FALCON MODELS AIRCRAFT COLLECTION
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Historical Note: The Dassault Mirage F-1 is a French air-superiority fighter and attack aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation as a successor of the Mirage IIIfamily. The Mirage F1 entered service in the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air) in the early seventies. Powered by a single SNECMA Atar turbojet providing about 7 tonnes-force (69 kN; 15,000 lbf) of thrust, the F1 has been used as a light multipurpose fighter and has been exported to about a dozen nations. More than 700 F1s have been produced.
Info: Dassault Mirage F1CT - Escadrille de chasse 2/30, "Normandie-Niemen," Dissolution Scheme, 2009
Posted by Joe Beetar on 25th Feb 2014
This is a terrific model. It's diecast and heavy for its size. I'm searching for the perfect display spot.
The packing within the mailing box and that inside the model's box, was more than adequate to protect the it during shipping.
I took it out of the box to inspect it, and the Pitot tube fell off. When I have the time, I'll dig out my trusty magnifier and replace it on the fuselage.
Then, when I attempted to return it to its box, I had difficulty getting the cardboard sleeve to fit into the outer box. I tried it every way possible, but couldn't find which way would allow it to just slide into the box. I ended up tearing the outer box trying to finish the packing, then mending it with Scotch tape.
Now, unless the Pitot tube broke off instead of slipping out of a hole in the fuselage, this incident is minor and doesn't detract from my rating above. If, however, it broke off, I'll be contacting the seller. I fully expect them to make it right; in the event they don't, I'll be leaving additional feedback here.
The torn box is also minor for me.