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Orion

F-27 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA)

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General Information;

The Spanish Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Española) acquired three F-27 MPA's in 1979.

Registration and Construction numbers: 2-01 (10581) / 2-02 (10585) / 2-03 (10587)

Were operational at Gando Air Base, Las Palmas Gran Canaria.

I have heard, that one is taken off from the registry.

These F-27 MPA's did (and still doing ) sterling service for the FAE.

  

Tasks: SAR, Transport, Communication, Fishery Inspection, Communication and Patrolling the vast area surrounding the Canaries islands.

 

The Kit: 

Very basic Esci kit. It needs some TLC to get it right,

Vibrant color scheme

I opened up the cargo door, but this was not standard on the Spanish type. 

 

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Lovely job Orion! :thumbsup:

 

Was this the kit released as a SAR version or did you add the specific SAR parts from scratch?

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What an absolute beauty! I love Spanish themed aircraft. 

You’ve done a lovely job a gorgeous aircraft in a very nice colour scheme.

 

:goodjob:

 

Best regards

TonyT

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Yowzah! How in the world did you do those spinners? The F27 is a classic and one beautiful turboprop and you have done it justice!

Mike

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Hello RAY,

Esci marketed this kit in two versions. Transport and Maritime Patrol.

The Maritime Patrol has the complete operation center, that is placed on the starboard side of the aircraft cabin

Extra antenna's and the dome, housing the search radar on the underside..

Fokker also developed the "Enforcer". This type was able to launch Harpoon anti-ship missiles. 

Not available in kit at this moment. 

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Hello 72 Modeller,

The spinners were done with tape.

Hobby Link, Micron Masking Tape (Starting at 0.5 mm)

And lots of patience.

Regards, Orion

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Really nice F-27 there, beautiful paintjob and great work on opening it up

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