MIRAGE A3-99


1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(A) A3-99


by Andrew Doppel


Introduction

Serial No;      A3-99
Mirage type;  RAAF Mirage IIIO (A)
Based at;       79 Squadron, Butterworth, Malaysia (circa 1986)
Scheme;        Standard two tone low-vis grey with triangular Dark Sea Grey and Olive Drab markings.  This triangle looked continuous from above but was not applied to the vertical faces of the aircraft when viewed from the side.  This is one of the more interesting schemes applied to a 79 Squadron Mirage.  This aircraft was retired in May 1986 pending disposal with 3918 flying hours.
Reference;      Mirage III0 Colours and Markings (Mason/Mottram), The RAAF Mirage Story (Susans)
Kit;                 Totally re-scribed 1/48 Italeri Mirage III/E with scratch built cockpit, High Planes Mk 6 resin ejection seat, re-engineered tail pipe and mixed; kit, Roodecal, Aussie Decals.  Hand painted/stencilled low-vis tail markings.  Academy SUU-20 practice bomb dispenser just for something a little different. 

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