Avro Anson Mk.I in 1/48
...the new release from Airfix
Avro Anson Mk.I in 1/48 (A09191)
News from Airfix that their new 1/48 Avro Anson is now available. I still recall building their 1/72 Anson very many years ago, so great to see they now have their new tool 1/49 Anson now on sale. It was/is one of the highlights I think from their 2022 release list, and from their photos, it looks great.
Arguably the most unexpected introduction to the 2022 Airfix range, the new tool Avro Anson Mk.I in 1:48 scale is now available.
In exceptional detail with some of the finest detail of any Airfix kit to date, this stunning new kit features finely represented plywood textures, a fully detailed interior with structured framework and all crew stations.
Featuring 175 parts, this spectacular newly tooled kit measures 359mm wide, 269mm in length and 83mm in height, and includes the option to build with or without the upper gun turret, a choice of early blistered or late smooth engine cowlings, as well as the option of sloped and upright windscreen.
An aircraft which rarely receives the recognition it deserves; the intricate details of this kit will allow modellers to recreate the Avro Anson like never before.
The three scheme options included with this new release clearly illustrate the widespread use
of this aircraft and how it saw service in both training and frontline roles across the wider
Commonwealth during WWII.
The three scheme options are:
Scheme A: Avro Anson Mk.I, N9732 crewed by Pilot Officer Philip Peters, Sergeant D. Spencer and Leading Aircraftsman Pepper (County of Kent), Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force, Royal Air Force Detling Kent.
Scheme B: Avro Anson Mk.l AW665/B-PP, Coastal Command camouflage trials aircraft, No.71 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Lowood, Queensland, October 1943.
Scheme C: Avro Anson Mk.l K8727/H7, No.3 Training Command, No.31 General Reconnaissance School, Royal Canadian Air Force, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 1941.
The most heavily produced Avro aircraft, the Anson was one of Britain's most important aircraft during the wartime years and was used to train thousands of aircrews prior to their joining front-line operational squadrons.
Ranked at a skill level 3, with such fine detail and range of schemes to choose from, the new 1:48 Avro Anson Mk.I makes for an impressive display piece within any model collection.
Thanks to Airfix for the News