I'm thankful to the contributers to this thread, because I was consider purchasing it.
Annoyingly Airfix have not reprinted original instructions. On one of their tanks, I've had to get the original instructions to clarify the drawings And the modern sheet has a whole blank page!
Anything about this that makes it a 'must build' kit? Other than D-Day stripes!
I think the original Airfix instructions did make things a bit easier sometimes. Any attempt at issuing instructions with kits now that have English only explanations would probably generate negative publicity so is likely to be a non starter. An option may be to have detailed instructions in several laguages available for download as well as the schematic multi-lingual ones in the box.
Back to the P61 though, I've always been a fan of all black colour schemes and nose art. The fact that it's such a good looking aircraft as well makes it a 'must build' kit for me.
Not accepting that full reproduced English instructions will generate negative publicity. English language has been absorbed into many languages. For example I saw a documentary about the French fire brigade tackling the catherdral notre dame. I was surprised at just how much English was used. Same with the Swedish crime drama The Bridge. Also it's educational and no one can argue against that. Especially if young people have the aviation industry or vehicle manufacturer as future goals.
Please if anyone has the original instruction leaflet and are contemplating putting it in the wast basket, I'd be very grateful for the additional explanations. Contact via e-mail to the govenor here!