It's RoG release.
I've got the kit. It's O.K. and I'm making it into the ADF version used by the ANG.
I don't like the AIM-7s but that is me.
I worked as a weapons tech from '77 to '81.
Side note: remember that "brew-ha-ha" a few months past on some modeler who built an F-15 with missiles, had the maint. bays all open, and some snarky guy from the USAF got on and said it was not safe, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da.
Well, he was sort of right.
Back in '79 things got a little dicey in the USAFE. The F-15 was broke all of the time and the defense cuts of fiscal '78 and '79 were really hitting home.
There HAD to be 4 alert birds and 8 alternates. Half of the Eagles were flat out broke in the summer of '79 and it was murder getting half the wing to fly.
I've seen more than one F-15 with maint. doors open and the operations officers were bending the rules because all the other jets were broke. Safety is first but if you can't do the mission then you're screwed.
The weirdest day came in summer of '79. All 12 alert fighters launched in minutes because the Soviets had sent a flight of MiG-23s to test our defenses (the wife of my load crew "jammer" driver worked in the radar room at Bitburg). The sergeants and officers told us to start slapping the missiles on the aircraft and screw the safety checks...
Twenty weird minutes later the jets all landed and the senior sergeants and officers were full of nervous laughter.
31 years past the cold war got hot for a hour....