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Italeri 1/48 scale Arado Ar 196A

Like the American OS2U Kingfisher, Germany’s Arado Ar 196 was a shipborne, versatile World War II floatplane. It was well-known for serving on Kriegsmarine warships like the Bismarck and Graf Spee. Some were also deployed from coastal bases.
By Jim Zeske
Published: June 29, 2010
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Italeri’s brand-new Ar 196 finally gives us a mainstream-manufacturer 1/48 scale kit of this interesting aircraft (previously only available as short-run kits). The kit is neatly molded in gray plastic with no flash or ejector-pin marks. Options are limited to underwing racks, bombs, and a nifty beaching dolly.
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