MIRAGE IIIO


Italeri 1/32 Mirage IIIO A3-16, 75 SQN Williamtown, NSW


by Andrew Doppel

 

Serial No

A3-16

A/C type

Dassault Mirage IIIO

Based at

75 Squadron, Williamtown, NSW 1966

History

Was the personal mount of Wing Commander Cedric Thomas who had the Road Runner applied to the nose and what became 'Çedric's Cheesecake' on the tail along with a few more squadron aircraft including A3-24. In 1974, whilst attached to ARDU it landed wheels up at Tullamarine airport before being written off charge. It was later restored to a Museum display at Classic Jet Fighters by Bob Jarrett and his crew but due to requirements to close the Museum due his wife's ill health the Mirage was sold to the Queensland Aircraft Museum where it now resides.

Scheme

 

Kit

Italeri 1/32 Mirage IIIO built OOB but with an Eduard brass pitot tube and AMS resin seat. Decals were made up for me by Al King (via Juanita Franzi who provided the art work), kit, Revell and scrap box decals. Paint is a number of silver shades including Alclad polished aluminium, Humbrol Metal enamels 27001 and 27002 and Tamiya Chrome and flat

Reference

Motty's Bible and the internet.

 

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