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1/32 F-5E Kittyhawk Double job

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Hi Paulo,

 

thanx for enriching me with some additional information regarding the formation lights which are incorporated in the AIM-9 launchers. Could it be that this has been a Brazilian modification ?

 

As for some of the formation lights being blue: that's something I noticed many, many moons ago in my childhood years. Indeed a bit strange. I always assumed these lights were equipped with yellow light-bulbs (yellow & blue ==> green) since they do appear to be green once turned on.

 

Anyways, good luck & lot's of fun with Your progress. One can never go wrong with a sweet little fighter like the F-5.   ;-)

 

Regards Rudy.    

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10 hours ago, Shujaa said:

Hi Paulo,

 

thanx for enriching me with some additional information regarding the formation lights which are incorporated in the AIM-9 launchers. Could it be that this has been a Brazilian modification ?

 

As for some of the formation lights being blue: that's something I noticed many, many moons ago in my childhood years. Indeed a bit strange. I always assumed these lights were equipped with yellow light-bulbs (yellow & blue ==> green) since they do appear to be green once turned on.

 

Anyways, good luck & lot's of fun with Your progress. One can never go wrong with a sweet little fighter like the F-5.   ;-)

 

Regards Rudy.    

 

 

Hi, Rudy.

 

As answering some of your questions, I assure to you that every F-5 in the world hve the lights in the sidewinder pods. And about the lights color, Brazil purchased two lots of American F-5s. The first lot was brand new planes, with some modifications maded over the old jets. The second lot was basicly retired planes from the NAVY aggressors. Just for curiosity in this lot we found the first and the second F-5E maded in the world. And besides this, all the Brazilian jets have the same configuration with red lights and Green in the pods and blue in the other lights. And the blue ones are real blue, when lighted. As you can see in these pictures:

 

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The assembly of these two planes was a old dream made true, and besides the inumerous troubles with the Kittyhawk kits, the results are given me satisfacted.

 

Cheers, Paulo

 

 

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