A new 1/72 resin set from Freightdog Models converts Revell’s Hunter F.6 or FGA.9 into the P.1109A, as CHRIS CLIFFORD discovers.
If you’re a fan of the beautiful Hawker Hunter – but want to build a decidedly different example – Freightdog Models has the answer. Its new resin conversion, designed to fit Revell’s 1/72 kits, allows representation of the radar-nosed P.1109A airframe operated by the Royal Aircraft Establishment in the early 1960s. The set is designed to be used in conjunction with Freightdog’s new decal package, British Testing Colours, which offers markings for P.1109A WW598, in an overall blue scheme with white trim and AERO FLIGHT RAE BEDFORD titles. The airframe was an aerodynamic test bed for the P.1109B, which would have sported the radar nose and fielded Firestreak missiles.
The resin pieces, costing £9.50, include a new nose with integral undercarriage bay, an F.6 tailcone (if marrying to Revell’s FGA.9), mainwheels, a combined nosewheel and leg, and wing leading edges/tips for a ‘straight-wing’ configuration. Available direct from Freightdog Models.
Above: Hunter P.1109A seen wearing its later Royal Aircraft Establishment scheme of white and blue. (Key Collection)