Australia! This is my model of the Denel Aviation Cheetah C. It is a
conversion of the Heller Mirage III/C kit using the Spinners of South
Africa resin conversion kit. Converting the Mirage to the Cheetah involved
cutting off the wing leading edges, tail pipe and fin fairing. Additions
include canards, nose section (including cockpit and ejection seat),
ventral fairing with chaff / flare dispenser, gear doors and decals
(obviously). The Spinners kit is outstanding with everything needed (resin
and photo etch) to convert the Mirage into this wonderful aircraft.
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I originally did
aircraft 342 but, due to fat fingers and clumsiness, I changed to aircraft
366. Note: aircraft 342 became the Cheetah C known as "Spotty"
when it gained the commemorative colour scheme for the S.A.A.F. 75th
anniversary in 1995.
Overall I am very happy
with the outcome of the model.
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