAFG Lightning wing in operation at Guterslough, BAC reworked the retired F-2A's into PR-2A airframes. Enougth for one sqaudron were shipped back to West Germany to provide a cheaper reeci platform than the then current TSR-2's serving with II(AC) squadron, based alongside their former users at Guterslough. They served well untill replaced in the mid 70's by Phantom FR-4's.

Underside view with the recci pack showing


The kit is the Airfix F-2A, fitted with a resin test shot recci pack that may well be coming soon from odds and ordanace. Cambell passed over the test shot to TSRjoe at the Scots Nationals, who inturn handed it to me as im on a bit of a lightning kick at the mo. And it has NOT been cloned, before any one asks. As requested by Cambell and Joe.

Now the real one.
Just in time for the UK release of the Airfix Swift FR-4.............................


This is one of the batch that escaped to the US, and was imported via eBay. Built OOB and wearing the 2nd option on the decal sheet. Namely II(AC) squadron based at Jever in 1956.
The model will be on the SIG stand at the Northern show along side the Lightning PR2A and the Phanton FR-4 (RF-4E) as a II squadron line up. Ive still got to build the TSR-2  ;). The idea being it will have people looking for whats "wrong" with it when its 100% real  ;D

Lastly a photo of the II squadron line up
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #278 on: May 31, 2015, 12:14:03 pm »

When 19 and 92 squadrons traded in their Lightning F-2A's for F-6's to keep the RAFG Lightning wing in operation at Guterslough, BAC reworked the retired F-2A's into PR-2A airframes. Enougth for one sqaudron were shipped back to West Germany to provide a cheaper reeci platform than the then current TSR-2's serving with II(AC) squadron, based alongside their former users at Guterslough. They served well untill replaced in the mid 70's by Phantom FR-4's.


Hm, why does that backstory sound familiar?  ;D

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39534.msg655143.html#new


......untill replaced in the mid 70's by Phantom FR-4's.


And there's a hint for some future Whiffing if ever I saw one.  ;D
« Last Edit: May 31, 2015, 12:16:01 pm by PR19_Kit »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #279 on: May 31, 2015, 12:17:18 pm »
Great minds and all that ;D
And ive already built the Phantom........as seen in the last Photo ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #280 on: May 31, 2015, 06:02:20 pm »
Great shot of all three....

Love the look of the Swift. Looking forward to getting my hands on one !

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #281 on: June 01, 2015, 01:00:51 am »
Martin they look gorgeous.


The model will be on the SIG stand at the Northern show along side the Lightning PR2A and the Phanton FR-4 (RF-4E) as a II squadron line up. Ive still got to build the TSR-2  ;). The idea being it will have people looking for whats "wrong" with it when its 100% real  ;D


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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #282 on: June 01, 2015, 01:41:54 am »
Swifts always look French to me.  I'd like to see one in NMF with Armee de l'aire roundels.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #283 on: June 01, 2015, 05:23:48 am »
Swifts always look French to me.  I'd like to see one in NMF with Armee de l'aire roundels.


I'm sure that could be arranged. If Airfix deigned to let us get the kits of course!

In the latest SAM someone's built one, OOB of course, and reckons the so-called 'mould error' isn't actually there.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #284 on: June 01, 2015, 07:10:02 am »
Swifts always look French to me.  I'd like to see one in NMF with Armee de l'aire roundels.


Well I had thought French, but in a desert scheme. I don't do NMF, painted Al yes, nmf ; no
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