Short and sweet
this! KP's rendition of the Avia B.33 better known as the Ilyushin Il-10. The
B.33 was a Czechoslovakian licence built copy of this famous Soviet type.
Here shown in North Korean livery, this particular aircraft was captured by our
American friends during the Korean conflict and evaluated. The Americans found
it pleasant to fly with excellent manners but old fashioned and obsolete because
of its prop and piston engine'd propulsion. A few years latter embroiled
in another Asian conflict the same group of people found a certain Skyraider
invaluable and irreplaceable, enough said!
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Built straight out of the box
this one (as per usual) apart from radio mast and antenna, which was made from
old sprue and very thin fishing line. As you will be aware I am a big fan of
these types of kit. Sure their a bit rough round the edges but you do get some
great subjects, and besides everybody makes the Il-2! And the Il-10 was just as
important (if not more so) than its much vaunted predecessor! And in my
book deserves a mention.