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1/72 model 139WC/WSM/WT ‘Chinese, Siamese and Turkish Service’
In the 1930s, the Martin model 139 became the paragon for a modern twin engined bomber aeroplane of all metal construction. Beside seeing service with the US Army Air Force, the type also found its way to air forces of several other countries. Various versions of the Model 139 bomber aeroplanes flew with the military of the Netherlands East Indies, Argentina, Turkey, Siam and China – where the Martins flew missions against Japanese invaders and even penetrated Japanese mainland to drop propaganda leaflets. The Siamese Martins took part in the war with France.
The kit offers four sprues with styrene parts, one clear plastic sprue and photo-etches. The decal sheet caters for two Chinese Martins, one as flown in Siam and one from Turkey.

  • Finely detailed model
  • Never kitted before in this version
  • Pre-cut painting masks available separately, item no. M72008

1/72 SIAI-Marchetti SF-260M/AM/W
The Italian SF-260 trainer, aerobatic and light sports aircraft is used world wide. In Europe, it has been operated by the Italian and Belgian air forces as well as by the Irish Air Corps.
The model is laid out to five styrene sprues including a clear one with the early, no so bulged canopy hood. Colour schemes and decals for Italian, Belgian and Irish M, AM and W version machines are provided. Later machines of so-called second generation known as the SF-260EA/D with larger canopy hood are in the making now too and will be offered in another boxing.
The decal sheet bring markings for a Belgian anniversary machine, an Italian of similar significance and for one standard Irish SF-260, which on the other hand can boost with some underwing armament carried on two pylons.

  • eye-catching schemes
  • decals containing full sets of stencils, each of the machines have their own and nation-specific
  • compared with other already existing kits of the type, we offer nice and crisp surface detail and parts and also the correct type of the canopy
  • a pre-cut canopy painting masks also available – separately

Paul Tosney – Editor

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