Minicraft's 1/48 scale
Beechcraft A35 Bonanza
by Tadeu Pinto Mendes
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The single-engine Bonanza was one of the first private airplanes in the world. It had the innovation of having an experimental "V" tail for reduction of the drag.
The Germans in WWII tested a version of Bf 109 G in this configuration, designated as Bf 109 G-0. The V-Tail Bonanza made the first flight on 11/22/1945 and would be released in 47 and soon began to arouse interest by private pilots in the US and the rest of the world.
Designated as type 35 had as their first painting, all of it in natural aluminum with blue or red trim. In Brazil the V-Tail Bonanza was accepted not only in the civil area but also in the military with the FAB (Brazilian Air Force). There were 5 specimens purchased in 1950 and used in connection until 1960. They had the designations C-35 and UC-35 with matrices that were 2857 - 2861.
This is a good model from South Korean Minicraft that came to be made as V35. I made the necessary changes to make it as A35, emasando the third window that was then absent in this version. It was necessary to add weight to the nose so the model would stand when ready.
In the painting I chose to do then of the FAB that used in the civil painting that was fabricated. It was then all aluminum with bands of ornament in blue. As well as tip of the rudders of the rudders, back of the hood, spinner, flaps and ailerons. The FAB just added its insignia on the wings and had the rudders painted in green and yellow. Then I took the number 2857.
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