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#16 Luca

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:22 PM

The outboard pylon Shrike launcher is not a LAU-34; it's an Aero-something which was a metal and fibreglass version of the more commonly seen all-metal Aero-whatsit. I would use the regular Navy Aero-whatsit as VA-52 probably had those too.

 

I'd like fuel tanks on the inboard and AGM-78s on both the outboard pylons.....so what are the correct launchers, Aero-whatsit? where can we find them? TIA, cheers.

 

 

I would use the regular Navy Aero-whatsit as VA-52 probably had those too.

 

is it the same outboard pylon seen on the F-4B/J/N Phantoms?


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

I'd like fuel tanks on the inboard and AGM-78s on both the outboard pylons.....so what are the correct launchers, Aero-whatsit? where can we find them? TIA, cheers.

is it the same outboard pylon seen on the F-4B/J/N Phantoms?



No.

The AGM-45 Shrike launchers were designated Aero 5, which could also be used for the AGM-12 Bullpup IIRC.
The Navy Aero 5 is a common item on Trumpy kit stores sprues but I would recommend GT Resin missiles and launchers
- ditto with the LAU-77/80 Launch Adaptor Unit used with the AGM-78 Standard ARM.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:21 AM

thanks Tony. Aero 5 = LAU-118?


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:10 PM


The LAU-118 is a post-Vietnam modified US Navy Aero-5, primarily for AGM-88 HARM.

I can't remember which is which, but there existed an Aero-5A and -5B and one was all metal and the other fibreglass and metal.

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