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Airfix Military Aircraft (1951 - Present) - 1:72


Airfix - Airfix - BAe Harrier GR7A / GR9A - 1:72 (A04050)

Airfix - BAe Harrier GR7A / GR9A - 1:72 (A04050)

 

The Harrier GR9 entered service in October 2006 and is a heavily updated development of the existing GR7, incorporating the ability to use a wide range of advanced precision weaponry, new communications, and systems and airframe upgrades. It equips the Joint Force Harrier squadrons crewed by both Royal Air Force and Royal Navy personnel.

A) BAE Harrier GR9A, ZD433, Harrier Detachment, Operation Herrick, Kandahar, Afghanistan 2009

B) BAE Harrier GR9A, ZG506, Royal Air Force Cottesmore, 15th December 2010

C) BAE Harrier GR7A, ZD404 Lucy, Harrier Detachment, Operation Herrick, Kandahar, Afghanistan November 2006

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L198 W130
Number of Parts: 126Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2

Paints Required but not included: (A/B/C) 11, 14, 24, 30, 33, 53, 53, 61, 72, 85, 123, 130, 155, 159, 163, 164, 165, (A/C) 156, (B) 166

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Airfix - BAe Sea Harrier FA2 - A03079

Airfix - BAe Sea Harrier FA2 - 1:72 (A03079)

 

The Sea Harrier FA2 carries the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile and was the first UK aircraft to be provided with this capability. The first operational deployment was in April 1994 as part of the UN force in Bosnia when it was often called in by troops on the ground for air support.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L197 W107
Number of Parts: 116Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1

Paints Required but not included:11, 33, 53, 56, 61, 94, 127, 163, 164, 164, 166, 171

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Airfix - BAe Sea Harrier FA2 Gift Set - A50017

Airfix - BAe Sea Harrier FA2 Gift Set - 1:72 (A50017)

 

The Sea Harrier FA2 served with great distinction over Bosnia, flying from the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers. This gift set comes with a backdrop of the deck of on of these superb surface vessels. This kit includes four acrylic paints, paint brush and glue.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L197 W107
Number of Parts: 116Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2
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Airfix - BAe Harrier GR9A - 1:72 (A55300)

Airfix - BAe Harrier GR9A - 1:72 (A55300)

 

Flown by the Joint Force Harrier Squadrons crewed by both Royal Navy and RAF crews, this ultimate Harrier carries a vast array of weapons, communications and systems to carry offensive operations to the enemy both from land and sea.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L198 W130
Number of Parts: 126Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 - 1:72 (A04055)

Airfix - Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 - 1:72 (A04055)New Tooling

 

The Harrier was a close support aircraft with the primary role of assisting NATO forces in the event of conflict. Its ability to operate from hidden dispersals made it difficult for opposing forces to find and destroy. With a full weapon load, the Harrier normally needed a short take-off to get airborne. A wide array of weaponry could be carried on the Harrier's strong points.
During the Falklands War, Harriers carried PAVEWAY laser guided bombs and 30mm rocket pods and also were fitted with Sidewinder air-to-air missiles.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L112 x 107
Number of Parts: 110Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2

Paints required but not included: 11, 16, 27, 33, 53, 61, 129, 155, 163, 164, 166

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1 - 1:72 (A03003)

Airfix - Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1 - 1:72 (A03003)New Tooling

 

The Harrier GR.1 made its first flight on 28 December 1967. It officially entered service with the RAF on 18 April 1969 when the Harrier Conversion Unit at RAF Wittering received its first aircraft.
The aircraft were built in two factories—one in Kingston upon Thames, southwest London, and the other at Dunsfold. Aerodrome, Surrey—and underwent initial testing at Dunsfold.
In RAF service, the Harrier was used in close air support (CAS), reconnaissance, and other ground attack roles.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L148 x L107
Number of Parts: 89Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1

Paints required but not included: 11, 16, 27, 33, 35, 53, 61, 129, 155, 163, 164, 166

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Hawker Siddeley Harrier AV-8A - 1:72 (A04057)

Airfix - Hawker Siddeley Harrier AV-8A - 1:72 (A04057)

 

The Harrier had been designed from the beginning to attract export sales. The first of these was the US Marine Corps who began to take an interest around 1969 when the jet was frist introduced into the RAF service. Hawker Siddeley made some modifications to the aircraft and in 1971 the AV-8A Harrier entered service with the USMC as a close support aircraft.
Operating from amphibious assault ships the Harrier's role was to augment that of the larger US Navy warplanes by providing troops on the battle field with close air support at a moments notice in a similar way to that provided by helicopters but with heavier weapons. Paints for the Pilot are 61, 63, 150

A) Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier - VMA-513 United States Marine Corps, Misawa Air Base, Japan, October 1976

B) Hawker Sideley AV-8S Matador - Essla 008, Arma áerea de la Armada, Rota Air Base, Spain, 1982

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L198 X W107
Number of Parts: 114Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1

Paints Required but not included: (A) 11, 16, 27, 33, 53, 61, 63, 129, 130, 150, 155, 163, 164, 166 (B) 11, 16, 27, 33, 53, 61, 63, 129, 130, 150, 155, 163, 164, 165, 166

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Airfix - Hawker Harrier GR1 Starter Set 1:72 (A55205)

Airfix - Hawker Harrier GR1 Starter Set - 1:72 (A55205)

 

Known affectionally as the 'Jump Jet', the Harrier GR1 was the first vertical take-off and landing aircraft flown operationally by the RAF. Entering service in 1969, it soon became a crowd favourite, drawing huge crowds whenever it was putting on its unique display.
Decal Scheme: No.3 Squadron RAF 1970s.

(This Gift Set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L193 x W107
Number of Parts: 89Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - English Electric Lightning F2A - 1:72 (A04054)

Airfix - English Electric Lightning F2A - 1:72 (A04054)New Tooling

 

The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, noted for its great speed and unpainted metal exterior finish. It is the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft and was the first aircraft in the world capable of supercruise. The Lightning was renowned for its capabilities as an interceptor; pilots commonly described it as "being saddled to a skyrocket".

A) Flown by Wing Commander R.K.Barcilon, No.19 Squadron, Royal Air Force Germany, Gutersloh, Late 1974

B) Flown by Wing Commander J.B Mitchell, Commanding Office No.92 Squadron, Royal Air Force Germany, Gutersloh, August 1972

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L234 x W148
Number of Parts: 112Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2

Paints required but not included: (A, B) 11, 22, 24, 33, 53, 56, 61, 78, 85, 102, 145, 163, 165, 186, 191, (A) 25, 35

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - English Electric Lightning F6 - 1:72 (A05042)

Airfix - English Electric Lightning F6 - 1:72 (A05042)

 

The F6 was a single-seat fighter. It featured new wings with better efficiency and subsonic performance. It came with overwing fuel tanks and a larger ventral fuel tank, reintroduction of 30mm cannons and use of the Red Top missile.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L234 W148
Number of Parts: 132Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2

Paints Required but not included: 11, 21, 22, 24, 33, 53, 56, 61, 85, 102, 145, 155, 163, 165, 186, 191

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Airfix - English Electric Lightning F.2A Starter Set - 1:72 (A55305)

Airfix - English Electric Lightning F.2A Starter Set - 1:72 (A55305)

 

The English Electric Lightning was a supersonic jet fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, noted for its great speed. It is the only
all-British Mach 2 fighter and was the first aircraft in the world capable of cruising at Mach+ speeds. It could also carry the awesome Firestreak missile. Paint Scheme - 92 Squadron RAF Guttersloh 1980s.

(This gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L235 W148
Number of Parts: 92Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1
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Italeri - Jaguar GR.1 - 1:72 (No. 067)

Italeri - Jaguar GR.1 - 1:72 (No. 067)

 

Towards the end of the sixties the British and French aircraft industries created an aerodynamically outstanding fighter/bomber, the Jaguar. The ground attack version used by the Royal Air Force has a more sophisticated electronic navigation and bombing system than the French counterpart. Notwithstanding the fact, that the airplane has been in service for more than 20 years, it is still to-day considered to be a valid support aircraft for the Tornado. During the Gulf War the Jaguars have been used against the Iraqi Forces in hundreds of missions without a single loss. Many successful missions ware also carried out during the Balcan conflict.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); 23,5 cm
Number of Parts: N/ARequires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2 

Paints required but not included:

(Humbrol) 116, 140, 34

(FS) 34079, 36231, 37875

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Panavia Tornado F3 Gift Set - 1:72 (A55301)

Airfix - Panavia Tornado F3 Gift Set - 1:72 (A55301)

 

The Tornado F3 was developed as an interceptor version of the multi-role Tornado. Replacing the Lightning and Phantom in RAF service, the Tornado served the RAF as a front line interceptor for over 25 years, finally being retired in March 2011 and replaced by the Eurofighter Typhoon. The ground attack version of the Tornado continues to fly in UK skies.

The F3 has a longer fuselage than its sister GR4, which permits greater internal fuel stowage.

An important feature of the F3 was its ability to patrol at long distance from its base, supported by air-to-air refuelling.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L251 W193
Number of Parts: 68Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1
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Airfix - EuroFighter Typhoon F. Mk.2 - 1:72 (A04036)

Airfix - EuroFighter Typhoon F. Mk.2 - 1:72 (A04036)

 

Named the Typhoon by the R.A.F. the Eurofighter has been developed by the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain as a highly advanced combat aircraft suited to many roles.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L221 W152
Number of Parts: 65Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2

Paints required but not included: 11, 34, 53, 79, 85, 128, 130, 164, 165, 166, 167

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Airfix - Eurofighter Typhoon Gift Set - A50098

Airfix - EuroFighter Typhoon Gift Set - 1:72 (A50098)

 

The Eurofighter Typhoon is Europe's premier swing role fighter jet. Designed and constructed by a consortium of companies under contract to the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain. The RAF declared it combat ready in 2006.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L221 W152
Number of Parts: 65Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1
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Airfix - Folland Gnat T1 - 1:72 (A01006)

Airfix - Folland Gnat T1 - 1:72 (A01006)

 

The Gnat was intended to be a lightweight fighter for the RAF but only served as the Gnat T.1 trainer variant. This was widely used and much liked by crews who then often moved onto front-line duties with the English Electric Lightning.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L155 W102
Number of Parts: 49Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Paints required but not included: 11, 33, 34, 53, 209

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Folland Gnat - 1:48 (A05123)

Airfix - Folland Gnat - 1:48 (A05123)

 

The Folland Gnat was a small, swept-wing British subsonic jet trainer and light fighter developed by Folland for the RAF, and flown extensively by the Indian Air Force. Its design allowed its construction without specialised tools by countries not highly industrialised. Although never used as a fighter by the RAF, the Gnat T.1 trainer variant was widely used.

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L232 W253
Number of Parts: 92Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2

Paints Required but not included: 11, 22, 24, 33, 56, 61, 64, 80, 85, 126, 130, 163, 166, 174

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Airfix - De Havilland Vampire T.11 1:72 (A02058)

Airfix - De Havilland Vampire T.11 - 1:72 (A02058)New Tooling

 

The de Havilland Vampire T 11 was a side-by-side two-seat training aircraft version of the RAF's Vampire jet fighter and served with the RAF, Fleet Air Arm, and military forces of other counties. Powered by a single de Havilland Goblin 35 turbojet engine, a total of 731 Vampire T-11 trainers were built.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L146 x W161
Number of Parts: 55Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1

Paints required but not included: 2, 11, 19, 21, 24, 33, 53, 56, 85, 86, 121

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - De Havilland Vampire T11 Starter Set 1:72 (A55204)

New ToolingAirfix - De Havilland Vampire T11 Starter Set 1:72 (A55204)

 

As a two-seater trainer, the Vampire T11 excelled. The side-by-side seating ensured both pilots had good visibility. The aircraft's inherent stability and docility also made it a relatively safe and effective platform for instruction.
Decal Scheme: T.11 No.14 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L146 x W161
Number of Parts: 55Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - North American F-86f Sabre - A003082

Airfix - North America F-86F Sabre - 1:72 (A03082)

 

The North American Aviation F-86 Sabre was a transonic jet fighter aircraft. The Sabre is best known for its Korean War role where it was pitted against the Soviet MiG-15 and obtained UN air superiority. The F-86F was developed with an ‘all-flying’ tailplane, giving better control at all speeds. It first entered service for the USAAF in 1951.

A) 'The Huff', Lt. Jim Thompson, 39th Fighter Interceptor Sqn, K-13 (Suwon AB), South Korea, June 1953

B) F-86E(m) SABRE 4th Stormo, Aviazone Militaire Italiana, Grosseta, Italy 1958

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L154.3 W157.5
Pieces: 63Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours:1

Paints Required but not included: (A/B) 11, 33, 34, 53, 56, 61, 66, 99, 117, 140, 153, 225, 226 (A) 154,(B) 163, 164, 230

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Airfix - Canadair Sabre F.4 / North America F-86E(M) - 1:72 (A03083)

Airfix - Canadair Sabre F.4 / North America F-86E(M) - 1:72 (A03083)

The Canadair Sabre was a fighter jet built by Canadair under licence from California based North American Aviation Inc. The resulting variant was considered one of the finest dogfighters of its day. Many went into service with the RAF, the majority being based in Germany against the threat of opposing Russian MiGs.

A) Canadair Sabre E.4. No. 112 Squadron, Royal Airforce Germany, Exercise 'Carte Blanche', Geilenkirchen, Germany, June 1955

B) F-86E(M) Sabre. Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo (Yugaslavian Air Force, 1965)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L158 W157
Pieces: 63Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours:1

Paints Required but not included: (A/B) 11, 32, 33, 34, 53, 56, 66, 99, 117, 140, 153, 225, 226, (A) 29, 71, 163, 164, 230

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Airfix - Douglas A-4 Skyhawk - 1:72 (A03029)

Airfix - Douglas A-4 Skyhawk - 1:72 (A03029)

 

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable groundattack aircraft designed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. Skyhawks were the Navy’s primary light bomber used over North Vietnam during the early years of the Vietnam War. Skyhawks carried out some of the first air strikes by the US during the conflict, and a Marine Skyhawk is believed to have dropped the last American bombs of the war. The Argentine airforce also used the type during the Falklands War in 1982.

A) Douglas A-4B Skyhawk VA-95 'Green Lizards' USS Intrepid 1966

B) Douglas A-4P Skyhawk Grupo 5 de caza Argentina Rio Gallegos 1982

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L178 W116
Number of Parts: 75Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Paints required but not included: (A/B) 19, 33, 53, 61, 116, 130, 140, 145, 155, (A) 129 (B) 29, 65

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Gift Set - 1:72 (A55203)

Airfix - Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Gift Set - 1:72 (A55203)

 

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable groundattack aircraft designed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. Skyhawks were the Navy’s primary light bomber used over North Vietnam during the early years of the Vietnam War. Skyhawks carried out some of the first air strikes by the US during the conflict, and a Marine Skyhawk is believed to have dropped the last American bombs of the war. The Argentine airforce also used the type during the Falklands War in 1982.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L178 x W116
Number of Parts: 75Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Mig 29 "Fulcrum" - 1:72 (A04037)

Airfix - Mig 29 "Fulcrum" - 1:72 (A04037)

 

The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a jet fighter aircraft designed in the former Soviet Union for an air superiority role to counter the then emerging F-15 and F-16 fighters of the U.S. Known by NATO as the "Fulcrum" it entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983, and after the break-up of the Soviet Union still remains in use by the Russian Air Force as well as in many other nations.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); W248 x W81
Number of Parts: 151Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2

Paints required but not included: 11, 20, 22, 33, 53, 64, 80, 130, 102, 116, 120, 147, 186, 166, 187, 125

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix -  1:72 (A77611)

Airfix - FMA-IA58 Pucara - 1:72 (A77611)

Export Edition

 

(A) FMA-IA58 Pucara, A-515, Fuerza Aerea Argentina.

(B) FMA-IA58 Pucara, A-558, III Brigade Aerea, Group GT3, Fuerza Aerea Argentina, 25th Anniversary Special.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); n/a
Number of Parts: n/aRequires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: n/a 

Paints required but not included: (A) 11, 33, 47, 65, 90, 121, 1321, 1325 (B) 11, 22, 33, 47, 56, 1321, 1325

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Fouga Magister - 1:72 (A03050)

Airfix - Fouga Magister - 1:72 (A03050)

 

The Fouga Magister (French for school house) was designed in France as a light two-seat twin-jet trainer for the French Air Force. Etablissements Fouga was a limited liability company formed by Breguet, Dassault, Morane-Saulnier, Sue-Est Aviation and Ouest-Aviation. The aircraft was sold to a number of countries and is particularly well know for flying as an aerobatic team aircraft.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L139 W167
Number of Parts: 56Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1

Paints Required but not included: 11, 33, 34, 53, 117, 209

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Airfix - North American F-86F Sabre - 1:72 (A03082A)

Airfix - North American F-86F Sabre - 1:72 (A03082A)

 

During the Korean War the well-trained and experienced allied pilots showed the Sabre to be a superb fighter. Forty United Nations aviators became aces in the Korean conflict with an amazing 39 of these piloting Sabre aircraft.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L158 W157
Number of Parts: 63Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1

Paints Required but not included: 11, 33, 34, 53, 56, 61, 66, 99, 117, 140, 153, 186, 226

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Airfix - Supermarine Swift F.R. Mk5 - 1:72 (A04003)

Airfix - Supermarine Swift F.R. Mk5 - 1:72 (A04003)

 

The Swift still holds the honour of being the first swept-wing jet fighter in RAF service. The F.R.5 proved itself in the reconnaissance role. In 1957 and 1959 Swifts actually won the NATO ‘Royal Flush’ reconnaissance competition, conclusively beating off the best types other nations could offer.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L180 W137
Number of Parts: 62Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1

Paints Required but not included: 11, 33, 34, 53, 56, 85, 96, 103, 163, 164, 230

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Airfix - McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom - 1:72 (A06016)

Airfix - McDonnell Douglas FG.1 Phantom - 1:72 (A06016)

(Pre-Order due November 2017)

With regard to aircraft that have operated from the decks of a British aircraft carrier, there can be little doubt that the McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 was the most spectacular. Purchased to replace the Sea Vixen in the role of all-weather fleet defence, the Phantom was the largest and heaviest aircraft ever operated from a British carrier and required a special breed of airmen to fly them.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm) TBA
Number of Parts: TBARequires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: TBAFlying Hours: TBA

Paints Required but not included: TBA

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Trainers and Display Aircraft - Airfix Military Aircraft (1951 - Present) - 1:72


Airfix - Red Arrows Hawk - A02005

Airfix - BAe Red Arrows Hawk - 1:72 (A02005)

 

A brand new tool for the famous Red Arrows Aerobatic Display Team's Hawk. This features the new 2008 scheme the team currently fly in.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L163 W130
Pieces: 66Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Paints Required but not included: 11, 27, 33, 35, 53, 61, 85, 130, 165, 166, 171, 174

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Airfix - BAe Red Arrows Hawk 2016 Scheme - 1:72 - A02005C

Airfix - BAe Red Arrows Hawk 2016 Scheme - 1:72 (A02005C)

 

Thrilling Airshow audiences all over the world, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows aerobatic display team celebrated their 50th display season in 2014. Their distinctive Hawk T.1 jets are some of the most famous aircraft in the world. Acting as airborne ambassadors for Great Britain, the Red Arrows perform a punishing schedule of displays all over the world, effectively displaying the precision and professionalism of the modern Royal Air Force. Following the completion of the teams 50th display season in 2014, the distinctive Hawks of the Red Arrows are now wearing a smart new livery, which enthusiasts will be seeing at events all over the UK, throughout the 2016 display season.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L163 W130
Pieces: 59Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Paints Required but not included: 111, 238, 27, 33, 53, 85, 86, 103, 130, 165, 166, 171

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Airfix - Red Arrows Gnat - 1:48 (A05124)

Airfix - Red Arrows Gnat - 1:48 (A05124)

 

In their first season in 1965, the Red Arrows flew 65 displays in Britain, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Germany, and the Team was awarded the Britannia Trophy by the Royal Aero Club in recognition of its outstanding contribution to British prestige in the field of aviation.

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L232 W253
Number of Parts: 93Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2

Paints Required but not included: 238, 22, 24, 33, 56, 61, 64, 80, 85, 126

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Airfix - Red Arrows Hawk Gift Set - A50031A

Airfix - Red Arrows Hawk Gift Set - 1:72 (A55202A)

 

The Red Arrows took delivery of the British Aerospace Hawk trainer in the autumn of 1979 and during that winter the pilots converted from the Gnat and worked up a display using the new aeroplane in time for the 1980 display season. Since being introduced into service with the Red Arrows, the Hawk has taken the Team on tours across the world.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L163 W130
Number of Parts: 128Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 1
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Airfix - RAFBF Hawk 'Design a Hawk' Scheme - 1:72 (A50140)

Airfix - RAFBF Hawk 'Design a Hawk' Scheme - 1:72 (A50140)

 

After a phenomenal response to our 2013 ‘Design a Hawk' competition conducted on behalf of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, and after days of scrutiny, the winning design was selected by a panel of judges made up from the RAFBF and Airfix.
The winning design created by 14-year-old Heather Morien from Cramlington, Northumberland, was liked by the judges because of its vibrant and fun use of the RAFBF colours. The judges commented that there were so many excellent entries that selecting a winner was particularly difficult, and they’d like to thank everyone for taking part.

For her brilliantly colourful design Heather received a mounted version of her model. Paint Scheme - Heather Morien RAFBF BAe Hawk T1 Design.
The tandem two-seater Hawk T1 was the original version of the Hawk used by the RAF, replacing the Gnat in the fast jet training role. Deliveries commenced in November 1976.

(This Gift Set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L163 W130
Number of Parts: 59Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1
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Airfix - Red Arrows 50th Display Season Gift Set - 1:48 (A50159)

Airfix - Red Arrows 50th Display Season Gift Set - 1:48 (A50159)

 

Flying the Folland Gnat 50 years ago to the BAe Hawk of today, the Red Arrows have displayed in two of the great trainer
aircraft of the last half-century. This set celebrates both these aircraft and the 50th Display Season of the Red Arrows.
Paint Scheme - Red Arrows BAe Hawk and Folland Gnat
Airfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushes.

(This gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Number of Parts:
125 - Hawk
93 - Gnat
Dimensions (mm);
L247 W232 - Hawk
L197 W253 - Gnat
Model Scale; 1:48Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 2Flying Hours: 2
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Airfix - Red Arrows Hawk 2015 Starter Set - 1:72 (A55202B)

Airfix - Red Arrows Hawk 2015 Starter Set - 1:72 (A55202B)

 

Airfix - Red Arrows Hawk 2015 Starter Set - 1:72. Information to follow.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L163 W130
Number of Parts: 59Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Folland Gnat 'Yellowjacks' Starter Set 1:72 (A55112)

Airfix - Folland Gnat 'Yellowjacks' Starter Set - 1:72New Tooling (A55112)

 

The Yellowjacks were a RAF aerobatic display team who flew Folland Gnat trainers painted yellow. The team was formed in the summer of 1963 by flying instructors, at No 4 Flying Training School at RAF Valley, eventually re-forming as the Red Arrows late 1964.

Decal Scheme: Yellowjacks Aerobatics Team, No.4 Flying Training School, RAF Valley, UK, 1964

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L155 x W102
Number of Parts: 49Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Hunting Percival Jet Provost T3 Starter Set 1:72 (A55116)

Airfix - Hunting Percival Jet Provost T3 Starter Set 1:72 (A55116)

 

The Jet Provost was introduced in the late 1950s and quickly became the RAF’s premier jet basic trainer. The T3 model, introduced in 1959, featured an uprated engine and an improved canopy design, offering the side by side seated pilot and pupil a much improved view. The Provost was a joy to fly, forgiving and easy to learn on, with many of the 1960s and 70s RAF front line pilots learning their trade on its un-swept wings. Its reliability and strength also added to its suitability as a jet trainer and the addition of wing tip tanks on the T3 also added to its endurance. The T.4 model introduced another upgrade to the engine but was otherwise unchanged from the T.3.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm): L137 x W156
Number of Parts: 45Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1
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Airfix - Short Tucano - 1:72 (A03059)

Airfix - Short Tucano - 1:72 (A03059)

 

The Tucano T1 is a modified version of the Brazilian Embraer EMB-312 Tucano aircraft, and is built under license by Shorts of Belfast. The Tucano is operated primarily from No.1 Flying Training School, at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, to provide basic fastjet flying training to RAF and RN student pilots.

A) No.72 (Reserve) Squadron, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire, England, July 2011

B) No.7 Flying Training School, RAF Church Fenton, England 1990

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L137 x W155
Number of Parts: 48Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Paints required but not included: (A) 21, 24, 33, 53, 61, 64, 85, 130, 159, 171, 191 (B) 24, 33, 53, 61, 64, 85, 130, 159, 166, 171, 174, 191

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Jet Provost T.3/T.3a - 1:72 (A02103)

Airfix - Jet Provost T.3/T.3a - 1:72 (A02103)

 

The new 1/72nd scale Jet Provost T.3/T.3a is a spectacular addition to the range of RAF training aircraft models that have been produced recently by Airfix.  The model benefits from detailed cockpit section, alternate canopy positions, choice of undercarriage positions and the distinctive wing tip-tanks associated with the JP.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L163 W130
Number of Parts: 45Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Paints required but not included: 11, 33, 34, 56, 61, 64, 72, 82, 85, 96, 106, 166

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix -Vulcan to the Sky - A50097

Airfix - Vulcan to the Sky - Avro Vulcan B Mk2 XH58 Anniversary Edition Gift Set - 1:72 (A50097)

 

XH558 was the last Vulcan to leave RAF service, flying on from 1986 to 1993 as the single RAF Disply Vulcan, a career of 33 years. Her final flight was on 23rd March 1993 to Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Leicestershire, having been sold off by the Ministry of Defence. In 1997, a small team headed by Dr Robert Pleming started to put together an audacious plan to return her to flight, but it was clear from the start that the project would be technically challenging and enormously expensive. Never deterred, the team set off down the path that led to XH558's return to the air. Finally, 14 years after its last service flight and with over £7 million spent, Vulcan XH558 roared into the air again on Thursday 18th October 2007, a perfect day for flying. An unforgettable day for the Vulcan to the Sky team. £1 from the sale of this product will be donated to the Vulcan to the Sky Trust.

(This Gift set includes paints, brushes and glue)

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm) L446 x W469
Number of parts: 108 Requires Painting: Yes

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Vickers Valiant Photo-Reconnaissance and Refueller Parts - 1:72 (A65000)

Airfix - Vickers Valiant Photo-Reconnaissance and Refueller Parts - 1:72 (A65000)

 

Despite being originally designed as a high level nuclear bomber the Valiant also found itself impressed into a number of other roles. Its large bomb bay and stable flight platform made it a natural choice for high level Photo reconnaissance.

Airfix - Vickers Valiant Photo-Reconnaissance and Refueller Parts - 1:72 (A65000)Also, a hose and drum unit was installed in the bomb bay capable of transporting fuel from the Valiant to another aircraft. This additional sprue and decal sheet, when added to the main Airfix Valiant kit (A11001), enables the PR or refueller variant to be built.

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Airfix - Handley Page Victor B.2  - 1:72 (A12008)

Airfix - Handley Page Victor B.2  - 1:72 (A12008)

 

Arguably the most capable of Britain’s Cold War V-Bombers, the Handley Page Victor is certainly one of the most distinctive jet bombers to ever see service. With its high mounted T-tail and impressive crescent wing, the Victor saw service as a conventional bomber, nuclear bomber and finally as an airborne tanker aircraft, before its eventual retirement in 1993.
Handley Page Victors of Britain’s nuclear deterrent force were finished in an all over white anti-flash paint scheme, which was intended to afford some protection to the aircraft and crew in the event of a nuclear detonation – thankfully, the effectiveness of this system was never called upon. The final RAF Victors wore a hemp and light aircraft grey scheme, following their involvement in the Gulf War, in an in-flight re-fuelling capacity.

A) – B.2, XL512, 139 Squadron

B) – B.2, XL189, RAF Wittering

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L486 x W508
Pieces: 228Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 1Flying Hours: 1

Paints Required but not included: (A) 11, 33, 53, 130 (B) 11, 33, 53, 30, 163, 165

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Revell - Revell - Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' - 1:72 (04800)

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Type description Transport aircraft
Year/Period 2009
Origin D/F/GB/E
Engine capacity 4 x 8250 kW
Speed 555 km/h

Revell - Airbus A400M 'Grizzly' - 1:72 (04800)

 

The A400M is a new military transport and cargo aircraft designed not only to fulfil the requirements of the Armed Forces in the 21st century but also to be used for humanitarian and civil aid missions when required. The A400 has been developed using the most modern technology currently available. It is larger, modern and more flexible than current transport aircraft and therefore in a position to fulfil not only current deployment requirements but also those of the near future. To this end the A400M is highly manoeuvrable at low speeds. It is can take-off and land equally well on short, soft areas as well as unprepared airfield surfaces. A runway length of 750 meter's is often sufficient! With a maximum payload of 37 tons, large and bulky cargoes can now be transported quickly and directly to their destination. So far, a total of 174 A400M Grizzly's have been ordered by Germany, France, Spain, England, Turkey, Belgium, Luxembourg, South Africa and Malaysia. The first production aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2013.

Model Scale; 1:72Dimensions (mm); L644 x W590
Number of Parts: 212Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 5 

Paints Required but not included: (Humbrol )

Revell Colors: 43, 47, 56, 99, 301, 302, 371, 374

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Airfix - BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1 - 1:48 (A05101)

Airfix - BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1 - 1:48 (A05101)

 

First flown on the 21st August 1978, the Sea Harrier FRS1 was the Naval version of the RAF's Harrier GR3 and the first of the V/STOL fighters to see service with the Royal Navy.
The FRS-1 ("Figher, Reconnaissance, Strike") served in the Falklands War with great distinction. It mainly operated from aircraft carriers positioned within the conflict zone. Its usage in the Falklands War was its most high-profile and importance success, where it was the only fixed-wing fighter available to protect the British Task Force. The Sea Harriers shot down 20 enemy aircraft during the conflict with one loss to enemy fire. They were also used to launch ground attacks.

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L304 x W160
Number of Parts: 78Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 3Flying Hours: 2

Paints required but not included: 11, 19, 33, 61, 53, 56, 85, 94, 130, 159, 171, 165, 166, 123, 163

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - English Electric Lightning - 1:48 (A09178)

Airfix - English Electric Lightning - 1:48 (A09178)

Entering RAF squadron service in 1960, the Lightning represented a quantum leap in capability and performance over the RAF's previous interceptor jets, offering Mach 2+ performance as well as a phenomenal rate of climb. Until its retirement in the 1980s, the Lightning has few rivals for outright speed and climbing ability, however, it did have some shortcomings, most notably its lack of range as well as its limited armament of just two air-to-air missiles.

The Lightning was eventually replaced in 1988, superseded by the more capable and more heavily armed Tornado, but a number survive today in museums, a reminder of one of the RAF's fastest fighter jets of all time.

A) English Electric Lightning F.2A (RAF Germany 1972)

B) English Electric Lightning F.6 (RAF Lincolnshire 1978)

C) English Electric Lightning F.6 (RAF Lincolnshire 1987)

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L350 W220
Number of Parts: 153Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level 3Flying Hours 3

Paints required but not included: (A,B,C) 11, 19, 22, 33, 53, 56, 61, 69, 78, 85, 93, 102, 130, 145, 163, 165, 171, 191, 1321, 1325, (A) 16, 25, 35, (B) 164 (C)60, 166, 167

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Airfix - English Electric Lightning F1, F1A, F2, F3 - 1:48 (A09179)

Airfix - English Electric Lightning F1, F1A, F2, F3 - 1:48 (A09179)

  

Used as the RAF’s primary interceptor for more than two decades, the English Electric Lightning was the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Avon Turbojet engine, pilots often described it as “being saddled to a skyrocket”. The lightning retired from RAF service in the 1980s and was never required to shoot down a hostile aircraft.

A) English electric Lightning F.1A - Firebirds aerobatic team, No.56 Squadron, Royal Airforce Wattisham, Suffolk, England 1963

B) English electric Lightning F.1 - No.74 Squadron, Royal Airforce Coltishall Norfolk, England, 1962

C) English electric Lightning F.1 - training Flight, Royal air Force Binbrook, Lincolnshire England 1980

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L350 W220
Number of Parts: 153Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level 3Flying Hours 3

Paints required but not included: (A,B,C) 11, 19, 33, 53, 56, 69, 85, 93, 102, 130, 145, 155, 165, 171, 186, 191, 1321, 1325, (A)  22, (B) 21, 22 (C) 163, 164. (Pilot) 61, 86, 150, 163

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Airfix - BAe Hawk 100 Series 1:48 A05114

Airfix - BAe Hawk T1A - 1:48 (A05121)

 

The Hawk started life as the T1 trainer. A total of 89 aircraft were converted to T1As to carry two underwing AIM-9L Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and a centre line gun pod. The Royal Navy acquired a dozen Hawk T1/1As from the RAF, for use as aerial targets for the training of ships' gunners and radar operators.

A) No.19 Squadron, Royal Air Force Valley, Isle of Anglesey, Wales, October 2006

B) Naval Flying Standards Flight, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset, England, July 2007

C) No.63 Squadron, No.2 Tatical Weapons Unit / 7 Flying Training School, Royal Air Force Chivenor, Devon, England, 1990

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L247 W197
Number of Parts: 138Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level 3 Flying Hours 2

Paints required but not included: (A/B/C) 11, 27, 33, 53, 61, 85, 86, 103, 130, 147, 165, 166, 1321, 1325, (A/B) 21 (C) 167

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Airfix - English Electric Canberra B2/B20 - 1:48 (A10101A)

Airfix - English Electric Canberra B2/B20 - 1:48 (A10101A)New Tooling

 

The incredible success of the English Electric Canberra jet bomber can be gauged by the length of time it remained in service with the Royal Air Force. With the first Canberras arriving at RAF No.101 Squadron in early 1951, the last photo-reconnaissance PR.9 machines were only withdrawn in 2006 – a remarkable 55 years in service.
When the Canberra entered RAF service in the early 1950’s, it was truly a ground-breaking aircraft in every respect. Possessing performance superior to that of many front line fighter aircraft of the day, the Canberra was capable of flying at speeds and altitudes which make it almost impervious to interception by enemy fighters. Setting a number of world speed and altitude records, the highly capable Canberra was coveted by many of the world’s air forces and became a great export success for the British Aviation industry. The definitive B.2 bomber variant was licence built in Australia, under the designation Canberra B.20.

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L416 x W406
Number of Parts: 182Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 3Flying Hours: 4

Paints required but not included: 11, 22, 29, 33, 34, 53, 56, 61, 85, 86, 99, 163, 164, 166, 1321, 1325

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Gloster Meteor F8 - 1:48 (A09182)

Airfix - Gloster Meteor F8 - 1:48 (A09182)New Tooling

 

Historically, the Gloster Meteor was Britain’s first jet fighter and the only Allied jet aircraft to see service during the Second World War.  The F.8 variant of the Meteor was perhaps the definitive incarnation of this famous aircraft and was the main RAF fighter throughout the 1950’s, until superseded by the Hawker Hunter.
As the first jet aircraft to see service with the Royal Air Force, the Gloster Meteor will always be seen as historically important.  A stable and reliable aircraft, the Meteor soon became outclassed as an air superiority fighter, but the effectiveness of the basic design allowed the aircraft to be used in a variety of other roles.  In combat with MiG 15 fighters over Korea, Royal Australian Air Force Meteors were found to be severely lacking as dogfighters and were to suffer at the hands of this diminutive Soviet fighter.  It was quickly relegated to ground attack duties, where it proved to be extremely effective.

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L287 x W236
Number of Parts: 165Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 3Flying Hours: 3

Paints required but not included: 11, 24, 33, 53, 56, 69, 85, 109, 163, 164, 280

Manufacturers Age Restriction: 8 Years+

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Airfix - Gloster Meteor F8, Korean War - 1:48 (A09184)

Airfix - Gloster Meteor F8, Korean War - 1:48 (A09184)

 

The Gloster Meteor F.8 was a greatly improved version of Britain’s first operational jet fighter and arguably the definitive version of this classic aircraft. Seeing extensive service during the Korean War with No.77 Squadron of Royal Australian Air Force, the Meteor would be engaged in combat with the new Soviet produced MiG 15 jet fighter, which proved to be an extremely capable adversary.

Scheme A - Meteor F8 A77-851 flown Sergeant George Spaulding Hale, No.77 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Kimpo, Korea, March 1953.
Scheme B - Meteor F8 Aircraft A77-854, No.77 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Kimpo, Korea, 1953.
Scheme C - Meteor F8 No.327 Squadron, Ruiten Vier” (Diamonds Four) display team, Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force), Commando Lucht Verdediging (Air Defense Command), Soesterberg Air Base, The Netherlands, 1952.

Model Scale; 1:48Dimensions (mm); L287 x W236
Number of Parts: 165Requires Painting: Yes
Skill Level: 3Flying Hours: 3

Paints required but not included: 11, 33, 53, 56, 69, 85, 109, 121, 250

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