British Folland Gnat T.1 (1:72 Scale)

Airfix A02105
Scale: 1:72 Scale
GM Part Number: AX02105
British Folland Gnat T.1 (1:72 Scale)
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First flying in July 1955, The Gnat was a British Trainer & Light Attack aircraft developed by the Folland Aircraft Company between 1958-1975. Envisioned as an affordable light fighter in contrast to the rising cost and size of typical combat aircraft, it was procured as a trainer aircraft for the Royal Air Force as well as by export customers, who used the Gnat in both combat and training capacities.

Its design allowed for its construction and maintenance tasks to be carried out without specialised tools, making it suitable for use in countries that had not yet become highly industrialised. The Gnat has been viewed as a major motivating factor towards the issuing of the NATO NBMR-1 requirement, which sought to make available a common strike/attack light fighter with which to equip the air forces of the various NATO members.

Although never used as a fighter by the Royal Air Force, the Gnat T.1 jet trainer variant was adopted and operated for some time. In the United Kingdom, the Gnat became well known due to its prominent use as the display aircraft of the RAFs Red Arrows aerobatic team. The Gnat F.1 was exported to Finland, Yugoslavia and India. The Indian Air Force became the largest operator and eventually manufactured the aircraft under licence. In British service, the Gnat was replaced by the Hawker Siddeley Hawk.

This kit represents the Folland Gnat T.1 in RAF Training colours 1970 & US Navy 1991 colours & includes RAF & US Navy decals.

This kit comes in moulded grey plastic. Construction & Painting is required

We recommend the use of Deluxe Plastic Kit Glue when building this kit


Specifications

Scale1:72
Length155mm
Width102mm
No. of Parts49
Decal Options2
EraCold War 1970-91
Skill Level1
Flying Hours1
Age Suitability8+

Paints

Humbrol Paints required to complete this kit

  • Option 1 (RAF Trainer)
  • No.11 Silver
  • No.33 Black
  • No.53 Gunmetal
  • No.56 Aluminium
  • No.61 Flesh
  • No.64 Light Grey
  • No.80 Grass Green
  • No.126 US Medium Grey
  • No.130 White
  • No.163 Dark Green
  • No.166 Light Aircraft Grey
  • No.174 Signal Red

  • Option 2 (US Navy)
  • No.11 Silver
  • No.33 Black
  • No.53 Gunmetal
  • No.56 Aluminium
  • No.61 Flesh
  • No.64 Light Grey
  • No.80 Grass Green
  • No.126 US Medium Grey
  • No.127 US Ghost Grey
  • No.130 White
  • No.163 Dark Green
  • No.174 Signal Red

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