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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Depicting Aerial Bombing - Ops Gubir


I'm amazed that there is a group of military history enthusiasts out there who are willing to sacrifice their times in depicting the aerial bombing by F5E and CL41-G Tebuan aircraft on the communist terrorists' camp at the Malaysia/Thailand border near Gubir. My next plan of action is to seek their permission to 'copy & paste' the posting in my blog.

On 16 April 2010...this was the only reply that I received. I presumed that they have no objection for me to reproduce their labour of love. Should there be objections, I will humbly delete this posting.

Fri, April 16, 2010 10:03:52 AM
ARC Air Forum Support
From: Steve Bamford forumsupport@arcair.com
To:      nibsny@yahoo.com
Hi,
Thanks for contacting me.  Your e-mail has been received and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Steve Bamford
Aircraft Resource Center


Intro:
“On April 16, 1976, Tebuan CL-41G from No. 6 Squadron and F-5E from No. 12 squadron had participated in Ops Kota Gubir operation. The Malaysian Army had identified a few Communist Terrorist (CT) camps at the Malaysia/Thai border near Gubir in Kedah.  Army battalions surrounded the area while the RMAF was called to conduct air strikes. This was one of the biggest operations that RMAF had been involved in.  Half of our Tebuan CL-41G 'day fighter ground attack' aircraft were equipped with mini-guns and rockets, while another half of the fleet was with 500 lb bombs. Allouette was also flown as the Forward Air Controller (FAC) to direct the strike aircraft to the targets……..” ---Major Zakaria Salleh

  
  
  
 This diorama was based loosely on Major Zakaria Salleh encounter during the Ops Kota Gubir, the strike on Communists camp during Emergency period. This is a collaboration work of members of our local modeling society SFTPMS for our 50th Merdeka Group Build.

The kits used are all in 1/72 scale that consists of 2 MHM’s F-5Es, 2 Kittech’s Tebuans and some Itelari figures. The diorama base and huts were sketch build.

The guys working on this are:
  • Brian Param – Tebuan FM 1126
  • Hilmi – Tebuan FM 1129, Figures
  • Aidy Abdullah – F-5E FM 2209
  • Thomas Ng – F-5E FM 2205
  • Ck Loo – Diorama
  • CK Tang – Huts 

To CK Loo, CK Tang, Aidy Abdullah, Hilmi, Brian Param, Thomas Ng...Thank you.

7 comments:

trooper_knife said...

wow... banyak effort yang diperlukan untuk hasilkan diorama ini. alangkah bagusnya kalau muzium TD di Port Dickson dan juga muzium TUDM dapat pamerkan diorama-diorama sebegini agar pengunjung dan peminat sejarah akan dapat lebih menghayati misi-misi yang telah dilaksanakan oleh pasukan keselamatan negara.

Abah said...

Tuan,
Semoga diorama itu berjaya dihasil bagi mengambarkan seakan-akan situasi sebenar apa telah berlaku pada detik itu dan dipamirkan kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia apabila ianya berjaya dihasilkan.

FMZam said...

Salam tuan,

Kalau buat guna grafik komputer 3D agaknya lagi real siap animasi lagi dan banyak detail terperinci dapat dihasilkan, juga boleh buat CD untuk lebih ramai orang dapat belajar tentang insiden tersebut. Di Malaysia pasti ramai anak2 muda yang ada kebolehan buat grafik komputer, kalau ATM kita betul2 serius, ada banyak bahan sejarah ketenteraan yang boleh dihasilkan untuk jadi warisan kepada generasi muda tentera.

Mej (B) Nor Ibrahim Bin Sulaiman said...

Saudara semua,

Mengapalah ATM pandang remeh benda-benda macam ini. Sepatutnya banyak dokumen boleh di'declassified', seperti INTSUM dan laporan Lembaga Penyiasatan tragedi tersebut. Ini nak dapatkan maklumat punyalah susah. Mungkin...sudah hilang agaknya! He...he...he.

basri bin omar said...

Salam Tuan!
Memang tak kisah.. dalam RAJD dikatakan NBC...No Body Cares! Wallahuaqlam

Thomas Ng said...

Hi,

I'm one of the contributor of this Diorama, It is an honor for this article to be posted here, it our small way to honor the contribution of those Wira Angkasa like yourself to our beloved country.

Please be informed that, this diorama and about 100 more Malaysia/Malaya subject related scale models will be on exhibition at Muzium Negara for 1 month starting 16-Sep-2011, we hope many can visit and learn some Malaysia history presented in miniature

Mej (B) Nor Ibrahim Bin Sulaiman said...

Dear Thomas,

Thank you for the info. Well, readers, why not make your way to the Muzium Negara on 16/9.