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Airfix Folland Gnat 1:48

June 9, 2021 · in Aviation · 11 · 2.6K

My first Airfix kit, wil do more for sure! The base is from a Bandai kit.

The Folland Gnat was a small, swept-wing British subsonic jet trainer and light fighter aircraft developed by Folland Aircraft for the Royal Air Force, and flown extensively by the Indian Air Force. The Gnat was designed by W.E.W. Petter as a development of the private venture Folland Midge and first flew in 1955. Its design allowed its construction without specialized tools by countries not highly industrialized. Although never used as a fighter by the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Gnat T.1 trainer variant was widely used.

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  1. Really nice-looking Gnat, Jon (@jonklytle). The new Airfix kits are really nice, and the 1/48 Gnat is one of the really good ones.

  2. Fine metal finish!

  3. Great Gnat, Jon!
    I have the same kit, looking forward to build it!

  4. Oh, that's so nice! Great job on that Gnat Jon! 🙂

  5. Nicely done ,looks great on the stand.

  6. Nice work on this. If you stick to "new Airfix" kits, you'll be a happy modeler.

  7. Lovely little Gnat, definitely liked.

  8. Beautiful Gnat in metal, Jon.
    Those recent Airfix kits are indeed very nice to build.

  9. What a nice Gnat, Jon.

    BTW, I am interested in seeing your Cosmo Zero Alpha 2.

    • here you go Alan !

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  10. That's a nice clean build! I like it.

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