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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4300 on: April 02, 2021, 05:28:22 PM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4301 on: April 02, 2021, 11:16:37 PM »
Photos from CFB Cold Lake and a RCAF 97th birthday flypast.









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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4302 on: April 03, 2021, 03:25:31 AM »
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« Reply #4303 on: April 03, 2021, 05:54:36 AM »
Via Twitter. Wow, that's a lot of elephants!

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This is what I call a real "Elephant Walk"! Today at Altus AFB, OK, with U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, KC-46 Pegasus and C-17 Gloemaster IIIs.

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« Reply #4304 on: April 04, 2021, 02:08:54 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4305 on: April 05, 2021, 01:57:43 AM »
Count those rivets!! ;)

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4306 on: April 05, 2021, 02:02:12 AM »
Some assembly required...

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« Reply #4307 on: April 05, 2021, 02:22:07 AM »
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« Reply #4308 on: April 05, 2021, 02:22:48 AM »
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« Reply #4309 on: April 05, 2021, 02:37:54 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4310 on: April 05, 2021, 02:53:37 AM »
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4311 on: April 05, 2021, 02:55:42 AM »








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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4312 on: April 05, 2021, 03:02:31 AM »
In the Navy...













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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4313 on: April 05, 2021, 04:23:10 AM »
"The weathering on almost all of the above is SO overdone. Totally UNREALISTIC. REAL paint didn't fade that much. REAL paints didn't chip that way. Panel lines are NEVER visible. Ordnance didn't have TIME to weather. Exhaust plumes are NEVER this dark. POL spills are NEVER that big. I wish modellers wouldn't exaggerate so much. Just because some people want to push their OVERPRICED paints and potions. It's just a fad these days. Anyway, no self-respecting crew chief would EVER...."
Yada yada yada. :-X



What's that material around the bomb? Rest of the shipping container? (Fragile! Do NOT drop!  ;D)
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4314 on: April 05, 2021, 06:49:09 AM »
What's that material around the bomb? Rest of the shipping container? (Fragile! Do NOT drop!  ;D)

I interpret the weapons to be cluster munitions dispensers.  Most likely an incendiary bomb cluster from the looks of it. 
Aerodynamic nose and tail fairings with a bunch of smaller incendiary devices secured between the two fairings. 
Octagonal shape in cross section of the smaller incendiary devices would lead to the larger angular shape of the things when assembled in bulk. 
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4315 on: April 06, 2021, 12:16:18 AM »
I believe it is a Cluster Projectile 500lb No.17 Mk II - see below:




Contained 26 x 20-lb anti-personnel bombs - see here
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4316 on: April 06, 2021, 12:55:25 AM »
"The weathering on almost all of the above is SO overdone. Totally UNREALISTIC. REAL paint didn't fade that much. REAL paints didn't chip that way. Panel lines are NEVER visible. Ordnance didn't have TIME to weather. Exhaust plumes are NEVER this dark. POL spills are NEVER that big. I wish modellers wouldn't exaggerate so much. Just because some people want to push their OVERPRICED paints and potions. It's just a fad these days. Anyway, no self-respecting crew chief would EVER...."
Yada yada yada. :-X

And don't get me started on the over-weathering on this:



Panel lines - some people just over do them:





And some people can't even get the right colour matches.  How could this be a Navy bird?

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4317 on: April 06, 2021, 02:04:51 AM »
Here's one that I saw yesterday in a Bovington Tank Museum video. Somebody really screwed up the stars when they put the decals on this one.  ;)

Naval aviation author and historian Tommy Thomason often features examples of these kinds of issues on his blogs, such as stars upside down on the wings, etc.

https://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4318 on: April 07, 2021, 06:51:49 AM »
<...> I interpret the weapons to be cluster munitions dispensers.  Most likely an incendiary bomb cluster from the looks of it.  <...>

I believe it is a Cluster Projectile 500lb No.17 Mk II - see below: <...> Contained 26 x 20-lb anti-personnel bombs - see here

Thanks for the heads-up, Jeff and Greg.  :smiley: Don't think I've ever heard of these before.


Here's one that I saw yesterday in a Bovington Tank Museum video. Somebody really screwed up the stars when they put the decals on this one.  ;) <...>

Oh, cool, so my Italeri Greyhound isn't wrong after all. Because I also got the decal on sorta crooked. Even skewed to the left as well. Fascinating!  ;D
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4319 on: April 08, 2021, 01:33:37 AM »
Don't think I've ever heard of these before.

It was new for me too.
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4320 on: April 08, 2021, 06:31:06 AM »
An Avro Vulcan caught in the gun sights of an RAAF Mirage IIIO, during an exercise in early 1970's.



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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4321 on: April 09, 2021, 12:42:41 AM »
Via Facebook.

The Centre of Aviation Photography
Decent launch out of Eielson AFB, Alaska, this morning. (April 8)

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« Reply #4322 on: April 11, 2021, 09:53:00 PM »
Via Facebook.

101057 as the 1984 version of Hawk One.

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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #4323 on: April 11, 2021, 11:12:58 PM »
Yeah  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

And I've got a decal sheet to do that scheme too ---