News Revell sept-oct-nov-dec 2012: Aircraft


Boston Mk. IV/V Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4278

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:72
Length: 204 mm
Wingspan: 261 mm
Parts: 118

A legend by any name

British and Commonwealth air forces referred to this fighter-bomber as the Boston. RAF pilots knew it as the Havoc. U.S. Army Air Force pilots, on the other hand, identified it as the A-20. Whatever name you use, this aircraft is a true World War II legend. Kit features structured surfaces with recessed panel lines, detailed engine pods with twin radial engines, a detailed cockpit with side consoles, machine gun turrets, a detailed undercarriage, a nose cone with bomb sight, an instrument panel and decals for RAF and USAAF versions.


Dassault Rafale M Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4517

Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:48
Length: 323 mm
Wingspan: 213 mm
Parts: 131

France’s multi-role fighter of the future

After withdrawing from several international fighter production agreements, the French decided to design a fighter all their own, the Rafale. The Rafale’s SPECTRA system sets the Rafale apart from other modern fighters by actively scanning for and negating threats to the aircraft. This kit features finely detailed surfaces, two-seat ejection seat, two pylons with six bombs, three external fuel tanks and decals to mark your fighter as M #15 Operation Harmattan Libya 2011, M #32 – first Rafale on Flottille 11F Feb. 2012, M #28 – DET CEPA July 2010.


MQ-9 Reaper Predator Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4865

Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:48
Length: 237 mm
Wingspan: 420 mm
Parts: 77

Unleashing Hellfire on the enemy… literally

The MQ-9 Reaper is fully capable of carrying fourteen 100 lb (45 kg) Hellfire missiles for four hours. Powerful optics let it spot a license plate from two miles away. And the best part is the pilot of a Reaper can insert a missile into the tailpipe of a Taliban truck in Afghanistan from the comfort and security of an armchair in Nevada. Kit features detailed surfaces and undercarriage, rotating rear propeller, four underwing pylons, two GBU-12 bombs, four Hellfire guided missiles and authentic USAF decals.

Space Shuttle & Boeing 747 Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4863

Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:144
Length: 489 mm
Wingspan: 422 mm
Parts: 119

Need a lift? NASA could sure use one

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft were first used in 1977 to test fly the first Space Shuttle. Only the 747, with its massive wingspan, quadruple landing gear and powerful engines, could take off while carrying the extremely heavy shuttle. SCAs flew over 220 missions with attached shuttles over the program’s lifetime. As the shuttle program drew to a close, 747s hauled the Discovery, Enterprise and Endeavour to the museums where they will be housed. Kit features textured surfaces, detailed parts and authentic decals.

TA 154 Mistel & Fw190 Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4824

Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:48
Length: 186 mm
Wingspan: 219 mm
Parts: 184

The original guided missile

Late in WWII, Nazi Germany developed a type of guided munitions known as the Mistel. The Nazis packed a bomber with high explosive, attached a fighter and flew the bomb to the target. Once over the target, the fighter would release the Mistel and pull away. Guidance systems had not yet been invented so, after release, the Mistel was extremely inaccurate. Because of inherent design flaws, only 200 Mistels were created before the surrender. Kit features parts to build a TA154 Mistel and Fw 190 with the “Beethoven” attaching system.

1/48 MiG Fulcrum Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5865

Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 14-5/8″
Width: 4″
Height: 10-1/2″
Wingspan: 10-1/2″
Parts: 81

Soviet Russia’s answer to the F-15

Just before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Mikoyan produced the MiG-29- a light multi-purpose fighter intended to counter the American F-15. Dozens of other countries purchased this versatile fighter for their air forces. The aircraft can carry 7,720 lbs (3,500 kg) of munitions nearly 900 miles (1430 km). This kit features a detailed cockpit with pilot figure plus AA-10 and AA-8 missiles with separate launch rails. Decals are included for two versions: an early factory production Soviet Air Force MiG-29 and one for the Polish Air Force, 1st Squadron.