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Kinetic Aircraft 1/48 AMX Ground Attack Aircraft Kit

Kinetic 1/48 AMX Ground Attack Aircraft Kit

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KIN-48026
$54.99 $70.00

When the Italian Air Force needed to replace its fleet of Fiat G.91 attack and reconnaissance aircraft as well as its RF-104G Starfighter reconnaissance aircraft in the late 1970s, Aeritalia and Aermacchi teamed up to offer a solution. When the design was accepted in 1980, the Brazilian Air Force sought to join the project so it could replace its own fleet of aging MB-326 aircraft. The resulting consortium became AMX International and this new single-seat attack and reconnaissance aircraft became the AMX.

The production AMX became the A-11 Ghibli in Italian Air Force service while the Brazilian AMX became the A-1. The key distinguishing difference between the two aircraft is the A-11 is armed with the M61 Vulcan cannon in the port side nose while the A-1 is armed with two 30mm cannons in the nose. The AMX can carry a wide array of air-to-ground ordnance on its five weapons stations as well as a pair of AIM-9L Sidewinders on the wingtip rails.

  • Nicely detailed cockpit
  • Detailed ejection seat with photo-etched restraints
  • Positionable canopy
  • Choice of Italian A-11 or Brazilian A-1 noses
  • Detailed landing gear wells
  • Detailed landing gear
  • Positionable leading edge slats
  • Positionable trailing edge flaps
  • Positionable stabilators **
  • Positionable rudder

Provides the following external stores options:

  • 2 x AIM-9L Sidewinder
  • 2 x 580 liter external fuel tanks
  • 2 x 1100 liter external fuel tanks
  • 1 x tactical reconnaissance pod (centerline station)

 Three distinctive marking options for this release and two for the next subject:

  • A-1A, 5506, 1º/16º Gruppo de aviacao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008
  • A-11, 51-32, 51º Stormo/132º Gruppo Caccia Bombardieri Ricognitori, Treviso, 2007
  • A-11, 51-75, Task Group 'Black Cats', 51º Stormo, Afghanistan, 2009
  • A-1B, 5652 (to be used on the AMX-T release)
  • AMX-T, 32-64 (to be used on the AMX-T release)

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