Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 12:50 AM UTC
Following on from their impressive 1:32 IAR-81C, FRROM are all set to release a new kit of the IAR-80A, incorporating a few improvements along the way as well as the dimensional changes for the earlier version.
FRROM have outlined the changes:You may build the IAR-80A, serie 106 à 150 and 176 à 150. Compared to the IAR-81C, this new version shows some external differences, mostly:
Shorter fuselage (70 mm)
Only one oil cooler at the root of right wing (on left wing, it was introduced with aircraft Nr 251)
Armament : 6 x 7,92 mm FN machine guns, the wings panels on top and bottom of wings were modified
No struts (introduced for the dive bomber version, the IAR-81)
AND the camouflage schema was the old one, using british paints (brown / green on top, blue on bottom).
We will straighten some mistakes of the previous kit (the wheel covers, for example, were too small for the wells).
We will keep you updated on the project and will soon publish the boxart and the schemes we choose.
In parallel, Special Hobby will re-issue the original kit (IAR 81C) with some improvements (wheel covers) and different decals.
Check out Doug Nelson's superb build of the original IAR-81C HERE
Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE
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