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CMR72-234  Blackburn B.46 Firebrand TF Mk.V/5
"Fleet Air Arm Early Schemes"
[Single-Seat Naval Torpedo Fighter Aircraft]
   — Decals & Photo-Etch Detailing Set Included
PLEASE NOTE: This model is 100% new tooling (not a re-release of CMR-37)
For Information:
The Blackburn B.46 Firebrand TF Mk.V (re-designated Mk.5 after June 1948) was the only Bristol Centaurus radial engined version to see operational service with the "Fleet Air Arm" of the ROYAL NAVY. This model covers the early schemes applied to the TF Mk.V/5 version and includes examples of both: 'Temperate Sea' and 'Naval Pattern No.1' schemes.

This model includes: a highly detailed cockpit and the option to have flaps retracted or fully lowered - all separate flaps are included: main, auxiliary and split flaps.

A variety of offensive payloads are included such as: 2-position torpedo carrier; 18" torpedo and MAT Mk.IV air tail; aircraft mine 'A' Mk.VI & Mk.7; wing-mounted drop tanks; wing-mounted bomb carriers; SAP bombs; Mk.8 R.P. installation; plus a choice of three different rocket projectiles.

Please Note: A 2-page 'In Detail' photo supplement is available from this webpage, as a reference guide during the model build.

 
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  Colour Schemes Included
  "Temperate Sea" Scheme
  Firebrand TF Mk.IV - EK692  — (Modified to Mk.V Spec.), RAE 'Catapult Launching' Trials, HMS Illustrious, Oct./Nov. 1946
  Firebrand TF Mk.V - EK747  — 'T', 'Firebrand 5 Service Trials', NASDWU, 703 NAS, RNAS Lee-on-Solent, July 1947
  Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK748  — 703 NAS, Thorney Island, September 1948
  "Naval Pattern No.1" Scheme
  Firebrand TF Mk.V - EK767  — '033/LP', 'Firebrand 5 Service Trials', NASDWU, 703 NAS, RNAS Lee-on-Solent, August 1947
  Firebrand TF Mk.V - EK766  — '121/FD', 813 NAS, 'Deck Trials', HMS Implacable, Firth of Forth, Scotland, 24th Nov. 1947
  Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK748  — 703 NAS, Thorney Island, December 1948
  Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK765  — '123/C', 813 NAS, HMS Implacable, February 1949
  Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK747  — '110/C', 813 NAS, RNAS Lee-on-Solent, July 1949
  Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK773  — '183/CW' 738 NAS, Naval Air Fighter School, RNAS Culrose, at Gibraltar, July 1950
  Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK780  — '121/FD', 827 NAS, RNAS Ford, 1951
  NASDWU  — Naval Air/Sea Warfare Development Unit & Carrier Trials Unit
  *Please Note: Colour scheme information diagrams supplied with the model are only printed in 'Black and White'
Firebrand TF Mk.IV - EK692 (modified to Mk.V spec.) Firebrand TF Mk.V - EK747 'T' Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK747 '110/C' Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK748 ('Temperate Sea' scheme) Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK748 ('Naval Pattern No.1' scheme) Photo 'In Detail' Supplement - Page 1
Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK765 '123/C' Firebrand TF Mk.V - EK766 '121/FD' Firebrand TF Mk.V - EK767 '033/LP' Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK773 '183/CW' Firebrand TF Mk.5 - EK780 '121/FD' Photo 'In Detail' Supplement - Page 2
  'Click' images above for 'Full Colour' (jpg) version:

  Items Included
  Complete Airframe
  Cockpit Canopy Glazing
  Highly Detailed Cockpit Interior  - Including Painted 'Photo-Etch' Instrument Panels, Seat Harness, etc.
  'Main Flaps'  - Can be displayed 'Lowered' or 'Fully Retracted'
  'Auxiliary Flaps'  - Can be displayed 'Open' or 'Closed'
  Centre Plane 'Split Flaps'  - Can be displayed 'Open' or 'Closed'
  Detailed Undercarriage and Main Wheel Bays
  Catapult and Arrester Hooks
  Rotol Four-Bladed Propeller  - includes: Cooling Fan + individually moulded Propeller Blades for greater detail
  Painted 'Photo-Etch' Detailing Set  - Instrument Panels, Seat Harness, Control Handles, Armoured Headrest detail, etc.
  'Photo-Etch' Detailing Set  - for: Torpedo Carrier, MAT Air Tail, Flaps, Undercarriage, Rocket Fins, Alignment Jigs, etc.
  Assembly and Painting Instructions  - includes individual numbered 'Resin' parts diagram
  Comprehensive Decal Set  - including full airframe stenciling to original Blackburn Aircraft Ltd. drawing specifications
  'Click' here for sample Preview of: Decal Sheet Artwork
  'Click' here for Preview of: Airframe Stencil Diagram



2-Part Photo-Etch
Detailing Set

 

  Optional Payloads Included
  Optional? Torpedo Carrier (2 positions)  - 'Raised' for torpedo/MAT air tail ground clearance + 'Lowered' for other payloads
  Mk.XV/XVII Torpedo (18") + M.A.T. Mk.IV Air Tail
  Aircraft Mine 'A', Mk.VI  - Optional markings for: TORPEX or Sodium Phosphide (Explosives), H.E.S. (Practice) mine
  Aircraft Mine 'A', Mk.7  - Optional markings for: TORPEX or Sodium Phosphide (Explosives), H.E.S. (Practice) mine
  45 Gall. Wing Drop Tanks
  Wing-mounted Mk.2N (Special) Bomb Carriers
  500lb S.A.P. Bombs
  Mk.8 Rocket Projector Rails
  60lb. S.A.P./H.E. Shell, No.1, Mk.1 Rocket Projectiles
  60lb. Concrete Practice Shell, Rocket Projectiles
  25lb. A.P. Shot, No.2, Mk.1 Rocket Projectiles

*Please Note:
  Payload information diagram supplied with
  the model is only printed in 'Black and White'



  'Click' image for 'Full Colour' (jpg) version:
Payloads: Colours + Decal Positions

  Assembly Instructions (Preview)
  CMR72-234  Blackburn B.46 Firebrand TF Mk.V/5, "Fleet Air Arm Early Schemes"
CMR72-234   Model Review by:
Mark Davies: Hyperscale
http://www.hyperscale.com

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