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Andrew Doppel

1/48 CAC Avon RAAF Sabre 77 Sqn Butterworth, Malaysia

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Serial: A94-970

Type: CAC Mk.32 Sabre

Based: 77 Squadron, Butterworth, Malaysia (Circa 1959)

Scheme: All over silver with hi-vis RAAF roundels/flashes with green/white chequered 77 Squadron markings. The 'Knights' piece tail markings were later replaced by the Malaysian Lion or 'Grumpy Monkey'

History: Served at Butterworth with 3 Sqn at the end of the Malayan Emergency before returning to Australia where it later operated with 5OTU. The airframe was later used as an instructional tool at Wagga before being allocated to the RAAF Museum for restoration by the AWM. The AWM didn't acquire it and was sold off. It was to become the second airworthy Sabre to fly in Australia.

Kit: Academy/Hi Planes CAC conversion with Red Roo resin ferry tanks (highly recommended), Eduard P/E and some scratch building, CMK clear wing tip lights and Red Roo MV lenses. Decals courtesy of Alistair King.

References: Kit instructions, Ryan Hamilton, Internet

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Thanks guys,

The decals came with the kit which is extremely difficult to get hold of now. Occasionally they appear on Ebay but I believe High Planes intend to re-release these kits but in a complete injected molded kit form after they do their 1/48 Mirage IIIO/E series. Hopefully they re-do this scheme as images are as rare as rocking horse poo. I only managed to find 3-4 images of this particular scheme on the net.

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Very nice work.....hope to see you build up one in Malaysian colours.....

Great work considering the conversion involved

rgds

mr b

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Thanks fellas,

Having built five of them now I think that'll be the end of the swords for a while. Too many other projects I want to do.

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