Friday, 15 August 2014

Mystery air support

I know that model mysteries are generally the preserve of Paul at Plastic Warriors, but here is something to get you scratching your heads.  It's a 1/72 aircraft which I am building as part of my Little Cold Wars project.  You can have 100 points for getting the name of the aircraft and a bonus 50 for the kit manufacturer.

I will turn on comment moderation until Monday to prevent copying!

UPDATE 18/08/14 - it is the Heller kit of the Alpha Jet.  There was a clue in the photo above - of 'half a jet.....'

27 comments:

Jim Duncan said...

F5 Freedom Fighter

JLee118 said...

I'm gonna guess an Alpha jet by Airfix.

Herman van Kradenburg said...

I'd Hazard a Dornier Alphajet. Could it be Matchbox?

Xaltotun of Python said...

Initial thought was the Airfix Folland Gnat, but it isn't.

Michael Peterson said...

It's a fast jet thingy.

Pete. said...

Alpha jet- Revell

Red_Cardinal said...

Hmm, I'll take a (probably wild) guess - 2-seater version of the Northrop F5 Freedom Fighter? (Is that the F5B?)

As to manufacturer, Arifix only did the F5A I think so it's not them. PM models?

Probably hopelessly wrong :)

Chris Kemp said...

Alpha Jet?

Nigel Drury said...

Looks like an F5E. Not sure of manufacturer. Not Italeri, possibly Airfix.

Paul Foster said...

1/72 Revell Dornier/Dassault Alpha Jet, Kit number 03995.

Re boot of the Heller kit first released in the 1970s.

But I could be wrong...

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Matchbox Alpha Jet ?

JLee118 said...

My guess is an Airfix Alpha Jet.

airhead said...

Hi Tim, tricky one, looks to me like an Alpha Jet from Revell. Always looked like the younger more attractive sister to the BAE Hawk.

All the best

Airhead

Tim Gow said...

Jim Duncan
5 points for effort - but no cigar!

Tim Gow said...

JLee118
Call it 125 points- I'm not sure if the Airfix A-J is the same kit as the Heller version.

Tim Gow said...

Herman von Kradenburg
It could be Matchbox. But it isn't. But you score 100 points!

Tim Gow said...

Xaltotun of Python
20 points for not IDing it as a Gnat....

Tim Gow said...

Michael Peterson
5 points for cheek

Tim Gow said...

Pete
100 points but wrong maker

Tim Gow said...

Red Cardinal
No - but have 10 points for reminding me that I have an F-5 to build...

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
100 points!

Tim Gow said...

Nigel Drury
Still not an F-5 but have a consolation 10 points

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
A brave effort. 100 points but with a 5 point deduction for being a smart-arse!

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
Heller - so 100 points to you.

Tim Gow said...

airhead
It is an Alpha Jet - and I agree that it looks a bit sleeker than the Hawk! 100 points

Paul Foster said...

Blah! I am the master of my own downfall!

That will keep Mr Gow, that will keep :)

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
Well you said it...