Aircraft reviews

Aircraft reviews

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LONG-NOSED FRESCO

Czech company Směr has re-released its 1/72 MiG-17PF, a variant fitted with an Izumrud radar in a distinctive nose radome, known by its NATO callsign of Fresco-D.

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TIP-JET HELO

Brengun has re-released Extratech’s resin and photo-etched (PE) metal SO 1221 helicopter with injection-moulded styrene rotor blades replacing the original cast parts and a new decal sheet.

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SWEPT-WING SOVIET

Eduard’s MiG-15bis Fagot returns as a ProfiPACK edition containing pre-coloured photo-etched metal interior components, pre-cut painting masks and a wealth of new markings options in addition to the basic styrene.

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AFRICAN TRAVELLER

Dekno has a reputation for unusual subjects, and its resin British Aircraft Eagle 2 (the only kit of the type) is no exception.

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DEMONSTRATION WARTHOG

This latest iteration of Revell’s 1/72 A-10 Thunderbolt (itself a re-boxed Italeri kit) is labelled as a C-version to reflect upgrades to US Air Force airframes under the Precision Engagement Modification Program.

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NIGHT-FIGHTING INTRUDER

Dornier’s Do 217 heavyweight night-fighter is receiving plenty of attention from ICM, which has followed the N-version with the earlier J-subtypes.

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BLACK MIKE

Airfix has followed its Royal Navy FG.1 with an RAF boxing, complementing the recent FGR.2 version (see Issue 96, November 2018).

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HELO WARRIOR

Revell has repackaged Academy’s gorgeous OH-58D Kiowa Warrior with new markings but it is otherwise unchanged from the original.

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GLOBAL MUD-MOVER

This is Eduard’s second weekend-series boxing of its MiG-21MF fighter bomber and, like its predecessor, features two colourful schemes.

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LEATHERNECK SABRES

This is the first of two Fury kits from Kitty Hawk and represents the FJ-2 variant, as used by the US Marine Corps and several Naval Reserve units.