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Fairey Albacore Torpedo Bomber 1/48 Trumpeter

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SKU:
TSM2880
UPC:
9580208028804
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The Fairey Albacore was a WW2 British Royal Navy carrier-based biplane torpedo bomber developed to replace the older Fairey Swordfish. Its first flight was in December 1938 and by 1943 a total of 800 Albacores had been built. The Albacore first saw active service with Squadron 826 of the Fleet Air Arm in May 1940 in a land-based offensive. Albacores were first embarked on Royal Navy carriers as intended in November 1940, subsequently replacing Swordfish bombers on aircraft carriers, including Ark Royal, Illustrious and Victorious. In total some fifteen Fleet Air Arm squadrons were equipped with Albacores; they saw action in the Battle of Cape Matapan off the Greek southwest coast in March 1941, the raid on Kirkenes (Norway) and Petsamo (Finland) in July 1941, and a failed attack on Tirpitz in March 1942.

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/24
Skill Level: 2
Length: 10”
Wingspan: 12.5”
Parts: 120+
- Painting and assembly required
- 5 sprues
- One decal sheet
- Clear parts
- Detailed interior
- Two-piece fuselage
- Simple engine assembly
- Includes external loads
- Illustrated instructions and paint guide
- Includes decals and paint guides for the following versions:

  1. Unit: 826 NAS, FAA, Serial : 4C (L7097), Bircham Newton, September 1940
  2. 5A: BF612 817 Squadron, FAA, 1942
  3. Unit unknown, serial L7074

*Cyanoacrylate glue is required for photo-etched parts*

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Paint Guide:

A & B. Black
Medium Grey Green
Flat Black
Khaki Green
Metallic Red
Silver
Tire Black
Steel
Red
Yellow
Sky
Dark Green 2
Copper
Burnt Iron
Dark Sea Grey
Dark Green

C. Black
Medium Grey Green
Flat Black
Khaki Green
Metallic Red
Silver
Tire Black
Steel
Red
Copper
Burnt Iron
Dark Green
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