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|Category||:||Aircraft Scale Modelling|
|Subcategory||:||Aircraft Scale Modelling|
|Scale||:||1 : 32|
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This product was added to our database on Thursday 6 September 2012.
Category Aircraft Scale Modelling, Subcategory Aircraft Scale Modelling, Scale 1 : 32, ISBN/Box sh32048, Publisher/Brand Special Hobby
Lockheed F-80C "over Korea". During the Second World War ingenious Kelly Johnson started to design jet fighter that eventually fought in Korean War five years later. Shooting Stars were the most modern machines on Korean skies until the MiG-15s were deployed. To gain the air superiority again, F-86 Sabres had to be transferred to Korea. The Korean War lasted five long years and for all this time F-80C flew fighter-bomber missions. The kit of this beautiful 1st generation jet fighter contains five sprues with grey plastic parts. Two of them are short run moulds; the remaining 3 are produced from metal moulds alike the clear parts sprue. Moreover, the kit contains two photoetched frets (colored and plain) and detailed resin parts. Decals included offer four machines that participated in the Korean War:
F-80C Shooting Star FT-547, named "Evil Eye Fleagle / Miss Barbara Ann", 36th FBS, 8th FBG, K-13 Suwon, Korea, 1951-53. This machine can be built in three different appearances that changed during its service.
F-80C Shooting Star FT-705/9705, named "Ramblin=Reck=Tew", pilot Lt. Robert Dewal, 35th FBS, 8th FBG, Itazuke airbase, Japan, 1950.
F-80C Shooting Star FT-740, named "6 Guns For Hire", pilot Lt. Gene Zehr, 80th FBS, 8th FBG, K-13 Suwon, Korea, 1953.
F-80C Shooting Star FT-653, named "Panther Queen", Commnader of 8th FBG Lt. Col. William Samways, 8th FBG,
Itazuke airbase, Japan, June 1950
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