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- From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13
on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 9:46 AM
| Air Master Modeler wrote:|
Regarless of what Randy Cunningham did after he left the service is irrelevent here and it's of no concern of mine. I would prefer to remember him as a good fighter pilot and Top Gun instructor than a corrupt, greedy congressman. He took the best the attributes of the Phantom and won an air battle with honor. For that alone he deserves the honor of being a one of the best modern fighter pilots.
That's all that matters to me.
For everyone else, I would prefer that we do not turn this into some heated debate over what Randy Cunningham did or didnt do as a congressmen. It has no bearing on the topic and would be a waste of time better spent working on our models.
I agree with you 100%. I had the pleasure (Yes, pleasure) of talking with him at the 1976 Boise Idaho, IPMS show. This is where I got the information on the loadout of the aircraft.
After looking at the profiles of Showtime 100 again, I noticed profile number two has the black stripe on the AIM-7 missile forward wings. That is not correct. The stripe was used on the AIM-7F only, not the AIM-7E. The AIM-7E was carried by Showtime 100. Only one unit carried the AIM-7F in combat, the 33 TFW, 58 TFS. We had the only aircraft modified to carry the F model (two circuit breakers and one relay).
The missile radome was also different. The AIM-7E was more pointed and had a buff colored (three parts flat white, one part flat radome tan) radome. The AIM-7F had a radome that wasn't as pointed, much longer, and was a darker buff color (two parts flat white, one part flat radome tan). Later AIM-7E remanufactured to AIM-7F standards had a flat white radome and black stripe on the wings.
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TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.
Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale.
Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale. F-4 Phantom Group Build.