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B-52G Stratofortress


Italeri, 1/72 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Item No. Italeri No 1269 - Boeing B-52G Stratofortress "Gulf War"
Contents and Media: 149 part in grey injection moulded plastic; 1 clear part; markings for three aircraft
Scale 1/72
Price: around 30.63 (available online from Hannants) and model retailers worldwide
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent decals; good surface detail; three colour scheme options; good instruction sheet detail; easy assembly
Disadvantages: Seriously big display space required!
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


Italeri's 1/48 scale B-52G will be available online from Squadron.com

 

QuickLook

 

Italeri has now released a B-52G to join the B-52H from 2006. This kit is substantially similar to the earlier release. Both are based on ex-AMT moulds. The main differences are the engine nacelles and the tail cone.

Italeri's 1/72 scale B-52G comprises 149 light grey injection moulded styrene plastic parts and 1 clear part.

 

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The kit is large and nicely detailed. Detail is very crisp on my sample.

Panel lines are by way of fairly deep (but acceptable for such a large aircraft) recessed panel lines.

The main complaint made about AMT's B-52s are the lack of distinctive droop of the wings, and this is likely to be  a characteristic of this kit too. However, it should not be too difficult to modify the wings to achieve the correct droop.

Mick Evans reviewed the Italeri 1/72 scale B-52H kit in some detail last year. Click this link to see his review.

 

 

Markings are supplied for three varied camouflage schemes - Dark Green and Gunship Grey; three-tome green, dark green and tan over white; and Gunship Grey overall. All three aircraft participated in the first Gulf War of 1991.

 

 

This is a very large and impressive kit that will challenge your shelf space, but will be a real show-stopper.

Recommended.

Thanks to Italeri for the review sample


Review Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 14 June, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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