Part 3 of this trilogy is about an
Italian jet, which was a bestseller worldwide in the 70's. The Argentine navy
selected the GB export model which started operating in 1969. Later, after the
Malvinas war in 1982, Brasil sold some Mb-326 built under licence by EMBRAER.
The original models got British engines and no spares may be asked, this was
a kind of solution, supposed for a little while, for almost 15 years.
war, some 326's did some close support missions, with little success. This
was the only jet capable of operating from the airfield in
Malvinas, thanks to their roughness.
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This ESCIi kit features a very
nicely engraved panellines and general detail, except for the cockpit, which was
improved with new side panels, and some extra stuff for the seats. I use the
decals for the instruments (I felt lazy!!!!). The flaps were cut off, enlarged
place and dropped. The rudder was also cut and put in a different position, and so
were the ailerons. I added some wires in the wheel wells and that's
all. This model sits so low
that nothing is noticeable of the bottom...
The decals are
from Aerocalcas and the color scheme is the early one (one plane remains at the
museo naval with this camo). Lately, the Aermachi were painted in a low
scheme of greys....
Hope you enjoy this
3 kits, greetings from Buenos Aires........