papa 695s 1/72 C130 Hercules

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Ian if I am not much mistaken the RAF serials they have given for this Mk of herc are wrong. The J variants were serialed from ZH865 through to ZH889. The K variants were serialed with the XV prefix I may be wrong but I am sure this is the case.
 

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As has been said several times four engines in military service so no need to make it drop bombs.
 
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Just have a mother load of ordnance on the ramp palletised. it's dropping bombs just not in the conventional sense. ;)
 

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As has been said several times four engines in military service so no need to make it drop bombs.
I was under the impression that it was four engined bombers.
 

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http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XV


The Italeri serial XV610 belonged to a Phantom FG.1. Not that you'll be using those anyway by the looks of it.


I can't recall ever seeing a Royal Air Force C-130J in that desert scheme, so be interesting to see what it looks like. The older C-130K and stretched version of that wore those schemes for many years.
 

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I was under the impression that it was four engined bombers.
It got changed to any four engined military aircraft that's why I chose this over the Lancaster
 

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http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XV
The Italeri serial XV610 belonged to a Phantom FG.1. Not that you'll be using those anyway by the looks of it.


I can't recall ever seeing a Royal Air Force C-130J in that desert scheme, so be interesting to see what it looks like. The older C-130K and stretched version of that wore those schemes for many years.
I'm not going for an exact copy just a likeness for a diorama I have in mind for it
 

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It got changed to any four engined military aircraft that's why I chose this over the Lancaster
Perhaps the GB title should be amended then...to avoid any confusion.
 

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I'm not going for an exact copy just a likeness for a diorama I have in mind for it
It will look awesome in that scheme Ian. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us with this one.
 

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Perhaps the GB title should be amended then...to avoid any confusion.
It does say in the description that it is for any military aeroplane with four or more engines, and the title was what the original suggestion was. I recall that some thought it to restrictive with just bombers.....


Also the title would be to long, max 50 characters and not to mention that four engined aeroplanes in any form of military service, don't exactly roll off the tongue.
 

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Hi Ian I know I'm a pain but could you please put this one in the correct build. section


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http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XV
The Italeri serial XV610 belonged to a Phantom FG.1. Not that you'll be using those anyway by the looks of it.


I can't recall ever seeing a Royal Air Force C-130J in that desert scheme, so be interesting to see what it looks like. The older C-130K and stretched version of that wore those schemes for many years.
XV604 to XV610 were planned serial numbers for Royal Navy F4K's, but the orders were not taken up.So XV610 only existed on paper.
 
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http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XV
Looking forward to seeing this built Ian.Ive always liked the Hercules.
 
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That's a nice scheme, and looks very smart in that RAF (1980s?) camouflage. I too have always liked the C-130. RNZAF C-130s are commemorating 50 years of service in 2015. Granddad's axe with various new handles, the Hercules has to be one of the most versatile and hardest worked aeroplane types in the world.


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