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Fairey Gannet Model Kit

by Revell

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5 new from £21.00
  • This item is NOT a toy and is intended for modelling use
  • Scale - 1:72
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Technical Details
Item Weight281 g
Product Dimensions35.1 x 21.2 x 4.4 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:10 years and up
Item model number160146
Number of Puzzle Pieces110
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:72
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB000NVLE74
Best Sellers Rank 220,523 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
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Date First Available7 Jan 2008
  
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Product Description

The carrier-borne Fairey Gannet, designed for anti-submarine duty, made its first flight in 1949 and was the first aircraft in the world to fly with a coupled jet turbine power unit with counter-rotating propeller. It was also the first turbo-prop aircraft that could land on an aircraft carrier and the first aircraft of the British Fleet Air Arm capable of both combat and search operations. The Gannet AS went into service with the FAA in January 1955 and was stationed on aircraft carriers. In 1958 the newly formed Federal German Navy received 15 of the more powerful Gannet AS4s that were equipped with a 3,035 shp engine. In June 1966 the Gannet said goodbye to the Nordholz MFG3 station finally to be replaced by the Breguet Atlantique.

Model-details:
- New tool
- Surface details with recessed panel lines
- Detailed cockpit with instrument panel, side consoles and seats
- Weapons bay optionally open
- Separate ailerons
- Separate lift flaps
- Detailed landing gear
- Radom
- Movable counter-rotating propeller
- Decals with markings for German navy MFG3 and Royal Navy 815 sqn

Colors: 9 37 59 74 79


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Crookedmouth HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 Jun 2011
The Fairey Gannett was the Fleet Air Arm's carrier borne mainstay against submarines in the years after WW2. Powered by an AS Double Mamba engine, this distinctive piece of aviation hardware carried three crew and had a cavernous internal bomb bay. It outlived its usefulness as an anti-sub 'plane with the advent of helicopters (the Westland Wessex, in this case) and went on, with some modification, in the carrier-borne airborne early warning and electronic countermeasures roles. Although never likely to be classed as a good looking aircraft, the Gannet has a functional charm that recalls (for me at least) the Beatles' Yellow Submarine.

It's really hard to understand how such a lovely little kit can sell for as little as this does (I've seen it retail at a penny less than six pounds in my local model shop recently). In terms of detail and finesse this particular offering from Revell ranks alongside any of the top Japanese model manufacturers and the level of detail at 1/72 is something special. The three cockpits are sumptuously appointed and the bomb bay, which can be posed open or closed, is well supplied with structural detailing. Externally, the model boasts finely engraved panel lines and fully poseable control surfaces (including the complex series of wing flaps). Two shortcomngs in the detailing department are a lack of stores (the Gannet carried a wide range of bombs, depth charges, sonobuoys and torpedoes) and it is not possible to pose the wings folded without some radical surgery. Neither of these problems wold be likely to fox a competent or resourceful modeller, however.

Despite the complexity, construction is, fairly simple and unlikely to stretch any but the most inexperienced modeller.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Oates on 4 Aug 2011
Superb kit, parts fit is excellent and very well detailed, very thin and clear transparencies, better than the more expensive Trumpeter kit and Revels decals settle down very well with invisible carrier film after a coat of varnish. A real treat at the price!
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By W Shakespere on 8 Jun 2013
Cant really add to what has already been written, great fun to build, and excellent value; But be warned, you will have to add plenty of weight to the nose, or it will end up a tail sitter!!; Ive added 5 one centime pieces to mine plus numerous bits of deco lead and i fear that that is still not enough!!!;
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