Sunday, February 16, 2020

1/144 Bf-109G-10 ‘Late Gustav’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (Luftwaffe, ROA, RHuAF) - Mark I




1/144 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-10 ‘Late Gustav’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (Luftwaffe, ROA, RHuAF) - Mark I

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German fighter aircraft designed in the mid-1930s and it represented the first modern fighter of the era. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfil various roles, such as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day and night fighter, ground-attack or reconnaissance. Various armament modifications evolved in service, using pre-packaged or field kits. The aircraft was of an all-metal monocoque construction, featuring an enclosed canopy and a retractable landing gear.

The G-series aircraft were introduced in mid-1942. The initial variants differed only in minor details from its predecessor, the Bf 109F, most notably in the more powerful engine. Except some early aeroplanes, the bulk of Bf 109G-10s were fitted with DB 605D engines and featured the Erla clear-view canopy, large main wheels with corresponding large oblong wing bulges, deeper oil cooler under the nose and tall tail fin.

The first Bf 109G-10s appeared in service in November 1944 and the following variants were produced: G-10 light fighter (with two MG 131 guns and a single MG 151/20 gun in the nose), G-10/R2 recce fighter, G-10/R6 bad-weather fighter and G-10/U4 fighter (equipped with an engine-mounted MK 108 cannon). In total, about 2,600 aircraft were produced by Erla, Messerschmitt, WNF and Diana factories.

The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in the aviation history, and besides the German Luftwaffe it served in many other air forces and gallantly fought in all aerial combats of WWII.


Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U4 (WNF-built), Black 21 (W.Nr. 610783), 7./JG 52, Luftwaffe, Neubiberg airfield, Germany, May 1945

2) Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/R6 (Erla-built), Yellow 11 (W.Nr. 152xxx), JG 52, Luftwaffe, Deutsch Brod airfield, Bohemia-Moravia Protectorate, May 1945

3) Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U4 (Diana-built), White 24 (W.Nr. 612762), Jasta 5 d. ROA (Russian Liberation Army) ’Oberst Kazakov’, Fliegerregiment der Luftwaffe der ROA, Deutsch Brod airfield, Bohemia-Moravia Protectorate, March-May 1945
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Liberation_Army

4) Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U4 (Diana-built), Yellow 12 (W.Nr. 612769), 101. ’Puma’ Vadászezred (Fighter Regiment), Royal Hungarian Air Force (Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légier�'), Veszprém airfield, spring 1945

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 26 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14472

Available: February 2020
Cost: £14




1/144 Bf-109G-10/Avia C-10 ‘Vigorous Fighter’ (2 kits ) (Luftwaffe, Czechoslovak AF) - Mark I




1/144 Messerschmitt Bf-109G-10/Avia C-10 ‘Vigorous Fighter’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box)
(Luftwaffe, Czechoslovak AF) - Mark I

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German fighter aircraft designed in the mid-1930s and it represented the first modern fighter of the era. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfil various roles, such as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day and night fighter, ground-attack or reconnaissance. Various armament modifications evolved in service, using pre-packaged or field kits. The aircraft was of an all-metal monocoque construction, featuring an enclosed canopy and a retractable landing gear.
The G-series aircraft were introduced in mid-1942. The initial variants differed only in minor details from its predecessor, the Bf 109F, most notably in the more powerful engine. Except some early aeroplanes, the bulk of Bf 109G-10s were fitted with DB 605D engines and featured the Erla clear-view canopy, large main wheels with corresponding large oblong wing bulges, deeper oil cooler under the nose and tall tail fin.
The first Bf 109G-10s appeared in service in November 1944 and the following variants were produced: G-10 light fighter (with two MG 131 guns and a single MG 151/20 gun in the nose), G-10/R2 recce fighter, G-10/R6 bad-weather fighter and G-10/U4 fighter (equipped with an engine-mounted MK 108 cannon). In total, about 2,600 aircraft were produced by Erla, Messerschmitt, WNF and Diana factories.
After the war, a small batch of 21 Avia C-10 fighters (later designated the S-99) were completed to serve with the Czechoslovak Air Force and Police Air Force.



Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10 (Erla-built), White 13 (W.Nr. 151567), 10./JG 300, Luftwaffe, Jüterbog-Waldlager airfield, Germany, April 1945

2) Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/U4 (WNF-built), White 5 (W.Nr. 611048), II./JG 52, Luftwaffe, Neubiberg airfield, Germany, spring 1945

3) Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/R6 (Erla-built), Yellow 7 (W.Nr. 152016), 3./JG 51, Luftwaffe, Prag-Gbell airfield, Bohemia-Moravia Protectorate, May 1945

4) Avia C-10 (Bf 109G-10), Black EV-12 (c/n 11), SVS Fighter Combat Training Centre, HQ Flt., 2nd Air Division, Czechoslovak Air Force, Planá airfield (České Budějovice), spring 1947

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 27 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14473

Available: February 2020
Cost: £14




1/144 Bf-109K-4 ‘Kurfürst’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (Luftwaffe, National Republican AF) - Mark I




1/144 Messerschmitt Bf-109K-4 ‘Kurfürst’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (Luftwaffe, National Republican AF) - Mark I

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German fighter aircraft designed in the mid-1930s and it represented the first modern fighter of the era. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfil various roles, such as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day and night fighter, ground-attack or reconnaissance. Various armament modifications evolved in service, using pre-packaged or field kits. The aircraft was of an all-metal monocoque construction, featuring an enclosed canopy and a retractable landing gear.

The Bf 109K was the last in the ‘109’ evolutionary line and also the most uniform model. Work on this version began in the spring of 1943 and the series production started in August 1944 with the K-4 variant.

The standard features were the DB 605D engine, the Erla clear-view canopy, large main wheels with corresponding large oblong wing bulges, deeper oil cooler under the nose and tall tail fin. A long fully retractable tail wheel was fitted, while small mainwheel well outer doors were also provided (although frequently removed in service). The Bf 109K-4 was equipped with an engine-mounted MK 108 cannon and two MG 131 guns in the nose. Some aircraft were also fitted with two underwing MG 151/20 cannon gondola pods (R4 kit) or WGr. 21 rockets. Some 1,200 aircraft were mainly built by Messerschmitt, while Erla plant also supplied a small quantity.

The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in the aviation history, and besides the German Luftwaffe it served in many other air forces and gallantly fought in all aerial combats of WWII.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4, White 1 (W.Nr. 330204), 9./JG 77, Luftwaffe, Neuruppin airfield, Germany, November 1944

2) Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4 (Night Fighter), White 5, I./NJG 11, Luftwaffe, Leck airfield, Germany, April 1945

3) Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4, White 12 (W.Nr. 332380), 9./JG 3, Luftwaffe, Pasewalk airfield, Germany, March 1945

4) Messerschmitt Bf 109K-4, 3�"14 (W.Nr. 333878), 3rd Flight (3a Squadriglia), 1st Fighter Squadron (I Gruppo Caccia), National Republican Air Force (Aeronautica Nationale Repubblicana, ANR), Lonate Pozzolo airfield, Italy, March 1945

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 26 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM14474

Available: February 2020
Cost: £14



1/144 Me-262A-1 ‘Jet Fighter/Bomber’ (2 kits) - Mark I





1/144 Messerschmitt Me-262A-1 ‘Jet Fighter/Bomber’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box)(Luftwaffe)

The Me 262 Schwalbe was a German jet fighter designed by the team led by Willy Messerschmitt. It was one of the most advanced warplanes to see front-line service during WWII. Its protracted development began in 1939, but aerodynamics research work and jet engine development delayed its mass production. The prototype Me 262V1 flew in April 1941, followed by a number of research and pre-production aircraft; the series-built Me 262As appeared only in the summer of 1944.

The Me 262A single seater was built in three main versions: A-1a fighter, A-2a fighter-bomber and A-1a/U3 reconnaissance aircraft. It was an all-metal low-wing monoplane, of a streamlined design, powered by two Jumo 004 turbojets suspended under the wings. It featured novel features such as swept-back wing and a tricycle landing gear. It had a clear-view canopy and was fitted with a non-ejection seat. It was equipped with four MK 108 cannons mounted in the fuselage nose. Two bomb pylons could also be carried under the front fuselage (A-1a/Jabo and A-2a variants), while two racks for R4M air-to-air rockets could be installed under the outer wings (A-1b). More than 1,400 planes were produced, but a max. of 200 were operational at any one time. Even though the Me 262s were rather late and unable to turn the tide and help the Germans to win the air war over Europe, they were capable interceptors and a significant menace.

A number of Me 262s fell into Allied hands and some were examined in Britain, the USSR and the USA post-war. A few Me 262As, designated the Avia S-92, were also operated by the Czechoslovak Air Force; a total of nine S-92s were introduced in 1947 and used until 1951.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a, White 10 (W.Nr. 170041), Erprobungskommando 262 (EKdo, Operational Test Command), Luftwaffe, Lechfeld Air Base, Germany, summer/autumn 1944

2) Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a, Green 1 (W.Nr. unknown), III./JG 7, Luftwaffe, Parchim Air Base, Germany, March 1945

3) Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a/Jabo, Black F (W.Nr. 130179), Einsatzkommando Schenk, Luftwaffe, Châteaudun Air Base, France, July/August 1944

4) Messerschmitt Me 262A-2a, Red B, 9K+BH (W.Nr. unknown), 5./KG 51, Luftwaffe, Schwäbisch Hall-Hessental Air Base, Germany, autumn 1944

Two ex-Eduard injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 38 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). One small fret with photo-etched parts and a comprehensive decal sheet are included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144116

Available: February 2020
Cost: £18




1/144 Me-262B ‘Night Fighter’ (2 kits) (Luftwaffe, RAF, USAAF, Soviet AF) - Mark I




1/144 messerschmitt Me-262B ‘Night Fighter’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box) (Luftwaffe, RAF, USAAF, Soviet AF) 

The Me 262 Schwalbe was a German jet fighter designed by the team led by Willy Messerschmitt. It was one of the most advanced warplanes to see front-line service during WWII. Its protracted development began in 1939, but aerodynamics research work and jet engine development delayed its mass production.

The two-seat aircraft based on the Me 262A-series was conceived in August 1943, but its prototype, a Blohm und Voss-converted Me 262 S5 was first flown only in July 1944.
Two basic B-models existed: the Me 262B-1a trainer and the Me 262B-1a/U1 night-fighter.
In total, some 29 Me 262Bs were modified, with the conversions shared between B&V and DLH. The Me 262B-1a/U1 night-fighters were all modifications, either from already-adapted B-1a trainer aircraft or directly from Me 262A airframes.

The Me 262B was an all-metal low-wing monoplane, of a streamlined design and with two cockpits in tandem. It was powered by two Jumo 004 turbojets suspended under the wings. It was fitted with a swept-back wing and a tricycle landing gear. It had a long clear-view canopy and was fitted with a non-ejection seats. Carriage of the four MK 108 cannons in the nose was intended for all the night-fighters; however, one of the NJG 11-operated Me 262B-1a/U1 had its lower two MK 108 cannons replaced by a pair of MG 151/20 guns. Due to revised fuel tankage the Me 262B-1a/U1 carried two pylons with external fuel tanks under the front fuselage.

A number of Me 262s fell into Allied hands and some were examined in Britain, the USSR and the USA post-war.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a/U1, Red 10 (W.Nr. 110635), 10./NJG 11, Luftwaffe, Schleswig-Jagel Air Base, Germany, May 1945 and Royal Aircraft Establishment, Oxfordness Air Base, U.K., November 1946-47

2) Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a/U1, Red 9 (W.Nr. 110306), 10./NJG 11, Luftwaffe, Schleswig-Jagel Air Base, Germany, May 1945 and U.S. Army Air Force, July 1945

3) Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a, White 9 (W.Nr. 110494), III./EJG 2, Luftwaffe, Lechfeld Air Base, Germany, January 1945

4) Messerschmitt Me 262B (W.Nr. unknown), NII VVS (Scientific Research Institute of the Army Air Forces of the Soviet Union), Chkalovsky Air Base, Soviet Union, September 1946

Two ex-Eduard injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 38 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). One small fret with photo-etched parts and a comprehensive decal sheet are included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144117

Available: February 2020
Cost: £18




1/144 Me-262B / CS-92 Schwalbe ‘Jet Trainer’ (2 kits)(Luftwaffe, CzAF) - Mark I




1/144 Messerschmitt Me-262B / CS-92 Schwalbe ‘Jet Trainer’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box)(Luftwaffe, CzAF)

The Me 262 Schwalbe was a German jet fighter designed by the team led by Willy Messerschmitt. It was one of the most advanced warplanes to see front-line service during WWII. Its protracted development began in 1939, but aerodynamics research work and jet engine development delayed its mass production.

The training aircraft based on the Me 262A-series was conceived in August 1943, but its prototype, a Blohm und Voss-converted Me 262 S5 was first flown only in July 1944.

In total, some 29 Me 262Bs were modified, with the conversions shared between B&V and DLH, and in fact all two-seaters were adapted from existing Me 262A airframes. Of these, nine aircraft were later upgraded to the combat night-fighter variant, the Me 262B-1a/U1.

The Me 262B was an all-metal low-wing monoplane, of a streamlined design and with two cockpits in tandem. It was powered by two Jumo 004 turbojets suspended under the wings. It was fitted with a swept-back wing and a tricycle landing gear. It had a long clear-view canopy and was fitted with a non-ejection seats. The original Me 262A’s on-board offensive armament was to be deleted, but some B-model aircraft carried two or even four MK 108 cannons in the fuselage nose.

A number of Me 262s fell into Allied hands and some were examined in Britain, the USSR and the USA post-war. In Czechoslovakia, three two-seater CS-92s were completed and utilised by the Air Force until 1951.


Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Messerschmitt Me 262 S5/B-1a (V15), Black VI+AJ (W.Nr. 130010), Blohm und Voss, Luftwaffe, Wenzendorf Air Base, Germany, July 1944

2) Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a, White S, B3+SH (W.Nr. 170075), 1./KG(J) 54, Luftwaffe, Giebelstadt Air Base, Germany, November 1944

3) Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a, White Z, B3+ZM (W.Nr. 111643), 4./KG(J) 54, Luftwaffe, Lu�¾ec nad Vltavou airfield, Bohemia-Moravia Protectorate, May 1945

4) Avia CS-92 (modified Me 262B-1), Black KR-35 (c/n 5), 5th Fighter Sq. (5. st�hac� letka), Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), Mladá Air Base, spring 1951

Two ex-Eduard injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 38 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). One small fret with photo-etched parts and a comprehensive decal sheet are included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144118

Available: February 2020
Cost: £18




1/144 Me-262A-1/Avia S-92 ‘Interceptor’ (2 kits)(Luftwaffe, RAF, Czechoslovak AF) - Mark I




1/144 Messerschmitt Me-262A-1/Avia S-92 ‘Interceptor’ (2in1 = 2 kits in 1 box)(Luftwaffe, RAF, Czechoslovak AF) - Mark I

The Me 262 Schwalbe was a German jet fighter designed by the team led by Willy Messerschmitt. It was one of the most advanced warplanes to see front-line service during WWII. Its protracted development began in 1939, but aerodynamics research work and jet engine development delayed its mass production. The prototype Me 262V1 flew in April 1941, followed by a number of research and pre-production aircraft; the series-built Me 262As appeared only in the summer of 1944.

The Me 262A single seater was built in three main versions: A-1a fighter, A-2a fighter-bomber and A-1a/U3 reconnaissance aircraft. It was an all-metal low-wing monoplane, of a streamlined design, powered by two Jumo 004 turbojets suspended under the wings. It featured novel features such as swept-back wing and a tricycle landing gear. It had a clear-view canopy and was fitted with a non-ejection seat. It was equipped with four MK 108 cannons mounted in the fuselage nose. Two bomb pylons could also be carried under the front fuselage (A-1a/Jabo and A-2a variants), while two racks for R4M air-to-air rockets could be installed under the outer wings (A-1b). More than 1,400 planes were produced, but a max. of 200 were operational at any one time. Even though the Me 262s were rather late and unable to turn the tide and help the Germans to win the air war over Europe, they were capable interceptors and a significant menace.

A number of Me 262s fell into Allied hands and some were examined in Britain, the USSR and the USA post-war. A few Me 262As, designated the Avia S-92, were also operated by the Czechoslovak Air Force; a total of nine S-92s were introduced in 1947 and used until 1951.

Colour schemes included in the kit:
1) Messerschmitt Me 262 S3, Red 3, VI+AH (W.Nr. 130008), Erprobungskommando 262 (EKdo, Operational Test Command), Luftwaffe, Lechfeld Air Base, Germany, April 1944

2) Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a (V056), White V056 (W.Nr. 170056), FuG 226 radar antennae demonstrator, Erprobungsstelle Rechlin (E-Stelle, Weapons Testing Ground), Luftwaffe, Rechlin/Lärz Air Base, Germany, March 1945

3) Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a, Yellow 7 (W.Nr. 110800), 1./JG 7, Luftwaffe/RAF, �½atec/Lübeck Air Base, Bohemia-Moravia Protectorate/Germany, May 1945

4) Avia S-92 (modified Me 262A-1), Black V-36 (c/n 6), Jet Aircraft Training Flight, LV�š Aviation Research Institute (V�½cviková letka tryskov�½ch letadel při Leteckém v�½zkumném �ºstavu), Czechoslovak Air Force (vojenské letectvo ČSLA), �½atec and Prague-Kbely Air Bases, Czechoslovakia, 1949-50

Two ex-Eduard injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 34 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). Two small frets with photo-etched parts and a comprehensive decal sheet are included.o ex-Eduard injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 38 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy).

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144115

Available: February 2020
Cost: £18





1/144 Messerschmitt Me-262A Conversion & Weapon Set - Mark I



1/144 Messerschmitt Me-262A Conversion & Weapon Set - Mark I

Me 262A-1/U3 incl. decals & Me 262A-1a/Jabo/A-2a designed to be used with Eduard and Mark I Models kits)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKA14423

Available: February 2020
Cost: £6.99



Sunday, February 09, 2020

1/144 RAF Typhoon FGR.4 Special - Pit Road


1/144 RAF Typhoon FGR.4 Special - Pit Road


Eurofighter Typhoon is a state-of-the-art European fighter that is being deployed not only in the participating countries of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain, but also in Austria and Saudi Arabia. The excellent mobility and weapon load created by the Closed-Coupled Delta wing and the engine with huge thrust provide the machine with the versatility called "swing roll".

The kit includes decals belonging to the Italian Air Force and the Spanish Air Force in addition to the conventional Royal Air Force, as well as weapon parts for Taurus cruise missiles and IRIS-T air-to-air missiles.

・・ Decals included, various markings of
   - 5 types of Royal Air Force,
   - 4 types of Italian Air Force,
   - 2 types of Spanish Air Force


・ Various missiles:
   -  AIM-9L sidewinder,
   - AIM-132 Aslam
   - AIM-120B Amram,
   - Meteor,
   - Storm Shadow (includes cruising parts with deployed wings),

・ Various guided bombs:
   - GBU-24 Paveway III,
   - GBU-12 Paveway II ,
   - AN / AAQ-28 LITENING sight pod,
   - 1000L tank
   - etc.

・Contains one kit 
・ Full length: approx. 104mm

Package size (cm): 13 x 29 x 4
Weight: about 150g

Scheduled to ship on February 12, 2020
Body price: 2,800 yen
JAN code: 4986470065588

http://pit-road.jp/?p=27783

** This text has been machine translated (google)





1/144 Percival PROVOST T.1 / T.53 British trainer - Miniwings



1/144 Percival PROVOST T.1 / T.53  British trainer - Miniwings

A nice little injected plastic key of a classic british trainer, up to the usual sminiwings standards. You will note some of the fine details on this release - of particular note is the quality of the canopy and how thin the glazing is for such a small piece in this scale!

Two kits are provided in this boxed edition

During the 1950s, the Provost was developed for the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a replacement for the Percival Prentice. The Provost was an all-metal, single-engined, two-seat monoplane, featuring fixed conventional landing gear with a fully-castering tailwheel. It was developed to provide training that was better-suited to the increasingly-complicated operational aircraft that were then being brought into service. The main two seats in the cockpit were positioned in a side-by-side configuration, enabling the instructor to sit directly alongside the student, easing training by allowing for mutual close observation and for flight procedures to be more readily demonstrated; a third seat had been originally specified for use by an observer, but this position was later omitted following little use.[6] The cockpit was considered to be relatively bulky amongst its contemporary rivals, a feature that did not heavily impinge upon the aircraft's overall performance.[3] The type was designed to be easy to maintain; various components were intentionally interchangeable where possible and there was a generous provision of access hatches in the fuselage.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Provost

Description for Ref. No.: mini331
2 kit - (Boxed)
23 Plastic parts - included are bonus underwing rockets intended for the Omani export version!
1 Clear plastic canopy
4 Decal versions
 - RAF Central Flying School
 - Sudanese Airforce
 - Irish Air Corps
 - Iraqi Air Force

http://www.miniwing.cz/percival-provost-t-1-t-53.html
Available: January 2020

Cost: 20.99 $ - inc Free Global Shipping from Kits-World
http://www.kits-shop.com/
http://www.kits-shop.com/miniwing-plastic-1-144.php

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