MIRAGE IIIO(A) A3-51


1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(A) A3-51, 75 SQN Darwin


by Andrew Doppel


Introduction


Serial
A3-51
Type
Mirage IIIO (A)
Based
75 squadron, Darwin, Northern Territory (circa 1986)
Scheme
Two tone grey with low vis 75 Squadron tail flash.  This was the personal mount of Wing Commander Evans prior to its retirement in July 1987.  It was refreshed at Wagga and put on display at the RAAF Museum Point Cook.
Kit
Italeri 1/48 Mirage IIIE modiffied to IIIO specs with High Planes resin cockpit and front U/C well.  Eduards P/E for Mirage IIICJ cockpit added.  Scratch built avionics bay from resin scraps, plastic card, corregated cardboard and jewellers wire.  Scratch modified exhaust for depth using kit parts and corrugated cardboard.  All panel lines have been re-scribed and absent ones added.  Main U/C well scratch modified for correction.  Canted sidewinder rails from hamilton Hobbies and Matra 550s from Heller Mirage F.1 kit.  RBF tags from Verlinden and decals from High Planes.  Pennant hand painted.
References
Personal pictures, ADF serials, Mirage IIIO-Colours & Markings (MOTTRAM/MASON), decal instruction sheet

 

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