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1/48 TBF Avenger Torpedo Bomber Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5259

Overview
Skill Level: 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 9-7/8″
Wingspan: 13-1/16″
Height: 3-5/8″
Parts: 58

Description
Take out targets with amazing accuracy.

Within months of its introduction, the TBF Avenger’s mettle was tested in the Battle of Midway. Five of the first six aircraft were lost in that historic battle, but the Avenger quickly evolved into an indispensable asset for the U.S. Navy. Kit features a rotating rear ball turret with gunner figure, opening bomb bay doors, a torpedo, folding wings, retractable landing gear and decals for two versions: 1. TBF-1, VT-51, U.S.S. San Jacinto (CVL-30), Pilot Lt. George H.W. Bush and 2. TBM-1, U.S.S. Mission Bay, CVE-59, October 1943.

 

1/72 F-22® Raptor® Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5984

Overview
Skill Level 3
Scale: 1/72
Length: 10-1/2″
Height: 2-3/4″
Wingspan: 7-3/8″
Parts: 116

Description
The finest in 21st century tech.Marketed by Lockheed Martin® as “today’s best overall fighter,” the first F-22 Raptors were delivered in January 2003. F-22s are equipped with highly advanced, dual afterburning Pratt & Whitney® F119-PW-100 turbofan engines. Maximum speed is estimated at Mach 1.82 in “super-cruise” mode. All Raptors have three internal weapons bays within the aircraft’s fuselage. The final, 187th operational F-22 Raptor was unveiled at Dobbins Air Reserve Base on December 13, 2011. Kit features positional rear thrust deflectors and horizontal stabilizers, plus decals with graphics featuring every current F-22 squadron commander’s aircraft.

Sukhoi T-50 Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4664

Overview
Skill level: 4
Scale: 1:72
Length: 293 mm
Wingspan: 198 mm
Parts: 72

Description
Russia’s latest stealth standout.

The Sukhoi T-50 is the prototype the company’s cutting-edge PAK FA stealth fighter-bomber. Unveiled at 2011’s Russian International Air Show, the T-50 is equipped to deliver excellent maneuverability and outstanding handling at any speed – which tops out at 1,250 mph (2,000 km/h). Kit features structured surfaces with recessed panel joints, a detailed cockpit with a choice of “open” or “closed” positions, a detailed undercarriage, formed air intake ducts, detailed thrust jets, a crew ladder, a sitting pilot figure, a standing pilot figure and a detailed decal set with service markings.

1/48 F-86F Sabre Jet Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5319

Overview
Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 9-1/2″
Height: 4″
Wingspan: 9-13/16″
Parts: 52

Description
The Korean War’s swept-wing superstar.

The F-86 Sabre was first flown by U.S. Air Force pilots in 1949. During the Korean War, it became the U.S.A.F.’s main air-to-air jet fighter. Kit features separate flaps and side air brakes, twin under-wing fuel tanks, a removable side panel with machine gun bay detail, a standing pilot figure and decals for two versions: 1. F-86F-30NA, 52-4625, pilot Lt. Ed Barnes, 311 Fighter Bomber Sq., 58th F.B. Wing, Korea, 1953 and 2. F-86F-30NA, 52-4250, pilot Lt. Harvey L. Brown, 67th Fighter Bomber Sq., 18th F.B. Wing, Osan, Korea, 1953.

 

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