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    Finn got a reaction from John1 in Yet another arcane F-4 question: AIM-9 rail color   
    Not much of a close up:
     
    Jari
     
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    Finn got a reaction from Martinnfb in Yet another arcane F-4 question: AIM-9 rail color   
    Not much of a close up:
     
    Jari
     
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    Finn got a reaction from Martinnfb in Yet another arcane F-4 question: AIM-9 rail color   
    Another thing, note the difference in markings of the AIM9Es, especially the yellow warhead stripes:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from Martinnfb in Yet another arcane F-4 question: AIM-9 rail color   
    Here is a F-4E with missiles:
     

     
    the AIM-9s are white, the launchers look white compared to the pylon.
     
    edit: here is a top view which has the rails looking like grey:
     

     
    The entire video is here:
     
    https://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675043092_366th-Fighter-Wing_Da-Nang-Air-Base_F-4E-Phantom-II_pilots-prepare-to-take-off
     
    the missile views start at the 4:05 mark.
     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from John1 in Yet another arcane F-4 question: AIM-9 rail color   
    Another thing, note the difference in markings of the AIM9Es, especially the yellow warhead stripes:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from John1 in Yet another arcane F-4 question: AIM-9 rail color   
    Here is a F-4E with missiles:
     

     
    the AIM-9s are white, the launchers look white compared to the pylon.
     
    edit: here is a top view which has the rails looking like grey:
     

     
    The entire video is here:
     
    https://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675043092_366th-Fighter-Wing_Da-Nang-Air-Base_F-4E-Phantom-II_pilots-prepare-to-take-off
     
    the missile views start at the 4:05 mark.
     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from Paul in Napier in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    A couple more early F-4Cs showing the wingtip bulb:
     

     

     
    edit: while drawings from manuals show flush wingtip lights:

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from MARU5137 in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    John here is a drawing from a manual of the i/b pylon:
     

     
    Note 5 gives the airframe numbers which had that  panel which i think to allow for electrical connections to the forward stores like ECM pods, before they went to Note 6 a small door.
     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from GreyGhost in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    John here is a drawing from a manual of the i/b pylon:
     

     
    Note 5 gives the airframe numbers which had that  panel which i think to allow for electrical connections to the forward stores like ECM pods, before they went to Note 6 a small door.
     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from Derek B in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    John here is a drawing from a manual of the i/b pylon:
     

     
    Note 5 gives the airframe numbers which had that  panel which i think to allow for electrical connections to the forward stores like ECM pods, before they went to Note 6 a small door.
     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from John1 in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    John here is a drawing from a manual of the i/b pylon:
     

     
    Note 5 gives the airframe numbers which had that  panel which i think to allow for electrical connections to the forward stores like ECM pods, before they went to Note 6 a small door.
     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from Uncarina in Lancaster Inner Nacelle Small Upper Intakes   
    Here is another view of the smaller one:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from Uncarina in Lancaster Inner Nacelle Small Upper Intakes   
    Now that i know what to look for:
     

     
    edit: the smaller one:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from Uncarina in Lancaster Inner Nacelle Small Upper Intakes   
    Now i see what you are talking about, if you zoom in on this pic you can make out the scoops, especially  the one on the port side:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from MARU5137 in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    Not as dirty but a few smudges here and there:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from LSP_Matt in Strangest box cover contest, who will be the winner?   
    I found this one a bit strange, not the one in foreground but the one in the upper left being chased by a pair of SAMs and AAA and others being blasted from the sky:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from Uncarina in Lancaster Inner Nacelle Small Upper Intakes   
    You mean these ones by the exhaust:
     

     
    the inner one looks larger.
     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from Rockie Yarwood in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    Not as dirty but a few smudges here and there:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from GreyGhost in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    Not as dirty but a few smudges here and there:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from GreyGhost in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    Here is another pic:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from GreyGhost in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    A couple more early F-4Cs showing the wingtip bulb:
     

     

     
    edit: while drawings from manuals show flush wingtip lights:

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from John1 in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    Not as dirty but a few smudges here and there:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn reacted to John1 in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    One thing the F-4 was noted for was the absolutely filthy undersides.   I started weathering this area previously but had to wait until I had all 200 or so decals in place before I could continue.   Decals are now in place, so I went back to work with a few shades of Flory Washes, some AK Used Oil and good old thinned black enamel.   Here's a good example of the real deal (although if I tried hard, I could find others that were even dirtier):
     

     
    Here is where I'm currently at.

     

     

     

     
    Pre-weathering picture of the outer wing.   Got a bit of overspray to deal with on the leading edge areas but I'm pretty content with the way things turned out. 

     
    That's it for now, thanks for checking in lads! 
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    Finn got a reaction from MARU5137 in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    Here is another pic:
     

     
    Jari
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    Finn got a reaction from MARU5137 in Wolfpack Phantom - 8th TFW F-4C   
    Here is a British F-4 showing the panel:
     

     
    and early F-4Cs with lighter looking panels, probably still fiberglass yellow before weathering turned them brown:
     
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Air_Force_McDonnell_F-4C_Phantom_II_fighters_refuel.jpg
     
    Jari
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