Wednesday, June 09, 2021

1/144 Description:de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21/22/ECM.21 'Home Fleet' (2in1) - Mark I



1/144 de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21/22/ECM.21 'Home Fleet' (2in1)  - Mark I 

The de Havilland Sea Venom was a British jet all-weather fighter developed for the Royal Navy from the RAF's Venom NF.2 night fighter. First flown in April 1951, the Sea Venoms were produced as the FAW.20 (50 a/c), improved FAW.21 (167 a/c) and uprated FAW.22 (39 new built and other Mk.21s converted). In total, 256 aircraft were taken on FAA's charge, while 39 Sea Venoms, designated FAW.53, were delivered to the Royal Australian Navy in 1956.

It was a two-seat monoplane aircraft, of all-metal construction, powered by a DH Ghost turbojet. It featured twin-boom tail configuration, with two wing-root intakes and folding wings with wing tip fuel tanks, clear-view canopy and was fitted with ejection seats (Mk.21/22s). Its armament consisted of four fixed Hispano cannons, while a provision was made for two 500lb or 1,000lb bombs, or drop tanks, or eight 3" RPs below the wings. The FAW.22s could also carry the Firestreak guided missiles. A handful of Mk.21 and Mk.22 aircraft were modified for ECM purposes as ECM.21 and 22s, lacking the on-board armament, while three RAN Sea Venoms were later converted to TT.53s mounting the Del Mar target tug system.

The Sea Venoms replaced the Sea Hornets piston-engine fighters and were in the FAA front-line service with seven squadrons from March 1954 until the end of 1960. The Sea Venoms also took part in Suez campaign in the autumn of 1956, performing well during army support operations. The last Sea Venom aircraft were withdrawn from the FAA and RAN service in 1970 and 1973, respectively.


Colour schemes included in the kit:

1) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.21, WW223, No.890 NAS, RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron), Somerset, March 1956

2) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.21, WW146/438-O, No.891 NAS, HMS Ark Royal, June 1955

3) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.22, XG737/737-VL, Air Direction Training Unit (ADTU), Airwork Services Ltd., RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron), Somerset, 1966-68

4) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom ECM Mk.21, XG606/813, No.751 NAS, Watton Air Base, Norfolk, during FAA exercise in Malta, August 1957


Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 40 parts and a clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144135

https://www.4pluspublications.com/en/?s=dh+sea+venom

Manufacturer: Mark I Models
Code Number: MKM144135
Scale: 1:144
Price: TBC
Release Date: TBC


Recommended detailing and supplementary set:
MKA14426 Sea Venom Weapon Set (resin parts & decals) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144126






 

1/144 de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.22/53/TT.53 'Far East & Australia' (2in1) - Mark I



 1/144 de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.22/53/TT.53 'Far East & Australia' (2in1) - Mark I 

The de Havilland Sea Venom was a British jet all-weather fighter developed for the Royal Navy from the RAF's Venom NF.2 night fighter. First flown in April 1951, the Sea Venoms were produced as the FAW.20 (50 a/c), improved FAW.21 (167 a/c) and uprated FAW.22 (39 new built and other Mk.21s converted). In total, 256 aircraft were taken on FAA's charge, while 39 Sea Venoms, designated FAW.53, were delivered to the Royal Australian Navy in 1956.

It was a two-seat monoplane aircraft, of all-metal construction, powered by a DH Ghost turbojet. It featured twin-boom tail configuration, with two wing-root intakes and folding wings with wing tip fuel tanks, clear-view canopy and was fitted with ejection seats (Mk.21/22s). Its armament consisted of four fixed Hispano cannons, while a provision was made for two 500lb or 1,000lb bombs, or drop tanks, or eight 3" RPs below the wings. The FAW.22s could also carry the Firestreak guided missiles. A handful of Mk.21 and Mk.22 aircraft were modified for ECM purposes as ECM.21 and 22s, lacking the on-board armament, while three RAN Sea Venoms were later converted to TT.53s mounting the Del Mar target tug system.

The Sea Venoms replaced the Sea Hornets piston-engine fighters and were in the FAA front-line service with seven squadrons from March 1954 until the end of 1960. The Sea Venoms also took part in Suez campaign in the autumn of 1956, performing well during army support operations. The last Sea Venom aircraft were withdrawn from the FAA and RAN service in 1970 and 1973, respectively.


Colour schemes included in the kit:

1) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.22, WW207/467-V, No.893 NAS, HMS Victorious, summer 1959

2) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.22, XG721/592-HF, No.750 NAS, RNAS Hal Far, Malta, 1964/65

3) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.53, WZ904/868-M, 'Top Cat', No.805 NAS, HMAS Melbourne, during a visit to Yokohama, Japan, June 1960

4) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom TT Mk.53, WZ944/873, No.724 NAS, RANAS Nowra (HMAS Albatross), New South Wales, Australia, autumn 1969

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 40 parts and a clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144136

https://www.4pluspublications.com/en/?s=dh+sea+venom

Manufacturer: Mark I Models
Code Number: MKM144136
Scale: 1:144
Price: TBC
Release Date: TBC

Recommended detailing and supplementary set:
MKA14426 Sea Venom Weapon Set (resin parts & decals) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144126





1/144 de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21/22 'In Combat Operations' (2in1) - Mark I




 1/144 de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21/22 'In Combat Operations' (2in1) - Mark I 

The de Havilland Sea Venom was a British jet all-weather fighter developed for the Royal Navy from the RAF's Venom NF.2 night fighter. First flown in April 1951, the Sea Venoms were produced as the FAW.20 (50 a/c), improved FAW.21 (167 a/c) and uprated FAW.22 (39 new built and other Mk.21s converted). In total, 256 aircraft were taken on FAA's charge, while 39 Sea Venoms, designated FAW.53, were delivered to the Royal Australian Navy in 1956.

It was a two-seat monoplane aircraft, of all-metal construction, powered by a DH Ghost turbojet. It featured twin-boom tail configuration, with two wing-root intakes and folding wings with wing tip fuel tanks, clear-view canopy and was fitted with ejection seats (Mk.21/22s). Its armament consisted of four fixed Hispano cannons, while a provision was made for two 500lb or 1,000lb bombs, or drop tanks, or eight 3" RPs below the wings. The FAW.22s could also carry the Firestreak guided missiles. A handful of Mk.21 and Mk.22 aircraft were modified for ECM purposes as ECM.21 and 22s, lacking the on-board armament, while three RAN Sea Venoms were later converted to TT.53s mounting the Del Mar target tug system.

The Sea Venoms replaced the Sea Hornets piston-engine fighters and were in the FAA front-line service with seven squadrons from March 1954 until the end of 1960. The Sea Venoms also took part in Suez campaign in the autumn of 1956, performing well during army support operations. The last Sea Venom aircraft were withdrawn from the FAA and RAN service in 1970 and 1973, respectively.

Colour schemes included in the kit:

1) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.21, XG677/221-Z, No.809 NAS, HMS Albion, 'Operation Musketeer', November 1956

2) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.21, WW189/451-J, No.892 NAS, HMS Eagle, 'Operation Musketeer', November 1956

3) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.21, WW281/095, No.893 NAS, HMS Eagle, 'Operation Musketeer', November 1956

4) de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom FAW Mk.22, XG684/488-E, No.894 NAS, HMS Eagle/Akrotiri AB, Cyprus, anti-EOKA sorties, autumn 1958

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 34 parts and a clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144137

https://www.4pluspublications.com/en/?s=dh+sea+venom


Manufacturer: Mark I Models
Code Number: MKM144137
Scale: 1:144
Price: TBC
Release Date: TBC

Recommended detailing and supplementary set:
MKA14426 Sea Venom Weapon Set (resin parts & decals) https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144126





1/144 de Havilland Sea Venom Weapon Set (resin parts & decals) - Mark I


1/144 de Havilland Sea Venom Weapon Set (resin parts & decals) - Mark I

Designed to be used with Mark I Models kits

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKA14426

Manufacturer: Mark I Models

Code Number: MKA14426
Scale: 1:144
Price: TBC
Release Date: TBC 


1/144 Hawker Tempest Mk.V 'Le grand cirque' (The Big Show) (Royal Air Force-aircraft flown by W/Cdr P.H. Clostermann) *** LIMITED EDITION *** - Mark I




 

 1/144 Hawker Tempest Mk.V 'Le grand cirque' (The Big Show) (Royal Air Force-aircraft flown by W/Cdr P.H. Clostermann) - Mark I

*** LIMITED EDITION  ***

The Hawker Tempest Mk.V was the RAF's last piston-engined fighter used in the WWII, attaining great success in destruction of the German V-1 flying bombs. Developed in late 1941 from the troublesome Typhoon interceptor, the prototype flew in September 1942. The first order was for 400 Tempests, produced as the Mk.V Series 1 (100 a/c by Hawker) and Series 2 (300 a/c by Gloster); the first aircraft were completed in mid-1943. A further two orders for Hawker-built Mk.V Srs.2 aeroplanes raised the total of the Tempests produced to 801.

It was a single-seat monoplane aircraft, of all metal construction, powered by a Napier Sabre II engine. DH or Rotol four-bladed propellers were used. It featured a bubble canopy and a retractable undercarriage. The Srs.1 aircraft had four long-barrelled 20mm Hispano cannons in the wings, while the later Tempests had cannons without projecting barrels. The Srs.2 aircraft could also carry 45-gal drop tanks. In its later guise, the Tempest could perform as a fighter-bomber, carrying a wide variety of bombs up to 1000 lbs. From early 1945 it was cleared for rocket firing and combinations of 25lb or 60lb RP could be carried.

Tempest Mk.Vs were delivered to the RAF and RNZAF squadrons between April 1944 and July 1945, ultimately equipping nine fighter units and one auxiliary squadron.

During the advance of Allied forces into Germany, ground attacks, close-support sorties and pursuit of Luftwaffe aircraft were the main tasks of the Tempests. After VE-Day the Tempest Mk.Vs soldiered on with seven squadrons of BAFO in Germany, and the last units retained their aircraft until early 1948.


Colour schemes included in the kit:

1) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), EJ536, Sky US-W, No.56 Sq., Royal Air Force, Volkel airfield (B-80), the Netherlands, early April 1945

2) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), EJ536, Sky US-W, No.56 Sq., Royal Air Force, Volkel airfield (B-80), the Netherlands, early April 1945

3) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), NV994, Sky JF-E, No.3 Sq., Royal Air Force, Fassberg Air Base (B-152), Germany, April 1945

Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), NV994, Sky JF-E, No.3 Sq., Royal Air Force, British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO), Fassberg Air Base (B-152), Germany, May/June 1945

4) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), NV724, Sky JF-E, No.3 Sq., Royal Air Force, British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO), Lubeck-Blankensee Air Base (B-158), Germany, August 1945

This injection-moulded kit  (only one model is included) contains 46 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144100 

https://www.4pluspublications.com/en/?s=tempest+Mk.v


Manufacturer: Mark I Models
Code Number:MKM144100
Scale: 1:144
Price: TBC
Release Date: TBC




1/144 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Srs.2 'Fierce Fighter' (2in1) (Royal Air Force) - Mark I



1/144 Hawker Tempest Mk.V Srs.2 'Fierce Fighter' (2in1) (Royal Air Force) - Mark I 

The Hawker Tempest Mk.V was the RAF's last piston-engined fighter used in the WWII, attaining great success in destruction of the German V-1 flying bombs. Developed in late 1941 from the troublesome Typhoon interceptor, the prototype flew in September 1942. The first order was for 400 Tempests, produced as the Mk.V Series 1 (100 a/c by Hawker) and Series 2 (300 a/c by Gloster); the first aircraft were completed in mid-1943. A further two orders for Hawker-built Mk.V Srs.2 aeroplanes raised the total of the Tempests produced to 801.

It was a single-seat monoplane aircraft, of all metal construction, powered by a Napier Sabre II engine. DH or Rotol four-bladed propellers were used. It featured a bubble canopy and a retractable undercarriage. The Srs.1 aircraft had four long-barrelled 20mm Hispano cannons in the wings, while the later Tempests had cannons without projecting barrels. The Srs.2 aircraft could also carry 45-gal drop tanks. In its later guise, the Tempest could perform as a fighter-bomber, carrying a wide variety of bombs up to 1000 lbs. From early 1945 it was cleared for rocket firing and combinations of 25lb or 60lb RP could be carried.

Tempest Mk.Vs were delivered to the RAF and RNZAF squadrons between April 1944 and July 1945, ultimately equipping nine fighter units and one auxiliary squadron.

During the advance of Allied forces into Germany, ground attacks, close-support sorties and pursuit of Luftwaffe aircraft were the main tasks of the Tempests. After VE-Day the Tempest Mk.Vs soldiered on with seven squadrons of BAFO in Germany, and the last units retained their aircraft until early 1948.

Colour schemes included in the kit:

1) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), EJ555, Sky JJ-W, 'Bet', No.174 Sq., Royal Air Force, British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO), Dedelstorf Air Base (B-155), Germany, September 1945

2) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), NV716, Sky J5-X, No.3 Sq., Royal Air Force, British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO), Gatow Air Base, Germany, spring 1946

3) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), SN213, Black 5R-S, No.33 Sq., Royal Air Force, British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO), Gatow Air Base, Germany, February 1946

4) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), SN326, Sky W2-L, 'Betty', No.80 Sq., Royal Air Force, Volkel airfield (B-80), the Netherlands, early 1945


Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 42 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144110

https://www.4pluspublications.com/en/?s=tempest+Mk.v

Manufacturer: Mark I Models
Code Number:MKM144110
Scale: 1:144
Price: TBC
Release Date: TBC


1/144 Description:Hawker Tempest Mk.V Srs.1/2 'Doodlebug Chaser' (2in1 + resin V-1) - Mark I (Royal Air Force)


 
1/144 Description:Hawker Tempest Mk.V Srs.1/2 'Doodlebug Chaser' (2in1 + resin V-1) - Mark I

(Royal Air Force) 

The Hawker Tempest Mk.V was the RAF's last piston-engined fighter used in the WWII, attaining great success in destruction of the German V-1 flying bombs. Developed in late 1941 from the troublesome Typhoon interceptor, the prototype flew in September 1942. The first order was for 400 Tempests, produced as the Mk.V Series 1 (100 a/c by Hawker) and Series 2 (300 a/c by Gloster); the first aircraft were completed in mid-1943. A further two orders for Hawker-built Mk.V Srs.2 aeroplanes raised the total of the Tempests produced to 801.

It was a single-seat monoplane aircraft, of all metal construction, powered by a Napier Sabre II engine. DH or Rotol four-bladed propellers were used. It featured a bubble canopy and a retractable undercarriage. The Srs.1 aircraft had four long-barrelled 20mm Hispano cannons in the wings, while the later Tempests had cannons without projecting barrels. The Srs.2 aircraft could also carry 45-gal drop tanks. In its later guise, the Tempest could perform as a fighter-bomber, carrying a wide variety of bombs up to 1000 lbs. From early 1945 it was cleared for rocket firing and combinations of 25lb or 60lb RP could be carried.

Tempest Mk.Vs were delivered to the RAF and RNZAF squadrons between April 1944 and July 1945, ultimately equipping nine fighter units and one auxiliary squadron. It was the defence of homeland against intruding V-1s that brought about the fate of the Tempest' as a whole they destroyed 36% of all 'Buzz Bombs'. After VE-Day the Tempest Mk.Vs soldiered on with seven squadrons of BAFO in Germany, and the last units retained their aircraft until early 1948.

Colour schemes included in the kit:

1) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.1), JN751, Sky R-B, No.3 Sq. (flown by W/Cdr R.P. Beamont, OC No.150 Wing), Royal Air Force, Castle Camps airfield, U.K., April 1944

Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.1), JN751, Sky R-B, No.3 Sq. (flown by W/Cdr R.P. Beamont, OC No.150 Wing), Royal Air Force, Newchurch airfield, U.K., June 1944

2) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.1), JN769, Sky JF-G, No.3 Sq. (flown by F/Lt A.R. Moore, Flt Cdr), Royal Air Force, Newchurch airfield, U.K., June 1944

3) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), JN803, Sky SA-D, No.486 (NZ) Sq. (flown by W/Off J.H. Stafford), 2nd TAF, Royal Air Force, Grimbergen airfield (B-60), Belgium, September 1944

4) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), EJ538, Black SD-R, No.501 Sq., Royal Air Force, Bradwell Bay airfield, U.K., November 1944

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 46 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

A resin kit of the 'Buzz bomb' (produced by Brengun), containing 6 parts, and a display base (made of cardboard), depicting grassy field, are added for modeller's convenience.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MKM144109 

https://www.4pluspublications.com/en/?s=tempest+Mk.v

Manufacturer: Mark I Models
Code Number:MKM144109
Scale: 1:144
Price: TBC 
Release Date: TBC





1/144 Hawker Tempest Mk.V/TT.5 'In final roles' (2in1) - Mark I



1/144 Hawker Tempest Mk.V/TT.5 'In final roles' (2in1) - Mark I 

The Hawker Tempest Mk.V was the RAF’s last piston-engined fighter used in the WWII, attaining great success in destruction of the German V-1 flying bombs. Developed in late 1941 from the troublesome Typhoon interceptor, the prototype flew in September 1942. The first order was for 400 Tempests, produced as the Mk.V Series 1 (100 a/c by Hawker) and Series 2 (300 a/c by Gloster); the first aircraft were completed in mid-1943. A further two orders for Hawker-built Mk.V Srs.2 aeroplanes raised the total of the Tempests produced to 801.

It was a single-seat monoplane aircraft, of all metal construction, powered by a Napier Sabre II engine. DH or Rotol four-bladed propellers were used. It featured a bubble canopy and a retractable undercarriage. The Srs.1 aircraft had four long-barrelled 20mm Hispano cannons in the wings, while the later Tempests had cannons without projecting barrels. The Srs.2 aircraft could also carry 45-gal drop tanks. In its later guise, the Tempest could perform as a fighter-bomber, carrying a wide variety of bombs up to 1000 lbs. From early 1945 it was cleared for rocket firing and combinations of 25lb or 60lb RP could be carried.

Tempest Mk.Vs were delivered to the RAF and RNZAF squadrons between April 1944 and July 1945, ultimately equipping nine fighter units and one auxiliary squadron. After VE-Day the Tempest Mk.Vs soldiered on with seven squadrons of BAFO in Germany, and the last units retained their aircraft until early 1948.

In the period 1949-52, a total of 81 Tempests (including the prototype modified already in May 1947) were converted for target-tug duties as TT Mk.5s. They entered service in 1950 in the UK and also at Sylt in North Germany. The last user, No.233 OCU, relinquished its aircraft in mid-1955.

Colour schemes included in the kit:

1) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), SN254, Sky US-T, No.56 Sq., Royal Air Force, British Air Forces of Occupation (BAFO), Fassberg Air Base (B-152), Germany, November 1945

2) Hawker Tempest Mk.V (Srs.2), SN328, Sky H, CFE (Central Fighter Establishment), Royal Air Force, West Raynham airfield, U.K., 1945/46

3) Hawker Tempest TT Mk.5, EJ660, Black RS-30, No.229 OCU (Operational Conversion Unit), Royal Air Force, Chivenor Air Base, U.K., 1953-54

4) Hawker Tempest TT Mk.5, EJ758, Black B, APS (Armament Practice Station) Sylt, Royal Air Force, Sylt Air Base, Germany, August 1951

Two injection-moulded kits are supplied in this box and each kit contains 42 parts and one clear part (the cockpit canopy). A comprehensive decal sheet is included.

https://www.4pluspublications.com/en/?s=tempest+Mk.v

 Manufacturer: Mark I Models

Code Number:MKM144111
Scale: 1:144
Price: TBC
Release Date: TBC