HobbyBoss 1/48 A-1A Ground Attack fighter- Brazilian Air Force
This is the HobbyBoss 1/48 AMX (A1-1 in the Brazilian Air Force). It is a subsonic attack aircraft, powered by a single non-afterburning turbofan produced by the Italian-Brazilian consortium AMX International, with Embraer as the brazilian participant company.
Today, this version is being replaced by the "M" variant, which has an improved avionics/software package. Initial aircraft were delivered in the late eighties.
This particular kit depicts an aircraft flown from Santa Maria AFB, (1/10 Aviation Group) in the tactical reconnaissance missions, plus the regular ground attack role.
The weathering is minimum, since these machines are usually kept clean.
The kit box contains some PE for the interior and rubber tires. No issues or putty was needed, except a little at the wings roots.
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