MIRAGE A3-2


1/48 Hobby Boss Mirage IIIO(F), ARDU


by Bruce Anders


Introduction


Serial No
A3-2
Type
Mirage IIIO(F)
Squadron
ARDU (Aircraft Research and Development Unit, RAAF Edinburgh, S.A. (circa 1980)
Scheme
Brunswick Green/Golden Yellow, with fuselage calibration points for high speed camera. This aircraft, in this scheme, was used in extensive speed evaluation trials at Edinburgh and Woomera in the late 70’s, early 80’s.
Kit
1/48 HobbyBoss Mirage IIIC kit
Built
converted to O using Hamilton Hobbies resin conversion.  Centreline camerapod converted from kit fuel tank. Wing pylon camera pods from Plane Bits ARDU conversion set. Decals from Roodecal, Aussie Decals and spares.
Reference
RAAF Mirage Story (Martin Susans). Meteor, Sabre & Mirage (Stewart Wilson),  Mirage IIIO (Paul Mason/Darren Mottram).

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