Matterhorn Circle | 32019: Hawker Hunter Mk.58/T Mk.68 1958-1994
Reviewed by Jean-Paul Poisseroux
The elegant jet Hawker Hunter was based in Switzerland in the '50s. 37 years after, the engine sound was shut down. This aircraft was very important during them rôles. After the release of 32018 (F-5 /F), Robert Schneider of Matterhorn Circle continues to cover the Hunter with this newest set.
You’ll find the 13 different Staffel:
- N° 1 based Raron Air Base
- N° 21 based at Raron Air Base
- N° 11 based at Alpnach Air Base
- N°20 based at Payerne Air Base
- N°7 based at Meiringen Air Base
- N°4 based at Turtmann Air Base
- N°18 based at Payerne Air Base
- N°3 based at Ambri Air Base
- N°15 based at st Stephan, Meiringen Air Base
- N°2 based at Turtmann Air Base
- N°5 based at Interlaken Air Base
20 serials are proposed:
19 Hawker Hunter single seater decorations
- J-4001 the first Hawker Hunter was delivered in Mk.6. The tail parabrake doors were not installed.
- J-4077, staffel 1
- J-4027, staffel 1
- J-4015, staffel 11, a unique winter scheme was overpainted; the grey color was replaced with the white. A pretty nice configuration.
- J-4022, Swiss patrol 1976-1980 only a yellow ban is applied on both sides.
- J-4028 Swiss patrol 1981. The silver circles "patrouille suisse" are included. Far better than the the Revell’s decals (blueish background to simulate the silver reflectance).
- J-4043 staffel 11 a tiger stripped are oversprayed on 1973. Very striking!
- J-4102 staffel 21. aggressor scheme (white band on the rear fuselage surface).
- J-4118 staffel 1. aggressor scheme (white band on the rear fuselage surface).
- J-4129 staffel 11. aggressor scheme (wider white band on the rear fuselage and on the left wing upper surface).
- J-4152 The last hunter assembled at Emmen factory, the painting "robin wood" cartoon silhouette is applied.
- J-4003 staffel 20
- J-4007 staffel 20
- J-4007 staffel 7, blue surface with yellow intakes upper surfaces an exhaust areas.
- J-4037 staffel 4
- J-4057 staffel 7. Badge on the left and the fliegerkompanie 9 on the right.
- J-4021 Swiss patrol. The wings underside was red, the logo’s pattern is printed on the notice. Must be handmade.
- J-4138 staffel 15
- J-4075. With the Hunter's retirement, the maintenance company applied its logo to remember the department’s responsibility task.
- J-4033 staffel 2
- J-4064 staffel 5. The last training course is signalled on the nose (14 pilots).
- J-4100 staffel 5. The last training course is signalled on the nose (14 pilots); a different logo.
1 Hawker Hunter double seater decoration
- J-4208. As on the single seater Mk.58 (J-4152), the double seater Mk.68 received a "cartoon" painting. The single fighter was Robin Wood, so its companion "Friar Tuck" was logicalyl applied on the "heaviest" Hunter.
As usual, the first pages printed show the maintenance, stencils, markings painted on the aircraft, left/right/top/under surfaces.
It’s very clear, no mistakes for you to place them correctly.
The quality printed is first class (as usual), thin, good color.
Priced at CHF30 (US$33.00), these decal represent a good value for the modeller.
For the Mk.6 and Mk.58 versions, the Revell kit will be used.
For the double seater, only the Fisher Models conversions (Hawker Hunter T.7 Nose Conversion Kit No. A3216) could be used if you can still buy a reference, or create the conversion by yourself.
With this decal sheet, Mc-One almost cover the full Swiss jet area. If the D.H Vampire and Venom could be studied, it would be perfect for the Swiss fans.
These decals are highly recommended. Available from Mc-One.
© Jean-Paul Poisseroux 2020
This review was published on Sunday, September 27 2020; Last modified on Sunday, September 27 2020