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Hawker Tempest Mk.V "Hi Tech 2"
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch and resin parts.

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Manufacturer: Special Hobby
Stock Number: SPH 32070
Scale: 1/32
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

Please Note: Special Hobby models are limited run kits which consist of plastic, resin and metal parts. For intermediate to advanced modelers only, they will require extra work to build successfully.

The idea came to offer the modeller a partial resin replica of the Tempest power unit, the Napier Sabre engine which had been 3D designed and its master parts produced in a 3D printer to achieve the highest possible quality and accuracy.

Besides the resin engine, the kit also comprises detailed resin parts for the cockpit and resin wheels, a set of photo-etched parts (seat belt buckles and other detailed parts both for the interior and exterior of the kit), HGW laser pre-cut seat belts, spray masks for canopy, clear parts and wheels. Another addition not available with earlier Tempest Mk.V releases is an extra sprue offering under-wing rocket projectiles. So, all in all, the kit comes on nine grey styrene sprues and one clear sprue. The surface of all major parts is covered with very finely rendered rivet lines.

A very nice feature of the kit is a detailed A4-size full-colour instruction booklet that will guide the modeller all through his build. The underwing weapons are meant for one of the kit's five camouflage schemes. The modeller will be able to choose between the following:
  • Le Grand Charles, the machine of the highest-scoring French ace pilot Pierre Clostermann
  • Tempest EJ750/JBW, a personal mount of WgCdr J.B.Wray
  • Tempest EJ762/JJ-F of F/L D.C.Fairbanks DFC and Two Bars (12.5 kills)
  • Tempest SN206/5R-B of Belgian pilot F/O G.A.Rens
  • Silver-coloured post-war Tempest SN330/J5-H of S/L R.B.Cole, DFC and Bar which is the machine to be fitted with the underwing rocket projectiles.
The decal sheet features also a full set of stencils, including those for the cockpit and the fuel tanks.







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