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About rjones726

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  • Birthday 05/19/1960

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    Port Orchard, Washington USA

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  1. I think the photo Derek posted is an R-1830
  2. I spent 30 years on subs. I don't think any of my shipmates would disagree with me
  3. Well said Jennings. There are only two types of ships...submarines and targets.
  4. SB is my main source for on-line model purchases-precisely because they are reliable. When they send notice that a shipping label has been created it often takes a day or two before I get a shipping notice. That most likely is dependent on the volume of product being shipped/carrier schedules etc. I have never once had an issue with receiving my purchase and I have certainly never "hounded" them. v/r, Rob
  5. John, Barracuda has some great cockpit upgrades as well. They have a seat with leather cushion that IMO is much better than what comes in the kit, sidewalls and instrument panels as well. They also carry resin wheels (if you don't care for the Tamiya rubber ones). Having said that, If you were to choose to build it OOB (which doesn't appear to be your style )you would not be disappointed. v/r, Rob
  6. Monogram had a series of 1/32 scale armor/vehicle kits in the 70's. I seem to recall the Jeep was among them.
  7. Nice. I'm looking for a midsize pickup to replace a Chevy 2500 HD that I no longer need (sold my trailer). The Tacoma Limited and Colorado Z71 are on my short list. Enjoy! v/r, Rob
  8. I spent 30 years on Subs and never heard that before. I now have some homework to do It just goes to show that no matter how much experience you have, there is always more to learn.
  9. LOL, A lucky guess. On a side note, I rode my bike across that bridge yesterday. Well, actually that bridge is several hundred feet underwater...I rode on the new bridge next to its replacement.
  10. Some type of dampener/harmonic balancer to counteract vibration??? Just a a guess. I'm sure someone who knows will jump in and enlighten us
  11. I believe there were a few. They were in service with the SAAF postwar.
  12. I believe to avoid confusion those MK IX Spitfires equipped with the Packard engine were designated MK XVI. In Feb '45 the bubble canopy was introduced and could be found on both MK IX and MK XVI. As far as tying a specific airframe to an engine type, I really don't know. There may be records that provide that info. Maybe some one with that knowledge will chime in. v/r, Rob
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