Special Hobby 1/72 Vickers Vildebeest Mk.IV ‘Perseus Engine Version’ SH72243

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£22.32

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SKU: SH72243 Category:

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Vickers Vildebeest Mk.IV 'Perseus Engine Version'. The prototype of the biplane torpedo bomber Vildebeest took off for the first time in 1928. Even though, it was used by RAF even at the beginning of the World War 2. The last production version was powered by Perseus engine, inside the aerodynamically shaped cowling, driving two or three bladed propeller. This version was designated Vildebeest Mk.IV and it was used not only by RAF but also by RNZAF. Even in 1940 these machines were still used for ship convoy escorts off coast East England. New Zealand used them for anti-submarine patrols in 1941 and only in 1942 these machines were transferred to training units. When the up to date Harvards were delivered the Vildebeests days were over, and eventually struck off charge in 1943. The kit contains plastic parts, photo-etched and resin parts (engine, radiator...). The clear parts are injected. Decals included offer markings for two RAF machines in overall Silver Dope and one camouflaged RNZAF machine. One of the RAF machines in the Vildebeest Mk.IV prototype equipped with wooden two- bladed propeller, the other two machines feature three-bladed metal propellers.

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