Large Starter Set - English Electric Lightning F.2A

Large Starter Set - English Electric Lightning F.2A

$24.99

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Large Starter Set - English Electric Lightning F.2A

$24.99

Item Code: A55305

sssss (6 reviews)

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The English Electric Lightning was a supersonic jet fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, noted for its great speed. It is the only all-British Mach 2 fighter and was the first aircraft in the world capable of cruising at Mach+ speeds. It could also carry the awesome Firestreak missile.

Paint Scheme - 92 Squadron RAF Guttersloh 1980s.

Airfix Starter Sets are ideal for beginners. Medium Starter Sets are a little more challenging to build than the Small Starter Set range, with more parts. Each Medium Starter Set includes glue, two brushes and six acrylic paints.

% Safety Notice

Prop 65 Warning

 

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Dimensions 6 x 26.8 x 28
Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Flying Hours 1
Number of Parts 92
Dimensions (mm) L235 x W148
Age Suitability 8+

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sssss 3
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So near but so far. OK if you like filling and sanding.

+ side. Excellent surface detail.
- side. Very poor quality control. Ejector pin marks everywhere, big holes and big “posts” all of which have to be removed. Some are very visible, most just prevent parts fitting properly.
Poor parts fit. The intake cowl/fuselage join is bad as the cowl and fuselage are different sizes - they should be the same. Same problem with the exhaust. Fuselage and intake pipe need a lot of sanding to fit at all. Fuselage join is very obvious, needing filling and sanding - which destroys the surface detail.
Wing/fuselage fit is very poor, with huge gaps and no positive location spot at all. More tricky filling, sanding and re-scribing surface detail required.
Canopy has air bubbles inside the plastic.
The stand referred to in the instructions is not available, nor is the acrylic green paint used for most of the aircraft. Empty the tiny half-full pot it comes with and that’s all there is.
Not really a beginner’s kit at all.
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sssss 5
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Excellent

A brilliant kit overall. Only problem is with the air intake.

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sssss 5
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Brilliant

A great new Lightning mould. Has extra gun/blank parts to make other versions. Just be careful putting the fuselage halves together, some trimming will be required of the interior sections as they are too wide or there will be a millimetre gap left. Again another kit that also has a hundred micro decals to apply, but really really worth it.

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