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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!
Afternoon all, Probably a well discussed subject and apologies if it is, but I'm just about to start another long term stash resident and am hoping for some ideas on a homegrown fix for the jet exhaust size/shape issues. I seem to remember seeing someone, somewhere doing a modification to the kit parts or did I dream it, anyway I'm struggling to find it again, I'd be grateful if anyone can point me in the direction of the thread or alternatively any information on the process. MTIA Mark.