MIRAGE IIIO(F) A3-71


1/72 Revell Mirage IIIO(F) A3-71


by Ray Seppala


Introduction


Serial No
A3-71
Mirage type
RAAF Mirage IIIO (F) Reconnaissance nose fitted
Based at
75SQN, RAAF Darwin (circa May 1985)
Scheme
Low Vis Grey
Reference
My fading Memory, Mirage III0 Colours and Markings, Hawkeye Models Australia. Aircraft took part in Exercise Arnhem Phoenix, 77SQN personnel (myself included) deployed to Darwin with Recce nose for fitment on 75SQN aircraft for duration of exercise. The nose was carried by a number of aircraft due to aircraft unserviceabilites.
Kit
1/72 Revell Mirage III/E with Plane Bits recce nose, instrument panel and OM6 Ejection seat. Decals from Novascale and Hawkeye. Supersonic fuel tanks made from reshaped RPK-10 bomb carrier tanks from kit. Centreline tank modified from wing Long range tank. Pitot probes and Total temp probe from High Planes etch set.

 

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