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1/72nd Scale
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Nesher
 
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Model based on the Heller 1/72 Mirage V, converted by using sheet plastic and filler to add the fin extension at the forward base of the vertical stabilizer and the under-nose pitot tube using small metal tubing and rod.

Markings came from the Hasegawa 1/72 KFIR and AML Mirage IIICJ... and depict Nesher #561 of the IAF's 101 "The First Fighter Squadron". Giyora Epstein flew this Nesher during the Yom Kippur War and amassed quite a victory tally with it. I've always liked the look of the Nesher and was really drawn to this aircraft when I found a color picture taken of Mr. Epstein posing in front of the nose and have modeled the kill markings exactly as they appeared in the photograph. Until I found the picture of Mr. Epstein, the most kills I'd seen on a Nesher were four on Nesher #592 of "The First Jet Squadron".


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