Airfix A02005C RAF Red Arrows Hawk Military Plastic Model Kit (1:72 Scale)
Thrilling Airshow audiences all over the world, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows aerobatic display team celebrated their 50th display season in 2014. Their distinctive Hawk T.1 jets are some of the most famous aircraft in the world. Acting as airborne ambassadors for Great Britain, the Red Arrows perform a punishing schedule of displays all over the world, effectively displaying the precision and professionalism of the modern Royal Air Force. Following the completion of the teams 50th display season in 2014, the distinctive Hawks of the Red Arrows are now wearing a smart new livery, which enthusiasts will be seeing at events all over the UK, throughout the 2016 display season.
Developed as a small, lightweight and manoeuvrable fighter, the Folland Gnat was never accepted into RAF service in that role. However, after being re-designed with two seats, it found its niche as a superb trainer and its small size and excellent aerobatic capability made it a natural choice for the RAF's aerobatic teams. The Yellow Jacks first used the Gnat to great effect, before the Red Arrows used it as their first aircraft. Designed by W.E.W Petter, the Gnat entered RAF service in 1962 giving trainee pilots the perfect first experience of fast jets before they moved onto the Hunters and Lightnings they would fly on front line duties. Eventually the introduction of the Hawk jet trainer meant the end for the Gnat and they were phased out of RAF service in the late 1970s. A large number were however passed to private operators where they still continue to be displayed at air shows.
Airfix 1:48 Scale Red Arrows 50th Display Season Gift Set
Red Arrows 50th Display Season Gift Set, 1:48A50159Flying the Folland Gnat 50 years ago to the BAe Hawk of today, the Red Arrows have displayed in two of the great traineraircraft of the last half-century. This set celebrates both these aircraft and the 50th Display Season of the Red Arrows.Paint Scheme - Red Arrows BAe Hawk and Folland GnatAirfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushes.Scale: 1:48Flying Hours: 2Skill: 2Scale: 1:48Dimensions (mm): L247/232 x W197/253Number of Parts: 125/93
Airfix A55202B RAF Red Arrows Hawk Military Plastic Model Kit Gift Set (1:72 Scale)
The dual control BAE Hawk T. Mk.1 is the RAF's advanced trainer and has been used by the Red Arrows since 1979. The aircraft is essentially the same as those flown by RAF Advanced Training Students with the exception of the smoke generators and a slightly uprated engine giving a faster response time to changes of power setting.
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Airfix RAF Red Arrows Hawk 1/72 | The Inner Nerd
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A slightly longer, but combined, video showing both assembly & painting of Airfix's 1/72 scale RAF Red Arrows Hawk Starter Kit in 2016 display scheme.
Overall a great little kit offering the same level of exterior detail as many much more expensive kits from Airfix.
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Paint: Humbrol Enamel (#) & Tamiya Acrylic (X & XF)
Music: Gregoire Lourme