The RAAF operated the Aermacchi MB-326H from 1967 to 2001 in primary and advanced trainer roles. Initially the RAAF used the “Macchi” for all-through jet training, but this idea was abandoned after two courses. The primary trainer role reverted to the Winjeel and the Macchi was used for advanced jet training. The RAN used the Macchi for advanced jet training.
To help develop pilot weaponry skills, the RAAF & RAN fitted the GE SUU-11/A 7.62 Minigun pod and Mk12 Light Series Bomb Carriers (LSBC) to the Macchi. The weapons could be carried symmetrically or assymmetrically. The Mk 12 LSBC were usually loaded with four BDU/33 Mk 76 25lb practice bombs, but were often used unloaded as removing the carriers was a long process.
This detail set includes weapons and markings for six airframes that are known to have been used as weapons trainers, based on photographic evidence. The markings include two aircraft from 2 Operational Conversion Unit and one from 76 Squadron. This set includes additional code letters if you wish to model another airframe.
Detail set includes:
- SUU-11/A 7.62mm Gun Pods x 2 (3D Print)
- LSBC Mk 12 x 2 (resin)
- BDU-33 25lb Practice Bombs x 8 (resin)
- Decals for 3 RAAF aircraft
Materials: 3D Printed Polymer, Resin & silkscreen decals
Decal Options: RAAF x 3
Paint and cement not included. Suitable for ages 14 to Adult