News Revell jan 2011: Aircraft

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F-104G Starfighter Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4668

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:48
Length: 364 mm
Wingspan: 138 mm
Parts: 160

Description
Extraordinary looks. Exceptional maneuverability.

The United States Air Force introduced the F-104 Starfighter to the world in February, 1958. The “G” variant offered upgraded avionics and increased fuel capacity, along with larger tires and revised flaps for improved maneuverability. Demand from multiple European N.A.T.O. countries led to an increase in the F-104G Starfighter’s production during the 1970s. By the time production ceased in 1979, the F-104 Starfighter was N.A.T.O.’s most frequently-used Mach 2 combat aircraft. Kit features special markings with Belgium Air Force Tiger Squadron liveries.

1/48 A-6E Navy Attack Bomber Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5626

Overview
Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 13-3/4″
Wingspan: 13-3/8″
Parts: 192

Description

The definitive “Intruder.”
The A-6 Intruder served the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 and 1997. The definitive A-6E was equipped with a Target Recognition and Attack Multi-Sensor (TRAM) system, which provided pinpoint accuracy in aerial attacks. Kit features a detailed cockpit with two crew figures, external armament (including Mark 20 “Rockeye” cluster bombs, Mark 82 “Snakeye” high-drag bombs, “Harpoon” anti-ship missiles and optional external fuel tanks), detailed landing gear and two decal marking options: 1. VA 85 Black Falcons, U.S.S. Forrestal, 1978 and 2. VA 35 Panthers, U.S.S. Nimitz.

 

04284 BAe Hawk “Red Arrows”

BAe Hawk

Model details
Scale 1:32
Release date 02/2011
No. of parts 158
Length 368 mm
Wingspan 294 mm
Skill Level 5
Original details
Type description Trainer
Year/Period 1974
Origin GB
Engine capacity 2586 kp
Speed 1038 km/h

They thunder over the spectators at 300 km/h at an altitude of 100 m; the nine pilots in their striking red Hawk jets fly in close formation with breathtaking ease. The Red Arrows are famed as one of the best aerobatics squadrons in the world; they are the prime advertisement for the Royal Air Force. The team is known throughout the world and acts as an ambassador for Great Britain. The Red Arrows team is based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire and consists of nine Red Arrows display pilots and Red 10, the road manager. Officially formed in March 1965, the team has now carried out more than 4200 exhibition flights in 53 different countries. Each year the Red Arrows do approx. 90 aerobatic performances and over 200 fly-overs. Since 1980 the Red Arrows have used the BAe Hawk, one of the most produced training aircraft. This successful jet trainer is distinguished by its unbelievable manoeuvrability, outstanding flying characteristics and robust construction, top speed 1040 km/h (646 mph).

Model-details:
– New model tool
– fine details, recessed panel lines
– detailed cockpit with pedals and side consoles
– detailed ejector seats
– reproduction inner air intakes
– separate brake flaps
– detailed landing gear bays
– separate ailerons and rudder
– detailed landing gear
– special smoke tank under the fuselage
– tail cone with smoke dispensers
– super decals with the Red Arrows stripes and emblems

Colors: 4 9 31 91 302 371 374

64685 Model Set F-4F PHANTOM II “Anniversary”

Model Set F-4F PHANTOM II

Model details
Scale 1:72
Release date 02/2011
No. of parts 103
Length 271 mm
Wingspan 162 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Combat plane
Year/Period 1958
Origin USA
Engine capacity 2 x 8120 kp
Speed 2414 km/h

The Phantom F-4E/F is still regarded as the workhorse of the western air forces. In addition to use as a fighter, in the German air force the Phantom has a second role as a tactical combat aircraft. Nowadays the operational Phantom only flies where it all began, with Fighter Wing 71 “Richthofen”. There where in 2009 the anniversary was celebrated appropriately to its status – with a specially designed livery on an F-4F “50 Jahre JG71”.

Model-details:
– F-4F front segment
– Detailed cockpit with instrument panel
– Detailed pilot seats
– Structural details on surfaces with recessed panel lines
– Detailed landing gear
– 2 auxiliary tanks
– Countermeasures pod ALQ 119
– Super decals with JG71 markings
– 4 AIM 9 L Sidewinder guided missiles
– 4 AIM 120 AMRAAM guided missiles

03998 C160 Transall

C160 Transall

Model details
Scale 1:220
Release date 03/2011
No. of parts 45
Length 147 mm
Wingspan 181 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Transport aircraft
Year/Period 1966
Origin D/F
Engine capacity 2 x 4222 kW
Speed 536 km/h

Over 40 years after its maiden flight, the C-160 Transall enjoys an outstanding reputation with crews as a safe and reliable transport aircraft. Due to its international use in crisis areas and flights for relief organisations such as UNHCR it is also frequently present in the media. Many anniversaries with air transport squadrons over the years have also given the Transall many interesting special liveries which enjoyed great popularity. At the moment the C-160 is in active service with the German and French air forces.

64148 Model Set P-51D Mustang

Model Set P-51D Mustang

Model details
Scale 1:72
Release date 01/2011
No. of parts 34
Length 137 mm
Wingspan 156 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Combat aircraft
Year/Period 1940
Origin USA
Engine capacity 1095 kW
Speed 703 km/h

The P-51 Mustang was one of the best combat aircraft of the Second World War and proved to be very fast and manoeuvrable. The P-51D reached a maximum speed of 721 km/h and was mainly used as an escort fighter for bomber formations.

Model-details:
– Historical Revell model kit
– Movable propeller
– Pilot figure
– Auxiliary tanks
– Decals for an USAAF version

04655 Dornier Do 17 Z

Dornier Do 17 Z

Model details
Scale 1:72
Release date 02/2011
No. of parts 58
Length 250 mm
Wingspan 219 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Medium Bomber
Year/Period 1939
Origin D
Engine capacity 746 kW
Speed 410 km/h

At the start of the Second World War the Do 17, a high wing medium bomber was very prolific. The standard bomber version, the Do 17Z was deployed in four Combat Wings and used during the French Campaign and the Battle of Britain. Later models were also successful in the Night Fighter role.

Fw 200 C-4 Condor “Bomber”

Product ID: 80-4678

Overview
Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:72
Length: 322 mm
Wingspan: 453 mm
Parts: 220

Description

The Luftwaffe’s long-range recon/transport.
First flown in July, 1937, the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 was among the best long-range aircraft in the world. During WWII, the “C-4 Condor” variant evolved into a bomber and sea reconnaissance plane for the Luftwaffe. Some of its most important uses included tracking convoys and transmitting enemy coordinates to German submarines. Unique features found on the C-4 version included 13 mm MG131 machine guns and FuG Rostock search radar. Although 275 were built, only one complete model exists today. It is currently undergoing restoration at the Technical Museum in Berlin.

B-17G Flying Fortress

Product ID: 80-4283

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:72
Length: 316 mm
Wingspan: 439 mm
Parts: 152

Description

The U.S.’ signature strategic bomber.
Developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps, the four-engine B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber was often equipped with up to 13 .50-caliber machine guns at once. Distinguishing features of the “G” variant – the final version – included a Bendix remotely-operated chin turret and revised, remotely-operated tail gun turrets. An estimated 8,680 “G” aircraft were produced, and many were converted for other uses, including troop transports and recon aircraft. Kit features recessed panel lines, a super-detailed cockpit, an opening bomb bay, multiple moving parts and separate bombs.

Arado Ar 196

Product ID: 80-4688

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:32
Length: 344 mm
Wingspan: 390 mm
Parts: 180

Description

Hunt down enemy warships with this Kriegsmarine favorite.
Highly effective in the air and on water, the Arado Ar 196 seaplane entered service with the German Navy in 1939. It was mostly used for patrol and reconnaissance missions, but the Ar 196 was often employed to track down enemy warships as well. When pursuing submarines, small bombs were placed underneath the Ar 196’s wings. Once production had ceased in 1944, 541 aircraft were built in all. Kit features surface details with incised engravings, textured imitation materials, a detailed BMW® 132K engine, a realistic cockpit and two floats.

64690 Model Set Heinkel He 219 “UHU”

Model Set Heinkel He 219

Model details
Scale 1:72
Release date 01/2011
No. of parts 99
Length 238 mm
Wingspan 257 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Combat aircraft
Year/Period 1945
Origin D
Engine capacity 2 x 1320 kW
Speed 670 km/h

The Heinkel He 219, one of the most effective German combat aircraft, was used specially as a night fighter and was the very first aircraft to be produced in series with ejector seats. Its capability at the front was tested on the night of 11/12 June 1943 by Squadron Leader Streib of NJG 1 night fighter unit out of Venlo, Holland, who on this sortie was able to shoot down five enemy bombers. The He 219 achieved considerable success in combat against Allied bomber units due to the incorporation of new weapons technology such as the rear-mounted “Schräge Musik = hot music” (Mk 108 cannon).

Model-details:
– Revell historical model kit
– Structural surface details
– Movable propeller
– Undercarriage optionally extended or retracted
– Radar antennae
– Decals for 2 Luftwaffe versions

04667 Antonov An-2 Colt

Antonov An-2 Colt

Model details
Scale 1:72
Release date 04/2011
No. of parts 88
Length 177 mm
Wingspan 252 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description General purpose aircraft
Year/Period 1947
Origin UdSSR
Engine capacity 736 kW
Speed 258 km/h

Even 45 years after its debut the Antonov An-2 is still an effective and popular general purpose aircraft. The first flight took place in August 1947 and production continued in the USSR until the early 1990s; however it was also produced under licence in Poland and China. In total over 18,000 of the AN-2 were produced – without doubt a record for the whole aircraft industry after the 2nd World War. The An-2 is still in service worldwide, primarily for passenger transport, but also as a multi-purpose transporter and for agricultural use.

64682 Model Set Fokker Dr.I Triplane

Model Set Fokker Dr.I Triplane

Model details
Scale 1:48
Release date 02/2011
No. of parts 77
Length 120 mm
Wingspan 152 mm
Skill Level 4
Original details
Type description Triplane
Year/Period 1917
Origin D
Engine capacity 81 kW
Speed 193 km/h

The Fokker Dr. I was the most legendary aircraft of the First World War, although only about 300 machines were ever built. The most important contribution to the creation of this legend was made by Cavalry Captain Manfred Baron von Richthofen, who, with 80 victories in the air, was the most successful fighter pilot of the First World War and whose planes were painted red. This redlivery was the reason why his English adversaries called him the Red Baron. On 21st April 1918 von Richthofen was killed when his plane was shot down at low altitude by Australian machine gunners. Although influenced by the design of theBritish Sopwith triplane, the Fokker was a completely independent design. The Dr. I was extremely manoeuvrable and was flown by many experienced pilots.

Model-details:
– Surface details
– Detailed cockpit with seat and control panel
– 2 MGs and ammunition boxes
– Cockpit with side tubular space frame
– Detailed radial engine
– Separate ailerons
– Movable propeller
– Decals for 2 versions

03999 Boeing 747-100 Jumbo Jet

Boeing 747-100 Jumbo Jet

Model details
Scale 1:450
Release date 04/2011
No. of parts 42
Length 157 mm
Wingspan 132 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Passenger aircraft
Year/Period 1969
Origin USA
Engine capacity 4 x 206800 N
Speed 895 km/h

When their 747 model made its maiden flight on 9.2.1969, Boeing had designed and built the largest and most powerful passenger aircraft in the world. Each component and design feature was on such a large scale that this model was soon known as the “Jumbo Jet”. The maximum seating capacity that started at 386 in course of further development would rise to 500. To date over 1000 machines have been produced.

Boeing 737-800 “HaribAIR”

Product ID: 80-4271

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:144
Length: 270 mm
Wingspan: 246 mm
Parts: 63

Description

Haribo and TUlfly now make even more families happy.
In March 2010 the popular holiday airline sent its second Boeing 737-800 in its special Haribo livery on its maiden flight from Dusseldorf to Agadir. With the new golden “HaribAIR” TUlfly had already sent aloft their second flying ambassador for HARIBO. In 2009 the first special livery had enthused the passengers and spectators at the airports so much that the airline decided to present another Boeing 737 with thesame “Haribo Look”.

Concorde

Product ID: 80-6642

Overview
Skill level: 2
Scale: 1:288
Length: 217 mm
Wingspan: 88 mm
Parts: 45

Description

One of the world’s most spectacular airliners!
Turbojet-powered and capable of supersonic flight, the Concorde was the result of a collaboration between French manufacturer Aerospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation. Thanks to its ability to reach speeds of up to Mach 2.0, the Concorde could reach destinations in less than half the time of other airliners. Unfortunately, due to mounting costs, the Concorde took its final flight in November, 2003. This fully painted, snap-together model kit features color-molded parts and peel-and-place decals. No glue required.

04273 Glider LS-8t (with engine)

Glider LS-8t (with engine)

Model details
Scale 1:32
Release date 03/2011
No. of parts 49
Length 208 mm
Wingspan 563 mm
Skill Level 3
Original details
Type description Glider
Year/Period 2003
Origin D
Engine capacity 17 kW
Speed 280 km/h

With a total production of over 500 units, the LS-8 is the single-seat glider that has been built in greatest numbers over the past 15 years and is still the front runner in international contests. The uniqueness of the concept and the superior flying capabilities of the LS-8 have gained for it numerous medals in national and international championships in the standard and also the 18m class. With a view to increasing mobility, the LS-8 was equipped with an auxiliary motor that could be switched on. In the meantime over 2/3 of glider production has been power-assisted in this way as the concept offers enormous advantages. The very detailed model kit has a filigree reproduction of this motor with propeller. Naturally the wing tips are optional on both the 15 m and the 18 m versions.

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