NEW YEAR TREATS FROM ACADEMY

NEW YEAR TREATS FROM ACADEMY

South Korean kit wizard Academy has interesting releases due for February and March 2022. Let’s take a look…

NEW YEAR TREATS FROM ACADEMY

Academy’s forthcoming kits represent examples of fixed- and rotary-wing aviation, and they are:

PKAY12339 RAF B-25C/D "European Theatre" 1/48 £35.99
This is a re-issue of Accurate Miniatures’ superb kit, with canopy masks included and new decals for the following aircraft:
•    B-25C 41-12806, Mitchell Mk.I, FL218 Nulli Secundus, 180 Squadron, 2nd Tactical Air Force, RAF Foulsham, July 1943
•    B-25D Mitchell Mk.II, FW172, 180 Squadron, 2nd Tactical Air Force, RAF Dunsfold, August 1944
•    B-25D Mitchell Mk.II, FW239, RAF 226 Squadron, May 1944
•    B-25C Mitchell Mk.I, FL684, 180 Squadron, 2nd Tactical Air Force, RAF Foulsham, 1943

NEW YEAR TREATS FROM ACADEMY

NEW YEAR TREATS FROM ACADEMY

PKAY12343 Yakovlev Yak-1 "Battle of Stalingrad" 1/48 £19.99
Another former Accurate Miniatures tooling, the Yak-1 also features canopy masks and a fresh decal sheet with six markings options:
•    Lt Mikhail Dmitrievich Baranov, 183rd IAP, Stalingrad Front, Autumn 1942
•    Lt Lydia Litvjak (first female fighter ace), 296th AIP, Stalingrad, Spring 1943
•    Capt B N Eremin, 296th AIP, Brigadirovka airfield, Ukraine, Winter 1941-42
•    Maj Fedor Ivanovich Shinkarenko, 42nd IAP, Winter 1942
•    1st Lt S M Reshetov, 273rd IAP, 268th IAD, Summer 1942
•    Captured by Luftwaffe 1942

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NEW YEAR TREATS FROM ACADEMY

PKAY12624 CH-47 D/F/J/HC Mk 1 Chinook "4 Nations" 1/144 £12.99
This is a re-boxing of the Revell/Ace Corporation tooling but comes with new decals for six helicopters:
•    US Army CH-47F, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade 2014
•    RAF HC.1, ZA705, 7 Squadron, Task Force BRITFORLEB, Beirut, Lebanon 1983-84
•    RAF HC.1, ZA711, 7 Squadron, Beirut, Lebanon 1983-84
•    Korean Army CH-47D, Aviation Operations Command, 2016
•    JGSDF CH-47J, 2nd Squadron, 12th Brigade, 12th Helicopter Unit, 2020
•    JASDF CH-47J, Air Support Command, Air Rescue Wing, 2009

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NEW YEAR TREATS FROM ACADEMY

PKAY12625 AH-64D/DJ Apache Helicopter 1/144 £8.99
Again, this is the previous Revell/Ace Corporation kit, with AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, M261 2.75in rocket pods and M230E1 chain gun included. The six new schemes are:
•    US Army AH-64D 01-5241, C-1-4 ATKHB "Sidewinders", 4ID, Iraq 2003
•    US Army AH-64D 99-5118, C-1-3 Attack Helicopter Battalion "Vipers", 3ID, Iraq 2003
•    JGDSF Air Training School AH-64DJ JG-4501, JGSDF Camp Akeno 2010

NEW YEAR TREATS FROM ACADEMY

All these kits will be available via the UK importer Bachmann Europe: www.bachmann.co.uk