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IAI Kfir C2/ C7

The Kfir entered service with the Israeli Air Force in 1974, providing superb air defense for over 20 years….

Junkers D.1

Derisively referred to as a “tin donkey” by famed ace Hermann Goering, the Junkers D.1 was a late World War I aircraft that was also the first all-metal, cantilever design, monoplane fighter in the world. Roden’s 1/72 kit features realistic corrugated surfaces and a complete Mercedes engine.

Junkers G.24

Junkers G-24 by Revell Germany 1/72 scale Kit No. 4299 Cost: $25.00 Decals: One version – Swedish commercial airliner Comments: Early passenger-carrying seaplane; detailed exterior History The famous Junkers G-24 was among the pioneer aircraft of civil aviation....

Junkers G.38

Junkers G38 by Revell-Germany 1/144 scale Kit No. 4203 Cost: $25.00 Decals: One version – Lufthansa Comments: Corrugated wing and fuselage surfaces; separately molded control surfaces for wings History The Junkers G 38 was a large four-engined airliner and...

Junkers Ju 88 C-6 Nightfighter

Junkers Ju 88 C-6 Nightfighter by Revell-Germany 1/72 scale Kit No. H-165 Cost: $18.00 Decals: One version – Luftwaffe (unspecified unit) Comments: Vintage kit; raised panel lines; optional position landing gear; removable cowlings reveal engine detail; basic...

Junkers Ju88 A-4

Junkers Ju88 A-4 by Revell-Germany 1/72 scale Kit No. RG 4672 Cost: $23.39 at www.squadron.com Decals: Two versions Comments: New tooling, engraved panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, multi-part canopy History The Junkers Ju 88 was a World War II twin-engine,...

Kawanishi Type 93 K5Y1

Kawanishi Type 93 Advanced Trainer K5Y1 by Otaki 1/48 scale Kit No. OT2-8-250 Cost: $12.00 Decals: Two versions Comments: Advanced Japanese Naval trainer of the 1930’s; molded in a striking orange; wire provided for rigging History The prototype K5Y1 trainer was...

Kawanishi Type 94 E7K1

Kawanishi Type 94 “Alf” by Hasegawa 1/72 scale Kit No. JS-055:250 Cost: $15.00 Decals: One version – Imperial Japanese Navy Comments: Older kit; raised panel lines; early World War II Japanese reconnaisance seaplane History In 1932 the Imperial...

Kawasaki Ki-102a

Kawasaki’s Ki-102a was a high altitude fighter design that saw limited action during the Okinawa campaign…

Kawasaki T-4

Kawasaki T-4 J.A.S.D.F. by Hasegawa 1/72 scale Kit No. 00442 Cost: $12.00 Decals: One version – Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Comments: Engraved panel lines, flush rivets, two-piece canopy, external stores limited to drop tanks History The prototype XT-4 took...

Kayaba Ka-1

Kayaba Ka-1 Autogyro by Fine Molds 1/72 scale Kit No. FP-16 1800 Cost: $18.00 Decals: One version – Imperial Japanese Army Comments: Engraved panel lines History Although relatively unknown, the Kayaba Ka-1 autogyro deserves a special place in aviation history...

Kayaba Type 4 Katsuodori

Kayaba Type 4 “Katsuodori” Ram-Jet Fighter by Meng 1/72 scale Kit no. DS-001 Cost: $15.99 (@ spruebrothers.com) Decals: Two versions – Imperial Japanese Army and Imperial Japanese Navy Comments: Engraved panel lines; includes two complete kits...

Kfir C7

IAI Kfir C2-C7 by Italeri 1/72 scale Kit No. 163 Cost: $12.00 Decals: Two versions – both Israeli Air Force Comments: 1995 kit, engraved panel lines, two-piece canopy; underwing stores include drop tank and two air-to-air missiles History The Kfir has its...

Koolhoven FK-58C.1

Koolhoven FK-58C.1 by Azur 1/72 scale Kit No. A052 Cost: $25.00 Decals: Two versions – French Armee de L’Air, 1940; and a Dutch unarmed version with civil registration, 1939 Comments: Engraved panel lines; photo-etch and film details; highly detailed resin...

L-39 Albatros

L-39 Albatros by Eduard 1/72 scale Kit No. 7043 Cost: $28.00 Decals: Eight versions, including a prototype Russian test aircraft, markings for two Thai aircraft; two Czech aircraft, one West German, one Romanian, and one Libyan Comments: Engraved panel lines; highly...

Lavochkin La-5

Lavochkin La-5 by Zvezda 1/48 scale Kit No. 4803 Cost: $22.00 Decals: 3 versions – all Soviet Air Force during WWII Comments: New tooling, engraved panel lines, complete engine and gun bay with internal structural frame History The LaGG-3 Soviet fighter employed...

Lightning F.2A/F.6

Trumpeter’s Lightning, a 2009 release, gets high marks for detail and ease of assembly (save for rather fiddly landing gear), but has little space for nose weights, which are definitely required if you build it with the gear down. Great kit but a tailsitter without a creative approach to nose weights.

Lippisch P.13a

Lippisch P.13a by PM Models 1/72 scale Kit No. PM-224 Cost: $10.00 Decals: One version – Luftwaffe Comments: Simple construction, engraved panel lines, basic cockpit History The Lippisch P.13a was an experimental ramjet-powered delta wing interceptor designed in...

Lockheed L-212 Electra

Lockheed Model 212 by Special Hobby 1/72 scale Kit No. SH72094 Cost: $28.00 Decals: Four versions: 3 for Dutch East Indies, 1939-41; 1 for British Colonial Forces, India, 1942 Comments: Engraved panel lines; vacuform canopy and turret blister (one spare for the...

Macchi Castoldi MC 72

Macchi Castoldi M.C. 72 by Delta 2 1/72 scale Kit No. 1 Cost: $15.00 – 20.00 Decals: One version Comments: Record-setting racing seaplane which continues to hold world speed record for its class; engraved panel lines; pilot figure included History The...

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