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RAAF fighter pilots gear circa 1978?

April 20 2011 at 4:50 PM
Aaron  (Login AHRK78)
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I'm about to start work on the Kinetic 1/32 F-86 with the Hamilton Hobbies Avon conversion, and was hoping to get some advice as to what figure I might use for a RAAF fighter pilot figure correct circa 1978?

Although the CAC Avon sabres were looooong out of service by '78 - an ex-RMAF (ex-ex RAAF...) example was restored by the RAAF techs at Butterworth, and test flown on the Malaysian civil register by a RAAF Mirage pilot. This is the very aircraft that was returned to Australia and is now flying at Temora today...

The reason I have a particular interest in modelling this sabre circa '78 is that my father - who was a RAAF LAC education assistant at the time was on the Butterworth flightline watching this test flight... And I was in hospital across the water in Penang having been born 2 days prior :-D

Pretty cool!

Any wisdom/advice on a suitable aircrew figure?



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