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Devilfish

Tigershark GR.1

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By the early 1980's the RAF were looking at replacing it's Eagles (TSR2) aircraft in certain roles.  Having such a large aircraft for close in support was a waste of resources, so a requirement was drafted for a battlefield support aircraft.
BAe submitted a tender for a license built F.20, using British avionics. As it happened, the F.20 contract was cancelled in the US, so BAe took the project over with consultation from Northrop.
Entering service in the late 80's as the Tigershark GR.1, it served in RAFG with several squadrons, including 20 sqn, as seen here. 

Kit is the Freedom Models 1/48 F-20A

35573556354_bb28e3d15f_z.jpgDSC_0148 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

36240753332_c1c1766b18_z.jpgDSC_0157 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

36363843146_6f693218fa_z.jpgDSC_0149 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

36240756722_9e83109b71_z.jpgDSC_0151 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

36012201980_9bbd57b094_z.jpgDSC_0156 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

36240755362_631f1f02ed_z.jpgDSC_0155 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

36012201020_bdf939fe2c_z.jpgDSC_0160 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

36240754182_c9f3db4e3e_z.jpgDSC_0159 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

36363841006_b17b4daf12_z.jpgDSC_0158 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

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Nice work . Back story sounds very feasible. I like the two seater as well. How was that achieved?

I did a whiff for my 1/72nd Hasegawa kit and finished it in RCAF colours. Similar to Hornet shades and serial follow on from the CF-5A/B.

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The 2 seater is also a Freedom models kit. They do the F-20A (ie, prototype), the F-20B 2 seater (aggressor) and an F-20C strike aircraft (which I wish I'd known about before I bought this)

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Wow!!!! Both aircraft look great and I love the idea.

Thought about buying the F-20, but didn't know what kind if Whiff to build.

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I like that a lot! It is also not a whif I haven't seen anywhere else so bonus points for uniqueness! 

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That is so cool. I also like the two seater. They both look disturbingly plausible.

 

Many moons ago I built the F-20A in 75th anniversary 188 Squadron colours.

 

Thinx......F-20B as a Red Arrows bird :hmmm:

 

Trevor

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The F-20 looks great in the grey-green wraparound - nice one!

 

Two-seater looks good too

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