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PostSubject: F-104 in 1/32   Fri 23 Sep 2016, 7:28 am

In response to Malayan requests for assistance during the ‘Confrontation” with Indonesia, the Australian government deployed the RAAF's 75th Sqn and their brand new F-104G Starfighters to RAAF Butterworth.
The first aircraft arrived in June 1964.
A3-42 is one of these aircraft. As the highest performing aircraft in the theatre, the F-104s  were tasked with air defense and air superiority missons.

A3-42 has 4 “kills”. These have been confirmed as:

MiG  17 (August 13 1964)
MiG 21,(Aug 20 1964)
C-130 (Sept 9 1964)  
MiG 21 (Jan 26, 1965)

A3-42 briefly wore its 4 kill markings on its nose, before ‘higher authority’ ordered they be removed in Febuary 1965


OK, the story is fiction. Mostly. Google “Indonesian Confrontation” for the real story.  Here she is on a Spring day here at Lancaster St.

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PostSubject: Re: F-104 in 1/32   Sun 25 Sep 2016, 9:40 pm

She looks gorgeous in natural light!
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PostSubject: Re: F-104 in 1/32   Mon 26 Sep 2016, 9:43 am

always like a thought out whiff back story

nice one

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PostSubject: Re: F-104 in 1/32   Mon 26 Sep 2016, 10:18 am

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PostSubject: Re: F-104 in 1/32   Mon 26 Sep 2016, 11:08 am

Nice job Chris, like the story too.

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PostSubject: Re: F-104 in 1/32   Tue 27 Sep 2016, 3:49 am

Shooting down a C-130? No wonder they removed the kill count.

The RAAF roundels are very cool.
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PostSubject: Re: F-104 in 1/32   Wed 28 Sep 2016, 12:25 pm

Thats a beauty Chris.
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PostSubject: Re: F-104 in 1/32   Wed 19 Oct 2016, 7:37 pm

Looks really good. That is one cool looking fighter.
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