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English Electric Lightning F.2A 1:72 - A04054

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English Electric Lightning F.2A 1:72 English Electric Lightning F.2A 1:72 English Electric Lightning F.2A 1:72

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  • Scale: 1:72
  • Skill: 2
  • Flying Hours: 1
  • Number of Parts: 92
  • Dimensions (mm): L232 x W149

The earliest Lightning mark F1 entered RAF squadron service in 1960 and represented a quantum leap in capability and performance over its predecessors offering an integrated weapons system, Mach 2+ performance and a phenomenal rate of climb.

The F2 introduced in 1962 was heavily modified in 1968 producing the F2A with square cut fin, kinked leading edges and enlarged ventral tank which gave an enhanced combat air patrol time of around two hours.

The F2A adapted superbly from its original high altitude role to patrolling the Berlin Corridor at low level. Replaced by Phantoms in RAF Germany 1977, the Lightning had few rivals for speed and rate of climb.

This model features:

  • Finely recessed surface detail
  • The canopy can be positioned open or closed
  • Various armament options
  • Adjustable flaps
  • Optional refuelling probe
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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit’s primary decal scheme. Please note - Humbrol products can only be shipped to UK

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WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months. It contains small parts which can present a choking hazard. Please retain these details and the address for future reference. CAUTION! Please remove all packaging before giving the toy to a child

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Build Review

This kit is 1/72 scale with 92 parts moulded on four grey runners and one transparent sprue. The kit is manufactured in India and the decals are printed by Cartograf. The kit is marked as Skill Level 2 and the box carries 1 Flying Hour. Paints (not included) are listed as 11, 22, 24, 33, 53, 56, 61, 78, 85, 102, 145, 163, 165, 186 and 191. Humbrol 25 and 35 are also required for decal option A. Instruction come in a 12-page A4 booklet with an addendum sheet for stencil placements. Assembly is illustrated in 38 exploded diagrams in the new style with red features. Two decal options are provided, printed to the usual high quality that Cartograf have become renowned for.
• A. XN781 flown by Wing Commander R. K. Barcilon, No. 19 Squadron, R.A.F. Gutersloh, late 1974.
• B. XN793 flown by Wing Commander J. B. Mitchell, Commanding Officer No. 92 Squadron, R.A.F. Gutersloh, August 1972.
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Six year old's first skill 2 build

My son (6 at the time) decided he wanted to move up to skill 2 kits and chose this. He managed it almost completely solo. It goes together well with lots of detail on the ejector seat (which he skipped) however the top of the seat and pilot's head do interfere with the canopy fit (a common problem unfortunately).Still it gave a very good result with minimal input from Dad. The walkway marker decals are very long and thin which makes placement difficult (especially for a relative novice).

This is a really nice kit which an experienced modeller will get outstanding results.
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Probably the best kit made by Airfix

Aside from trimming parts 21 + 22 to allow the fuselage sides to fit, this is probably the best kit every produced by the Airfix Boffins in 1/72 scale. Accordingly the decals take a month of Sundays to get on, as there are so many of them.

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