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Eduard 1/72 scale Avia S-199 Bubble Canopy model kit review

Great engineering and fit impress with this Bf 109 of a different feather
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With World War II over and a glut of near-obsolete fighters hanging around, several countries hoped to rebuild their air forces using these old warriors. Czechoslovakia was one such nation, and Avia, the state aircraft manufacturer, had produced Bf 109s during the war. Unfortunately, a hangar fire destroyed the Daimler engines earmarked for use on the airframes. However, all was not lost. With a few design changes, Avia grafted the Jumo 211 engine onto the aircraft. The nickname for the resulting S-199, “Mule,” was perhaps a sign that it wasn’t the most successful marriage, but, in a pinch, it sufficed.

Eduard’s 1/72 scale Avia S-199 kit is a beaut! Outstanding surface molding complements the clever engineering.

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