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Offline Draggie748

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RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« on: July 14, 2019, 04:21:19 am »
This is a Revell Hawker Hunter F6 modelled as per the description below.

This is a “What-if” RAAF Hawker Hunter F6 in 25SQN markings. It is a follow on from the chapter in "The Alternative RAAF & RAN Fleet Air Arm - Australia's Little Asian Wars 1951–1975" by John Baxter detailing the invasion of Australian protectorates.
In this chapter the scenario is - India has invaded the Cocos Islands and destroyed the Australian garrison including the flight of six CAC built Hunters F9s from 24SQN sent there to protect it from air attack. In my alternative addition to this scenario the RAAF immediately negotiated with the RAF to receive a squadron of Hunter F6s to be transferred from the RAF units in HK and modified with the Dutch air to air mod to allow them to carry Sidewinders. This was because the F9s for the Reserve units were coming off the CAC production line slowly due to the priority being given the new CAC Sabre Mk30s currently in production for the full-time inits. They are then put on alert for the protection of the major centres on the west coast of Australia from Perth to the north. The Reserve squadrons were given these duties as the full-time units only had Meteor F8s with limited range, obsolete Vampires FB30/31/32s or were in the process of converting to the new Avon Sabres slowly coming of the CAC production line.
I have changed the serial no on the jet to an A number which in the book is in the A86 range. As these are a different model to the F9s of 24SQN and 23SQN which are numbered from A86-1, I've just added the A86 to the original serial number aka A86-462 instead of XL462. I've also added the 462 in white on the nose and lightly painted over the letters of the RAF serial under the wings.

Hawker Hunter F6 A86-462 by Draggie748, on Flickr
Hawker Hunter F6 A86-462 by Draggie748, on Flickr
Hawker Hunter F6 A86-462 by Draggie748, on Flickr
Hawker Hunter F6 A86-462 by Draggie748, on Flickr
« Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 04:23:02 am by Draggie748 »

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Re: RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 04:34:56 am »
Very tasty  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 04:39:53 am »
Nicely done, sir!  :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 05:05:24 am »
Very nice.  :thumbsup:

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Re: RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 05:19:42 am »
 :thumbsup:
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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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Re: RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 07:16:58 am »
Cool! :mellow: Gives me ideas for my (possible) Australian Army Aviation F.6. :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 07:25:33 am »
Oh yeah, that's REALLY good.  :thumbsup:

What an entrance too.  ;D
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Re: RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2019, 09:46:20 am »
Nice!

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Re: RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2019, 10:09:57 am »
Great work  :thumbsup:

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Re: RAAF Hawker Hunter F6
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2019, 02:08:20 pm »
Very nice indeed! :thumbsup:
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