Matterhorn Circle | 1/32 Mirage III E/R to Mirage IIIS/RS Conversions
Reviewed by Jean-Paul Poisseroux
MC-ONE, the specialists in Swiss Air Force decals, have started to produce some resin sets around the Mirage III S/RS versions.
REF: MC-UVRESIN01 Mirage IIIS late conversion (price 26 CHF +p/p)
The set includes the radome (covering the Taran radar module), two C70 Canards (Kfir canard reduced at 70%), one Instrument Panel, one Chaff & Flare Dispenser, three RWR Sensors (two for the Wings and one for the Fin).
The specific Swiss radome is well done, the good length, the special attach to open the radome. My personal measurement on a mirage IIIS and the pictures shot at Payerne Air Base are reduced at 1/32 scale.
The radome is excellent, you must add the MASTER Pitot AM-32-090, which is not included.
CHAFF & FLARE DISPENSER
The chaff & flare dispenser is excellent.
The dimensions at 1/1 scale are recalculated at 1/32 scale. The canards are excellent. A little triangular shape is incorporated on the leading edge.
RWR SENSORS ON FIN
RWR SENSORS ON WINGS
The sensors are positioned on a drawing (right) and on my picture (left). I reduce my images at 1/32 to compare. The sensor is 72 cm along at 1/1 scale. The resin match exactly on the drawing, but on a Mirage on display; it’s different. The sensor is not aligned on the bottom of the red/green triangular shape. I calculated the difference, you can easily add 2 mm on the rear to correct the parts.
The specific Swiss panel is well done, only the radar warning display must be added on the right side above the dials, only for a late version. I propose you to reduce to the 1/32 scale my picture to modify the area.
REF : MC-UVRESIN02 Mirage IIIS early conversion (price 11 CHF +p/p)
The set includes the radome (covering the Taran radar module), one Instrument panel.
The radome resin part is perfect. The instrument panel is perfect (the radar warning was not on the early versions). You must add the MASTER Pitot AM-32-090, which is not included.
REF : MC-UVRESIN03 Mirage IIIRS conversion (price 16 CHF +p/p)
The set includes two C70 Canards (Kfir canard reduced at 70%), two Instrument Panel, one Chaff & Flare Dispenser, three RWR Sensors (two for the Wings and one for the Fin).
The resin parts are excellent, common to the IIIS set. The fighter radome is of course not included, the specific instrument panels for the recon version are well done. As the Mirage IIIS late version, add the radar warning instrument.
REF : MC-UVRESIN04 H-55S / AIM-26B Falcon (price 16 CHF +p/p)
The set include two AIM-26B Falcon and two Pylons for Mirage IIIS.
This specific armament missiles are well done. You can used them on a metal scheme of the early Mirage III S.
Note: The instructions are available on the site on the conversions sets. Some others specifics are mentioned (blade antennas, main wheel fork and the door, triangular hinges).
These resin sets are welcome for the Swiss Mirage III lovers. The little personal modifications are simple to do. These sets are highly recommended. Some available from Mc-One.
© Jean-Paul Poisseroux 2020
This review was published on Sunday, November 15 2020; Last modified on Sunday, November 15 2020