A7 Macchi


Esci/Italeri 1/48 Macchi MB 326H, A7-054,
CFS East Sale 1988


by Andrew Doppel

 

Serial No

A7-054

A/C type

CA-30/Aeromacchi (Macchi) 326H

Based at

Central Flying School, East Sale, Victoria (circa 1988)

History

On 10/3/88 whilst practicing for the Canberra Air Show, Roulette 1, Macchi A7-054 being flown by Sqn Ldr Jeff Trappett was collided into by Roulette 4 A7-049 Richard Crispin. The practice was being filmed by a Channel 10 news cameraman in another Macchi at the time. Jeff managed to land 054 wheels up whilst the pilot of 049 (Crispin) ejected safely, both sustaining minor back injuries.  A7-054 is now undergoing restoration for the Moorabbin Air Museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae9YnDuOPOI

Scheme

New orange and white training scheme of Roulettes Aerobatic Team

Kit

1/48 Italeri/ESCI kit with OzMods cockpit, flaps, wing tanks and front uc leg. 2 x Wolf Pack resin Mk.4 upgrade seats.  Decals are from; Hawkeye, Aussie Decals, kit and nose numbers, serials and name plate are homemade (Name pletes courtesy of Noel Barnes). Homemade aerials and some CMK nav lights on the tanks wrap it up.

Reference

ADF Serials, personally collected images, The Aerobats (Bill Yenne), You Tube

 

The Images