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Heinkel He 111 P Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4696

Overview
Scale: 1:32
Length: 511 mm
Wingspan: 709 mm
Parts: 433

 

C-160 Transall ELOKA / NG / Afghanistan (D,F) Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4675

Overview
Skill level: 5
Scale: 1:72
Length: 450 mm
Wingspan: 555 mm
Parts: 264

Description
The most-produced German bomber of WWII.

Initially designed to resemble an everyday transport aircraft, the Heinkel He 111′s true purpose was to act as a fast medium bomber for the Luftwaffe. Distinguishing features of the “P” variant included a Daimler-Benz DB-601A-1 water-cooled engine and a redesigned nose section that was equipped to carry an MG 15 machine gun. Over 6,500 He 111s were built in all, making it the most-produced German bomber aircraft of World War II. Kit features a highly detailed undercarriage, an ultra-realistic cockpit, an open weapons bay and exquisite interior detailing.

 

Vampire Mk.I RAF Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-3993

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:72
Length: 130 mm
Wingspan: 159 mm
Parts: 42

Description
Sink your teeth into this RAF record-setter.

Introduced just after WWII’s end, the de Havilland Vampire was the second jet fighter (after the Gloster Meteor) to be flown by the RAF. The Vampire also had the distinction of being the RAF’s first fighter aircraft with a top speed that exceeded 500 mph (800 km/h). Among the most famous Vampires was the FB.5 fighter-bomber, which was powered by a revamped Goblin 2 turbojet engine. Kit features textured surfaces, a detailed undercarriage, a cockpit with instrument panel, twin tail booms and a decal set for two RAF aircraft.

 

1/72 B-17G Flying Fortress Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5861

Overview
Skill Level 3
Scale: 1/72
Length: 12-5/8″
Height: 3-1/4″
Wingspan: 17-5/16″
Parts: 237

Description
History’s definitive strategic bomber.

Countless aircraft enthusiasts consider the B-17G to be WWII’s definitive strategic bomber. Sporting an impressive 104-foot (32 m) wingspan and 287 mph (462 km/h) top speed, it’s no wonder 8,680 were produced in all! Kit features a detailed cockpit, an opening bomb bay with racks and four bombs, a navigation compartment, rotating turrets, separate rudder and elevator flaps, optional side-window machine guns, two tail machine gun positions (radome or belly gun turret), opening engine cooling rings, optional lowered landing flaps and decals for three U.S. Army Air Force versions.

 

1/48 P-47D Thunderbolt Razorback Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5261

Overview
Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 9″
Height: 2-3/4″
Wingspan: 10-1/2″
Parts: 49

Description
WWII’s tough, tenacious “Jug.”

The P-47 Thunderbolt could dogfight with the best of them, but it excelled in ground attacks, too. In short, it was the Allies’ most ideal multi-role fighter. Kit features a detailed cockpit, a choice of open or closed “razorback” canopy, extensive under-wing details a pilot figure and three marking options: 1. 1st Lt. Quince Brown, P-47D-6-RE, “Okie,” 42-74753, 78th F.G., 84th F.S., 8th Airforce; 2. Lt. Cipipen, P-47D-16-RE, “Pied Piper,” 42-75885, 58th F.G., 310th F.S and 3. Capt. Arle Blood P-47D-20-RE, “The Bug,” 42-76653, 450th F.G., 510th F.S., 9th Airforce.

 

1/48 OS2U Kingfisher Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5260

Overview
Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 8-7/16″
Height: 3-1/2″
Wingspan: 8-7/8″
Parts: 62

Description
The “king” of WWII floatplanes.

Originally designed in the late 1930s as an observation aircraft, the OS2U Kingfisher had a remarkable career aiding the Allies in rescue and reconnaissance missions during WWII. Kit features a choice of open or closed canopies, optional parts for wheeled and float versions, an optional dolly to model the “floatplane” version on land, pilot and gunner figures and decals for two versions: 1. OS2U-3 Kingfisher of Cruising Scouting Squadron One (VCS-1), catapults U.S.S. Detroit (CL-8), Aleutian Islands and 2. Kingfisher OS2U-3 Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1942.

 

Gloster Meteor Mk.4 Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4658

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:72
Length: 172 mm
Wingspan: 159 mm
Parts: 76

Description
The RAF’s first jet-powered fighter.

Capable of speeds approaching 585 mph (941 km/h), the Gloster Meteor was the Allies’ first operational jet in WWII. While it wasn’t as aerodynamic as subsequent jets, the Meteor managed to outmaneuver its enemies with moderate success. No. 616 Squadron first received its Meteors in July 1944. By the following week, the squadron scored its first “kills” against two V-1 flying bombs. Kit features structured surfaces with engraved panel joints, a cockpit with instrument panel, a detailed undercarriage, fuel tanks, an alternate fuselage pod and decals for two RAF aircraft.

 

Messerschmitt Bf109 F-4 Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-4656

Overview
Skill level: 4
Scale: 1:48
Length: 190 mm
Wingspan: 206 mm
Parts: 98

Description
Ace-approved for WWII dogfighting.

Hans Joachim Marseille ranks among the most-decorated Luftwaffe aces of the WWII era. His flying skills were so highly regarded that Germans nicknamed him the “Star of Africa.” While stationed in North Africa, Marseille scored 151 “kills,” or 95 percent of his overall victories. Kit features a detailed DB 601 engine, two engine-mounted machine guns, a detailed cockpit with instrument panel, an optional tropical intake filter, a detailed undercarriage, a multi-part cockpit canopy, a moving propeller and decals for two Luftwaffe aircraft: 1. J. Marseille and 2. III/JG2.

 

Alpha Jet Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 80-3995

Overview
Skill level: 3
Scale: 1:72
Length: 167 mm
Wingspan: 128 mm
Parts: 60

Description
France’s celebrated jet trainer.

Prized for its maneuverability, safety and first-class performance, the Alpha Jet has been used by the French Air Force since 1979. Initially developed as an advanced trainer and light combat/tactical support aircraft, the Alpha Jet recorded its one-millionth flying hour in 2008. To celebrate the occasion, one special aircraft was decorated with the “Alpha” logo and the Training Squadron’s “AJeTS” insignia. Kit features textured surfaces, a detailed undercarriage, a cockpit with instrument panel, a separate landing light, optional wing fuel tanks, and a decal set with French Air Force livery.

 

1/48 SnapTite® SB2C-4 Helldiver Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5983

Overview
Skill Level: 3
Scale: 1/48
Wingspan: 12-7/8″
Length: 9-1/2″
Height: 3-1/8″
Parts: 115

Description
The U.S. Navy’s “Big-Tailed Beast.”

In late 1943, the first SB2C Helldivers sailed for the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Bunker Hill. Soon, they were participating in every major naval action in the Pacific. After WWII’s end, they continued to serve the U.S. Navy until 1949. Kit features a cockpit with pilot figure, an exposed weapons bay with bombs, a detailed rear gun area, photo-etched perforated dive brakes and decals for two versions: 1. SB2C-4, VB-84, U.S.S. Bunker Hill, Tokyo Raids, February 16-23, 1945 and 2. SB2C-4, Marine Squadron VMSB-224, Bombing Banshees, Mindanao, June 2, 1945.

 

1/48 F-5E Tiger II Plastic Model Kit

Product ID: 85-5318

Overview
Skill Level 2
Scale: 1/48
Length: 11-9/16″
Height: 3-1/2″
Wingspan: 7″
Parts: 67

 

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