How I intend to use this forum

How I intend to use this forum

Postby RexCag » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:46 pm

First, thank you for this place to post some of the things that I am sure will help other modelers.

It will be mostly Navair info, but, I am not going to be able to stop myself from posting some "other brands" of Phantoms in here, too. And to be honest, other user's Phantoms had a lot to do with the development of Naval versions for the USN and USMC.

I do things a bit differently than many do,,,,,for example, I don't just type "F-4B" in a Phantom version list,,,,,,I acknowledge each different version of F-4B, and there are quite a few of those. The same goes for Skyhawks, there are far more divisions in the set than just saying "A-4C." The same goes for F-8s, and etc.

Most people assume that there was One paint scheme in place for US Naval aircraft during the Vietnam War,,,,I don't, I list and describe all Three of them. And I will explain why there were Three of them when I get to that part, for each time period. I don't use the term "IR sensor pod" for that lump on the bottom of Phantom nose radomes, because, only some of the first Phantoms had them,,,,and even then, if they weren't replaced by other gear, they were disabled and left in place. This means that the "IR sensor" was only on F-4Bs for a short time in their service life, and wasn't on some F-4Bs at all,,,,,,and was never on an F-4N. I will explain that when I get to that part, also. (why call something a term that was rarely even true for very long?)

Heck, I even sort the Phantom into different "splits" than most people, they are usually sorted by US Service,,,,,,I sort by the nose types, and wing thickness. That will illustrate the chronology of the versions better, eliminating the mistaken thought that the RF-4C followed the RF-4B.

Hmm, yeah, I tend to go "cow tipping" with people's Sacred Cows,,,,,,,,but, I will give photos and other references as places that people can "look it up for themselves", meaning you don't have to "just believe me", you can check.

So, I hope our conversations are both fun and helpful to you. I know that a lot of you on here today know a lot of this stuff, but, I hope that this proves helpful to new members that will join down the road, also.
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Re: How I intend to use this forum

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:29 pm

I can't wait! :dancing: I agree, there are so many variations of F-4 Phantoms as well as Skyhawks and so on.
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Re: How I intend to use this forum

Postby Thomas_M » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:24 am

Who knows: maybe I will benefit of your research when doing my Zoukei-mura F-4 some day!
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Re: How I intend to use this forum

Postby jelliott523 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:46 pm

Looking forward to this list! :popcorn: :writing:
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Re: How I intend to use this forum

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:26 pm

Me too!
"Surely I have made my meaning plain? I intend to avenge myself upon you, Admiral. I have deprived your ship of power, and when I swing 'round, I intend to deprive you of your life."

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Re: How I intend to use this forum

Postby tempestjohnny » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:31 am

Me three
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Re: How I intend to use this forum

Postby Medicman71 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:11 am

:shoutout: :shoutout:
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Re: How I intend to use this forum

Postby CallSignOWL » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:13 pm

always good to have a brain to pick! :writing:
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