Mirage A3-70


Hobbyboss 1/48 Mirage IIIO(A), A3-70, 3 SQN, RAAF


by Ken Kahl

 

Serial No

A3-70

A/C type

Mirage IIIO(A)

Based at

3 Sqn. RAAF RAAF Williamtown NSW

Scheme

Lizard scheme. Dark green dark sea grey and light gull grey

Kit

1/48 scale hobby boss

Reference

ADF Serial Number website, Meteor Mirage & Sabre by Stewart Wilson and the Internet

 

Introduction

Here is my Mirage IIIO(A) A3-70 of 3 Sqn. She was delivered 12/1967 and crashed 10/1968 after ingesting a round ricochet through the intake, the pilot FLGOFF B.J. Roberts ejected safely making him the 33rd ejection in Australia.

The kit

The kit is a 1/48 scale Hobbyboss Mirage converted using the exhaust cone ejection seat & belly fuel tank from Red Roo's conversion set. I modified the exhaust to deepen it and make it look a bit better, did some scratch building in the cockpit using plastic card and wire whilst the fuselage was lengthened from behind the cockpit.

Paints and decals

The paints used were Model Master enamels dark green, dark sea grey and light gull grey The decals used were a mix of kit supplied Aussie Decal and spares box. references were adf serials Meteor Mirage & Sabre by Stewart Wilson along with various sites on the inter net. As I couldn't find any pictures of this aircraft I used a bit of artistic licence and judgment by looking at other pictures from around the same time. I hope these are enjoyed and of some help to someone.

The images