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|Catalogue No. and
KPM72042 Fieseler Fi 103A-1 Flying Bomb (V-1)
KPM72043 Reichenberg Re IV (Fi-103)
KPM72044 Fieseler Fi 103 Reichenberg Re III
KPM72045 JB-2 Loon
|Contents and Media:
||26 parts in tan styrene; 1 small
photo-etched brass fret; vacform canopy where applicable (Re IIIs);
stencil decal markings.
USD$12.96 from Squadron.com
||Good use of molds for four variants;
includes trolley (Fi 103 variants) or launch mount (Loon); crisply
recessed panel lines; small but useful photo-etched parts.
||Very small locating pins for wings
and horizontal tail; some flash.
Reviewed by Brett Green
MAC Model's 1/72 scale Fieseler Fi 103 Variants are all
available online from Squadron.com
The Fieseler Fi 103, better known as the V-1, was the forerunner of the
modern Cruise Missile. In addition to its basic role of flying bomb, the
airframe was also considered for use as a manned, guided missile.
Furthermore, the United States manufactured a Fi 103 clone called the JB-2
Loon after World War Two.
MAC Models from the Czech Republic has now released four variants of the
Fi 103. They are:
Fieseler Fi 103A-1 Flying Bomb (V-1)
Reichenberg Re IV (Fi-103)
Fieseler Fi 103 Reichenberg Re III
These four kits are presented with a core of common parts added to two
main fuselage options and four different nosecones. Each kit comes only
with its own specific main fuselage and nosecone - you cannot mix and
match straight from the box.
26 plastic parts are included in each kit. The sprue attachment points are
quite narrow and the detail reasonably fine. Surface detail is by way of
crisply recessed panel lines. A little flash is present on some of the
parts, but the sprue looks generally good.
A small fret of photoetched parts is also included with each kit. These
are useful details including the intake face for the Argus pulse jet,
arming propeller, lifting lugs and instruments.
The German variants include a ground handling dolly, while the US Loon
features a rocket assisted launching sled. Anyone who feels ambitious
enough to scratchbuild a launch rail will have the beginnings of a very
Instructions are adequate, and stencil decals are supplied for all boxings.
The Loon includes US National Markings.
These four kits are nicely presented and should build up quickly into good
replicas of these Fi 103 variants.
Thanks to Squadron.com for the
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