Lightning F.3, XP762/M of 111 Squadron, RAF Wattisham 1965

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  1. Lucky13

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    #1 Lucky13, May 9, 2010
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    F*ck it! I might just as well jump the bandwagon before someone else steals the thunder from me...

    Username: Lucky13
    First name: Jan
    Category: 2 – Intermediate*
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Airfix
    Model Type: English Electric Lightning
    Additions: Aftermarket decals from Model Alliance 48171, which has this machine lettered M, which we all know is the 13'th letter in the alphabet and possibly a different cockpit than the one coming with the kit itself.

    *I take it that I'll have to move up a step using a aftermarket cockpit, right?



    The M/A decal sheets comes with these birds....
    Lightning F.3, XP762/M of 111 Squadron, RAF Wattisham 1965
    Lightning F.3, XR754/R of 111 Squadron, RAF Wattisham 1971 - Zapped with JG71 'Richtofen' zap
    Lightning F.6, XS895 of Lightning Station Flight, RAF Leuchars 1976
    Lightning T.5, XS449 of 226 OCU (145 Squadron), RAF Leuchars 1966 - Zapped with 74 Squadron Tiger
    Lightning T.5, XS452 of Akrotiri Station Flight, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus during 1975 - Pink Tailed aircraft
    Lightning F.3, XP763/P of 29 Squadron, RAF Wattisham 1969-74 - Zapped with 322 Sqn RNAF and EC.2.5 of the French Air Force
    Lightning F.6, XR770/AA of 5 Squadron, RAF Binbrook 1987 - - Red tail, spine and wings
    Lightning F.53, 53-670/F of 13 Squadron, Royal Saudi Air Force, King Abdul Aziz AB, Dhahran in 1977 - Camouflaged scheme with Duck Egg Blue underside
    Lightning F.53, 53-685 of 2 Squadron, Royal Saudi Air Force, King Abdul Aziz AB, Dhahran in 1970 - Standard silver aircraft
    Lightning F.6, XR725/A of 23 Squadron, RAF Leuchars 1968 - Zapped with Air Canada markings during display at Toronto Air Show in Canada
    Lightning F.53K, 53-414/F of Kuwait Air Force in 1970
     

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    Nice Jan!
     
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    Nice choice. Bring on the build
     
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    #4 Vic Balshaw, May 10, 2010
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    Good on'ya Jan, nostalgia is linked with this choice, Wattisham was my first posting after training way back in 61 and 111 Sqn had just converted to Lightning along with 56 Sqn, they both shared the same apron along with 41 Sqn who managed to keep the Javelins flying. 111 Sqn also had a couple of 'Black Arrow' hunters on the flight line to play with. As I said, nostalgic and a great choice mate.

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    #5 jamierd, May 10, 2010
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    i spent 2 weeks at binbrook as a n air cadet aged about 14 i love the lightening nice choice jan
     
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    great choice old fruit, crack on "what" !
     
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    Cheers lads, appreciated! Probably will be a wee while before I start on this one, a tad strapped for cash after the holiday! :oops: Need to get decals and decide what to do with the cockpit.... Resin or Eduards pre painted stuff, with a new ejection seat.

    Top pic is Quickboost's coming seat for the Lightning...
     

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    heck that lot might cost more than the kit did !!!!!!
     
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    Nice choice Jan!
     
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    11.99 for CMK set old boy, and the seat at Hannant's TBA....
     
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    :oops: Just got me another Airfix Lightning on ebay....for under 30 mules!8):D
     

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    Nice on Jan. That seat looks like it has more straps and buckles than a bondage convention
     
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    Wonder if that wasn't where Terry was going this weekend....

    True mate! Kinda stuck as what to do with the kit cockpit....resin or Eduard pre painted. :confused:
     
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    Lightning's a great choice Jan! :thumbright: But "M" for "13"? a little bit thin are we not? :lol::lol:
     
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    Bugger......spotted! :lol:
     
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    Nice one Jan, and about time too! Great to see a classic Cold War bird. That Quickboost seat looks rather good old boy. BTW, you don't have to move categories, but could be an idea.
     
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    Ooooo... man I can't wait for this, L13. Bring it on buddy!! And keep the cockpit closed to keep 'er lines nice and smooth. :toothy5:
     
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    'Steal the Thunder' Jan? Nice pun! :)

    Great project mate, should be beauty!
     
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    Much obliged guys! :oops: Anyhoo..... How many here knew, that in the summer of '65, Mk. 3's from Treble One Squadron successfully intercepted a Lakenheath based, very highflying U-2? :shock: 8)

    Needless to say, the USAF was not impressed! ;) :lol:
     
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