MIRAGE IIIO A3-33


1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F) A3-33, 76 SQN Williamtown


by Chris Doppel

 

Serial No

A3-33

A/C type

RAAF Mirage IIIO(F)

Based at

77 SQN , Williamtown, NSW (circa late 1986)

History

 

Scheme

Two tone low-vis grey.  This aircraft is subject of the front cover of 'The RAAF Mirage Story' compiled by Wing Commander M.R. Susans and is shown several times in Darren Mottram's and Paul Mason's Mirage IIIO-Colours and Markings book.

Kit

1/48 Italeri IIIE with Hamilton Hobbies resin cockpit, Mk.6 seat, canted Matra rails and front U/C wells.  Matra R550 'Magics' from Mirage F.1 kit.  Low-Vis tail flashes courtesy of Hawkeye Decals.

Reference

Aussie Decals instruction sheet, Meteor, Sabre and Mirage in Australian Service by Stewart Wilson. Mottys Aircraft reference site, Mirage IIIO-Colours and markings by Mason & Mottram and The Mirage Story-Wing Commander M.R. Susans.

 

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