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ICM 32044 J-8 Gladiator WWII Swedish Fighter Plane 1:32 Scale Model ICM32044 ICM
ICM 32044 J-8 Gladiator WWII Swedish Fighter Plane 1:32 Scale Model ICM32044 ICM
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ICM 32044 J-8 Gladiator WWII Swedish Fighter Plane 1:32 Scale Model

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ICM 32044 J-8 Gladiator WWII Swedish Fighter Plane 1/32 Scale Model

In 1936, a new defence resolution was made by the Swedish defence ministry to organise one new fighter wing and four new bomber wings in light of rising tensions in Europe. After a selection process, the Gloster Gladiator was found to be the aircraft most suited to requirements, and an order was made for 55 aircraft, which were to be locally fitted with engines and armament.

The first Gloster Gladiator was delivered to the Swedish Air Force on April 15th 1937 and locally designated as the ‘Jaktplan 8’ (J8). While the first few Swedish Gladiators were fitted with the Fairey three-bladed propeller, the decision was taken to switch back to the earlier fixed-pitch two-bladed wooden propeller. The first 37 aircraft were built to Gladiator Mk.I standard with a 645 hp NOHAB-built Bristol Mercury VIS2; the last batch of 18 aircraft were built to Gladiator Mk.II standard with an 840 hp NOHAB-built Bristol Mercury VIII. The former batch thus became known as the J8, while the latter batch was known as the J8A.

Model Details:
Pieces: 141
Length: 262mm
Width: 307mm
Decals options: 3

Paints and glue are not included

Not suitable for children under 14 years old

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