model depicts an F-5E Tiger II, that was given
special red markings with waterpaints over the wing and tail, used during
exercises in 1988, it was used in a aggressor role. The aircraft are wearing the
tiger marking on the tail painted in all of this kind of warplanes in 7th.
(Grupo 7) on Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aerea de Chile) based on Cerro Moreno air
base in desert.
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kit is from Heller, and has very good details for the pilot seat, but few
details on the cockpit, its necessary to put a lot of
putty especially on the nose parts. The front part of the tail it was
made with plastic and merged with putty. This aircraft have the shark antenna
just back to the cockpit, and 2 small down to the nose part.
model is painted in Humbrol 127 and 128 with 2 grey tones, and red is Humbrol
174. The decals are standard used
on this aircraft at finally of 80s, produced in Chile. The pilots are ESCI
and the GPU its scratch made with wood and aircraft wells.
model is using just one AIM-9 Sidewinder inert (blue) on the left wing, like the
real, and normally flying with a fuel tank on the centerline. The runway is
similar to the one used on this plane's home base in Chile.