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I'm building the 1/32 scale Revell FGA 9, finished as XE 552 "M" of 54 Squadron at RAF West Raynham sometime between 1963 and 1969 when the squadron received Phantoms. I chose that aircraft because I wanted an aircraft in grey/green uppers and silver under and the history of 54 Squadron is interesting. XE552 was delivered on 18 December 1956 and written off on 23 February 1981. I wonder what happened to the A/C between 1969 and 1981. Every photo I can find shows the 54 Squadron Hunters with either 1 or two under wing tanks, nothing else. The kit includes the tanks, but also Matra 155 rocket pods. Can anyone advise if this load would ever have been seen on a 54 Squadron Hunter in the early 60s, with a silver underside? I can fit the tanks, but a pair of tanks plus rocket pods would be more interesting!
I must redeem myself. Actually, there is more going on. After many years I have decided I have had enough of smoking. So I have gone on the patch. This is a good thing and I am doing it at the right time because my health is still excellent and I get a lot of cardio on a daily basis. I eat right, etc...122/78, rhr 64...so, I seem to have more time and energy on my hands. I am going to attempt a 'Double Group Build'. I will build the lovely and well-engineered Revell Hawker Hunter 1918-2018 Commemoration kit of the 54 Sq. out of West Raynham and...also go over to the 'Brits Abroad' and build some Spitfires. Here's the Hunter.. . ..and the other one...you'll have to go over there to see it... --John