Mig 17 & Douglas Skyhawk Dogfight Double - A50185


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Mig 17 & Douglas Skyhawk Dogfight Double
[A50185]

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including the changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

Armed with cannons, bombs and unguided missiles, the little A4 Skyhawks would skim across the rice paddies and hug the densely forested mountains of Vietnam in the early days of the Vietnam war of the 1960s. Against them ranged small arms fire, artillery, guided surface to air missiles and MiG’s of the North Vietnamese Air Force. Alongside the supersonic MiG-21 was the older subsonic MiG-17F. This aircraft, codenamed Fresco, was a very maneuverable opponent, and certainly a match for the Skyhawk. Between them, they formed the backbone of the air war over Vietnam.

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First Issued: 2020


Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 16: Adam Tooby


This kit appeared in these catalogues:
2020 Edition Ref: A50185



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