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2012년 6월 27일 수요일

HASEGAWA PLASTIC HOBBY MODEL KIT 1/48 F86F-35 Sabre Skyblazer Limited Edition

1/48 F86F-35 Sabre Skyblazer Limited Edition

The F-86 Sabre was the U.S. Air Force's successor to the legendary P-51 Mustang and its first jet-powered fighter. The prototype XP-86 first flew on October 1st, 1947. The first production version, the F-86A, was armed with six .50 cal. (12.7mm) machine guns and could carry two 1,000 lb. bombs r sixteen 5-in. rockets. This armament configuration was essentially unchanged through all major models of the Sabre.

In December of 1950, the F-86A entered combat in Korea. At the same time the F-86E was just entering production. This variant was powered by a J47-GE-27 engine delivering up to 2,760kg of thrust, and featured a new, moving tail. It entered service in Korea in May of 1951 and replaced the F-86A there by the end of 1952.

Combat again t the MiG-15 showed that the Soviet fighter was somewhat superior, particularly at higher altitudes, though better pilots gave the U.S. the edge in the kies. Nevertheless, this combat experience was put to use in the F-86F. the definitive version of the Sabre. First flying in March of 1952 this version had the new "6-3" wing, so-called because it was Iengthened 6-inche at the root, and 3-inches at the tip over the F-86E.

The leading edge slats were also removed. These changes raised the stall speed of the aircraft, making for faster takeoffs and landings, but significantly improved the Sabre's high-altitude performance. Now with a firm upper hand over the Mig, the Sabre went on to rack up an impressive 14 to 1 kill-to-Ioss ratio over the Soviet fighter.

<About the Skyblazers>
The Skyblazers, formed in 1949, were an aerobatic demonstration unit attached to the Fighter Bomber Command of Umted States Armed Forces Europe (USAFE). First outfitted with F-84 Thunderjets, they switched over to F-86 Sabres in 1954 upon their transfer to the 48th Fighter
Bomber Wing at Chaumont AFB in France. Performing in air shows and other demonstrations throughout Europe, the Skyblazers were flying F-1OO Super Sabres at the time of their disbandment in 1962.

DATA: F-86F-30
Crew: One
Wingspan: 11.31m
Length: 11.44m:
Height: 4.49m
Maximum take-off weight: 9,230kg
Engine: J47-GE-27(2,680kg thrust)
Max Speed: 1,118km/h at sea level
FIxed armament: 12.7mm machine gun x 6

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HASEGAWA PLASTIC HOBBY MODEL KIT 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109F-4 TROP/R1 w/ Gun Pack

1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109F-4 TROP/R1 w/ Gun Pack

According to a Luftwaffe manual from May 1941, the Bf109F series consisted of the F-1 and F-2 models, powered by the high-octane fueled DB601N engine, and the F-3 and F-4 models, which were powered by the DB601E using regular fuel. The F-4 model featured further variants, the R1 and R7 types, respectively, which were equipped with MG 151 (15mm) gunpacks under each wing. Wartime
photographic records confirm the presence of several F-4s equipped with MG151/20 (20mm) gunpacks in the Rl/R7 configuration serving with Jagdgeschwader 52 on the Eastern Front. There is also a photographic record of F-4Trop (Bf109F with modifications for operations in tropical or desert climates) aircraft similarly equipped. A recently discovered photograph from 1942 also
confims service with JG 52 of an F-4Trop fitted out with the gunpacks, which Luftwaffe personnel commonly referred to as "gondola" ("gondel" in German), after the resemblance of their shape to that of the famed Venetian pole boats.
 The aircraft in this photo is emblazoned with a well-known unit insignia depicting a Spitfire-like aircraft grabbed in mid-flight over the English Channel by a giant fist. A rare color photo shows another Bf109F with this unit featuring the same unit insignia on its cowling. From the photographic evidence, Hasegawa can determine that the paint scheme of the aforementioned F-4Trop featured an
all-yellow cowling and rudder, with the "snared Spitfire" insignia painted just after the yellow fuselage band. Photos also show considerable grime buildup under the wings around the gunpacks, probably as a result of gunpowder flash from the latter.
 The MG151/20 gunpack-equipped Bf109Fs began service with JG 52 from mid-1942, with the type increasingly sent to the Eastern Front after that, apparently to counter the heavily armored Soviet IL-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft. On June 22, 1942, an F-4/R1 piloted by I.(first squadron)/JG 52
commander Hauptmann Helmut Benneman shot down a Soviet twin-engined Pe-2 bomber, marking JG 52's 2000th enemy aircraft destroyed. Over the subsequent two weeks, I./JG 52 racked up another 100 enemy aircraft destroyed against a loss of only three of their own.

Data: Bfl09F-4
Engine: DB601E (1350ps, using regular fuel)
Length: 8.94m
Wingspan: 9.924m
Height: 3.2m (in level flight)
Max takeoff weight: 2740kg
Armament: MG151 (15mm)automatic cannon X 1 (or MG151120(20mm)automatic cannon X 1),cowling-mounted MG 17(7.92mm) X 2.

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HASEGAWA PLASTIC HOBBY MODEL KIT 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8 with Bv246 Hagelkorn

1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8 with Bv246 Hagelkorn

The V1 proto type of the aircraft that eventually became the legendary Fw190 fighter made its first successful flight in June 1939. However, the ducted spinner with which it was fitted proved to be problematic. These issues were resolved for the first production model with some design refinement of the cooling area, and powering the airframe wIth a BMW801C radial engine fitted with a forced-air-cooling fan in Its front. After testIng at the Luftwaffes Rechlin proving ground in 1940, the first Fw190A-1 aircraft were send to Jagdgeschwader 26 in France, which traded in its Bf109Fs for the new fighters. In September 1941, the Fw190 provided a nasty surprise to the RAF pilots of the Spitfire Mk.V, which had until then been the undisputed king of the European skies.

The Fw190A-8 carried four MG151/20(20mm) cannon in its wings and, similar to the A-7 model, carried two MG131(l3mm) cannon in its cowling. Upgraded versions carried a FuG16ZY radio set and FuG25a IFF (Identify Friend or Foe) gear. A cylindrical multipurpose tank which could be used to support the GM-1 nitrous oxide injection power boost system was located directly behind the cockpit. An ETC501 ordnance rack capable of carrying a 500kg bomb or a 300-liter drop tank was fitted under fuselage. As an option, the Fw190A-8/R1 model could be fitted with two more MG151/20(20mm) cannon in gunpacks mounted under the wing. The R2 featured two MK108(30mm) cannon mounted in the wings, while the R3 carried two Mk103 (30mm) cannon, but mounted under the wings. It was also possible to fit 21cmBR air-to-air rocket racks under each wing.

While primary testing for the Bv246 Hagelkorn (Hailstone) guided glide bomb was done on He111, Ju88, and Ju188 bomber, it has also been known for some time that an Fw190 long believed to be an A-5 model was also tested for deployment of the weapon. However, research in recent years has discovered that the test Fw190 was actually an A-8 model, with photographic evidence showing this aircraft fitted with a Bv246 painted in camouflage scheme.

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2012년 6월 12일 화요일



- Reproduction of HMS Warspite of brilliant exploit In indian Ocean during 1942
- Reproduction of main armament and weapons in brass material
- premium detail parts Included - wooden deck, chain, dry decal

This kit may be issued late of June 2012.
Product by ACADEMY in Korea

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2012년 6월 5일 화요일



Taking advantage of captured German data regarding swept-wing technology, North American designed the F-86 Sabre for the U.S. Air Force shortly after the Second World War. First flown on October 1, 1947, the F-86 was intended for use as a dive bomber or an escort fighter. A powerful thrust afterburning General Electric J47-GE-17B powerplant, capable of producing 7,500 lb of thrust, gave the Sabre the ability to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 1, The F-86 saw extensive use during the Korean War, where it was matched up against tfeared Soviet designed MIG-I5. Combat experience quickly pointed out the Sabre's limited maneuverability, and the F-86F, with new redesigned and lengthened "6-3" wings, was deyeloped. This new version, combined with the superior training and experience of American pilots, allowed the F-86 to regain oontrol of the Korean skies and maintain an enormous advantage over the MIG-I5.

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