1/72 scale RMAF Aermacchi MB-339AM & MB-339CM variant
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This is the Italeri 1/72 scale Aermacchi MB-339 which is build in the Malaysian Airforce variant scheme.The MB-339AM is used by the RMAF from 1983 to 2009 before it was replaced by the MB-339CM which is currently used as a trainer aircraft under Pulatibang 3 Squadron.
The MB-339AM is the aircraft with the camo pattern on it while the newer version is the MB-399CM which is in all gull grey scheme. Overall the kit was easy to build no alot of issues in terms of fitting and gaps. The main challenge was the raised panel lines and canopy fitting. Abit of minor conversion was made for the MB-339CM which the radome at wing rudder and external refueling probe at the cockpit area. Aftermarket decal were used from MWM for the Malaysian squadron.
Overall it was a fun build making the two variants of Italian made aircraft used by the Malaysian Airforce which is unique in its design and importance for aviation industry.
Below is the link of the full build :
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