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Airfix 1/48 Gannet!!

January 10, 2023 · in News · · 27 Comments

has announced a . With a wing-fold option!

Bye bye CA kit.

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27 responses

  1. This has to be one of the ugliest aircraft ever built, but it looks to be a very nice model

  2. I think I want one!

  3. We live in the golden age of modeling!

  4. Another way to break the bank. Tipped with "Form follows function."
    A double ugly before the double ugly (F-4 Phantom).

  5. Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder, in Fleet Air Arm colours the Gannet is gorgeous, this should be a great kit and a sell out for Airfix. I vaguely remember building a Frog 1/72 scale kit a long, long time ago.

  6. Now that’s one I want immediately!

  7. Ew! You guys can have mine. 🙂

  8. Wow, this is going to sell heaps!

    Now, where is that 1/48 Hampden, Beaufort, Sea Venom, C-47, long nose Blenheim, Boomerang, entire P-40 series, two-seater Fury/Lightning/Hunter, night-fighter/trainer Venom/Meteor, Battle, Scimitar, Sea King, Spitfire Vc, Auster, Beaver, Brewster Buffalo, Skua/Roc, Seafox, Baltimore, Lysander, Harvard... I have no doubt a few of the above will be seen from Airfix in a while.

  9. How does something that ugly actually fly?
    That kit will make more than a few Christmas wish lists, looks impressive.

  10. Not the most elegant plane, but I do would like to have on on my shelf for sure.

  11. Somewhat disappointed by this year's lineup...just not many new planes really. I was hoping for a Swift in 1/48 and a Vampire FR5 in 72.
    But i do look forward to the new scheme of the 1/72 Zero. Will the Meteor FR9 in 1/72 only be released for the Airfix club?

  12. State of my FAA plans: Still starting on an old Sea Vixen kit, haven't even got to buy the new Buccaneer, and now have to get the Gannet...

  13. That’s a nice looking kit of a plane in the same Family as the Grumman Avenger and Breguet Alizé . ( besides the strange Engine idea ) I.e. with a Large internal bomb bay. I build in 1/72 otherwise I would get me one. What an amazing amount of Detail this one has !

  14. Thanks for the info, Tom (@tcinla). I can purge the stash of those other Gannet kits that won't hold a candle to this one.

  15. Great to see another FAA release from Airfix. I would love to see them release a Supermarine Scimitar in 1/48.

  16. Finally, the most beautiful designed turbine driven Royal Navy Fairey Gannet is glooming on the horizon. I agree with Spiros: "We live in the golden age of modeling" Can you imagine, what still has to come our way in quarter scale. I would like to mention also, that Airfix is "ON TRACK"
    Regards,Dirk

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