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Another Heller Mirage V kit was made in a similar fashion as the earlier made kit.
It was finished in a scheme for a "Force Aerienne Gabonaise" ( Gabon air Force ) Mirage 5G, the G standing for Gabon Export Model. A profile drawing is seen in the book Mirage III Planes and pilots on page 46 with a camouflage scheme.
I used these Mr.Hobby Gunze Sangyo
The model was finished as usual. The
smaller parts like undercarriage was added as well as tinier parts like
the pitot tube (made from a metal needle) but also for example mirrors
in the canopy.
[ area: 267,600 sq.km | inhabitants: 2 million | capital: Libreville | GBP 7,700 USD per capita ]
The Gabon air force "Forces Aeriennes Gabonaises" was established with French assistance. It flew with Magisters, a Fokker F28, EMB 110 and Alouette II helicopter. The fleet is small and operates as fighters some 6 Mirage F-1AZ and also some MB-326 and a few Mirage 5 jets. Transports are a C-130, Gulfstream GIII, an ATR-42 and a CN-235. Also some 4 T-34 trainers are used. Also some helicopters are used. Bases are at BA01 Libreville, BA02 Franceville and Tchibanga. The army also flies with several helicopters like Puma and Gazelle and there is also a Presidential Flight.
Force / "Force Aerienne Gabonaise" Mirage 5G.
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