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  1. Another view: http://fanakit.free.fr/F-4B_walkaround/F-4B_PhantomII_walkaround02.JPG Jari
  2. Not your average getting it back on the deck: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/85716 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/85717 Jari
  3. Here is another video, of F-100Cs this time: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/148015525 Jari
  4. In flight to fully open takes 4 seconds and 6 seconds to close according to the manual. Jari
  5. A series of 5 videos showing various USAF a/c, F-100s, F-105s, F-104's, FAC 0-1s and B-57s in action in SEA: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/69617 Jari
  6. If you have a 3D printer, you can make your own: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/missile-matra-magic-ii-1-32 Jari
  7. As for the F-16 pic posted earlier, it's probably the ALE-50 housing that can be barely seen: Jari
  8. Different rules apply for different situations, especially in war time, below are some example's of open panels on loaded aircraft: Jari
  9. Here is one with the overall weight so no need to add up all the numbers: Jari
  10. Here a recent one landing at a undisclosed location in the Mideast: https://www.afcent.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2003319212/ Jari
  11. John if you still want to do a F, how about a Ryan's Raiders: http://www.34tfsthuds.us/ryans/ check out the video showing the initial deployment. Jari
  12. Here is a view of a A-10C from below the left wing showing some details that may be of help: as for the luggage carriers, some pilots liked to have the door on the pod facing outboard to make it easier to load/unload their baggage even though the pod did have markings for which way was forward. Also for some pods one of the fairings could be removed and it was preferred to have that facing to the rear so in case it came off in flight it would go straight back. Jari
  13. Probably to hold the a/c steady as the pilot used the relief tube. Jari
  14. Some free ones in various scales: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/vietnam-aircraft-revetment-32nd-48th-and-72-nd-scale-parts Jari
  15. Looks like they may be live ones: also note on the A-10 pic, LED landing lights on nose gear. Jari
  16. A-10s ready for battle again: Jari
  17. No definite answer but during WWII it probably took a long time for bombs to get to their destination from the factory, in the case from the US to overseas they would go by boat over the salty sea and in the case of corrosion you wouldn't want a "soft" spot on the bomb and have the majority of the blast at that weak spot when it went off. On a personal point, of the many inert bombs i loaded during my time about 98.9% percent were painted blue, the rest were still painted in red/brown primer, either they ran out of blue paint or they ran out of time to paint them before sending them off to the squadron. Jari
  18. A nice article with photos of assorted aircraft: https://www.docdroid.com/9ejZEGy/cam-ranh-bay-article-pdf Jari
  19. Here is a seat from the same squadron, same time frame but the A-6A: note what looks like a mod on the canopy top to block the light probably, don't know if it was applied to the B's they got. edit: the other seat top: Jari
  20. Marcel here is a A-6 flight manual that has some B info in it: https://www.docdroid.com/gRI6P3E/grumman-a-6a-b-c-e-and-ka-6d-intruder-flight-manual-pdf Jari
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