1:48 Mosquito B Mk.IV:PR Mk.IV Plastic Model Kit

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1:48 Mosquito B Mk.IV:PR Mk.IV Plastic Model Kit
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    The versatile Mosquito stood with the Spitfire fighter and Lancaster bomber and earned the respect of British pilots during World War II. In 1939, the De Havilland company envisioned the plane to be an unarmed high-speed bomber, and had experience with the Comet, which was a wooden racing plane. Except for the engine and landing gear, the Mosquito was comprised of wood, offering strategic advantages. The Air Ministry was reluctant to adopt the wooden aircraft, but placed orders for 50 planes in March 1940 for reconnaissance use.

     

    In November 1940, the Mosquito reached speeds of 630km/h during test flights, demonstrating its potential and quickly promoting additional orders of 150 planes. The Mosquito PR Mk.I reconnaissance plane was first deployed in July 1941; the B Mk.IV bomber started deployment in the Spring of 1942. On May 31, 1942, the Mosquitoes led a daylight raid on Caim. In September 1942, the Gestapo headquarters in Oslo was bombed. German officials delivering a daytime speech in Berlin were attacked on January 30, 1943.
     
    These events demonstrated the Mosquito's ability to carry heavy loads and deliver low altitude surprise attacks with accuracy. The camera equipped PR Mk. IV reconnaissance plane discovered the German Battleship Tirpitz in the Artic Circle and scouted V2 rocket facilities. The Mosquitoes performed their duties with minimal losses, displaying their remarkable abilities.
     
    Key Features
    Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in grey
    Ready to assemble precision model kit
    Modelers choose from one of three assembly types before starting
    Includes both pilot and navigator figures
    Highly realistic landing gear
    Detailed cockpit with transmitter, receiver, and gauges
    Accurately re-created bomb bay loaded with four ultra-deadly 225kg bombs
    Bomb bay also houses a sneaky reconnaisance camera
    Extremely detailed instructions included in box
     
    Specs
    Scale: 1/48
    Wingspan: 344mm
    Fuselage Length: 259mm. 
     
    Requires
    Assembly
    Paint
    Hobby Knife
    Cement
     
    DUE TO SMALL PARTS THAT MAY BE SWALLOWED KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN AGE 3 AND YOUNGER.

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    Manufacturer Tamiya America [TAM]
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