07: K5Y1 Willow (Indonesian name: Churen).
Considered as the first Indonesian military aircraft, Churen was used on the
first air-raid against Dutch in 1947. The model is ARII with own-printed
decal by Sinang Aribowo
08: Ki-55 Ida (Indonesian name: Cukiu).
Rahman built this little trainer/liaison aircraft from Fujimi kit with
custom printed decal by Sinang.
09 :Avro Anson. Known as RI-003, this
particular aircraft was a civilian version bought from Australia. Ivan
Gaudart built and modified the Airfix kit.
10 : Ki-43 Hayabusha. A Japanese fighter
which unfortunately never seen action when served the Indonesian. Built by
Rahman from old Hasegawa kit with Sinang’s decal.
11 : Ki-51 Sonia (Indonesian name: Guntei).
This light attacker was also used on the first Indonesian air raid in 1947.
Built from Hasegawa kit by Alex Sidharta, decal by Sinang.
12 : Sakae-Blenheim Mk.IV. Used a Japanese
“Sakae” engine on a British airframe made this a hybrid transport. The
aircraft did flew once before crashed on its first and only flight. Ivan
Gaudart modified the Airfix kit and put Indonesian early insignias on it.
13 : DC-3 Dakota RI-001. Known as “Seulawah”
or Golden Mountain, this aircraft was bought by the Aceh people by
collecting their golden jewellery. The model is an Italeri kit by Rahman.
The marking was created using Sinang’s decal.
14: Noorduyn Norseman. A reissue Revell kit
by Andreas Sunarso with self printed decal by him and Sinang.
15 : Ki-48 Lily (Indonesian name : Diponegoro
II). Rahman built this Hasegawa model and put Sinang’s decal on it.
16. jpg : Auster Mk.IV. This small aircraft
was handed over by the Dutch to the Indonesian in 50s. Iwan built it years
ago from an old Airfix kit.
17. jpg : PBY-5A Catalina. Served the
Indonesian AF’s 5th Squadron, this
amphibian model was built by Akha Vardana with Sinang’s decal.
18 : AT-16 Harvard. Another trainer/attack
aircraft supplied by the Dutch. This is an Academy kit with Sinang’s
19 : P-51D Mustang. This well-known fighter
aircraft, often locally called as “Cocor Merah” / Red Nose) was very
famous for its shark mouth design. Sinang got it right using Tamiya kit and
his own printed decal.
20 : B-25J Mitchell. Indonesia has various
versions of this medium bomber, handed over by the Dutch. Peter removed the
upper turret of this Hasegawa kit, gave it Alclad paints and put Sinang’s
decal on it.
21 : B-26B Invader. Again by Peter, this
shark-mouthed bomber was built using Italeri kit and Zotz decal.
22 : Lavochkin La-11. Not many know that
Indonesia has several of this fighter. Served in the 60s, the model was
built by Andreas Sunarso using SIGA kit and his own printed decal.
23 : Tupolev Tu-2. Indonesia acquired this
aircrafts from China in the 60s. Andreas Sunarso built it using ICM kit.
24 : Mi-1/SM-1. Mario Binsar built this using
a short-run MPM kit with Sinang’s decal.
25 : L-29 Delphin. This famous Czech trainer
served the Indonesian AF in the 65 to 70s era. Rahman built this Bilek kit
with Scale Nutz decal.
26 : Mikoyan Guryevich MiG-15UTI. Iwan
Winarta built the KP kit to represent one of 30 MiG-15UTIs Indonesia had in
27 : Mikoyan Guryevich MiG-17PF. With its
radar, this aircraft was an all-weather fighter operated by the 11th
Squadron. Iwan built it right using KP kit.
28 : Mikoyan Guryevich MiG-17F. The most
numerous fighters Indonesia ever had, this fighter was notorious for its
23mm and 37mm cannon. Nugroho built the Dragon kit and paint it with a
bright scheme depicts the 1962’s “MiG-17 aerobatic team”.
29 : Mikoyan Guryevich MiG-19S. Ten of this
twin-engine fighters served the Indonesian AF only in a short period of
time. KP kit and modified decals was built by Iwan Winarta.
30 : Mikoyan Guryevich MiG-21F-13. More than
20 aircrafts was supplied by the Sovyet Union in 60s made Indonesia was the
first user of the Fishbed outside the Warsaw-Pact countries. Sinang built
the Revell kit with his own printed decal.
31 : Tupolev Tu-16B. The bomber was one of
Indonesia’s deterrent forces during the Indonesian-Malaysian and
Indonesian-Dutch conflicts in the 60s. Had both bomber and missile carrier
version, Indonesia was the first non Warsaw-Pact operator. Mario built the
Trumpeter model with Sinang’s decal.
32 : Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle. Sinang built the
kit of this medium bomber from Trumpeter kit and add his own printed decal.
Il-28 was delivered to the 21st Squadron of Indonesian AF.
33 : C-130 Hercules. Indonesia operates many
variants of this mighty transport since the 60s era. In 2009, Indonesian
C-130BT has successfully refueled 2 Russian-built Su-30MK simultaneously.
Mario Binsar built the Italeri kit with Sinang’s decal.
34 : T-34C Turbo Mentor. This basic trainer
aircraft was delivered and served the 102nd Training Squadron in Yogyakarta.
Alex Sidharta used Sky High kit in 1/72, painted using Xtracolor paints and
Sinang’s own-printed decal.
35 : Avon Sabre Ca-27 Mk.32. A combination of
Tasman limited-run kit and Fujimi, this Australian Sabre model was built by
Alex Sidharta. Painted as the TNI AU’s “Spirit 78” aerobatic team, the
real aircraft was operated by the 14th Squadron.
36. jpg : Hughes 500C. A small but agile
helicopter built by Mario Binsar using Italeri kit.
37 : UH-1. Known as Iroquis, this legendary
helicopter model was built by Mario Binsar using Italeri kit and Sinang’s
38 : SA-330J Puma. The Airfix kit was used by
Mario Binsar. He added the bigger wheel housing from a Super Puma kit to
make a special Indonesian version of this French-design helicopter.
39 : S-58T Twinpack. Re-engined of UH-34, the
helicopter has multi-purpose duties from transport to combat SAR. Mario
Binsar copped the nose of Italeri Wessex kit, add Cobra Co.’s resin nose
and used Sinang’s decal on it.
40 : F-16A Fighting Falcon. The multi-role
fighter was selected to join the famous 3rd fighter squadron in the early
90s. In 1995, the world-famous “Elang Biru” aerobatic team was formed
using 6 F-16s of Indonesian AF. Alex Sidharta shows the latest camo scheme
of the aircraft using Revell kit and Aztec Decal.
41 : Hawk Mk.109. The second generations of
British Hawk began its career in the Indonesian AF in the 90s. Along with
Hawk 209, two squadrons was equipped with this aircraft. Alex Sidharta used
Italeri kit and Scale Nutz decal.
42. jpg : Hawk Mk.53. This most widely-used
British jet trainer was acquired by the Indonesian in the 80’s. Now served
at the 15th squadron, the model was Italeri kit with Scale Nutz decal by
43 : F-5F Tiger II. Italeri kit was used by
Alex Sidharta for this sleek fighter-trainer aircraft. Decal for the TNI-AU
was supplied by Sinang to make the model looks like the real one in the
44 : Su-27SK Flanker. The latest bird-of-prey
of TNI AU (Indonesian AF) was built using Italeri kit by Sinang with Scale-Nutz
and own-printed decal.
49 : The TNI AU Museum Chief inspected the