by alouette2 (1:48 Heller)
During the Algerian conflict the French used various helicopters as a platform for different weapons. The Alouette 2 was equipped with the SS-10 on an experimental basis. The SS-10 was found to be lacking in performance and as such the upgraded SS-11was chosen.
The Heller kit is very basic but with a little bit of work can become a little jewel. The first Alouette 2 models to be deployed in Algeria had the early J-type tail skid and fins on the horizontal stab, as such a little bit of back dating was required. I also scratched the missle pylons and added some spare photo-etch to the cockpit.
I have included 2 pictures taken by my dad during the conflict, my next Alouette 2 project will be one with stretcher kits.
Published on 02. November 2008
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