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F100 1/32 TRUMPETER
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 06:08 AM UTC
HY GUYS! DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY PHOTO OR NEWS ABOUT THE BIG F100 BY TRUMPETER? I'VE JUST ORDERED ONE FROM HANNANTS! HOW MUCH WOULD BE IN BRITISH POUNDS? AH HAPPY 2007 TO EVERYONE IL PIRATA
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 03:10 PM UTC
Hi

It looks like it will be one nice kit. What version is it going to be? I did not know the F-100 carried sidewinders Maybe you could do it in Vietnam camo for the upcoming Vietnam campaign?

About the retail price I do not know. Didn't you find out when you ordered it?

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 03:14 PM UTC












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ilpirata
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 09:40 PM UTC
hi jesper no price on hannants list yet!im looking for to see it, i would like make one in silver thanks for the photo i'll keep you posted
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 01:32 AM UTC

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I did not know the F-100 carried sidewinders



F-100 was originally to be an air superiority fighter. It was the mount of USAF's "Clobber College", Fighter Weapons School at Nellis (predecessor to USN's Top Gun and retroactively, Red Flag) in the 1950s.

F-100 / Sidewinder also scored the only air-to-air kill against a B-52! Over New Mexico, some Huns were practicing intercepting bombers. Joining up for the flight home, Murphy's Law joined up, too. An AIM-9 suddenly lit off and homed straight and true into the BUFF's engine pod. IIRC, all ejected safely.

Investigation showed the Hun pilot had all switches in proper safe mode. Of all things, it was determined that moisture caused a short that activated and triggered the missile.
Removed by original poster on 01/08/07 - 13:38:31 (GMT).
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 12:41 PM UTC
Strange situation. So many things had to go wrong at the same time. Good that nobody died or got injured.

Reminds me of a case in Switzerland. Some Hawker Hunters were on the way to the shooting range when they practiced air combat with other Swiss planes (Starfighters as I recall it, but not sure). A pilot forgot he had live missiles with him and rutinely armed and pulled the trigger. A sidewinder hit one of the Hunters, but luckily the pilot ejected safely. Well, everybody makes mistakes