March 8, 2013 in Aviation
Here are some shots of my Academy 1/48 Avia S-199 built a couple of years ago.I removed the wing flaps and ailerons in order to position them in a more lifelike way and added a few details inside the office other than that it is OOB .The avia wasn’t a particularly succesful aircraft being a combination of the Me 109 airframe and the engine from the He 111 the Junkers Jumo 211f , kind of like taking a Ferrari and putting a tractor engine in it, but in the early days of the IAF there was little choice and the incredibly brave pilots, mostly ex RAF and USAF made it perform well.
I will post more from my IAF collection in the coming days and weeks ,mostly the usual stuff we have all seen before but also one or two more unusual examples.As my interest in the Israeli airforce grew I realised that you can by random kits of late and post WW11 aircraft and find that the Israeli’s probably flew it at some point,including Spits ,Mossies, Mustangs even B17s.
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2 additional images. Click to enlarge