Tigershark GR.1

Started by Devilfish, August 06, 2017, 11:53:48 PM

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By the early 1980's the RAF were looking at replacing it's Eagles (TSR2) aircraft in certain roles.  Having such a large aircraft for close in support was a waste of resources, so a requirement was drafted for a battlefield support aircraft.
BAe submitted a tender for a license built F.20, using British avionics. As it happened, the F.20 contract was cancelled in the US, so BAe took the project over with consultation from Northrop.
Entering service in the late 80's as the Tigershark GR.1, it served in RAFG with several squadrons, including 20 sqn, as seen here. 

Kit is the Freedom Models 1/48 F-20A

DSC_0148 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

DSC_0157 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

DSC_0149 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

DSC_0151 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

DSC_0156 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

DSC_0155 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

DSC_0160 by Paul Carter, on Flickr

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DSC_0158 by Paul Carter, on Flickr


That is rather nice!   :thumbsup:
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Looks great!
I think it would benefit from some photos that simulate the natural surroundings of such an aircraft.


Definitely  :wub:

Brad C is going to love this.

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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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Both are nice, but I like the bright two-seater a lot!  :thumbsup:


Certainly looks very purposeful  :thumbsup:
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One of those "should have been" moments! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Great-looking model - I really like the paint job! :thumbsup: