Armament for Hasegawa F-18C and F15E?

blakeh1

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Forgive me in advance if this is a dumb question, I usually do sci-fi subjects but have gotten the bug to build some real world military subjects...

I assembled these a while ago and just went with what the instructions had.
I did not take into consider any of the weapon sets available and knew almost nothing about loadouts or that the different missiles/bombs etc... actually use different pylons

So, given what I used, what could I add for this particular F-18 pylon?

Same with this F-15

I do have two weapons sets which have AIM 120s and AIM 9 Ls but they seem to us different pylons at least on the FA-18?

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urumomo

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Best to find a photo of an actual aircraft with weapons loadout and duplicate it if you're concerned about accuracy .
I assume the kit instructions didn't give the weapons arrangement for the hardpoints ?

Here's the owner's manual for the F/A-18 : https://info.publicintelligence.net/F18-ABCD-000.pdf
@ page 296 it shows loadout limits and further down gives CG corrections for payload arrangements .
What it will carry and how it is loaded by the applicable squadron will be different .

Might try perusing this site : http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/196465-fa-18c-hornet-weapons-on-center-pylon/

and other DCS groups like : https://forums.eagle.ru/topic/193695-how-many-gbus-per-pylon/

But , a photo of an actual aircraft would be the best source .
 

blakeh1

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I am not worried too much about accuracy as much as what fits in the pylons I used without having to rip them off and replace them risking breaking something in doing so

Although I guess it would not be too hard to replace them

There are so many load out configurations and options it is a bit daunting trying to figure out where to start

I did find this, but they have what appear to be the AIM 120s? where I have the drop tank and the other pylon is different then what I have

Since this is the same Red Devils jet depicted in the kit I could take off the two drop tanks under the wing and put one back on the underside, then use the pylons from the Hasegawa weapons set that has the AIM 120s

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This appears to be the right pylon, but again, this one is where I have the drop tank, and I assume the thing on the other pylon is the guidance for them?

Anyone know what these are and if there is a Hasegawa Weapon set for them?

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and same pylon, but different weapons

These are what I was thinking of using, but I am not sure exactly what they are (I think they were just labeled as 500 lb bombs)

Anyone know what Hasegawa Weapons set these might be from?

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urumomo

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Top ( 3rd up from bottom ) photo is an AGM-65 Maverick ( optical guided ) and 2 GBU-12 inboard . ( laser guided )
Sparrow ( AIM-7 ), radar guided air to air against fuselage .

Middle pic is sidewinders at wingtips , AGM-88 @ outboard pylons with what looks like 2 Storm Shadow cruise missiles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Shadow )
left fuselage is Sparrow , and looks like a Mk-20 Rockeye ( cluster bomb ) on right fuselage
Here is the ordnance list pertaining to that photo : https://aminoapps.com/c/warfare-roleplay/page/item/f-a-18b-hornet/Xlgo_W1cXI7X5zJ0pRxJlR53Pr3Z0KD24W

Bottom is bunch of 1000lb GBU-32 ---> https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...rnet-is-carrying-a-uniquely-massive-bomb-load
Sidewinders again at the wingtips .

I only have the Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons 'C'

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urumomo

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I guess those are the 2 AGM-154 in that weapons package in this link , and not the Storm Shadow cruise missiles .
They did look a bit too short : https://aminoapps.com/c/warfare-roleplay/page/item/f-a-18b-hornet/Xlgo_W1cXI7X5zJ0pRxJlR53Pr3Z0KD24W
and after zooming in on those cruise missiles , I'm not sure what that is on the left fuselage since I don't see any control fins - unless it was an AIM-132 with the fins too far aft to see , but it's a heat seeker and that one appears to have a radome
 
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