Who doesn't like the looks of a starfighter? Here's one in Turkish markings in ADC grey with various tail panels left in different shades of natural metal.
On July 21st, 1974 during the Turkish/Greek Cyprus conflict, the aircraft of 141° Filo attacked a convoy west of Paphos harbor. Unfortunately the ships were Turkish. Two destroyers were damaged and one was sunk.
July 21st, 1974
Destroyers Adatepe, Kocatepe, and Tinaztepe were underway to intercept Greek Navy vessels.
Both navies were supplied by numerous destroyers of the Gearing FRAM 1 and FRAM 2 classes which prooved fatal as 3 Turkish F-104Gs couldn't recognize it as friendly even with Turkish flags on display. They made an attack damaging them heavily. Two destroyers managed to save themselves, while Kocatepe D-354 was destroyed. 80 crew members were killed.
It really took me too long but I finally armed this zipper with mk83 under wings. I had to scratch-build the underwing pylons as well the ones under the belly.
This is a Revell/Hasegawa kit with Aires cockpit and wheel bays, Iliad design Starfighters in action decals, painted with Tamiya, Gunze and Alclad paints.