Friday, September 2, 2011

Super Hornet And JV44 Combo

This September Hasegawa Hobby Kits' released two new Limited Edition double, aviation model kits.  They are the Me26A & Fw190D-9 "JV44 Combo" and the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet "U.S. Naval Aviation Centennial Combo".

Both are 1:72 Scale and contain multiple part trees, full instructions-including decal and paint application directions.  Like all of Hasegawa Hobby Kits' models they boast clean, crisp parts that easily detach from their respective part trees and fit together snuggly when assembled.

Veteran model makers will appreciate the attention to detail and the skill necessary to assemble, paint and decal each double model kit.  That's right, both models contain two kits!  Talk about a deal!

The JV44 Combo features the ultimate German Fw190D-9 WWII aircraft that scored more kills than any other aircraft.  Long and sleek, the aircraft had incredible maneuverability.  The model kit lets model makers decorate it in one of two marking options.

The Me 262A-1a jet-powered fighter out-sped all competitors at an impressive 550 mph.  Unfortunately its slow acceleration made it an easy target and it required additional aircraft protection.  Modelers may also paint it in one of two marking choices. 

The Super Hornet Centennial Combo jumps ahead in time several decades to the early 2000's.  The single-seat F/A-18E and the two-seat F/A-18F joined the U.S. Navy squadron and immediately saw action first in Operation Southern Watch and then the Pacific Fleet Battle.  In honor of 100 years of flight both aircraft were decorated in Centennial-themed insignia in 2011.

Both models feature enlarged fuel tanks, larger air intakes to compensate for their additional power, wings that are lengthened, airframes modified and tweaks given to electronics and electrical systems. Look for heavy armor and fixed ordinance.  Each aircraft can be displayed with landing gear up or down as well as opened or closed cockpits.

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