De Havilland Sea Venom FAW.21
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- Authentic Sea Venom scale model
- Wings can be assembled extended/folded
- Folding-wing mechanism rendered w/fine detail
- Air intakes accurately represented
- Twin-boom tail made by slide-mold technology
- Realistic jet exhausts reproduced
- Intricate fuselage for Sea Venom FAW.21
- Fuselage possesses metal-skinned appearance
- Delicate arresting hook can be shown stowed for flight or deployed for landing
- Intricate landing-gear bay included
- Crystal-clear canopy can be assembled open/closed
- Landing flaps can be displayed extended/retracted
- Cockpit interior details including pilot's seat and control panel
Cyber Hobby continues to impress with its latest 1/72 scale release this time of a de Havilland Sea Venom. This British aircraft, based on the de Havilland Venom NF.2 night-fighter, was a jet fighter capable of operating from aircraft carriers. To suit this role, it required modifications such as folding wings, a strengthened undercarriage, modified canopy to permit underwater ejection, and a tailhook. The Sea Venom operated as an interceptor with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm. The first version was designated FAW.20 (Fighter, All-Weather), but Cyber Hobby's kit represents the subsequent production version known as FAW.21, which first flew in April 1954. It featured a Ghost 104 engine that produced 22.1kN of thrust, radar system derived from the American APS-57, plus a reshaped canopy that provided a clearer view. Production of the FAW.21 ceased in 1957. Sea Venoms participated in such conflicts as the Suez War of 1956 and Cyprus Emergency of 1958.
This 1/72 scale kit is the fruit of brand new toolings. Naturally, it's extremely well engineered to support convenient and easy assembly. This engineering excellence is made manifest in numerous parts produced with the aid of slide molds. Panel lines are sharply and accurately delineated using laser crafting, while the streamlined form of the fuselage and twin-boom tail is realistically captured in its entirety. Coming after the launch of the Sea Vixen, this new kit of the carrier-borne Sea Venom adds muscle to Cyber Hobby's aircraft kit collection!