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Friday, May 18, 2012 - 07:28 AM UTC
Sword have just updated their website so we have found very interesting forthcoming model kits: two boxings of Harrier in a two-seater variant and P-40K/Kittyhawk. All kits will be released in 1:72 scale.
All we know about the kits fo far are the published boxarts supported with painting schemes but we hope to provide some more detailed information soon.

SW 72061 Hawker Siddeley Harrier T Mk.2/2A - TAV - 8A
Painting schemes:
1. Harrier T Mk.2, No.233 Operational Conversion Unit, July 1975
2. Harrier TAV-8A, VMAT-203 Hawks, USS Roosevelt, 1976
3. Harrier T Mk.2, No.3 Squadron, based at RAF Wildenrath, West Germany 1976

SW 72062 Hawker Siddeley Harrier T Mk.4/4N
Painting schemes:
1. Harrier T Mk.4, No.20(R) Squadron, Operational Conversion Unit, Guterslah, Germany, November 1992
2. Harrier T Mk.4N, No.899 Naval Air Squadron, seen in 1992 in special marking celebrating the 50th anniversary of the unit, Yeovilton

SW 72063 Curtiss P - 40K Warhawk
Painting schemes:
1. P-40K of 2nd Lt William P. Benedict, 66th FS/57th FG, Darragh West, Libya, February 1942
2. P-40K of CO Maj. Grant Mahony, USAAF, 76th FS/23rd FG, China, Spring 1943
3. P-40K of Lt. N.F.Kuznecov, 436 IAP, 1942
4. P-40K of 2nd Lt. Arland Stanton, 7th FS/49th FG, Port Moresby, New Guinea, March 1943

SW 72064 Curtiss P - 40K Kittyhawk III
Painting schemes:
1. Kittyhawk Mk.I , No.2 „Flying Cheetah” Squadron of SAAF, flown by Maj. D.B.Hauptlleisch, 1942
2. Kittyhawk Mk.III, 450th Squadron RAAF, F/Lt. Frank Schaaf, Malta, July 1943
3. Kittyhawk Mk. III, 112th Squadron RAF, Italy, October 1943

UPDATE 1 - I have added pictures of P-40K sprue and PE-fret for Harriers.

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I have just updated the story with two new pictures of P-40K sprue and Harrier photo-etched fret.
JUN 12, 2012 - 08:13 PM

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