Air International 1987-11
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Model enthusiast
One of the finest models to be seen was the Marlin PBM-1 taking third place.
Among the many superb models to he seen at the National Contest of the US IPMS held in Washington. DC, in July 1987, were the 1/72nd scale Halifax B VII and Sunderland, the former taking first place in the large propeller-driven aircraft category in this scale.
Among the many superb models to he seen at the National Contest of the US IPMS held in Washington. DC, in July 1987, were the 1/72nd scale Halifax B VII and Sunderland, the former taking first place in the large propeller-driven aircraft category in this scale.
One of the finest models to be seen was this scratch-built float-equipped Bellanca Air Cruiser to 1/24th scale which look first place in its class
AJ 37 of F 15, the Halsinge Flygflottilj based at Soderhamn which re­equipped from the A 32 Lansen in 1974-75. This aircraft is finished in the standard "fields and meadows" camouflage scheme with Flottilj number on the nose and individual aircraft number (in Division colour) on vertical tail.
SH 37 maritime reconnaissance aircraft of the 1 Spaningsflygdivision (Reconnaissance Squadron) of F 13, this type (of which 26 delivered) operating in concert with the SF 37 overland multi-sensor reconnaissance version (of which similar quantity built).
JA 37 of F 13, the Bravalla Flygflottilj based at Norrkoping. Originally the first J 35 Draken Flottilj, F 13 converted to the JA 37 from 1979. The aircraft is depicted as originally delivered with similar camouflage scheme to that of AJ 37 and unit emblem on tail with legend "Higher and faster by taking fair chances" in Latin (Altius Citius Periculs Commoda Suscipientes).
SF 37 of F 21, the Norrbottens Flygflottilj based at Lulea. Operated in concert with the SH 37 by the 1 Spaningsflygdivision, the SF 37 is illustrated with a night illumination and camera pod on the port body pylon.
SK 37 as originally delivered to F 7, the Skaraborgs Flygflottilj at Satenas, from 1973 in natural metal finish. Eighteen of the SK 37 conversion training version were built, standard camouflage subsequently being applied.
The Viggen has for long sported perhaps the most exotic standard camouflage scheme of the 'seventies and 'eighties, this remarkably complex upper surface finish being seen here on a JA 37 of the Norrkoping-based F 13.