Airfix releases new Hawker Tempest and de Havilland Mosquito kits

Published on: 28th February 2023

The new finely detailed 1:72 scale Airfix Hawker Tempest and de Havilland Mosquito kits are rated as skill level 2.

With the 1:72 scale new tooled Hawker Tempest Mk.V only being released early last year, this year Airfix presents the Post War variant of the Hawker Tempest Mk.V.

The Hawker Tempest Mk.V had its first flight on 2nd September 1942. With its lighter frame and powered by a massive 24-cylinder Napier sabre engine, this fighter aircraft’s performance was spectacular.

This kit includes 72 crisply detailed parts, featuring two new schemes to create a Post War variant of the Hawker Tempest Mk.V. It also features Post War Drop Tanks for increased range and Stub-less Cannons.

Ranked at skill level 2, this classic kit is relatively simple to assemble and provides stunning detail for 1:72 scale. The overall length of the kit when built measures 143mm with a wingspan of 174mm.

Scheme A features the Hawker Tempest Mk.V Post War Aircraft flown by Leader H ‘Poppa’ Ambrose DFC, Commanding Officer No.26 Squadron, Royal Air Force Gatow, Germany, 1946. Scheme B is the Hawker Tempest Mk.V Post War, No.80 Squadron, Royal Airforce Wunstorf (formerly Advanced Landing Ground B-11) Germany, 1946.

The photo reconnaissance variant of the famous de Havilland Mosquito PR.XVI has also been released. This kit includes new parts to create the famous PR variant, along with its striking and vibrant schemes, replacing the bomb bay with a smooth bomb bay door, camera lens clear parts and a drilling jig locator to provide accuracy and ease when drilling specified areas.

This kit includes 142 finely moulded parts, rated at skill level 2, a perfect challenge to enter the larger 1:72 scale range. Measuring a total length of 174mm and a wingspan of 229mm, the de Havilland Mosquito PR.XVI takes centre stage in any of the Photo Reconnaissance Schemes included.

The Schemes included are: Scheme A – de Havilland Mosquito PR.XVI, No.60 Squadron South African Air force, San Savero, Province of Foggia, Italy, January 1945.

Scheme B – de Havilland Mosquito PR.XVI, 635th Bomb Squadron, 25th Bomb Group, 325th Photographic Wing, United States Army Air Force, Royal Air Force Watton, Norfolk, England, September 1944.


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