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Discuss WWII and the era directly before and after the war from 1935-1949.
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IMAM Ro. 57bis
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United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 05:52 AM UTC

Here's a look at Special Hobby's excellent short-run 1:48 kit of this unusual Italian WW2 dive-bomber.

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United Kingdom
Joined: January 16, 2007
KitMaker: 1,226 posts
AeroScale: 640 posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 09:20 AM UTC
Entirely agree with this, it's a very nice kit, and a welcome change from the usual stuff. One small word, though. Structurally, it's a Ro.57bis - the dive brakes are included on the etched fret and are lovely. But the armament remains that of the basic Ro.57 - a pair of machine guns. I can't find the extra 20mm cannon anywhere, and it's the devil of a job to find references on the Interweb too.

Nonetheless, well worth getting if you like something esoteric.