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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/02/28/with-aging-jets-and-a-shortage-of-pilots-the-air-force-weighs-buying-throwback-light-attack-planes/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_cp-planes-130pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.71af57c863d1 Probably won't happen if the Air Force is still run by fighter jocks who consider anything with a propeller to be unglamourous.....
As I've said in my Hannover build, this is a modern kit of a modern type, so it should be a doddle. Should. Requisite box top, sprues etc. The bird I'm doing is the second from bottom, in the desert camo. I also rather like the Burkina Faso scheme, so I've got another one coming to allow me to do that. It's interesting that even the Indonesians get into the shark mouth thing, although I guess that they know a fair bit about sharks, being a tropical island nation. Everything on the sheet is pretty good actually, as are the kit options, so there may be a line-up of Super Ts in my future. May be, I have lots to keep busy with. First impressions of the kit are good. Nice and cleanly moulded, no flash visible, and sharp details, with each sprue individually bagged. The white object in the sprue photo is the clear sprue wrapped in puffy stuff and bagged - bodes well for the build, methinks. This evening's effort will focus on getting blocks of colour onto cockpit interior parts, wheel wells and the like. I may glue ejection seats if time allows, so they can set up before I start painting them. I'll also have to have a gander at what stores the Mauritanians hang under the wings, so that I can make a start on gluing the bangy bits together. Or possibly, it may end up clean, as per my Hannover. Who says that military models have to have weapons? More later.