1/72

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LATE-WAR LAVOCHKIN

This late version of Clear Prop’s newly tooled 1/72 Lavochkin La-5 includes a slightly reworked runner compared with the early iteration (CP72014), though the remaining six frames and photo-etched (PE) brass fret are unchanged.

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FLAK SUPPRESSOR

The third iteration of Airfix’s lovely 1/72 Beaufighter TF.X provides parts for a snub- or thimble-nosed airframe, matching this with markings for Royal Canadian Air Force and Portuguese Naval Aviation machines.

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EAST-GERMAN MINE CLEARANCE

This version of Revell’s recent 1/72 T-55A/AM contains new runners E and F for the KMT-6 and EMT-5 mine-clearance systems used by the East German Army.

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AIRFIELD HOT STUFF

Derived from the six-wheeled Saladin/Saracen armoured cars, the Salamander fire tender was a common sight on RAF and RCAF airfields, yet this is the first kit of the type in 1/72.

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BIG-SHOT SHERMAN

The Sherman Firefly Vc is Airfix’s first foray into 1/72 armour in many years and is aimed at all modellers, offering a choice of simplified running gear for beginners or separate suspension, road wheels and link-and-length tracks for those with a few builds under their belt.

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LAPLAND GUSTAVS

SBS Model’s decals offer plenty of choice for fans of Finnish aircraft.

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ROCKET MARKINGS

While stencils for aircraft and helicopters are increasingly common, this isn’t necessarily true for the weapons they carry, but Ze-Ro decals has stepped into this gap with a lovely set of markings for the ubiquitous UB-32-57 rocket pods carried by Croatian Air Force assets between 1994 and 2013.

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AIR BRIDGE SKYTRAINS

Iliad’s superb collection of Berlin Airlift C-47 Skytrains is ideal for those with Airfix’s recent 1/72 offerings as it provides markings for four machines, giving a mix of military- and civilian-registered aircraft.

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FIXED/ROTARY-WING ENSEMBLE

Modellers with Airfix or Special Hobby 1/72 Anson Mk.Is or awaiting the 1/72 Wasp HAS.1 from S&M Models will welcome this collection from Model Art, which offers five and eight schemes respectively for French and British airframes.

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HIND AIRFRAME DATA

Sometimes, adding refinement to a model doesn’t involve resin, photo-etched brass or scratch-building – it relies on aircraft stencilling and this comprehensive product from Eduard provides a complete set of such markings for Zvezda’s recent Mi-24V Hind-E in Russian and English.