F-27 Maritime patrol Aircraft (MPA)
The Spanish Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Española) acquired three F-27 MPA’s in 1979.
Registration and Construction numbers: 2-01 (10581) / 2-02 (10585) / 2-03 (10587)
Were operational at Gando Air Base, Las Palmas Gran Canaria.
I have heard, that one is taken off from the registry.
These F-27 MPA’s did (and still doing ) sterling service for the FAE.
Tasks: SAR, Transport, Communication, Fishery Inspection, Communication and Patrolling the vast area surrounding the Canaries islands.
Very basic Esci kit. It needs some TLC to get it right,
Vibrant color scheme
I opened up the cargo door, but this was not standard on the Spanish type.
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