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This project started last winter as FGR.2 XV436 of No. 6 Squadron. Then I read Aircraft Artificer Lionel A. Smith's "Phantom at sea" from the book "Phantom from the cockpit". It was "hook-up" for the FG.1 and "bolter" for the FGR.2. Lionel Smith was sent ashore to NAS Roosevelt Roads (Puerto Rico) on June 1971 when XT861 was diverted to the island to make some repairs on the "Cab". His style impressed me at once and I started to build my first ever RN aircraft. I built the model using Aires seats, jet pipes, wheels and air scoops. A lot of scratch building was required because I made the keel
Just now found this video- as sad as it might be to view, there are some very interesting storage and disposal views of a number of aircraft and rotary-wing aircraft, including some B-27, B-52, B-58, C-124, C-131, B-26, F-84, F-100, F-102, F-104, and H-19's. Probably now toasters, ovens, refrigerators, and whatnot. Mike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqvrfv-geX0
I'm going to build this kit: As the 1971 option. No 20 Squadron, 1971 RAF Wildenrath. I've recently completed this, same kit grasshopper - so we'll see the changes in appearance that going operational brought.