F-4E Kurnass '222' Yom Kippur War Oct. 1973

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  1. Wayne Little

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    Ok, I have decided to participate in this Group Build and further fill my plate….have been chipping away at this subject over the past few weeks…as time permits between other models so have made some progress preparing parts.

    My Subject is an Israeli F-4E Phantom ‘222’ of Squadron 107 “Knights of the Orange Tail” This aircraft participated in the Yom Kippur War during October 1973 and was the second most successful surviving ‘Kurnass’ with 5 Victories over Egyptian and Syrian Migs.
    During the YKW the aircraft was coded ‘122’ and immediately after the conflict ended was renumbered ‘222’ at which time the 5 Kill markings were applied.

    On the 20th January 1981 during dissimilar air combat training (DACT) Kurnass ‘222’ collided with F-16A ‘222’, both aircraft were lost, only the F-4E pilot ejected safely to survive the crash.

    Images show her as 122 and 222
    Ref: Israeli Phantoms The Kurnass in IDF/AF Service 1969 - 88
     

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    Cool choice Wayne. Looking forward to see your work on this one.
     
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    #5 Wayne Little, Jul 10, 2010
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    Pedal to the metal Jan!:D

    first up some of the etch on the cockpit console..
     

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    Looking great Wayne and looking forward to the rest!
     
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    Nice choice Wayne, and I look forward to seeing it! Can't seem to open any pics on the forum, off and on, today. Been having a few problems with Internal Server errors etc.
     
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    that server error problem still occurs rather frequently.....
     
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    It's doing my head in! I've noticed that many of the GB icons aren't appearing in some people's posts, and pics won't open, whereas some posts have the pics already showing, including my own. And the pages sometimes won't open either!
     
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    Very interesting choice Wayne, should be excellent as per usual. :D Great start.
     
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    Strewth, Terry...my only issue is the loading of my own messages...you seem to be in much deeper sh!t than I....

    ...and thanks Peter, will do my best!
     
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    Great choice Wayne. :)
     
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    Great stuff Wayne. Wouldn't be a Cold War GB without a Phantom.
     
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    Excellent choice!
     
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    i've a feeling this might be quite good !
     
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    Looking forward to your progress Wayne.
     
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    Good onya Wayne,gotta love a Phantom.8)
    Cheers,
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