Nice pictures. The rear end of the turbo motor(s) on the TLP kit are different from the rear end of the real deals picture.
What's up with that?
The process is continuous...
According to the kit's directions, it covers the Kh-31a/2 version, where the ramjets duct into the former combustion chamber for the solid motor. I found zero information on this version. This picture might be it, it also doesn't seem to have the tubes on the rear fins the other pictures have. The kit doesn't have them either, but really who knows? There are a few other details that are different, it doesn't seem to have that rectangular panel right behind the nose cone, and it's missing a couple bulges on the ramjet tubes. That panel looks like it is recessed, that's lame. Can't think of a way to do that without a whole bodytube overwrap.
What was that?!
I work with a Russian girl and I was finally able to ask her what the writing means on this picture I got from the missile maker's website. As I suspected, she said "before launch, after launch." I provided the word launch though, she wasn't quite sure of the translation and she agreed on it. The tail piece must fall off when the ramjets kick in, making a big difference on which look you are going for.
I was stupid, I should have made all three Krypton posts on the the same thread. I also have all the pix from this thread.
Should I consolidate everything on this thread?
Last edited by Doggonewild; 5th April 2012 at 07:29 AM. Reason: Because I like editing.
What was that?!