Author Topic: RAAF Mirages  (Read 364 times)

Offline ScranJ51

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RAAF Mirages
« on: February 26, 2019, 03:40:16 PM »
Some may have seen a post where I had 6 Mirages (1/72nd) under construction.

These are now finished (and complement the 6 1/48 RAAF Mirages!)

RAAF Mirages 2 by David Freeman, on Flickr

RAAF Mirages 1 by David Freeman, on Flickr

The kits are 4 Hellier and 2 Aussie ones (Dual and 1 single)

A3-84 is 77 Squadron - a Recce bird with 2 x 286 Gal tanks:
77 by David Freeman, on Flickr

A3-86 is 76 Squadron:
76 by David Freeman, on Flickr

A3-75 is 75 Squadron:
75 by David Freeman, on Flickr
(Note - Hornet style tail as I didn't have the Magpie Chevron available)

A3-99 is 3 Squadron:
3 by David Freeman, on Flickr

A3-102 is 2 Operational Conversion Unit - 2OCU:
ocu by David Freeman, on Flickr

The dual sits very high on the rear gear - the High Planes Kit (hard to build).

The High Planes Single was a mongrel - very poor fit - so is shown as a flying version in overall grey and the old 3 Squadron marking - not accurate I know!)
A3-69:
Flyby by David Freeman, on Flickr

The 76 and 3 Squadron singles are fitted with SUU-20's:
SUU-20 by David Freeman, on Flickr

Enjoy - I spent 1976-1986 as a Controller at Williamtown, Butterworth, Darwin and Willy again controlling these lovely birds!!!
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Offline arctic warrior

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Re: RAAF Mirages
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 12:54:57 AM »
I do like those OZ Mirages.  :D

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: RAAF Mirages
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2019, 01:42:26 AM »
I do like those OZ Mirages.  :D

Me too! Yet more proof (as if any more were needed) that few things spice up an aircraft like those famous red 'Roos!

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Offline Klown

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Re: RAAF Mirages
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 12:45:57 PM »
Nice. Will you be doing others in different schemes, NMF, the brown and green camo scheme etc?

Offline FAAMAN

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Re: RAAF Mirages
« Reply #4 on: Today at 08:16:35 AM »
Good to see some Oz Miracles  :smiley:
In 1983 I was part of a Fly-Away crew to RAAF Williamtown from HMAS Albatross with 724Sqn A-4G's and Macchi's operating out of 2OTU's hangar and crowded hardstand.
We did get individual or small flocks of Miracles dropping in to Albatross on occasion but it was interesting to watch Miracles in their natural habitat but their very short legs was noteworthy as our A-4's would be out for two to three hours the Miracles would be back after only 45min!! The unkind would say 'cause they'd fallen to A-4's  ;)
Mind you, being a Miracle, there were the odd comments on "lawn darts" and "Starfighter like ...." abilities  ;)
Quite a few Miracles both camo'ed and wrap around grey had washable hi-viz stripes for visibility painted over them, got lotsa pics just gotta find 'em. Also there were Singaporean Hunters making their "Thunderbirds Wooooooo" fly-by noises.
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Offline Rickshaw

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Re: RAAF Mirages
« Reply #5 on: Today at 09:41:55 AM »
Being an ex-ground pounder, I only ever saw the Mirage on one exercise - Kangaroo'83 and then it was flying overhead.   On one day of the exercise, we heard the Mirages in the distance and I just looked up, at the Mirage as it flew directly overhead at the same rate as it flew past and I saw it in considerable detail.  Apart from that, never, ever, saw a Mirage.   I suppose they were off doing Mirage like things somewhere else.