Italeri 2675 1/48 Arado Ar196A Recon Seaplane

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This is Italeri 2675 1/48 Arado Ar196A Recon Seaplane. The Arado Ar 196 was the main embarked recognisance seaplane used by the Kriegsmarine during Second World War. Single engine with low wing monoplane had in the cockpit a two crew members seated in tandem: pilot and observatory gunner. For its period, the Arado Ar 196 was an advanced modern aircraft. The radial 9 cylinders BMW 132 engine was capable to arrogate 960 HP. The airframe structure of the Arado was optimized for the embarked purposes on main Germans vessels and cruisers. It can be catapulted directly from the vessel and with its fuselage-wing hinges backwards folding wings system, it can be better stowed on board. The fame for the Arado Ar 196 if for being an embarked recognisance (the battle cruisers Scharnhost and Gneisenau had three of them on board while the more famous ship of the Kriegsmarine, the Bismarck, had four Arado Ar 196) was used also in the role of cost shore reconnisance.

Its key features are:
Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in grey
Detailed interior
Waterslide decals
Illustrated instructions
Skill: 4
Model Dim.: 22.5 cm
Box Dim.: 24.2cm x 6cm x 34.5cm

One decal sheet with markings for 4 versions:
1) Arado Ar 196A-5, 2/Sagr. 125 Crete, 1941
2) Arado Ar 196A-2, 1/Bordflieger GR.196, Battleship Bismark, 1940
3) Arado Ar 196A-2, Auxiliary Cruiser Vidder (HSK-3), October 1941
4) Arado Ar 196A-2, Auxiliary Cruiser Thor (HSK-4), Malaysia 1941

Paints needed: RLM02 Gray, Flat Black, Flat White, Gunmetal, Red, Green, RLM73 Grun, RLM65 Hellblau, RLM72 Grun

Condition: Factory New
Operational Status: Functional
Original Box: Yes

Manufacturer: Italeri
Model Number: 2675
MSRP: $55.00

Category 1: Other Toys
Category 2: Model Kits

The Trainz SKU for this item is P11999079.

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