Miniatures' 1/48 scale A-36
is available online from Squadron.com
The A-36 "Apache" was a P-51A modified for use as a dive bomber by the USAAF.
Extendable dive flaps were integrated into the wings but were usually wired shut
because their use in flight resulted in instability problems. My model is of an
A-36 from the 27th fighter-bomber group stationed in Corsica in July 1944.
Accurate Miniatures' 1/48 A-36 is somewhat unorthodox in design yet it goes
together with little difficulty. The additions I made were etched metal
seatbelts, vacuform canopy (center section only), and weighted resin tires from
True Details (with the bulges reduced in size).
The model is painted in Olive Drab over Neutral Gray using Polly Scale
acrylics. The yellow wing bands were also painted on. The antenna is stretched
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Article Copyright © 2002 by Ian
Page Created 07 February 2002
Last updated 07 February 2002
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