Special Hobby 48194 1/48 AF-3S Guardian

R984.95

Special Hobby 48194 1/48 AF-3S Guardian

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This model of the final attack version of the Guardian consists of as many as eight styrene runners, one clear sprue, a set of resin parts, and a photo-etched fret. The new AF-3S sprue contains also a new set of mainwheels with the correct number of slots in the hubs and an enlarged stbd wing pod housing more efficient radar to that used in the AF-2S version. The decal sheet caters to four machines, two of which were painted in blue overall per regulations issued later in the war. The VS-20 machine was operated in 1953, at first from NAS Atsugi in Japan, and later from aircraft carrier USS Bagoeng Strait. The other blue Guardian belonged to VS-27 and flew from CVS-36 USS Antietam in the Mediterranean in 1953. AF-3Ss machines remained in service with reserve units long enough to receive the new Gray-White scheme; the other two Guardians buildable with this kit offer this scheme as worn by NAS Los Alamitos based machines. The scheme is also accompanied by orange fuselage bands which were used to mark training machines.

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