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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!