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Mirage 2000C canopy
Mirage 2000C Vac-form canopy for Heller kit
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by: Andy Brazier [ BETHEYN ]

History
The first Mirage 2000 to go into service was the single-seat Mirage 2000C interceptor, C stands for Chasseur (Fighter) variant. There were four single-seat prototypes, including the initial Mirage 2000 prototype. The first production Mirage 2000C flew in November 1982. Deliveries began in 1983. The first operational squadron was formed in 1984, the 50th anniversary of the French Air Force. A total of 124 Mirage-2000Cs were obtained by the AdA.
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in the bag
The vac-form canopy is packed in a resealable bag with a stapled header card.
Only one canopy is supplied, which is standard practice for Pavla.
The canopy is moulded in one piecein, but the canopy is in two parts once it is cut out of the access plastic. The windscreen and the main canopy have raised detail for the frrames. The canopy being in two parts does mean it can be modelled in the open postion.
Compared with the kits canopy, the Pavla replacement is thinner with a lot less distortion, and the kits canopy is in one piece.
As with most vac- form parts a little access plastic will need to be cut away from the canopy, so a sharp knife and patience will be required.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Thin, clear and decent replacement
Lows: none really
Verdict: A good replacement for the kits rather thick and distorted clear canopy
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: V 72-112
  Suggested Retail: 1.65
  PUBLISHED: Jun 29, 2014
  NATIONALITY: France
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.81%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.99%

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About Andy Brazier (betheyn)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...

Copyright 2019 text by Andy Brazier [ BETHEYN ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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