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Silverleaf

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Howdy,

I'm currently building the Quest Tomahawk (BGM-109C/D) kit, and after doing some research I find it interesting that Quest decided to create a kit based on one of the least popular Tomahawk versions.

The BGM-109C (initially BGM-109C-1 and -2, but changed in 1986 to RGM-109C and UGM-109C) TLAM-C (Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile - Conventional) is a conventionally-armed (same WDU-25/B warhead as -109B TASM) missile for long-range strikes against high-value targets. It entered U.S. Navy operational service in 1986.

Their model has proper markings on a show piece, and yet these markings were not common during usage. See link:

http://www.military.cz/usa/navy/weapons/tomahawk/bgm109_en.htm

Here are a couple pages on the Tomahawk:

http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/missiles/wep-toma.html

http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-109.html

http://www.inesap.org/bulletin17/bul17art17.htm

By the way, the card stock shroud is a pain and has been replaced by a styrene sheet, my jamcam won't take a clear pic of the work, so I'm going to have to try something else to post a pic.

Cheers,
 

cls

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like many of my other rockets my Tomahawk's decals are "somewhere" in the garage and the rocket has been flown a dozen times painted just plain white.

I'm either lazy, or too anxious to fly.

.... thanks for posting the interesting info!
 
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