British Legends

from Revell

Mark 2018’s centenary of the formation of the RAF with these special edition models celebrating famous aircraft flown over the last century by the Royal Air Force!

British Legends Gift-Set

Product Number: 05696

Marking this centenary year of the founding of the Royal Air Force, this special Gift Set includes three of the most iconic RAF aircraft of the Second World War. First introduced at the end of 1937, the Hawker Hurricane was the RAF’s mainstay fighter aircraft at the start of hostilities in 1939 until more Spitfires started to become available, with the Mk Vb being amongst the most numerous. Also recognised here, the 4-engined Avro Lancaster is regarded as an icon of RAF’s Bomber Command during WWII. Each model is very detailed and features finely engraved surfaces, with detailed cockpits and undercarriage. Also included is Contacta Professional glue, a paintbrush and a selection of ‘Aqua’ acrylic paints to complete.

Decal Options: Hawker Hurricane Mk. II B – No. 601 (County of London) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, Duxford, England, August 1941 / Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb – No. 402 Squadron, Duxford, England, 1943 / Avro Lancaster Mk III – No. 467 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Bottesford, England, Summer 1943

Release: February 2018

British Legends – Eurofighter Typhoon RAF

Product Number: 03900

Entering operational service with the RAF in 2003, the Eurofighter Typhoon is a canard-winged design powered by two EJ200 turbojets that can push it to a maximum speed of 1.8Mach (1,381mph). First conceived as an air superiority fighter, it has since been modified to perform ground-attack missions, making it a true swing-role fighter. Revell’s kit features fine surface detail, with detailed cockpit interior and undercarriage. Marking this centenary year of the founding of the Royal Air Force, this kit also sports a special 75th anniversary colour scheme as originally applied to the Hawker Hurricane of Battle-of-Britain Victoria Cross recipient, Flight Lieutenant James Nicolson.

Decal Options: No. 29(R) Squadron, Royal Air Force, Coningsby, England, April 2016

Release: March 2018

British Legends – Sopwith F.1 Camel

Product Number: 03906

One of the most iconic fighter aircraft of the First World War, the Sopwith Camel was first introduced on the Western Front in 1917, close to the end of hostilities and a year before the official formation of the Royal Air Force. Although difficult to handle, the Camel was a highly manoeuvrable aircraft that could position its twin machine guns on enemy aircraft with devastating results, being credited with nearly 1,300 kills in total. Marking this centenary year of the founding of the Royal Air Force, Revell’s kit features finely finished parts with a fully detailed engine, cockpit and undercarriage.

Decal Options: 1. No. 139 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Villaverla, Italy, July 1918 / 2. No. 73 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Ruisseauville, France, July 1918

Release: March 2018

British Legends – S.E. 5a

Product Number: 03907

The Royal Aircraft Factory’s ‘Scout Experimental 5’ or ‘S.E. 5a’ was a fast, stable and relatively manoeuvrable fighter introduced into RAF service in 1917. The S.E. 5a was fitted with a combination fuselage-mounted .303 Vickers and upper-wing mounted .303 Lewis machine gun, making it ideal for attacking high-flying enemy aircraft from below without being observed. In an effort to meet demand, six different companies went on to manufacture a total of 5,265 aircraft! Marking this centenary year of the founding of the Royal Air Force, Revell’s kit features finely finished parts with a fully detailed engine, cockpit and undercarriage.

Decal Options: 1. No. 24 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Cappy, France, September 1918 / 2. No. 60 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Inchy, France, November 1918

Release: March 2018

British Legends – Hawker Hunter FGA.9

Product Number: 03908

The Hawker Hunter F1 first entered RAF service in 1954, with the FGA.9 variant being introduced and tasked with close-air-support from 1960 to 1971. Its Avon turbojet engine could propel the aircraft to an impressive 715mph (.94Mach). Hunters were armed with four 30mm Aden cannons and rocket pods, plus external fuel tanks, dependent on mission requirement. Marking this centenary year of the founding of the Royal Air Force, Revell’s highly detailed model features fine surface detail, fully outfitted cockpit, undercarriage, ‘Sabrina’ spent-casing blisters and a choice of rocket pods and external fuel tanks.

Decal Options: 1. No. 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Khormaksar, Aden, early 1963 / 2. No. 54 Squadron, Royal Air Force, West Raynham, England, June 1968

Release: March 2018