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 Post subject: 1/72 SAAF Impala Mk.1
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2019, 10:03 
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I am busy with a 1/72 SAAF Impala Mk.1 with under wing gun pods, complements of Scaleworx. Anyway, certain pics show Impalas without a HUD and some with. I would think that with the under wing gun pods, you would need a HUD. What is the story there? Was it implemented later in its life. Were only certain Imps modified. Was it a quick stick-on if you needed the gun pods?

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PostPosted: 09 Jan 2019, 10:25 
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I would say it was more of a gun sight than a HUD.

The trainers certainly did not have them, so I think they were only fitted to those aircraft engaged on weapons training?

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Dean wrote:
I would say it was more of a gun sight than a HUD.

The trainers certainly did not have them, so I think they were only fitted to those aircraft engaged on weapons training?


I would agree with that considering that MK2's also flew without the gunsight. I suppose it was fitted as needed.


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Definitely not a HUD :wink:

The Mk 1 and Mk2 flew with a Gunsight only. Fitted on Mk 1 as required during training.


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PostPosted: 10 Jan 2019, 07:52 
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Thank you all.

Does anyone maybe have a photo of said gun sight?

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Jolley Roger wrote:



Thank you sir....

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