News Revell nov-dec 2011: Aircraft


MiG-29UB Twinseater Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4751

Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:32
Length: 553 mm
Wingspan: 354 mm
Parts: 173

The Soviet Union’s definitive fighter.

The MiG-29 UB is the two-seat trainer variant of one of the best multi-purpose combat aircraft to ever come out of the Soviet Union. In order to make space for the second pilot, this version lacks the pulse Doppler radar system found in the single-seat version. A positive thrust-to-weight ratio results in easy vertical takeoffs, and powerful dual Klimov RD-33 turbofan engines deliver an impressive top speed of Mach 2.3. Kit features exceptional filigree engraving, upgraded engine compartment detail and an extensive range of guided missiles and drop tanks.


Junkers Ju88 A-4 Bomber Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4672

Skill level: 4
Scale: 1:72
Length: 201 mm
Wingspan: 280 mm
Parts: 125

Germany’s dive-bombing dynamo.

Dive-bombing. Torpedo-bombing. Night fighting. The Junkers Ju 88 could do it all – and then some. One of the most-produced variants was the A-4, which offered more powerful engines, improved armor and extensive armament. Standard armament consisted of SC 250 and SC 500 bombs, which weighed approximately 3,310-4,410 lb (1,500-2,000 kg). Over 16,000 Ju 88s were produced from 1939 through 1945, but only two complete aircraft exist today. Kit features new tooling, naturally recessed panel lines, a detailed cockpit, an extensively equipped interior, plus separate control surfaces and landing flaps.


Spad XIII late version Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4657

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:48
Length: 132 mm
Wingspan: 169 mm
Parts: 86

France’s fearless fighter bipe.

By the autumn of 1917, the SPAD XIII was used in ever-increasing numbers by the French Air Force’s fighter units. For the remainder of WWI, this fearless fighter bipe proved to be a worthy adversary when it was put in the hands of experienced pilots. Kit features finely textured and detailed surfaces, a detailed cockpit with control column and cable runs, two machine guns, a detailed undercarriage, a finely detailed nose and grille, three windshields, finely worked wing support struts and a choice of two different rotating propellers.


Arado 196 A-3 Seaplane Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-3994

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:72
Length: 152 mm
Wingspan: 173 mm
Parts: 55

Flying high on ship-shape recon.

Many aircraft experts consider the Arado Ar 196 to be one of the best floatplanes to emerge from the Second World War. The Luftwaffe used the Ar 196 primarily for reconnaissance missions, but it was often used to hunt enemy submarines as well. However, the Luftwaffe wasn’t the only air force to benefit; Bulgaria, Finland and Norway also took advantage of the Ar 196’s superior flight characteristics. Kit features structured surfaces, a detailed cockpit with instrument panel, twin machine guns, floats, a rotating propeller and decals for two Luftwaffe aircraft.


1/48 F-8 Crusader Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5863

Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 13-3/4″
Height: 3-3/4″
Wingspan: 9″
Parts: 91

Single-engine supersonic thrills.

Introduced in 1957, the F-8 Crusader made headlines for flying at supersonic speeds with just one engine. The F-8 was also the final U.S. fighter to use guns as primary weapons (before the switch to guided missiles). Kit features a detailed cockpit with pilot figure, separate wing tips (which can be mounted up or down), four side-mounted missiles, six center-mounted bombs and decals for two versions: 1. U.S. Marines F-8E, Buno 150660 VMF(AW) 312 Checkerboarders and 2. U.S. Navy F-8E Buno 149146, VF-211 Checkermates (the Vietnam War’s highest-scoring F-8 squadron).


Hawker Harrier Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-6645

Skill level: 2
Scale: 1:100
Length: 140 mm
Wingspan: 93 mm
Parts: 35

Fully equipped and ready for battle.

The Harrier GR.9 comes equipped for action with the Integrated Weapons Program. It’s an extensive avionics and weapons upgrade package that allows the GR.9 to carry the latest smart weapons, inertial navigation systems, Sniper targeting pods and INS/GPS navigation systems. The RAF retired the Harrier GR.9 in March 2011, replacing it with the Eurofighter Typhoon and the F-35C. This easy-to-assemble kit features snap-together construction, painted plastic parts and peel-and-stick decals featuring specially selected livery.


1/48 Lockheed® PV-1 Ventura™ Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5531

Skill Level: 3
Scale: 1/48
Wingspan: 16-1/4″
Length: 12-13/16″
Height: 3-1/4″
Parts: 143

WWII’s patrol-bombing beauty.

Built especially for the U.S. Navy, the PV-1 Ventura featured special equipment for patrol-bombing, including ASD-1 search radar and increased fuel capacity. Kit features recessed panel line detail, an optional “chin gun”, a movable bomb bay compartment with full load, separate wing tanks and decals for three versions: 1. U.S. Navy PV-1, BuNo. 48895, Patrol Bombing Squadron VP-133, Iwo Jima, 1945; 2. U.S. Navy PV-1, BuNo. 48891, Pilot Lt. “Butch” Mason, Patrol Bombing Squadron VP-135, Attu, Alaska, 1943 and R.C.A.F. Ventura of No. 149 Squadron, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, 1943.


1/48 F-100 Super Sabre Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5317

Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 13-11/16″
Height: 4-1/8″
Wingspan: 9-3/4″
Parts: 67


1/48 Apollo Lunar Spacecraft Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5090

Skill Level 3
Scale: 1/48
Width: 5-3/4″
Height: 22-1/4″
Parts: 171

Making mankind’s “giant leap” possible.

Man’s dream of walking on the moon came true on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin set foot on the lunar surface. While the Command and Service modules brought them to their destination, the Lunar module made mankind’s “giant leap” a reality. Set contains three kits representing the Command, Service and Lunar modules. The Lunar module comes with interior details and the top section of the Saturn Launch Vehicle. Includes seated, standing and fully equipped astronaut figures; an Eagle lunar display base and authentic Apollo decals.


Monogram 1/48 B-24J® Liberator® Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5629

Skill Level: 2
Scale: 1/48
Wingspan: 27-3/8″
Length: 17-3/4″
Height: 4″
Parts: 165

Bomb targets with strategic superiority.

The 8th Air Force took advantage of the B-24’s bigger bomb loads while fighting against Germany. The 15th Air Force employed them to hit hard-to-reach targets near the Mediterranean. Kit features full interior detail with a bomb bay and bomb rack, a ground transport tractor, crew figures and decals for two versions: 1. “Kentucky Belle,” B-24J, 44-40268, 706th Bombardment Squadron, 446th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, based at Bungay, Suffolk, England and 2. “Patches,” B-24J, 42-51978, 756th Bombardment Squadron, 459th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force, Giulia Field, Cerignola, Italy, 1944.