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1/24 Airfix Sea Harrier - Operation Corporate

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Following on from the MiG here is my 1/24 Airfix Sea Harrier that I did as ZA192 from the Falklands conflict, made famous as the one that got hit in the tail on the first mission against Stanley. With the help of the Harrier SIG I have modelled it after it was repaired (patched) and further on in the conflict as it's last mission when it was lost to a technical failure after take off. The aircraft was lost shortly after take off where it is said that one or more bomb fuse was incorrectly installed in that once forward airflow started the propellor turning and some seconds later the bomb exploded on the pylon killing the pilot (Lt Cdr Batt) instantly with the loss of the aircraft. Photos were sent to Flt Lt Morgan who flew the damaged aircraft on day one and thought it was great, also the killed Pilots son got in touch to say it was a great tribute.

28205982418_aae21dff03_z.jpgIMG_0602 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr

41358980914_61db3b8c65_z.jpgIMG_0601 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr

28205983418_89d60e2612_z.jpgIMG_0600 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr

41358980214_035752294c_z.jpgIMG_0603 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr

28205981648_7c8ec10561_z.jpgIMG_0604 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr

41358979634_b35af1c86e_z.jpgIMG_0605 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr

28205980938_b239afefdb_z.jpgIMG_0606 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr

28205980458_038c4c1c26_z.jpgIMG_0607 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr

 

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Following on from the MiG here is my 1/24 Airfix Sea Harrier that I did as ZA192 from the Falklands conflict, made famous as the one that got hit in the tail on the first mission against Stanley. With the help of the Harrier SIG I have modelled it after it was repaired (patched) and further on in the conflict as it's last mission when it was lost to a technical failure after take off. The aircraft was lost shortly after take off where it is said that one or more bomb fuse was incorrectly installed in that once forward airflow started the propellor turning and some seconds later the bomb exploded on the pylon killing the pilot (Lt Cdr Batt) instantly with the loss of the aircraft. Photos were sent to Flt Lt Morgan who flew the damaged aircraft on day one and thought it was great, also the killed Pilots son got in touch to say it was a great tribute.28205982418_aae21dff03_z.jpgIMG_0602 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr41358980914_61db3b8c65_z.jpgIMG_0601 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr28205983418_89d60e2612_z.jpgIMG_0600 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr41358980214_035752294c_z.jpgIMG_0603 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr28205981648_7c8ec10561_z.jpgIMG_0604 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr41358979634_b35af1c86e_z.jpgIMG_0605 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr28205980938_b239afefdb_z.jpgIMG_0606 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr28205980458_038c4c1c26_z.jpgIMG_0607 by Stephen Priestley-Dean, on Flickr

Steve.

My favorite SHAR. If you get the chance you must read Sharkey Wards book “Sea Harrier over the Falklands- the Black Death “.He gives a fascinating insight into Harrier operations during the conflict

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The Harrier's my favourite jet, so thanks for posting your wonderful model, really hope we get the early Harriers in 1/32 someday.

 

Very sad story, which I didn't know previously, great tribute.

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Having done a tour down the Falklands in April-August 2006, I actualy hadn't heard of this story.... must have been horrific witnessing that as it took off, as if they wasn't having a hard enough time down there as it was...

 

Great looking model. 

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Having done a tour down the Falklands in April-August 2006, I actualy hadn't heard of this story.... must have been horrific witnessing that as it took off, as if they wasn't having a hard enough time down there as it was...

 

Great looking model.

 

Me too in 96, did the battlefield tours etc although I don't remember them now!. I started out just trying to be different so thought of the day one strike with that film piece of the pilot inspecting the holed tailed after landing on.

 

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