Reviewed by Timothy Dike
|1/700 has to be the best scale ever! There is such a wide
variety of accessories available. One line that may have been overlooked
by most is the Pit-Road Metal Plane series. They have everything from WW2
aircraft to modern aircraft from all nations and branches of service. This
one is perfect for your 50's era carrier or airshow diorama. The F-11F
and F-9F were the predecessors of today's modern Naval fighters
There are three of each aircraft included both cast in metal. The F-11F
includes landing gear and drop tanks cast as separate items. The detail
is quite good for this scale with panel lines well defined and a minimum
The F-9F includes landing gear only as it's extra fuel tanks were fixed to the wings. These aircraft were an important part of the US Navy carrier airwings during the 50's and were found on many of the post war Essex Class carriers.
|The instuctions are basic but show everyting you need to assemble these
aircraft. A decal sheet supplies the insignia.