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1/72 AvantGarde Model Kits (AMK) – IAI Kfir C2/C7

The Kfir (lion cub) is an Israeli development based on the Mirage 5, and can trace it roots back to the Mirage IIIC adapted for Israeli use successfully as a Mach 2 all-weather interceptor with success, but they felt it lacked the loiter time that would be needed if a ground-attack role was to be added its task list. As a result of an arms embargo, Israel built the Nesher, which was then improved further and was suitably different to be renamed as the Kfir. It entered service in 1975, and was almost immediately superseded in the air superiority role when the first F-15s arrived from America.

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1/72 Special Hobby – Fouga CM.170 Magister “German, Finnish and Austrian AF” – [Kit SH 72373]

The successful French Fouga CM.170 Magister lightweight jet trainer found its origins in a powered glider design of all-metal construction called the C.M.8.15 which sported a butterfly style tail empennage and was designed by P.Mauboussin and J.Szydlowski. The final stage of development of the C.M.8.15 glider led to the CM.170 Magister which was designed to meet an Armée de l´Air specification and like the powered gliders which preceded it this also sported a distinctive butterfly-type empennage. Within Europe the Magister was flown by France, Belgium,Germany, Austria and Ireland but there were also many other operators worldwide in Africa, Asia and South America, many of whom were no doubt attracted by its lightweight design and low operating costs.

Continua a leggere 1/72 Special Hobby – Fouga CM.170 Magister “German, Finnish and Austrian AF” – [Kit SH 72373]

1/48 Special Hobby – Fiat Cr.32 Freccia/Chirri – [Kit SN 48182]

The CR.32 was an evolutionary development of an earlier Fiat Biplane fighter, and was thrown into the Spanish Civil War on the side of the Nationalist forces against the i-16s of the Republicans. It was renowned for being nimble, as it could still shoot down more modern monoplanes if handled by an experienced pilot. A product of the early 30s, it was already obsolete by the beginning of WWII, but it remained in service with the Italian Regia Aeronautica until the end of the war where, the remaining airframes in Italian service were relegated to training duties, later replaced by modern al-metal monoplanes such as the Folgore.


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1/32 Special Hobby – Yakovlev Yak-3 “Onward to Berlin!” [Kit N° SH32011]

Introduction


Lighter and smaller than Yak-9 but powered by the same engine, the Yak-3 was a forgiving, easy-to-handle aircraft loved by both novice and experienced pilots and ground crew as well. It was robust, easy to maintain, and a highly successful dog-fighter. Continua a leggere 1/32 Special Hobby – Yakovlev Yak-3 “Onward to Berlin!” [Kit N° SH32011]

1/32 Special Hobby – Tempest Mk.V “HI-TECH 2” [Kit N° SH32070]

This review is dedicated to this second release of the Tempest by Spcial Hobby with more resin upgrade, named “High Tech 2”.

Introduction


The Hawker Tempest was a British fighter aircraft primarily used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Second World War.

Continua a leggere 1/32 Special Hobby – Tempest Mk.V “HI-TECH 2” [Kit N° SH32070]