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    French Navy Rafale query

    For Rafale, there is another problem : if you find the right color used, its shade is modified by the other layers applied above it to limit IR or radar detection. I saw the difference on a picture where one Rafale and the Mirage 2000B 501 from DGA EV were parked side by side. Rafale grey has been applied on the Mirage 2000B but without any of the other layers. The both greys were different... Confirmed by the guys who use this peculiar Rafale test-bed Mirage 2000...
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    Mirage F.1 EQ/ED - 1:72 Special Hobby

    In fact, I see the both attachment points on the first picture... https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/2/54134_1060141254.jpg And for the second one, quality and shadow don't allow me to be sure. You have to know, Corail have been added from 1992-1993 ten years after the arrival of F1CR in French Armée de l'Air. If the picture is older than this date, there are no attachment points...
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    Mirage F.1 EQ/ED - 1:72 Special Hobby

    Do you have any pictures ? Hm, no, RIMS gondola was removed, not Corail used until withdraw of CR and CT.
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    Mirage F.1 EQ/ED - 1:72 Special Hobby

    AFAIK, no Compare the gondola on these pictures of Mirage F1EJs and Corail gondola... here, we have the Sycomor gondola form. It's not that the RIMS (which included also a new RWR) was no longer used, but the gondolas has been replaced by thickened keels with chaff/flares launcher inside. http://www.sa-transport.co.za/aircraft/dassault-brequet/mirage_f1-cz_201_14_dc.JPG It's not very important, in fact. But it's precisely because of the drag that gondola has been removed. And the same problem exists with Corail... but French Air Force kept it.
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    Mirage F.1 EQ/ED - 1:72 Special Hobby

    And at the end of their career, a dozen of Mirage F1C-200 used at Djibouti have also gained the capability to carry Corail gondolas !
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    Mirage F.1 EQ/ED - 1:72 Special Hobby

    All F1CT and CR are capable of Corail. Regarding Jordanian EJs and Iraqi EQs, it's not Corail gondolas, but Sycomor, also avalaible as pod for external point. South Africa designed a third - indigenous - system called RIMS (Radar Infrared Misleading System) with gondolas but quickly abandoned for the benefit of keels containing the chaff/flare launcher.
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    Mirage F.1 EQ/ED - 1:72 Special Hobby

    You welcome ! On the contrary, I see S530F on the sprue, instead of the R530 pictured on the Boxart...
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    Mirage F.1 EQ/ED - 1:72 Special Hobby

    Remora jammer pod and Sycomor chaffs/flares dispenser are also announced ! http://www.specialhobby.info/2018/03/newsletter-special-hobby-42018.html
  9. It's not a Barracuda, but a Barax... Barracuda: https://combatace.com/uploads/monthly_05_2015/post-15260-0-58109100-1432899518.jpg https://www.aviationmegastore.com/img/prod/full/2/2/67900_0.jpg Barax: https://combatace.com/uploads/monthly_05_2015/post-15260-0-54397400-1432899411.jpg https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FSfDNt3mBlI/WGB0Rm-duPI/AAAAAAACKG8/XHs0kUC5tIwx8hbJez9zeKBClELkVsTFQCLcB/s1600/00020.jpg
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    Taiwanese AF Mirage 2000D

    Don't worry, AFAIK none of any existing plastic model supplies the right Antilope V nose cone for French N/D versions... It's not a shape (every nose cone whatever the Mirage 2000 version has the same shape !) but paneling issue because nobody seems to know about the added frame in front of the classical frame 1 of the Mirage 2000 cell... The Mirage 2000-5Di is like a B version (I'm talking about missions...) : a training two-seater, not a mud mover !
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    1/72 Mirage F1CR & F1CT

    no problem !! Indeed this antenna appears only few years later (even it is previously already present on some Mirage F1s...): your CT illustrates one of those involved in operation Allied Force in Kosovo in june 1999 and this antenna was systematically added with the new standard T2 applied in 2003-2004... But again, very nice Mirage F1s!!!
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    1/72 Mirage F1CR & F1CT

    IAG = "inertiel amélioré GPS" ! It's the white discus shaped antenna on the back.
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    1/72 Mirage F1CR & F1CT

    Very nice work !!! Colors are great !! However, I would have two, three remarks : An IFF antenna is missing on the back of your both Mirage F1... and no IAG antenna on the CT... not yet! Why Phimat pods are differently painted from one to another ?
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    Mirage font

    No font, but Dassault proposes some pictures of these logos in vector format. However, concerning Mirage logos, they don't match totally... https://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/passion/espace-decouverte/logos/
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    1/48 KH Mirage F1 BE Tiger Meet 1988

    Well, it's easy to know : it's written on it : main wheel has a diameter of 605 mm which gives 12,65 mm for 1/48 scale... http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin3/mirage_f-1m_c.14/images/mirage_f-1m_c.14_56_of_74.jpg
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