EDK11112 1/48 Petlyakov Pe-2 Peshka Ltd Ed
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The Peltyakov Pe-2 was one of the best small bomber aircraft of WW2. It was a little bigger than a Mosquito and a little smaller than a Ju88 but roughly comparable in its roles and capabilities. The only twin engine aircraft built in greater numbers were the Wellington and Ju88. The Pe-2 proved to be fast, agile and robust and was used as a level bomber, dive bomber and ground attack aircraft in the main but was also used as a heavy fighter, night fighter and for reconnaissance missions. It proved to be one of the most important aircraft in the Russian Air Force during WW2 and served with great success through the whole war.
Eduard are a Czech based manufacturer famed for their model accessories. They have in the last few years released a successful range of kits. This kit is based on the recent Zvezda Pe-2 kit with added Eduard extras. It comes with a colour photo etch metal parts set and a set of canopy/wheel mask and a full colour instruction booklet. This set also includes a set of Eduard's Brassin wheels and propellers, plus a new glazing part. There are Cartograf printed decals for 5 different Russian air force Pe-2's.