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What sort of rules will you be using for them?
Conrad KinchIt is destined to see service as part of the 'Little Cold Wars' project, as top cover for my 1970s French.
I remember having this in the 70s as part of a "dogfight double" set with a Mig 15
Hi Tim. Fantastic, brings back many old memories. One of the first kits I ever built. I have written several blogs about the Mirage family on my Aircraft nut blog: http://aircraftnut.blogspot.co.nz/2013/09/saaf-dassault-breguet-mirage-iii-part-1.html
Silver? Israeli Mirage, 6 Day War? Or even Australian, I'm pretty sure they were silver. I remember one screaming overhead from behind surprising the crowd at an airshow at Wigram in the early '80s. I'm sure there were some wet pants that day!
One of my favourite aircraft...I fell in love with it when I was a kid in the 70s because of a French TV series called (in the UK) 'The Aeronauts'. (Based on the French comic books by Jean-Michel Charlier and Albert Uderzo titled Tanguy et Laverdure.)It's got to be silver! :)
Vintage WargamingAh yes - not one of the better balanced Dogfight Doubles! But not as bizarre as the Mig-21 and Cessna 020.....
Not a bad kit, once you get into it.The rocket launcher/fuel tank combo always seemed rather risky to me!
Herman van KradenburgJust been having a look at your blog - and I suggest everyone else does so too!
Nick GrantThis one will be French - I'll even be using the decals provided with the kit!
Stephen BeatNever heard of the series - or the books it is based on. Wasn't Uderzo one of les hommes who wrote Asterix?
Paul FosterA combined rocket launcher and fuel tank? Hell why not? What could possibly go wrong.....
TimI used to live on a ridge in Waterkloof, Pretoria overlooking the valley with the airbase in it. One day, 3 Mirages came over the ridge whilst I was in the garden, so low I could see the color of the pilot's eyes - well, almost. Their formation can best be described as close. It was awesome. The only time I have seen lower was two Buccaneers delivering stuff and I am sure they had dusty windshields afterwards.So,there's more for you to do.Regards
ArthurSounds like RAF Buccaneers - they only retracted the wheels so they could get closer to the ground!
TimThey were SAAF Buc's; those guys were insane. Seemingly they practiced horticulture as a hobby as picking plants is the only rational explanation for their low flying antics.Regards
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