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Scale 1 : 48
Series MARK I Dozen set
Publisher/Brand 4+ Publication
Author Michal Ovcácík, Karel Susa
No. Pages 28
Version Soft cover
Category Books on aviation
Availability only 1 remaining
This product was added to our database on Friday 15 july 2011.
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The Swordfish biplane - the legendary 'Stringbag' - was designed in 1934 to meet Air Ministry requirement for an aeroplane in the Torpedo-Spotter-Reconnaissance (TSR) category. Produced in substantial numbers by Fairey and Blackburn companies, it became a real workhorse of the Fleet Air Arm fulfilling search and anti-shipping roles, destroying enemy surface vessels and U-Boats and carried out escort duties with convoys. By 1944 almost 2,400 Swordfish had been completed.
The publication has 28 pages, including a total of 44 overall and detailed photographs, 13 pages with colour camouflage schemes and their description. Text in English. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience. Two variants of this title are available, one including 1/48th scale decal sheet (MKD48013; 1x 250x200 mm sheet) and another one with 1/72nd transfers (MKD72013; 1x 200x165 mm sheet).
This edition also includes a bonus - an extra decal option, the thirteenth in a dozen, while additional colour profiles are also included to cover another aeroplane. Detailed information about stencil decal placement can be found on our web site (www.4pluspublications.com) as a result of our extensive research.
Following aircraft are depicted on each decal sheet: Fleet Air Arm (11x), Royal Air Force (1x) and Royal Canadian Navy (1x), of which five represent Mk.Is (including one floatplane), another five cover Mk.IIs and three illustrate Mk.III aeroplanes.
The decals in these books are designed for the kits produced by Tamiya (in 1/48) and FROG/NOVO, Airfix (old and the forthcoming new kit), Revell and Matchbox (in 1/72).
The "Dozen Set" line of handbooks is aimed especially at scale modellers. Each title describes twelve particular aeroplanes, documented by period photos and also brings useful detailshots which can be utilised in finishing the models. A comprehensive decal sheet is added for modellers' convenience.