Swiss Rafale M
by Ron Cline
Dassault Rafale M
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This 'what-if' came about because I wanted to
do something different from the dull French markings that this plane
carries. I thought a Swiss aircraft would be plausible, since they
already use the Mirage. And even though it's a naval aircraft, I
figured that since the Swiss use some of their roads as airstrips, a
plane that slams down on a carrier deck would be well suited to
using a highway as a landing field. Besides, it was the only Rafale
kit I had!
I used the Revell 1/48 scale Rafale M. The only 'modification' was
to leave off the catapult attachment bar from the nose gear strut.
camouflage scheme was lifted from the SAAB Viggen, but using
different colors. The colors I used were all from Model Master:
Flanker Blue Gray, Fulcrum Medium Blue, Fulcrum Gray Green, and Dark
Sea Grey on the uppers, with Fulcrum Gray on the undersides.
The stencil decals are from the kit, with the
others from the spare decal 'stash'.
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Page Created 24 June, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004
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