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Ethiopian Air Force decals please!

 

How many US pilots downed 5 Migs in a war?

 

EtAF Lagesse Teferre did so with his F-5E over Ogaden against the Somalian Air Force, Shooting down 2 Mig-17, 2 Mig-21, had a shared victory and caused a mid-air collision of 2 Mig-21 in a dogfight...

 

The true Mig killer.

 

Regards

- dutik

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FYI, Glen (Kitty Hawk) advises that the 1/32 F-5E is indeed coming in March barring any logistics problems. He also mentioned that the Su-17 Fitter kit sold out before they even left China. What you see is all we get until they can do a second production run. 

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FYI, Glen (Kitty Hawk) advises that the 1/32 F-5E is indeed coming in March barring any logistics problems. He also mentioned that the Su-17 Fitter kit sold out before they even left China. What you see is all we get until they can do a second production run. 

 

Good news indeed, on both counts.

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Ethiopian Air Force decals please!

 

How many US pilots downed 5 Migs in a war?

 

EtAF Lagesse Teferre did so with his F-5E over Ogaden against the Somalian Air Force, Shooting down 2 Mig-17, 2 Mig-21, had a shared victory and caused a mid-air collision of 2 Mig-21 in a dogfight...

 

The true Mig killer.

 

Regards

- dutik

 

 Impressive! Although I think Steve Ritchie, Robin Olds (USAF) and Randy Cunningham (USN) also achieved ace status in Vietnam.... Please don't quote me on that though, I could be wrong and it's way too late to go digging through my refs. :D!

 

 Either way, I am happy as Larry about the F-5E, just hope they produce an F-5F as well..... 

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Impressive! Although I think Steve Ritchie, Robin Olds (USAF) and Randy Cunningham (USN) also achieved ace status in Vietnam.... Please don't quote me on that though, I could be wrong and it's way too late to go digging through my refs. :D!

 

 Either way, I am happy as Larry about the F-5E, just hope they produce an F-5F as well.....

 

Don't forget Willie Driscoll.

 

Dan

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 Impressive! Although I think Steve Ritchie, Robin Olds (USAF) and Randy Cunningham (USN) also achieved ace status in Vietnam.... Please don't quote me on that though, I could be wrong and it's way too late to go digging through my refs. :D!

 

 Either way, I am happy as Larry about the F-5E, just hope they produce an F-5F as well..... 

 

Close. Olds scored only four times in the Nam.

 

Still outpaced by Teferre with 6 1/2 observed kills (4 1/2 officially accepted). All the Ethiopian F-5 pilots were trained by the US Air Force in Arizona, btw.

 

 

March? Could be here in Europe for my birthday. Would make a nice addition to the cabinet.

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- dutik

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I saw this announcement over at Cyber Modeler too, and couldn't believe my eyes :D  I've been waiting for a new tool F-5E/F for a long, long time now. The Hasegawa E has held up well over the years, but by the time I add a resin cockpit to it, and re-scribe it, it turns into a very time consuming project, and free time is something that I just don't have a lot of these days. It would be nice to turn out an aggressor in a few months, instead of a few years!

 

And Kitty Hawk..... you MUST (I beg you!) do an F-5F as well. There's never been one in 32nd scale before. If KH does a good job with the kit, they'll sell me 15+ kits... no joke. There's a ton of aggressors that I want to do! And the potential for decals...... wow! Fred K.

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Ethiopian Air Force decals please!

 

How many US pilots downed 5 Migs in a war?

 

EtAF Lagesse Teferre did so with his F-5E over Ogaden against the Somalian Air Force, Shooting down 2 Mig-17, 2 Mig-21, had a shared victory and caused a mid-air collision of 2 Mig-21 in a dogfight...

 

The true Mig killer.

 

Regards

- dutik

 

Interesting..... where did you come across this info? Everything that I've ever read was that it was their F-5A's that we're responsible for the Somali MiG kills. You have my attention ;0) Fred K.

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 Impressive! Although I think Steve Ritchie, Robin Olds (USAF) and Randy Cunningham (USN) also achieved ace status in Vietnam.... Please don't quote me on that though, I could be wrong and it's way too late to go digging through my refs. :D!

 

 Either way, I am happy as Larry about the F-5E, just hope they produce an F-5F as well..... 

 

If memory serves me correctly, Capt. Jeffery Feinstein got five kills in Vietnam as well as a RIO. Col. Olds got four, but reportedly let someone else have number five on more than one occasion. So I've read anyway..... Fred K.

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Interesting..... where did you come across this info? Everything that I've ever read was that it was their F-5A's that we're responsible for the Somali MiG kills. You have my attention ;0) Fred K.

Tom Cooper digs thankfully through the known and unknown wars in that part of the world. His book "Wings over Ogaden", number 18 of the Africa@war series, is an interesting read. I guess there is no other book telling the history of an air forces that mentions the beginning of the Homo sapiens...

 

Well, the EtAF mustered both F-5A and F-5Es and utilized both in aerial combat, but the E was wired for the Sidewinder, the A not. Not to forget that the A was developed for close air support as main task, while the E was focused on air-to-air combat and a better dogfighter in all aspects. So the major part of airial combat was given to the Es and they scored well...

 

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- dutik

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I saw this announcement over at Cyber Modeler too, and couldn't believe my eyes :D  I've been waiting for a new tool F-5E/F for a long, long time now. The Hasegawa E has held up well over the years, but by the time I add a resin cockpit to it, and re-scribe it, it turns into a very time consuming project, and free time is something that I just don't have a lot of these days. It would be nice to turn out an aggressor in a few months, instead of a few years!

 

And Kitty Hawk..... you MUST (I beg you!) do an F-5F as well. There's never been one in 32nd scale before. If KH does a good job with the kit, they'll sell me 15+ kits... no joke. There's a ton of aggressors that I want to do! And the potential for decals...... wow! Fred K.

Making me wonder what is happening at Tan Model with their 1/32 T-38 Talon and F-5A/B Freedom Fighter.

Have been hankering after a Norwegian RF-5A for some time.

 

Tony

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