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This product was added to our database on Monday 16 December 2019.
Mind: this item is a decal sheet that serves to decorate a scalemodel. The scalemodel is not included and needs to be ordered separately.
Category Scale Modelling, Subcategory Decals, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box 72-114, Publisher/Brand Syhart Decal, Version screen
The No 74 (Fighter) Squadron of RAF is one of three founders members of NATO Tigermeet.
On 1984, on RAF Wattisham, Suffolk, the No 74(F) Squadron reformed with arrival of the 15 Phantom F.3s, the ex-US Navy Phantoms, generally referred to as the F-4J(UK), it's the only RAF unit to fly these aircrafts.
These Phantom F.3s were used till 1991, when the squadron was converted with the last Phantom FGR.2, being one of the last RAF unit to fly Phantoms before been converted to Bae Hawk T.1 from october 1992. The squadron was finally been disbanded on 2000
On september 1992, close to the retirement of Phantom FGR.2s, a mini Tiger was held by No74(F) squadron on RAF Wattisham.
For the event, and the retirement of Phantoms, the FGR.2 XV404 was painted with an overall tiger scheme. Sadly although the aircraft looked in perfect flying condition, it never took the air with that scheme.
If this Phantom FGR.2 is known as one of two only fully tiger painted phantoms in history
(the other is the german RF-4E 35+76 from AG52 during the Tigermeet'84),
XV404 is also known for its sad end, when it stay for months laid in parts still painted as a tiger, before being simply scrapped.