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Wellingtons & Ansons;
RAF Night Fighters


Kits at War , 1/48 scale


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Catalogue Number and Description: Kits at War
K4/17 Kits at War series RAF Wellingtons and Ansons
K4/18 Kits at War series RAF Night fighters
Contents and Media: 1 x full sized decal sheet; colour placement guide
Scale: 1/48
Price: each  from 6.38 available online from Hannants website and selected specialist retailers worldwide
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good selection of aircraft types, especially the night fighters; The Wellington decals correct the Trumpeter supplied decals; thin carrier film; excellent colours
Disadvantages: Anson is a limited release kit, and may be hard to find soon.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Ryan Hamilton

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K4/17 Kits at War series RAF Wellingtons and Ansons

Three (3) Wellingtons and two (2) Ansons

  • Wellington Ia N2895 AA-L 75 (New Zealand) Sqn RAF Stradishall;
  • Wellington Mk Ic P9248 OJ-D 149 Sqn Mildenhall.
  • Wellington Mk Ic X9873 KO-P 115 Sqn `The Saint' Marham 1941;
  • Anson I N5314 UA-M 269 Sqn 1939 - Coastal Command
  • Anson I N9742/Y 231 Dutch Sqn 1940 - Coastal Command

There have been plenty of comments written in magazines and discussion boards about the incorrect colour of the squadron codes in the Trumpeter Wellington IC. This decal set will allow modellers to replace the red codes from the kit with the correct grey codes. The two Anson schemes are a nice inclusion, especially for a limited release kit.

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K4/18 RAF Night Fighters



RAF Night Fighters (7)

  • Hurricane IIb BD348 JX-J Tangmere;
  • Hurricane IIb Z3971 SW-S 253 Sqn RAF Hibalstow 1941;
  • Havoc II AH523 85 Sqn RAF Hunsdon 1941;
  • Defiant N3340 YD-D 255 Sqn 1941;
  • Boston III W8395 TH-G 418 Sqn RCAF Ford 1943. All overall black.
  • Mosquito F MK VI RS575 3P-V 515 Sqn 100 Gp Little Snoring 1945;
  • Mosquito F Mk XIII HK365 ME-Z 488 Sqn RNZAF Pilot Chr J.Vlotman

Plenty of research has gone into these sheets, especially with Hurricane IIb Z3971 SW-S 253 Sqn.

All aircraft squadron codes and colours have been correctly represented with these decal sheets.

With so many different aircraft types represented with this sheet, modellers will have plenty of choice.


Recommended for interested in RAF subjects.


Thanks to Luuk from Kits at War for the review sample

Preview Text Copyright 2007 by Ryan Hamilton
This Page Created on 06 May, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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