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Airfix has released its new tool Hawker Sea Fury FB11 “Export Edition” model kit in 1/48 scale.

The kit (A06106) represents “the last in an illustrious line of Hawker piston engined fighters” which went on to serve in Holland, Australia and Canada, becoming one of the fastest propeller driven aircraft ever produced.

The offering reportedly boasts three livery options: “Scheme 1: VW645 Sydney August 1955; Scheme 2: FB11 803 Squadron Royal Canadian Navy 1948; Scheme 3: Sea Fury FB. MK50 no860 Squadron Royal Dutch Navy – Aerobats.”

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Airfix has released their new tool model kit of the Hawker Sea Fury FB.II in 1/48 scale.

As previously reported, the new kit (A06105) is said to allow builders to select from a variety of options, including flying and static configurations, folded or extended wings and equipment ranging from bombs and 3-inch rocket projectiles to 90 gallon drop tanks and an underwing camera pod. A Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) pack will also be included to represent the aid given to heavily armed Sea Furys as they attempted to take off from the relatively short decks of British Aircraft carriers.

Marking options represent WJ236 of No.801 NAS and VR930, currently operated by Royal Navy Historic Flight of Yeovilton.

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Airfix has released new details on their upcoming new tool 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury FB.II, including livery options and a look at the finished product.

As previously reported, the kit was developed with assistance from drawings, reference books and photographs as well as advanced LIDAR scan data which “uses light from a laser to accurately map the surface of the subject aircraft in three dimensions”. The result will reportedly allow builders to select from a variety of options, including flying and static configurations, folded or extended wings and equipment ranging from bombs and 3-inch rocket projectiles to 90 gallon drop tanks and an underwing camera pod. A Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) pack will also be included to represent the aid given to heavily armed Sea Furys as they attempted to take off from the relatively short decks of British Aircraft carriers.

The newly released build images show the model wearing the colors of FB.II WG629 of No.807 NAS as it appeared during the summer of 1952 while deployed in the Mediterranean. The kit will include marking options for WJ236 of No.801 NAS and VR930, currently operated by Royal Navy Historic Flight of Yeovilton.

The kit is currently slated for release in November. Click below to check out additional photos.

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After receiving the first component frames, the Airfix development team has constructed the first test build of their upcoming 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury.

The process is part of a detailed evaluation that will cover every aspect of the tooling as well as the fit and finish of individual parts to determine if further refinements are needed. As a result, a number of pre-production photos have been released which can be seen below.

As previously reported, the new kit will reportedly allow builders to select from a variety of options, including flying and static configurations, folded or extended wings and equipment ranging from bombs and 3-inch rocket projectiles to 90 gallon drop tanks and an underwing camera pod. A Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) pack will also be included to represent the aid given to heavily armed Sea Furys as they attempted to take off from the relatively short decks of British Aircraft carriers.

The new Sea Fury kit is currently slated for release in September 2017.

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