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Aircraft reviews

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TRAINING SCENE

ICM has combined its delightful Bü 131D (32030) with its three-figure German Luftwaffe Cadets set (32103) for a quick and easy diorama of crew preparing for a training mission.

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HEAVY TWIN

Special Hobby has re-released the Azur Vautour in its original format as an Israeli Air Force IIN variant, with the same components and markings.

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STEALTHY HOVERING

Modellers wanting to build the B-variant of Lockheed’s F-35 must feel like they’re waiting for a bus: nothing for years, then three arrive at the same time!

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KAMIKAZE TRAINER

Brengun has continued its fascinating range of quarter-scale Ohka flying bombs with the two-seat Kai variant, which was used as a trainer.

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REGIONAL PROPLINER

Airfix’s Vintage Classics series now includes aircraft subjects and one of the first re-releases is the lovely 1959 Heron Mk.II, with markings for the original Jersey Airlines livery.

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WIDEBODY CARRIER

This new-tool offering from Zvezda is the first 1/144 scale model kit of the Airbus A350-1000 airliner, representing the longer version with a greater passenger capacity and extended range over the A350-900.

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SOVIET-SUPPLIED SWALLOW

ICM’s 1/32 Polikarpov I-16 Type 10 returns, this time representing fighters nicknamed ‘Lastochka’ (Swallow) by its Chinese Nationalist operators between 1938-39.

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SPECIAL OPS 'WOKKA-WOKKA'

Italeri’s CH-47 has been around since 1995, and this Revell re-boxing features the former’s US Army’s Special Operations MH-47E, with an option for an RAF HC.3 machine.

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LAPLAND BOMBER

ICM’s delightful Do 17 is back, this time in Finnish markings.

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'EMIL' RETURNS

This styrene-only Weekend Edition of Eduard’s 1/48 Bf 109E-3 comprises three runners common to the firm’s ‘family’ of quarter-scale Bf 109Es, but Runner C represents cannon-fitted wings and Runner F the early-style canopy, replaced by a squarer design on E-4s onwards.