Mirage IIIO


Italeri 1/32 Mirage IIIO, A3-75, 77 SQN Williamtown, NSW


by Andrew Doppel

 

Serial No

A3-75

A/C type

Dassault Mirage IIIO

Based at

77 Squadron, Williamtown, NSW

History

Personal mount of Flt Lt John 'Truckie' Carr. Was performing bombing practice at Dutson Downs, Sale (18/02/80) when his mount ingested a fragment of bomb (possibly a ricochet) of a Mk.82 Snake-eye in the intakes causing a total loss of thrust whereby he needed to eject at 3,500 ft and 230 kts with only minor injuries. The airframe remains have never been recovered.

Scheme

 

Kit

1/32 Italeri Mirage IIIO (OOB) with some added and corrected panel lines, Kit, Airscale, Revell and Roo Decals. Home-made name title. Paints were Humbrol enamels. Stand from Airfix 1/24 Harrier kit.

Reference

Darren 'Motty' Mottram's image collection and of course his wonderful Mirage bible.

 

The Images