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Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 06:42 PM GMT+7
Hot on the heels of Classic Airframes latest 1/48th offerings of the Venom, Revell have just released a 1/32nd scale De Havilland Sea Venom FAW-22 for those of you who like to model a bit bigger.
D.H. SEA VENOM FAW.22/Venom NF.3
Scale -1:32nd
Release date - 08/2007
No. of parts - 148
Length - 347 mm
Wingspan - 412 mm
Skill Level - 5
Price - 14.99

This kit is a former Matchbox mould and contains,
- 2 pilot figures
- Detailed D.H. Ghost engine with propelling nozzle
- Tail unit with separate vertical rudder
- Auxiliary tanks
- Wings can be modelled in folded mode
- Optionally equipped with rockets
- decals for 2 Royal Navy and RAF versions.

History
The Sea Venom was the navalised version of the Venom NF.2 two-seat night-fighter. The necessary navalisation modifications for use on the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers included folding wings, a tail hook and strengthened undercarriage. The first prototype made its first flight in 1951, and began carrier trials that same year. A further two prototypes were built.
The final Royal Navy variant of the Sea Venom was the FAW.22 and it was powered by the De Havilland Ghost 105 engine. Thirty-nine of this type were built in 1957/58. Some were later fitted out with the De Havilland Firestreak air-to-air missile.
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Cool Thanks for the news Andy. Do you think this is a case of one-up-manship from Revell? The whole bigger is better deal? Rudi
AUG 26, 2007 - 02:19 AM
Howdy fellas, This is {as already stated} a re-release of the early Matchbox offering, but great news nonetheless for big scale enthusiasts such as myself. And especially fortunate for those wanting to build this kit since, as I've seen recently, the old Matchbox kit was fetching rather silly prices on Evilbay..... Now, which campaigns would this kit fit............... Tread.
AUG 26, 2007 - 10:00 AM
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