News Revell july-aug 2011: Aircraft

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1/32 Bell X-1 Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5862

Overview
Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/32
Length: 12-3/4″
Wingspan: 10-5/8″
Parts: 50

Description
Breaking barriers, one historic flight at a time.

Test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947. This remarkable feat was made possible by the Bell X-1, an experimental supersonic aircraft which was introduced the previous year. Spanning only 28 feet (8.5 m) and measuring 31 feet (9.4 m) in length, the X-1’s impact on the future of air and space travel proved immeasurable. Kit features a fully detailed cockpit with an optional pilot figure, an optional rocket engine, an opening cockpit door and decals with authentic markings for four versions.

 

F/A-18E Super Hornet Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-3997

Overview
Scale: 1:144

 

Antonov An-2 Colt Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4667

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:72
Length: 177 mm
Wingspan: 252 mm
Parts: 88

Description
The world’s biggest single-engine bipe.

The An-2’s versatility has contributed to its lasting success. The N.V.A. used the An-2 as a naval interceptor during the Vietnam War, the An-2 was also a Soviet Air Force favorite until the country’s collapse. Modern Europeans have discovered that the Colt’s slow, steady performance makes it an ideal choice for crop dusting and skydiving. Kit features textured surfaces, a separate radial engine, a cockpit with seats and control columns, separate ailerons and operating hinges, aerials, a rotating propeller and decals for civilian, Soviet Air Force and N.V.A. aircraft.

 

Tupolev TU-95 “Bear” Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4673

Overview
Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:144
Length: 354 mm
Wingspan: 353 mm
Parts: 75

Description
The superlative Soviet aircraft.

Developed for the Soviet Navy in the early 1950s, the Tupolev Tu-95’s purpose was to drop nuclear weapons. However, it was most often used for electronic reconnaissance and target tracking. The Tu-95’s success in these roles made it a source of Soviet pride, as well as an instant Cold War icon. Kit features detailed surfaces with engraved panel joints, detailed engine nacelles, three machine gun positions, a detailed undercarriage, two large radomes (underneath the fuselage), an in-flight refueling probe, rotating propellers and decal markings for two U.S.S.R. Air Force aircraft.

 

1/48 F-18C Hornet Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5864

Overview
Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 14-1/8″
Height: 4″
Wingspan: 10-3/8″
Parts: 50

Description
The U.S. Navy’s supersonic standout.

The F-18C Hornet, which first appeared in 1987, added extensive state-of-the-art upgrades to the U.S. Navy’s supersonic standout. These upgrades allowed the F-18C to carry the latest missiles and bombs, including Sidewinders and Mark 83 LDGP bombs. Kit features a detailed cockpit with pilot figure and an open or closed canopy, under-wing stores, Sidewinder missiles, 1,000-pound Mark 83 LDGP bombs, a centerline fuel tank and decals for two U.S. Navy aircraft: 1. F-18C VFA-97, Warhawks, Carrier Air Wing #11, U.S.S. Nimitz and 2. F-18C VFA-192, Golden Dragons, U.S.S. George Washington.

 

1/100 F-4 Phantom Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-6643

Overview
Skill level: 2
Scale: 1:100
Length: 190 mm
Wingspan: 120 mm
Parts: 29

 

1/100 F-16 Fighting Falcon Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-6644

Overview
Skill level: 2
Scale: 1:100
Length: 140 mm
Wingspan: 100 mm
Parts: 21

 

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