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 REVIEW: Falcon Models FA722018 CAF Canadair CT-133 (T-33) Silver Star, 439 Squadron, Bagotville, Quebec

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PostSubject: REVIEW: Falcon Models FA722018 CAF Canadair CT-133 (T-33) Silver Star, 439 Squadron, Bagotville, Quebec   Tue Jul 25 2017, 02:08




Falcon Models
FA722018
Canadian Armed Forces CT-133 (T-33) Silver Star
439 ("Sabre-Toothed Tiger") Combat Support Squadron
3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec
1/72 Scale

May 2013 Release

The Canadair CT-133 Silver Star, was the Canadian license built version of the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star jet trainer aircraft, in service from 1952 to 2005. The Canadian version was powered by the higher thrust Rolls-Royce Nene 10 turbojet, whereas the Lockheed used the Allison J33. In total Canadair manufactured 656 aircraft between 1952 and 1959.

439 Fighter Bomber Squadron was formed on 31 December 1943 at Wellingore, England, incorporating Aircraft and personnel from 123 Army Co-operation Squadron. They spent the war in England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. They disbanded at Flensburg, Germany, on 26 August 1945. They reformed at Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Station Uplands on 1 September 1951 and went to 1 Wing North Luffenham on 4 May 1952, then went to 1 Wing Marville, France, on 1 April 1955.

They were deactivated between 30 November 1963 and 28 February 1964, reactivating on 1 March 1964 as 439 Strike/Attack Squadron. They moved with 3 Wing to Lahr, Germany on 1 April 1967, then to CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany in 1971 as 439 Tactical Fighter Squadron. The squadron disbanded in November 1984 and reformed in November 1985 with the CF-18. They were disbanded at Baden-Soellingen on 15 May 1993 and reactivated shortly after at 3 Wing Bagotville as 439 Combat Support Squadron. The squadron is now equipped with the CH-146 Griffon.

Another great T-Bird addition to the Canadian Collection.

The Landing gear fit well without any issues and as usual with Falcon, the paint quality is well above average. As usual I have added a couple of Hobby Master pilots for effect.

Recommended.

Dan
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