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  1. Hi Kev, please enter me as a recipient in the raffle. merry Christmas to all! thanks Jon
  2. Kevin, Oh boy! Christmas time is here! The one time of the year the wife does not mind a model or book arriving unannounced in the mail. I look forward to this raffle as it really brings the LSP community together. Please be so kind to add my name to the raffle. FASTZX I will dig through my stash and try to find something interesting to donate. Thanks for coordinating this gigantic event. Merry Christmas to all! Jon Payne
  3. Thanks! I love my Z. HKS coilovers, Stillen stage3 intakes, Fast Intentions full exhaust, Stance rims and has a GT-R start button. Lol
  4. just got this last week the old and the new. I can get antique plates for the 91 twin turbo now
  5. Obligatory F104 video Touch roll touch! Jon
  6. Chris Glad you enjoyed that book. Interesting to discover the tremendous pressure those young men put on themselves during the war. Very interesting the abilities they both had in flying the P38. Unreal. Great job so far on your p38 kit. Looking forward to your conversion. Jon
  7. History of war website The 81st Fighter Group was one of the units allocated to support Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. Its group echelon landed on 8 November 1942, but the aircraft and pilots didn't begin to arrive until the end of the year, and the group didn't enter service until January 1943. The group began by supporting the ground troops in Tunisia. Between April and July 1943 it used its P-39s to patrol off the African coast. During this period it provided protection for the invasions of Pantelleria and of Sicily. In January 1944 it took part in the early s
  8. the final chapter in “Fighters over Tunisia†(by Shores, Ring & Hess), “Conclusionsâ€, there are some quite interesting pilot comments on the various fighter planes used. With earlier discussions on the Airacobra in mind, it is interesting to note that there are several pilot remarks on the Airacobra, and none of them is kind. In fact, no fighter type is torn apart to such an extent by the pilots interviewed in “Fighters over Tunisia†as the Airacobra. Jerry Collingsworth, who flew as a Lieutenant with US 31st FG in Tunisia, is quoted saying: “The P-39 [Airacobra] was a m
  9. The lack of a readily-visible serial number on Army aircraft began to be a serious problem, and on October 28, 1941, shortly after the USAAF had been formed, an order was given that numbers of no less that 4 digits would be painted on the tail fin of all Army aircraft (where feasible) in a size large enough to be seen from at least 150 yards away. This was officially called the radio call number, but was almost universally known as the tail number. Since military aircraft were at that time not expected to last more than ten years, the first digit of the fiscal year number was omitted in the ta
  10. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4729/the-toxic-death-paint-scheme-was-the-f-117-nighthawks-most-outrageous
  11. Both the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels will be standing down until investigations into both "mishaps" are investigated. Both teams also have to bring in replacement pilots and get them up to speed. Usually a former teammate.
  12. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3062/70-percent-of-the-us-marines-fa-18-fighter-jets-cant-fly
  13. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3798/us-navy-blue-angels-and-usaf-thunderbirds-jets-in-separate-crashes-on-the-same-day
  14. Both jets the f16 and the f18 were the #6 planes
  15. https://www.dvidshub.net/news/138741/pursuing-dream-fightertown-pilot-fly-with-blue-angels#.V1C57nQo7qA
  16. Navy will not report name of pilot for 34 hours. They will not perform at the airshow. Very appropriate and respectful. RIP
  17. http://www.wsmv.com/story/32124197/blue-angels-fly-over-downtown-nashville Local news is saying plane was inverted just before crashing. Press conference was scheduled at 5:00 local is delayed.
  18. Yes the news is not good on TN Navy times say it was a super hornet but I thought the blues flew legacy hornets
  19. Thunderbird down in Colorado Blue Angle down in Tennessee Both pilots eject One person dead in TN http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2016/06/02/navy-blue-angel-jet-crashes-smyrna/85308972/
  20. Cool I'd like to see more of the diorama it sits on too The palm trees and PSP add to the effect. Jon
  21. Wow great looking mig19 All the outside photography look absolutely real What camera and lens did you use? Again very realistic Jin
  22. I tell you Harvey I blinked and just about missed you Finish this beauty of a P-38M!!! Congrats on your efforts. I will look forward to seeing the Rfi pics. Now you will have to change your avatar!! Jon
  23. Des Delatorre has an elegant solution to no kits of pre ww1 aircraft. Scratch building http://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page46.html Super site. Jon Edit: I didn't see Dean's post about Des. But while I'm here http://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page44.html
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