DORA WINGS’ 1/48 VULTEE VENGEANCE Mk.II

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Dean Large takes on the challenge of Dora Wings’ new-tool 1/48 Vultee Vengeance Mk.II dive bomber.

DORA WINGS’ 1/48 VULTEE VENGEANCE Mk.II

Vultee’s A-31 Vengeance was one of several designs intended for the French Armée de l’Air at the beginning of World War Two but was instead operated by the British, US, Australian and Indian Air Forces after the fall of France in 1940. Never a type to win any aviation beauty contests, this pugnacious machine was conceived as a single-engined dive-bomber in a similar vein to the Luftwaffe’s Ju 87. Its wings featured an unusual ‘W’ planform that made the type immediately recognisable, carrying its offensive weapons in a bomb bay and on two wing pylons. While it was capable of excellent accuracy due to its delivery profile, as with the Stuka it was deemed vulnerable to attack by fighters, resulting in the RAF deploying it solely to Southeast Asia, before it was replaced by fighter-bombers.

Vultee Vengeance Mk.II  
By: Dora Wings
Stock Code: DW 48044
Scale: 1/48
Price: £44.95
Available from: Albion Hobbies

DORA WINGS’ 1/48 VULTEE VENGEANCE Mk.II

DORA WINGS’ 1/48 VULTEE VENGEANCE Mk.II

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