++ 1/48 Meteor F-8 - Military Conflicts of the 1950's

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  1. Wayne Little

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    Manufacturer / Model : Airfix Gloster Meteor F-8
    Extras : Eduard Seatbelts, and some of the Cockpit Set. Nova Decals

    The model decided on for this GB is the new Airfix Meteor F-8…I seem to be stuck in an Airfix Loop?

    The subject, the aircraft flown by Sgt. George Hale with 77 Squadron, RAAF, He was assigned a new Meteor F.8, A77-851, which he named “Halestorm”.

    On 27th March 1953 at approx 1420 hrs while on armed road reconnaissance, Hale, with Sgt David Irlam saw two MiG.15 fighters which they immediately engaged but at the same time were attacked by two more MiGs. Irlam was hit and took no further part in the engagement. Hale engaged one of these MiGs scoring hits and observed the Soviet fighter roll over and dive from 4000 to 5000 feet emitting dense black smoke. Hale was attacked by two more MiGs which he also engaged then a third MiG pair attacked him from behind. Hale scored hits on the lead MiG of this third group which emitted dense white smoke or fuel vapour that almost completely obscured the aircraft. Both MiGs commenced a steep near vertical climb and Hale started to attack the lead’s wingman when his cannons stopped firing, out of ammunition. The MiGs departed and Hale turned and headed for Kimpo at low level. Hale was credited with one MiG probably destroyed and one MiG damaged. Thus ended the last air to air combat operation in which the RAAF has been engaged to this date.

    According to the Squadron Operations Record Book:

    "...The flight had proceeded to the Haeju area when (1) MIG-15 was sighted chasing (2) F-80s (2) more MIG-15 came into view and the Meteors engaged them. A77-446 received Major damage and returned to base. The remaining Meteors continued and claim (1) MIG-15 probably destroyed and (1) MIG-15 damaged then returned to base".

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    the subject aircraft.... F.8_Meteor-Halestorm_a.jpg
     
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    Awesome subject Wayne!
     
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    Thanks guys, figured i would show the sprues off first...
     

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    Great choice on a very new kit!
     
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    Should be a beauty Wayne :)
     
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    Nice one Wayne. I've got a few external detail and cockpit shots if you need them.
     
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    Great history!
     
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    Cheers fellas, Chuck 'em in if you like Terry.

    starting on the lower wing section first.... 1_Lower Wing_3906.jpg 2_Lower Wing_3917.jpg 3_Lower Wing_3918.jpg 4_Lower Wing_3919.jpg
     
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    OK Wayne, I'll sort them and e-mail them to you in a large format.
     
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    That's a cool looking sub-assembly... looks very sci-fi-ish.
     
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    Great start Wayne.
     
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    Cheers Terry, thanks fellas,

    bit more added to the lower wing... 5_Lower Wing_3931.jpg 6_Lower Wing_3934.jpg
     
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    nice Wayne, seriously thinking about getting one of these with my birthday cash !
     
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