1/72 Hasegawa Mirages F.1 CG

Gallery Article by Prokopis Kroustallis on Nov 25 2013

 

 

Mirages F.1 CG Hellenic Air Force

History
One of the most beautiful aircraft which was operated in the Greek Air force history is the Dassault Mirage F.1CG. 

Greece operated 40 Dassault Mirage F1CG single seat aircraft. F1CG was first ordered in 1974 and entered service with the Hellenic Air Force in 1975. The first Mirage F.1 (sn 101) landed in Tanagra Base in August 5th 1975. The aircraft were used by 334 Squadron and 342 Squadron. Mirage F1CG was armed with the Sidewinder AIM-9P missile, rather than the most commonly used Matra Magic II, and it could carry four AIM-9Ps, rather than just two.

The Hellenic Air Force retired the remaining 27 Mirage F1CGs on 30 June 2003 after 28 years of service and 160 000 flying hours.

 

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I had completed that project back in 2005 and I had been commended in the annual exhibition IPMS-Hellas in Athens. I exhibited six Mirages because two of them had fallen down and had been destroyed. Today I show you all eight aircraft one by one completed and I hope you enjoy seeing them.

The Kits
All the kits are Mirage F.1c by Hasegawa. I added some scratch built detailing in the cockpit and Ejection Seats no other special change.

I use Humbrol 144 for upper side and 191 under side.

This demonstration is dedicated to the Greek Pilots which flew with Mirage F.1CG those 28 years.

Prokopis Kroustallis

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Mirage F-1CG SN 103 Mirage F-1CG SN 103 Mirage F-1CG SN 103 Mirage F-1CG SN 105
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Mirage F-1CG SN 105 Mirage F-1CG SN 105 Mirage F-1CG SN 118 Mirage F-1CG SN 118
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Mirage F-1CG SN 118

Mirage F-1CG SN 124

Mirage F-1CG SN 124

Mirage F-1CG SN 124
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Mirage F-1CG SN 124 Mirage F-1CG SN 136 Mirage F-1CG SN 136

Mirage F-1CG SN 136

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Mirage F-1CG SN 136 Mirage F-1CG SN 121 (Ghost) Mirage F-1CG SN 121 (Ghost) Mirage F-1CG SN 121 (Ghost)
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Mirage F-1CG SN 115 (Sparti) Mirage F-1CG SN 115 (Sparti) Mirage F-1CG SN 115 (Sparti) Mirage F-1CG SN 115 (Sparti)
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Mirage F-1CG SN 115 (Sparti) Mirage F-1CG SN 115 (Sparti) Mirage F-1CG SN 115 (Sparti) Mirage F-1CG SN 129 (Talos)
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Mirage F-1CG SN 129 (Talos) Mirage F-1CG SN 129 (Talos) Mirage F-1CG SN 129 (Talos)

Mirage F-1CG SN 129 (Talos)

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Photos and text by Prokopis Kroustallis