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Cessna 172 Skyhawk - Landing on Red Square 1987
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Manufacturer: Italeri Models
Stock Number: ITL 2764
Scale: 1/48
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

The single-engine fixed-wing Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a real milestone of the civil and commercial aviation history. It has been developed during the '50s and it is characterized either for its extraordinary longevity or for the incredible commercial success with more than 43,000 units produced. The "Skyhawk" is a single-engine four-seater high-wing plane and is used both as light commercial aircraft and as training plane. Characterized by its simple design based on the high wing and the frontal tricycle landing gear, it is able to reach the cruiser speed of 230 Km/h and to carry on board one pilot and three passengers.

A curiosity: on May 1987 the Skyhawk was used by a young German pilot to fly an unauthorized flight from Helsinki through Soviet airspace and to land close to Red Square in Moscow.

Markings for:
  • Mathias Rust's plane, Red Square landing, Moscow, 28 May 1987
  • Irish Air Corps, 206 Sqdn, 1972
  • Croatian Air Force, Vukovar battle, 1991

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