1/48 Italeri Mirage IIIO(F) A3-44, 77 SQN Williamtown

by Matt Wood


Serial No.; A3-44
Mirage type; Mirage IIIO(F)
Based at; 77 Squadron, Williamtown, NSW (Circa 1970-87).  This aircraft was withdrawn from service 28/5/87 and used as a training aid at RAAF Kingswood after completing its fully determined fatigue life of 4015 flying hrs.  It is now extant at Bankstown Aviation Museum, NSW.
Scheme; Three tone standard lizard.  Grumpy Monkey/Korean Lion logo on tail added in 1973 replacing 77 shield logo.
Reference; RAAF Mirage Story (Martin Susans). Meteor, Sabre & Mirage (Stewart Wilson), Mirage IIIO(Mottram/Mason)
Kit: 1/48 Italeri (OOB) with additional SUU-20 practice bomb dispenser on centre-line pylon
Construction: Matt Wood mattheww78@optusnet.com.au

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