Among Special Hobby's May releases is a 1:72 kit of the SAAB J/A-21R, the first Swedish-built jet, with parts for fighter and ground-attack options.

The SAAB J-21A was developed and manufactured during WW2 powered by a piston DB605 engine. In the post war years however, the type was redesigned further and was fitted with a jet engine, and so the J-21R variety was created to become the very first jet plane of Swedish design. (the first such powered airframe on Swedish skies though was the Vampire Mk.I, 1/72 scale SH72339 DH.100 Vampire Mk.I 'The First Jet Guardians of Neutrality' is recommended here). The SAAB J-21R was in use as a fighter aeroplane while the ground attack version bore the designation A-21R, these airframes being able to carry unguided missile projectiles or a machine gun pod under the belly.

The model kit consists of three styrene sprues, one with clear parts, etches and resin parts. The decals cater for three Swedish machines.

-    Very unique looking machine

-    Etches and resin parts contained in the box

-    External armament parts already in the box too

Item #SH72480 is available now from Special Hobby - Price: 20.00 Euros

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