The carrier-borne Fairey Gannet, designed for anti-submarine duty, made its first flight in 1949 and was the first aircraft in the world to fly with a coupled jet turbine power unit with counter-rotating propeller. It was also the first turbo-prop aircraft that could land on an aircraft carrier and the first aircraft of the British Fleet Air Arm capable of both combat and search operations. The Gannet AS went into service with the FAA in January 1955 and was stationed on aircraft carriers. In 1958 the newly formed Federal German Navy received 15 of the more powerful Gannet AS4s that were equipped with a 3,035 shp engine. In June 1966 the Gannet said goodbye to the Nordholz MFG3 station finally to be replaced by the Breguet Atlantique. Model details: Surface details with recessed panel lines; Detailed cockpit with instrument panel, side consoles and seats; Weapons bay optionally open; Separate ailerons; Separate lift flaps; Detailed landing gear; Radome; Movable counter-rotating propeller; and Decals with markings for German navy MFG3 and Royal Navy 815 sqn. Paint colors needed: Matte Tank Gray, Matte Grayish Blue, Matte Sky Blue, Matte Anthracite Gray, Matte Yellow, Matte White, Matte Reddish Brown, Metallic Steel, Matte Leather Brown, Metallic Silver, Matte Carmin Red, Matte Sea Green, and Matte Black.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|Technical
|WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD! Small parts. Not intended for children under 3 years of age.|
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|Model length 7.3 inches, wingspan 9 inches.|
|Approximately 99 parts.|