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  1. I have been doing some measurements on Phantom kits from various companies, and this is the approximate cross section of the Tamiya 1/32 F-4C kit (in white) compared to Jumpei Temma's drawing (in red). This is for information only and is not meant to devaluate the Tamiya kit (or other Phantom kits in general) in any way. SC
  2. The AOA vane on late C-Config ROCAF F-5Es (sharknose, RWR, etc.) moved to the port side above the emergency entrance door to accomodate refueling probe installation (though they were not installed). Early ROCAF F-5Es are known as the K-Config (conical nose, skyspot rod antenna, etc.). I believe F-5Es with refueling probe installed on the starboard side would also have the AOA vane on the port side. SC
  3. I think the KH cockpit floor might be too shallow. Here is the approximate cross section at Y=229.5 for both Hasegawa (green) and KH (blue) kits, and T-38 rear cockpit (red) near the same position. (I believe the T-38 rear cockpit is similar to the single seater cockpit, please confirm.) Looks like the Hasegawa cockpit floor is more accurate in depth, but the side consoles are too low, whereas the KH side consoles are more accurate in height, but the floor is too high (when compared to the T-38 rear cockpit). Each grid spacing is one inch. This will probably affect fitting in accurat
  4. A few more observations. The Skyspot Antenna on the spine closely behind the canopy is not on the later F-5Es. The IFF Antenna right next to the nose landing gear well door is not on the early F-5Es. It is usually upgraded with the front and rear RWR and CDS at the same time. See post #601 above to see both configs. The battery access door on the starbord avionics bay should be closer to the RWR receiver. There are older configs wtih two doors on the starboard side, and newer configs with one each on both port and starboard sides, in which case on
  5. I got the kit a few days ago, and noticed that the doors to the fold-out boarding steps and external canopy handle are also on the starboard side when they should only be on the port side. Hasegawa did this too. Also the oval panel of the AOA probe is below the canopy emergency release access instead of above. SC
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