RESIN ACCESSORIES FOR PLASTIC KITS

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1/72 B5N2 Kate Wing Fuel Tank Set, for Airfix kit

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129-7401 1/72 8595593126142

The set consists of open wing undersurface fuel tank bays and their covering panels. It has been designed for the Airfix WW2 Japanese carrier bomber aircraft model.

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1/72 B5N2 Kate Cockpit Set, for Airfix kit

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129-7402 1/72 8595593126159

This interior set is tailored to fit the new Airfix WW2 Japanese B5N2 Kate carrier bomber aircraft model. The set contains a new cockpit floor, bulkheads, instrument panel, pilot’s seat and rear gunner’s ammo boxes. The instrument panel comes with a pre-printed film with instrument faces.

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1/72 B5N2 Kate Wing Fold Ribs, for Airfix kit

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129-7403 1/72 8595593126166

The set consits of all new wing rib structure for both the fixed and folded wing sections. Each of the sections gets two nicely detailed ribs, directly replacing the rather simply looking ones of the original kit. The set also contains the folded wing-to-fuselage supporting struts. Designed to fit the new Airfix model of the WW2 Japanese B5N2 Kate carrier bomber aircraft.

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1/72 B5N2 Kate Type 91 Torpedo Upgrade, for Airfix kit

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129-7404 1/72 8595593126173

This nicely detailed Type 91 torpedo directly replaces the kit’s crudely looking weapon. Although the torpedo was designed for the Airfix’s B5N2 Kate model, it can be used with other models of Japanese WW2 aircraft too.

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1/72 B5N2 Kate Type 99 Bomb (800kg) Upgrade, for Airfix kit

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129-7405 1/72 8595593126180

This detailed replica of the Japanese Type 99 bomb is an easy and direct replacement of the simply-loooking kit part. Made to fit the Airfix B5N2 WW2 Japanese naval bomber model, could be fitted also to another models of WW2 Japanese aeroplanes.

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1/72 B5N2 Kate Type 98 Bomb (250kg) with rack (2 pcs), for Airfix kit

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129-7406 1/72 8595593126197

Two superbly detailed Japanese Type 98 (250kg) bomb replicas come with their underwing racks, none of which is offered in the original kit. Made for the Airfix model of the Japanese WW2 B5N2 Kate carrier bomber, could be fitted to many other models of Jap WW2 aeroplanes.

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1/72 CASA C-212 Wing Flaps, for Special Hobby

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129-7407 1/72 8595593126203

The CASA C-212 cargo and transport aircraft feature double-slotted flap wings giving them excellent STOL capability. This set consists of these double-slotted flaps in their down position and is designed for the Special Hobby kit. It comes also with the wing internal structure and the flap hinges.

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1/72 U-Boot IX Open Front and Rear Torpedo Muzzle Doors, for Revell kit

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129-N72010 1/72 8595593126210

The Revell’s 1/72 U-boot typ IX model features the bow and stern torpedo tubes closed. However, before the torpedoes were launched, the tubes were flooded with water and open. And this set offers detailed resin cast bow and stern torpedo tubes with their muzzle door open. 3D-designed, master pattern parts produced on a 3D printer.

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1/72 U-Boot IX Exterior Set Part I, for Revell kit

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129-N72013 1/72 8595593126227

In the early years of the war, enemy’s submarines would attack and sink solitary ships with their guns while emerged on the surface, thus saving their precious torpedoes. This set brings open deck hatches and open 105mm cannon ammo box. The parts were 3D designed and masters produced on a 3D printer.

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1/72 U-Boot IX Exterior Set Part II, for Revell kit

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129-N72021 1/72 8595593126234

The sub’s conning tower will no doubt benefit from the addition of a rangefinder coupled with a telescope and a manhole hatch which replace the styrene kit items. The new resin cast parts also offer much higher levels of detail. One of the rangefinders offered is the type already in the kit, the other is of a different, later style not featured in the kit.

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1/72 U-Boot IX Flak-Vierling Conversion, for Revell kit

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129-N72023 1/72 8595593126128

During the Second World War, several various AA gun configurations appeared on German submarines. Some of the Type IX as well as the earlier Type VII submarines were armed with the 20mm Flak-Vierling four-barrel guns (Vierling = quadruplet). The Flak-Vierlings were used also on other vessels of the German Kriegsmarine as well as on Wehrmacht’s AFVs. This nicely detailed, 3D-designed set contains resin parts, turned metal gun barrels and a fret of photo-etched parts.

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1/48 Miles M.35 Libelulla 

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129-PLT270 1/48 8595593126135

Before the outbreak of the Second World War, Phillips & Powis Aircraft Ltd. was associated with several general aviation and training aircraft designs. The chief designer, technical director and later also managing director and co-owner of the firm was Frederick George Miles and thus the company designs were produced under his name. In 1943, the firm was renamed to Miles Aircraft Ltd. In the pre-war years and also during the war, several famous training aircraft were produced by the company for the RAF, including such types as the Magister, Master and Martinet. Frederick G. Miles, however, aimed far higher than that and tried to penetrate to large companies´realm and to succeed with military combat aircraft designs as well. The aircraft proposed by Miles were of rather unorthodox design.

In 1941 Miles tasked Ray Bournon with designing a small and light tandem-winged research aircraft, fitted with a pusher propeller and engine in the rear fuselage and the pilot´s cockpit in the front of the fuselage. This plane was to serve as a mock-up for a future proposed carrier-based fighter that should offer excellent forward view for the pilot, needed mainly during the critical phases of the take off, final approach and landing on the carrier. Another advantage of such concept would be that the wing-folding was not needed, saving the weight, increasing the plane´s performance and making its ship-board handling easier. On 1 May  1942, the research aircraft, known as the Miles M.35 or also the Libellula reportedly took off for the first time with the chief-designer himself at the controls (as the Miles´chief test pilot was reluctant to undertake the trials with the craft), but the flight was not a success at all, the plane showed no inclination to leave the ground and escaped a crash by a hair´s breadth. The reason was found in an incorrectly positioned centre of gravity. After this issue was mended, the aircraft proved to fly rather reasonably. Miles immedately approached the Ministry of Aircraft Production and the Admiralty with his concept of a new naval fighter plane, but it was rejected and the firm castigated because the Libellula had been designed and built in secret, without official authority. Miles also proposed a twin-engined, high speed, high altitude bomber aircraft with the same wing layout that should meet the requirements of Specification B11/41. To evaluate the flying characteristics of this bomber and prove the concept, a scaled version, the M.39 was built, known because of its tandem wings also as the Libellula.

This all-resin kit of the unique Libellula research aircraft contains also white-metal undercarriage legs, a sheet of decals and vacuum-formed clear canopy hoods.

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