Tamiya 1/32 DE Havilland Mosquito

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The FB Mk.VI debuted in the Spring of 1943: this fighter-bomber variant packed four 7.7mm machine guns in the nose, plus four powerful 20mm auto cannons and the ability to mount four 500lb bombs. Its outstanding speed and range ensured that the FB Mk.VI was used in a range of missions, including raids on important targets and infrastructure in the German homeland. It is often said that, until the advent of the Messerschmitt Me262, the German Luftwaffe did not have an adequate response to the "Mossie".

1:32 scale plastic construction kit. Glue and paints required to complete.

Length 394mm

Wingspan 515mm

Parts 700+

Photo-etch parts 22 included

Decals 3 variations included

The kit includes parts to recreate propellers with the early variant slim line blades, or wider paddle type blades.

Choose open or closed bomb bay. 20mm auto cannons and two 500lb bomb parts are found inside.

The model can be assembled with exhausts uncovered or covered.

Tail wheel mud guard and strut are depicted. Left and right sides of horizontal stabilizer are part of the same piece, as on the actual aircraft.

The cockpit interior is realistically depicted, right down to details such as the pilot's seat cushion.

The modeler is presented with a number of options, such as open or closed bomb hatch, and up or down flaps and elevators.

Left and right wing parts are connected via spars, just as on the real aircraft. This offers precise and secure attachment.

Separate parts recreate bomb bay and wing underside 500lb bombs, plus 50-gallon drop tanks.