Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 12:00 PM UTC
Revell of Germany are to release two 1/28th fighters from the Great War era.
The SPAD XIII, and the Sopwith Camel are due out in February and March.
The Sopwith Camel was the most successful British fighter and reconnaissance aircraft of the First World War. Many of its pilots achieved the status of "Ace" during aerial combat. The most famous amongst these was the Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown. More than 5,500 "Camels" were delivered and achieved a total of 1,294 kills in aerial combat.
Item No - 04747
Scale - 1/28
Release date - 03/2014
A large model with detailed engine, cockpit with instrument panel.
2 crew figures.
The SPAD XIII is one of the Allies most successful fighter aircraft of the FirstWorld War. After faults were eliminated in the spring of 1918 this sturdily built aircraft possessed very good dive characteristics and was fast and agile at altitudes above 1000 meters (3000 ft). The SPAD XIII was powered by the new Hispano-Suiza engine, a water-cooled in-line engine developing 220 bhp and was able to reach 2,000 meters (6000 feet) in 5½ minutes. Its armament consisted of 2 Vickers MG. Nine French factories produced around 7300 of these aircraft. In total 80 French fighter squadrons and 15 Squadrons of the U.S. Air Force equipped with the SPAD XIII stood opposite the German Air Force at end of the War.
Item No - 04730
Scale - 1/28
Release date - 02/2014
- Structured surfaces with rib detail
- Detailed V-8 engine
- Moveable wheels and propeller
- Detailed cockpit with pedals, seat and control column
- Exhaust pipe
- Instrument panel
- Two Vickers MG
- Detailed undercarriage
- Yarn for wing bracing
- Pilot figure
- 2 Ground crew figures
- Decal Set for 2 American versions
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