September 15, 2014 in Aviation
Hi, here are pictures from my C.202, done this afternoon outside: It was build some years ago and is still one of my most favorite kits.
The “new” monoplane fighters, developed for the Regia Aeronautica in the late 1930s had
all one in common, by the time these aircrafts were introduced, they were all obsolete.
All were fitted with bulky radial engines, with less power as inline engines like the RR Merlin
or the DB 601 in the 109. Open cockpits and no real firepower doesn t help.
Later, the Italien aircraft industry was able to produce the Daimler Benz inline engines under license. This solved the engine problem. The C.202 were high prized by it s pilots, but they were never enough. Later these aircrafts were further developed with the more powerful DB 605 engine and …more weapons.
All Maccis were constructed by Mario Castoldi ( This is the “C” in the name) had all a asymetric feature, one wing was smaller ! To overcome the torque from the propeller !
Look at the pics.
This is a tyical Hasegawa kit, perfect mouldings and a good fit. It was build out of the box.
The camouflage was sprayed freehand with ModelMaster colours. In my opinion, the best
around, did some tryouts with Xtrcolours, but MM is way better to “handle”
The markings are from the 363°Squadriglia, 150° Gruppo, 53°Stormo, Regia Aeronautica
( its always good, to save the instructions 😉
I hope you like it
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