Tuesday, March 22, 2011
1/144 Westland Lysander MK. I / II - Foxone
Foxone has release a new set of kits, the 1/144 Westland Lysander MK. I and Mk II.
I think these are great and am glad to see this kit produced. It is one of those unsung hero's of WWII, not the fast sexy fighters such as the Spitfire or P-51D, or the city destroying Lancaster's or B-17s, it is however an important and interesting aircraft.
Working initialy in it Liaison role and subsequently in its more famous role of landing and retrieving SOE Special Agents into occupied Europe.
The Lysander was flown by around the world by over 12 airforces and services in WWII and afterwards:
More picture galleries of the FOXONE Westland Lysander can be found here
A breakdown of the parts lists can be seen here:
Each box has 1x Kit and 2x Decal options as shown on the images above.
Another interesting little item, the 'Welbike'. Although more famous for use by the British Paratroops at Arnhem, it too was use by SOE special agents.
Designed to allow for the rapid movement of paratroops once landed.
Available: March 2011
Lysander Mk.I 3500 Yen
Lysander MK.II 3500 Yen
Wel Bike 500 Yen
Japan via Foxone or Yellow Sub
International - Radsan or HLJ
Previous Lysander Posts on KG144
Reviews on Internet Modeler for MK.1 and MK.2