Sheets 1/48 IAF-29 and 1/72 IAF-30 for Israeli Air Force Super Mystere and J-52
The Super Mystere B.2 was
introduced into service with the IAF's in 1958 and was the first IAF fighter to
be capable of supersonic flight. IsraDecal sheet IAF-29 coincides with the
release of Fonderie Miniatures 1/48 scale Super Mystere.
The artwork has been resized
to fit the Airfix 1/72 scale Super Mystere in sheet number IAF-30. As with the
Mystere IV decals, an 8 page black and white instructions booklet is provided to
aid the modeler with the lack of information on the subject. Three views of the
three different color schemes worn by the Super Mystere / Saar are provided,
along with 15 photos of in service aircraft with uncensored markings and weapon
configurations. Meticulous efforts have been made by Ra'anan Weiss to provide
all the stencils and markings applied to the first Super Mystere with a
"hart transplant". Super Mystere B.2 number 909 was the first IAF
fighter to have a successful engine type change installed. With this success the
IAF gain confidence with installation of the Atar 9c and General Electric J79
engines in the Mirage III airframe.
As with the Mystere IV sheet,
numbers and front styles are provided to enable the modeler to build any IAF
Super Mystere or Saar they may wish. Stencils, roundels and Scorpion squadron
insignia are provide to complete two aircraft. The reason that only Scorpion
squadron insignia are provided on the sheet is simply because the Super Mystere
/ Saar served only with the Scorpion squadron from the years 1958 to 1975. A
nice treat that will cut down on the painting efforts required to do a 1973 war
J-52 engined Saar are yellow and black identification markings provided on the
on image below to see larger image
Please allow me to provide a
bit of information concerning the brown & blue over gray scheme worn by IAF
airplanes during the late 50's to early 70's. This scheme had four variations;
standard, standard with reversed colors, mirror image standard and mirror image
standard with reversed colors. In order to do a correct camouflage one needs
photos of the specific airplane they wish to depict.
IsraDecals Super Mystere
sheets IAF-29 and IAF-30 are available through Hannants.
Thanks to Ra'anan Weiss of
IsraDecal for the review samples.