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 Post subject: late war F1 AZ tank?
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2018, 08:17 
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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?

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 Post subject: Re: late war F1 AZ tank?
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2018, 15:14 
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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).

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 Post subject: Re: late war F1 AZ tank?
PostPosted: 14 Jul 2018, 15:52 
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Ja meneer ! That is what I was after, thanx allot :smt023


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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2018, 22:17 
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Glad to have been of service. Will follow progress in build thread!

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PostPosted: 15 Jul 2018, 07:26 
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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.

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PostPosted: 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.

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That better satisfy your seek to answers! :lol:

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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:


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PostPosted: 16 Jul 2018, 09:49 
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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

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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"

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PostPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 21:51 
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Photos!

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PostPosted: 18 Jul 2018, 21:18 
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WAITING FOR DECALS :lol: :lol:
Still at Constancia I see :-(

I will upload pix next week :)


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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

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


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


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