Published on
March 2, 2018
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Any 1/32 scale Hawker Tempest Mk. II /V/VI
Company: Master Model - Website: Visit Site
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The Hawker Tempest was a WWII aircraft used mainly by the RAF although a few other country’s flew them. Primarily being used as ground attack aircraft it saw action in Operation Overlord and it was used to target railroads and Luftwaffe aircraft on the ground. The Tempest was an effective low-level fighter interceptor, even against the new Me-262 jet fighter. When the first 100 Hawker Tempest were built they were fitted with the long barrel 20mm Mark II. The rest of the production were built with the short barrel 20mm Mk V cannons carrying 800 round of ammo shooting at 200rpg.

Master Models from Poland has produced a replacement brass set of guns and pitot tube for this latter type of cannon Opening the package I found 4 barrels and one pitot tube. The detail of the pieces is very well done. Having just built a 1/32 scale Hawker Tempest I installed the cannons and pitot tube. The cannons fit right to the cradles that were molded into the wing. The pitot tube , being slightly larger then the plastic one had a bit of a fit problem . The hole where the pitot tube goes in the wing was a bit small so the answer was to drill this out which I did being careful to keep it centered in the wing. Don’t forget to align the guns and the pitot tube. I used cyanoacrylate adhesives to hold in place. The final step was paint.

I would recommend this detail set when anyone builds this aircraft.

I would like to thank Master-Model and IPMS for letting me do this review.


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