Those red roos pop up in the most unexpected places!

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Those red roos pop up in the most unexpected places!

Postby DDGboy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:43 pm

Thank God for the internet, otherwise I'd NEVER know that EVERY kit I've ever bought is total garbage!
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Re: Those red roos pop up in the most unexpected places!

Postby erussell » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:54 am

One of our friends in Prague. Petr Buchar, has researched this marking. Information from Vlasta Suchy and Marian Gagola has filled out the story.
In 1992 Australian pilot Arnold Glass passed pilot´s training on this MiG-21UM.
The course was organised for him at the former Czechoslovak AFB in Prerov
Arnold Glass purchased in Czech Republic several aircraft:
1x MiG-21UM
2x Aero L-39C
And also purchased from Egypt
2 x MiG – 21 MF
His flight instructor during the MiG-21UM course was Colonel Frantisek Hlavnicka of the Czech Air Force. All material and logistic matters were organised by Lieutenant Colonel Ing. Marian Gagola, Chief of the Regiment who also assigned to Mr. Glass the call sign "Kangaroo“. So, the aircraft technician painted a kangaroo emblem onto the fuselage! This MiG-21UM is now at the Aircraft Museum in Piestany in Slovakia and the remnant kangaroo is still visible
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6662675.
If anyone fancies it as a model, we can obtain the RV kit with those decals - just ask us. In addition we have several photographs pointing out improvements on the scheme compared to the kit instructions.

Arnold Glass
https://www.smh.com.au/news/obituaries/ ... ntentSwap1
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Re: Those red roos pop up in the most unexpected places!

Postby SpazSinbad » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:17 pm

Then there is the first A-4B to arrest aboard HMAS Melbourne May 1965: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/NAVY08147

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Re: Those red roos pop up in the most unexpected places!

Postby erussell » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:38 pm

Does anyone have the story of why the Roo is on the Guinea Short Lines Stinson L-5?

This is a re-issue from AZ just released.
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It appears to represent the original L-5
https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/ ... 98758.html
rather than the restored one flying with the CAF
http://www.warbirdregistry.org/stinsonl ... 98758.html
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Re: Those red roos pop up in the most unexpected places!

Postby TonyP » Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:43 pm

The reason I read years ago was that they "hopped" all over New Guinea. Another story was as the pilots were not good enough for fighter pilots they would hop on landing.
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