SW72105 1/72 Lockheed RF-80A over Korea

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SW72105 1/72 Lockheed RF-80A over Korea
Product Code: SW72105
Brand: Sword
WAS: £14.99
OUR PRICE:£13.50
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The P-80 Shooting Star was one of the US' first jet fighters. Although it was developed at the end of WW2 it saw no combat in that conflict.The P-80C served in the Korean War in the air to air role ground attack role until sufficient F-86's were available, whereby it was only used in ground attack missions. The USAF changed the designation of fighter aircraft to F instead of P, so the P-80 became the F-80. The RF-80 was a reconnaissance version with nose mounted cameras.

This is Sword’s model of the RF-80. Sword are a relatively new manufacturer based in the Czech Republic. The kit is injection moulded in plastic with a resin seat and wheel wells. The level of detail is excellent with engraved panel lines and excellent casting on the resin parts. There are markings for 6 USAF aircraft used in the Korean War.
Please note this is a kit for experienced modellers, not only is there resin parts in this non mainstream kit but the modeller is also required to chop the nose off to fit the replacement camera nose.