KPM0008 1/72 Avia S-199 'Diana' Early CzAF
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Despite it's shortcomings it was made famous by Israeli Air Force. In 1948 after the founding of Israel, Egypt went to war to prevent Israeli being an independent state. the Avia S-199 was the only fighter the Israelis could get hold of, so they bought 25. Despite proving unreliable and a poor fighter, they managed to cause enough damage to convince the Egyptians that the Israelis were much stronger then they were and helped Israel win independence. In Israeli service it was officially known as the Sakeen (Knife) but was more commonly called the Messer or Sakin (also Knife). They were replaced in service as soon as possible by the Spitfire IX.
This is KPM's excellent new tool Avia S-199 kit, which is based on the AZ Models Bf109G and it is highly detailed with engraved panel lines. It comes with markings for 2 Czech Aircraft.