FlyHawk Model 1/700 Aircraft Transport Pathway & Spinning Back Plate

Reviewed by Sean Hert

This fret titled "Aircraft Transport Pathway & Spinning Back Plate" would perhaps better be described as "Aircraft Transport Rails, Rountables and Floatplane Details." Over one-third of this fret is dedicated to upgrading the four standard floatplanes encountered on IJN warships. The aircraft handling rails and turntables are a common sight on WWII IJN warships, mostly on the variety of cruisers fielded in those years.

This set includes 14 84mm rails which can be trimmed to needed lengths, 15 turntables, 30 short rails to place atop the turntables, and details for the following floatplanes;

  • Type 0 Reconnaissance Seaplace E13A1
  • Type 0 Observation Seaplace F1M2
  • Type 94 Reconnaissance Seaplace E7K2
  • Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplace E8N1

There is a double-sided sheet of instructions included, most of which cover the included details for embarked floatplanes.


This set of photoetch from Flyhawk # FH700227 is priced at $13.99 and is available now.

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