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Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« on: June 26, 2007, 01:18:49 PM »
Finished two day's before  :-jump

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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007, 01:02:40 AM »
 :-clap Congratulations!  :-clap

That's a really nice kit and you got the perfect stance for a mid/late Mirage. The only question I have is about the landing gear. Because it seem to sit too tall. Otherwise I really like it, you used the decals for the 10th Escadre?

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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007, 01:19:39 AM »
Thank you for comments :) Landing gear is look good to me and this is very problematical question as well height depend on the weight of the airplane and how much of leg is compressed. This one is loaded with one rocket only. Unit is EC 02/10 and I have lucky some time ago to met former commander of unit Richard Fesser. Argentina have some of original III C models as well Neshers but also Daggers. Any info or image of Argentinian samples?

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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007, 02:24:25 AM »
Actually the Mirage III CJ used here were bought from Israel after the Malvinas/Flakland war. They didn't fly too much (at least the flying hours used to in our A.F.) because they were very old and at least one of them intended as a spares source arrived in Argentina chock full of sand. It was nicknamed "El Arenero", the "Sandy" or "Sandman" (not related to the tale character). Many of them, if not all, had fought in the Six Days War and at least 2 of them were the mount of israeli aces during that conflict. One of them was returned to Israel after discovery of the kill markings on the nose. Is sits today at the IAF Museum in its half-argentine half-israeli camo and markings. Those planes were serialed in the C-700 range of numbers.

All this info comes from several sources on the Internet such as Airliners.net and Aeronet GCE.

This pictures are from Mirage IIICJ in the old A.F. Museum next to Buenos Aires Airport, Aeroparque Metropolitano. They are some 8 years old but they'll do about the camo and markings. I was able to seat in the cockpit and while it is not roomy, the pilot is in a very comfortable position and ergonomics are quite good for such an airplane of that era.

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If you want to, the images can be posted on the warplanes forum, no problem.

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Javier
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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2007, 08:26:28 AM »
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If you want to, the images can be posted on the warplanes forum, no problem.

Why not- you can make, if you like, one special topic about this airplane in your country. This what you put here is really nice :))

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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 02:03:32 AM »
I was once training to unload the reconnaissance film from Mirages, had a great 3 weeks in France. They even had a bar on the flight-line  :-tri :-love

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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 02:11:24 AM »
I feel that you have except nice memories some nice images... most interesting could be the bar ;)

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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 02:14:27 AM »
That was sometime ago, in fact, over 20 years, I was a very young airman. I cannot keep up with the young ones today  :-wise

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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2007, 09:49:39 PM »
Nice story on the Eduard 1/48 Mirage IIC!
I still have an old unbuild kit of the Mirage IIIC/B from Heller.
Believe it is already lying here for some 20 years or so! Interesting on this kit was that both single and dual seat version could be built!
Maybe a nice occasion to build it finally!

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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2007, 09:59:13 PM »
As I can see on image it have very nice unit badge and for sure this will be nice add when you finish it one day :)

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Re: Mirage III C Eduard 1/48
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2008, 02:12:32 PM »
Hi,

I agree with Javier. The Mirage IIIC looks a little too tall on its landing gear.
The Heller's kit of the Mirage IIIC is a very good base, very accurate in shape and outline.

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Jicehem