Luftwaffe RF-101 Vodoo, November 1967

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Luftwaffe RF-101 Vodoo, November 1962

The Plane:

The first recon aircraft of the Bundesluftwaffe were RF-84. Although capable, it got obvious quite soon that its top speed of just over 1000 mph would make the planes vulnerable in hostile environment.
Therefore, additional high speed recon aircraft were required and in 1960, the Luftwaffe bought 18 RF-101 Vodoo. The first three planes were used by the US Airforce before, the 15 others were newly build.

The Bundesluftwaffe retired those planes in 1988 with the new ECR Tornados about being delivered. Four of the F-101 were lost in training accidents and several of them had close encounters by Russian, Polish or East German Fighter planes while operating over the Baltic Sea.

Various Bundesluftwaffe Aircraft of the late 1960s. The Vodoo is really a big one!

The Model:

The is a 1/72 scale Matchbox kit which is build OOB. Cockpit can be build open or closed, if open, the kit contains two ladders. The model is painted with Revell Aqua Color and decals are taken form the spare part box (the original ones were not usable any more).

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Wish I had been old enough to have seen the Voodoos coming in over Aldeburgh beach...we had F-4s and then A-10s. So glad I got to have a good chat to Robin Olds at Duxford one year about his Voodoo times at Bentwaters.

Great looking plane and beautiful model :wub:.

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That's fantastic.

I really do like your scenic settings  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!



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Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Oh yeah. Love it. Even better than I thought it would look, and I love the Voodoo ! Nice little dio setting as well, really brings her to life.

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