Also the wings were re-designed with larger ailerons, which now had spring-loaded trim tabs. The internal fuel capacity was also increased with five self-sealing flexible tanks in each wing. Also fuel jettison was also increased and new de-icing equipment was also installed.
On the Phase III version of the MR.3 the fuel capacity was increased to 4316 gallons and on those fitted with Viper engines, the outer engine nacelles were modified aft of the firewall.
The MR.3 entered service with the RAF on August 30, 1957, and was retired in March, 1970.
Now onto the kit.
It comes in one of Revell's typical end-opening boxes. With light grey plastic sprues, a clear sprue, decals and instruction booklet.
|New nose with new engine nacelles for Viper engined version, as well as weapons bay, new ailerons and wingtip tanks.|
|weapons bay bulkheads front and rear|
|Nose wheel gear bay|
|weapons bay actuators and cabling|
|Flaps and nose gear leg|
|Flaps outer surfaces|
|Flaps inner surfaces|
|one of the nose fronts if you wish to fit the 20mm cannon|
|fuselage and horizontal and vertical tails surfaces|
|some internal detail of rear fuselage|
|More inner flap detail|
|Upper wing surfaces, centre of fuselage with spars and other interior of fuselage items.|
|Privacy curtain and flight deck|
|Instrument panel and rear observers station|
|Underwing surfaces and engine nacelles with flaps|
|More flap detail|
|engine naceslles, doors, wheels and gear bay firewalls forward and rear|
|props,engine cowlings, doors, seats and radiators|
|inner of gear bay doors|
|decal options are for an MR.3 Phase II WR975 of 206 Sqdn, based at RAF Kinloss in 1965. And an MR.3 Phase III XF703 of 42 Sqdn based at RAF St. Mawgan in 1970 (none of which I'll be finishing the model as)|
|Clear sprue which I'll leave in the bag.|