So the models quoted are not quite right. The TRIDENT model T998 depicts the original RASCO arrangement and foremast, so only can be used for Grey or Green and then only AFTER the mast was added. The model by TRITON (Skytrex) R1085 which is listed as being GREEN ROVER depicts the modified RASCO so is only the BLUE ROVER, but not sure whether the kit came with foremast or not. I say that as my model is completed with forward mast but not sure if I added it myself - it was done in the late 1980's.
Black & Gold Rovers had the modified RASCO which incidentally was also fitted to the Leaf class, and were built with the foremast fitted. They also had a very much different arrangement in way of RAS points 7 & 8 in that they had a crane fitted in that location. They also had sonar 182 fitted on the underside of the flight deck to Port and thus the flight deck shape was different to the first three ships. They also only had the one kedge anchor instead of the two fitted to the first three ships.
Later the Black & Gold had several "Falklands" upgrades too many to mention here but separate models of these in those guises are best represented by the ALK and MM models.
There were other internal differences of course, but those in the service always referred to the "G" boats being the better ships than the "B" boats. I served on all the Rovers during my RFA service and for me the best ship ever was the GREEN. Towards the end of their service there was always bitter rivalry between the Black & Gold Rovers - Gold was always considered to be the Falklands Rover and Black the FOST Rover. I served on Black several times both as FOST and in the Falklands and she was always the better one.
As regards which is the best model - for me the TRIDENT is quite good, but the BLACK ROVER by Albatros is the best even with the flaws in the molding.
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