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1/48 Limited Edition

HAWK Mk.66 “SWISS AIR FORCE”
Item No:89784


Length: 242mm (Image shows assembled and painted model.) ※Click to enlarge


【 Flying Above the Alps 】 Since its first flight in 1974, the Hawk has been used by the RAF as a training/light combat aircraft. The Adour 151 turbofan engine which has a 2,360kg maximum takeoff weight was fitted to the 11m long, 5.7 tons lightweight fuselage. In addition to the 30mm gun pod, the Hawk could carry up to 3 tons of ordnance such as AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles. The Hawk which has been operated by 16 countries as well as the Swiss Air Force featured an economical design which had a sturdy fuselage with excellent maneuverability. The Swiss Air Force chose the Hawk Mk.66 which had an improved engine output and used them as advanced trainers. Deployment of the 20 ordered Hawks began in 1990, and with their excellent flying ability and great capability of ordnances, they were widely used in air-to-air and air-to-ground attack roles until their retirement in 2002.

【 About the Model 】 1/48 scale plastic assembly kit of the Hawk Mk.66 “Swiss Air Force”. Length: 242mm, Height: 197mm. ★The compact fuselage has been richly reproduced. ★Photo-etched parts to depict instrument panels and rear view mirrors are included for a sharper finish. ★Accessories such as gun pod, drop tank, Sidewinder missiles also included. ★Both canopy and airbrake can be reproduced in either an open or closed state. ★Landing gear wheels feature a realistic tire shape to highlight the aircrafts weight. ★Includes 2 metal pilot figures which work as aircraft's nose weight. ★Includes high quality Cartograf markings to depict a Swiss Air Force aircraft, 3 RAF aircraft, and a RNAS aircraft. Aircraft parts are product of Italeri.
Package


■Rear View
The compact fuselage was painted in red and white to enhance their in-flight visibility.


■Gun Pod
The unique, powerful form of the 30mm gun pod has been realistically reproduced.


■Pilot Figures & Photo-Etched Parts
Two metal pilot figures & photo-etched parts for instrument panels and rear view mirrors are included.



RAF, 4th Flying Training Sqn,
Valley, 2001



RNAS, FRADU
Yeovilton, 1998



RAF, 2nd Tactical Weapons Unit,
Chivenor, 1981
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[Painting & Marking Example] Main Colors:TS-26 Pure White, TS-8 Italian Red, AS-26 Light Ghost Grey

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