MIRAGE IIID


1/72 Matchbox Mirage IIID A3-101 2OCU


by David Thompson

 

Serial No
A3-101
A/C type
Mirage IIID
Based at
2 Operational Conversion Unit (2OCU)
Scheme
Three tone camouflage. Delivered 11/1966. Started with 76SQN which was disbanded in the early 70’s. Was then with 2OCU until 2OCU was absorbed by 77SQN. On 05/10/1978, to Butterwoth Malaysia as replacement for A3-107. Served with ARDU. Last Operational Mirage flight made to deliver this aircraft for storage at Woomera. Finished RAAF Service with 3445 hours on airframe. Pakistan Air Force 11/1990. Overhauled in 1996. Still in Service Pakistan Air Force as 90-601.
Kit
Matchbox 1/72 Mirage IIIB with (unknown brand) exhaust and nose cone supplied from other kits, scratch built cockpit and U/C bays and re-shaping of tail fin. High Planes Mk 6 resin seats and decals.
Reference
High Planes 1/72 sheet, ADF Serials and photos supplied by other modellers.

 

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