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Author:  T. van Vuuren [ 14 Jul 2018, 08:17 ]
Post subject:  late war F1 AZ tank?

I cant find a pic showing a saaf f1 AZ with a centre line fuel tank on the belly.. Only 2 tanks on the inboard pylons.

I want to do a load of a bomb on each of the wing pylons (no tip missles) and a CL tank.
As it the craft was doing a bomrun to say Lohatla.

Would this have been a correct load or did they only use the centreline MER with wingtanks?

Was the CL tank the same camo as per the low vis wingtanks?

T

Author:  mamba [ 14 Jul 2018, 15:14 ]
Post subject:  Re: late war F1 AZ tank?

Hi mr T, check out this clip:



Skip to 4:16 and you will see a F1AZ with camo and grey (low-vis) belly tank with full bomb load. clip dates from 1996-1997 period, but I doubt the configurations would have changed much in those years post border war. Before that only the normal silver fuel tank on the center line station was carried (pre low-vis scheme).

Author:  T. van Vuuren [ 14 Jul 2018, 15:52 ]
Post subject:  Re: late war F1 AZ tank?

Ja meneer ! That is what I was after, thanx allot :smt023

Author:  mamba [ 14 Jul 2018, 22:17 ]
Post subject:  Re: late war F1 AZ tank?

Glad to have been of service. Will follow progress in build thread!

Author:  T. van Vuuren [ 15 Jul 2018, 07:26 ]
Post subject:  Re: late war F1 AZ tank?

The model has been pollished ready for decals, they are in the mail.
I now need to find a way to "ghost" the blue to a slightly more grey/blue without affecting the top colours. My mix of blue is a tad to "blue' and I dont want to mask and paint is all again.

T

Author:  mamba [ 15 Jul 2018, 21:35 ]
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Here is another image of the same configuration but a different aircraft (220?) as opposed to 217. I copied the pic from Facebook many moons ago so credit to the original photographer.

Image

That better satisfy your seek to answers! :lol:

Author:  T. van Vuuren [ 16 Jul 2018, 07:44 ]
Post subject:  Re: late war F1 AZ tank?

The kit supplied MER is wrong for saaf so I will just put a freefall bomb on each of the pylons and a CL fuel tank :wink:

Author:  mamba [ 16 Jul 2018, 09:49 ]
Post subject:  Re: late war F1 AZ tank?

T. van Vuuren wrote:
The kit supplied MER is wrong for saaf so I will just put a freefall bomb on each of the pylons and a CL fuel tank :wink:


[-X How dare you not comply!

Modelers discretion I would say. :lol: I think it will look great in such a combo. No reason it could not be carried. My focus was to prove they did carry the belly tank while also being painted in the low-vis scheme. :smt023

Author:  T. van Vuuren [ 17 Jul 2018, 18:27 ]
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My focus was to prove they did carry the belly tank while also being painted in the low-vis scheme. :smt023

Exactly, that is the info I needed and am going with that. :D Tank and pylons all primed and ready for the "blue"

T

Author:  Dean [ 17 Jul 2018, 21:51 ]
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Photos!

Author:  T. van Vuuren [ 18 Jul 2018, 21:18 ]
Post subject:  Re: late war F1 AZ tank?

WAITING FOR DECALS :lol: :lol:
Still at Constancia I see :-(

I will upload pix next week :)

Author:  Dean [ 18 Jul 2018, 21:29 ]
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Ya, the $%&# post office strikers! See they've reached an agreement today, so hopefully the post now gets delivered. Been waiting for a parcel from the UK for two months now. :-x

Author:  T. van Vuuren [ 19 Jul 2018, 06:50 ]
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all PO's locked up here

Author:  T. van Vuuren [ 20 Jul 2018, 08:09 ]
Post subject:  Re: late war F1 AZ tank?

well, atleast the decals are now at cape hub, after being sent to constnsia and vanderbyjil park :?

Author:  T. van Vuuren [ 25 Jul 2018, 15:45 ]
Post subject:  Re: late war F1 AZ tank?

the decals are at capetown hub since 19/07....no movement yet :-x

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