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CMR72-230  De Havilland Venom NF.3
[Twin-Seat Jet Night Fighter Aircraft]
    — Decals, Photo-Etch Detailing Set & Paint Mask Included
For Information:
The de Havilland Venom NF.3, the last night fighter variant of the Venom line, was evolved from the NF.2 and as with the previous night fighter Marks it accommodated the pilot and the navigator/radar operator side-by-side under the clear view hinged canopy. Powered by the de Havilland Ghost 104 engine, it differed from the NF.2 in having a wholly inset tailplane, power-assisted ailerons and an improved AI Mk.21 radar in a symmetrical radome in the extreme nose.

The NF.3 first flew in February 1953 and entered service in 1955. It had a relatively brief career with the RAF, having been only an interim solution, and was withdrawn from service two years later and replaced by the Gloster Javelin twin-engine all-weather fighter.

This full resin kit contains 62 parts, vacu canopy (a spare set is included for modeller's convenience), a small mask and two photo-etched frets, of which one is coloured. The decal sheet also includes a full set of stencils, for which placement on the kit a detailed diagram is included in the highly-detailed instruction leaflet.

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  Colour Schemes Included
  De Havilland Venom NF.3 - WX853  — 'R', 23 Squadron, RAF Coltishall, circa 1955
  De Havilland Venom NF.3 - WX849  — 'V', 151 Squadron, RAF Leuchars, Scotland, circa 1955
  De Havilland Venom NF.3 - WX796  — 141 Squadron, RAF Coltishall, October 1955
  De Havilland Venom NF.3 - WX914  — 'A', 89 Squadron, RAF Stradishall, January 1956
  *Please Note: Colour scheme information diagrams supplied with the model are only printed in 'Black and White'
DH Venom NF.3 - WX853 'R' DH Venom NF.3 - WX914 'A' DH Venom NF.3 - WX796 DH Venom NF.3 - WX849 'V'
  'Click' images above for 'Full Colour' (jpg) version:

  Items Included
  Complete Airframe
  Highly Detailed Cockpit Interior
  'Painted' Photo-Etch Detailing Set  - includes: Instrument Panels, Seat Harness, Controls, Undercarriage detailing, etc.
  'Air Brakes'  - Can be displayed 'Open' or 'Closed'
  'Main Flaps'  - Can be displayed 'Open' or 'Closed'
  Highly-Detailed Undercarriage
  Cockpit Canopy Glazing
  Canopy Paint Masks
  Assembly and Painting Instructions  - includes individual numbered 'Resin' parts diagrams
  Comprehensive Decal Set  - including full airframe stenciling based on original de Havilland drawings
  'Click' here for Preview of: Airframe Stencil Diagram

  Assembly Instructions (Preview)
   CMR72-230  de Havilland Venom NF.3
CMR72-230   Model Review by:
Mark Davies: Hyperscale
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