Dassault Mirage IIIO


Esci 1/48 Mirage IIIO A3-44, 76 Squadron, Williamtown, NSW (circa 1969)


by Andrew Doppel

 

Serial No
A3-44
A/C type
Dassault Mirage IIIO(F)
Based at
76 Sqn. RAAF Williamtown, NSW (Circa 1969)
Scheme
Overall silver coating with squadron markings
History/Significance When 75 Sqns Mirage IIIO(F) were returned to Australia in September 1969 in exchange for IIIO(A) modified aircraft 75 Sqn a/c were redistributed to the other Australian based squadrons and A3-44 ended up with 76 Squadron. This a/c was easily distinguishable as an ex-75 Sqn machine due to the lack of red scalloping around the intakes. In 1973 it was still with 76 Squadron and the scalloping had been returned. It was later used as a training aid at RAAF Kingswood. It's current status is unknown.
Kit
1/48 Esci Mirage IIIE predominantly OOB with rescribed panel lines, Italeri and Aussie decals and a High Planes resin seat
Reference
Mirage IIIO-Colours and Markings (Mason/Mottram)

 



 

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