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 Post subject: F1 AZ 222
PostPosted: 18 Nov 2018, 05:48 
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3 Apr 1985
Mirage F1AZ 222 1 Sqn 1 OK AFB Hoedspruit On take-off for a test flight, a fire in the afterburner caused loss of pitch control, resulting in the pilot ejecting.

Now the question is, at time of prang, woas the aerie in low viz colours or original scheme???

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 Post subject: Re: F1 AZ 222
PostPosted: 18 Nov 2018, 08:58 
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T. van Vuuren wrote:
3 Apr 1985
Mirage F1AZ 222 1 Sqn 1 OK AFB Hoedspruit On take-off for a test flight, a fire in the afterburner caused loss of pitch control, resulting in the pilot ejecting.

Now the question is, at time of prang, woas the aerie in low viz colours or original scheme???

T


If I remember correctly, the low viz colours started to appear only in the late 80's. Quick refernce to Vlamgat. The first aircraft to be painted in the dark brown colours first appeared in 1988 and later that same year the low-vis scheme surfaced. Thus "cripple-2" would have carried the delivery buff scheme at the time of write-off.

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 Post subject: Re: F1 AZ 222
PostPosted: 18 Nov 2018, 09:33 
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Indeed this seems to be the issue, damn, the decals are wrong then FOOK!! :evil: :evil:
I should have done better reserch first :roll:


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