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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4890 on: November 21, 2020, 07:39:16 am »
Vintage classics? Doe's that mean the Hs.123 has been re-popped? That's good news if so, will (or should) make a kit easier to find...

Yep.
See https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AX02051V
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4891 on: November 21, 2020, 04:54:05 pm »
Excellent, but if I am reading that correctly it's already on backorder status.

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4892 on: November 21, 2020, 05:16:59 pm »
Or maybe not arrived at the Big H yet. They often post newish items long before they have them in stock.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4893 on: November 21, 2020, 06:53:43 pm »
The picture on the Box shows the aircraft to be in a slight dive.  Considering that the Luftwaffe found that the most effective weapon the Hs123 had was it's engine, which had certain RPMs would set up quite a "howl" which was guaranteed to frighten horses and worse,  people, I think dropping bombs and firing it's guns are quite within it's reach... 
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4894 on: November 22, 2020, 01:03:00 am »
The greatest tribute to the Hs 123 usefulness came in January 1943 when Generaloberst Wolfram von Richthofen[11], then commander-in-chief of Luftflotte 4, asked whether production of the Hs 123 could be restarted because the Hs 123 performed well in a theater where mud, snow, rain and ice took a heavy toll on the serviceability of more advanced aircraft. However, the Henschel factory had already dismantled all tools and jigs in 1940.[8]

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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4895 on: Yesterday at 06:02:23 am »
Excellent, but if I am reading that correctly it's already on backorder status.

Or maybe not arrived at the Big H yet. They often post newish items long before they have them in stock.

Yup it's not been released yet.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4896 on: Yesterday at 08:50:35 am »
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4897 on: Yesterday at 09:19:21 am »
Excellent, but if I am reading that correctly it's already on backorder status.

Or maybe not arrived at the Big H yet. They often post newish items long before they have them in stock.

Yup it's not been released yet.

The Airfix site has them, I got an email the other day:
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/henschel-hs123a-1.html

Probably just taking a bit longer to get to the retailers with all the current shenanigans.
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4898 on: Yesterday at 09:26:14 am »
1/72 Spitfire Vc is out in desert scheme with accompanying Vokes filter:
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/spitfire-mkvc.html
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4899 on: Yesterday at 09:46:36 am »

1/72 Spitfire Vc is out in desert scheme with accompanying Vokes filter:
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/spitfire-mkvc.html


That's the one that Lee's been waiting for, isn't it?
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4900 on: Yesterday at 10:18:47 am »

1/72 Spitfire Vc is out in desert scheme with accompanying Vokes filter:
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/spitfire-mkvc.html


That's the one that Lee's been waiting for, isn't it?

Not just Lee!

Will be getting a couple - one to replace the old Airfix Vc (Vb updated with Vc parts) with after market Yugoslav markings have been in that particular box for years, the other a Vb with Seafire IIc conversion parts in it). 

What to do with the other 4?  One to be disposed of I think, the remainder have had aftermarket conversion parts in them for a while so reluctant to shell out 30 to replace them.  I think I may have enough bits and bobs to make better use of 'new' Airfix Spitfire Is to allow maybe another one or two of the Vbs to go.  Must have a detailed delve!
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Re: Airfix
« Reply #4901 on: Today at 06:01:17 am »
Looking forward to the new Spitfire  :thumbsup:
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