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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA2317
Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIF Diecast Model
RAF No.68 Sqn, ND211, Fairwood Common Airfield, England, May 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIF   7"   9.75"


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In January 1943 the new Beaufighter VI arrived for the 68 Squadron at Coltishall. In February 1944 the squadron moved to Coleby Grange and on to Fairwood Common (The Gower) two months later in late March. On May 15th 1944 at about 0200 hours Czech born Miroslav Jan Mansfeld and Flg. Off. Slavomil Janacek destroyed 2 Do-217's over the English Channel while flying Beaufighter ND211 WM-K. In June 1944, 68 Squadron left Fairwood Common and in July 1944 the Beaufighter VI was replaced by the De Havilland Mosquito.

Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIF

Designed to counter the growing threat of the Luftwaffe, the British Bristol Beaufighter—known as "Beau"—first flew on July 17th, 1939. The rugged Beaufighter had two-speed supercharged radial engines mounted well ahead of the wing leading edges. The cockpit was located in the snub nose, which gave the pilot an excellent forward view. A navigator, wireless operator and rear gunner were positioned in a rear cupola. The Beau's premier role was as a nightfighter, but it was also used as a long-range fighter and developed into an antishipping and ground attack cannon rocket-firing fighter, torpedo plane and tactical bomber.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale Bristol Beaufighter is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal with a large thick solid metal wing and stubby nose. The fuselage features four 20mm cannon ports with vents for spent shell casings, simulated fabric stretched control surfaces and removable canopies that open to reveal pad-printed instrument panels, control yoke and side-mounted equipment. The wing has six gun ports on the leading edge and seamlessly-blended engine nacelles and cooling fins on each cylinder head. Variants in the series include the TF.Mk.X torpedo fighter with removable torpedo, the night fighter Mk.IF with "herringbone" antenna and the all-weather/night attack Mk.VIF with its "thimble-nose" radome.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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