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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2019 11:43 a.m. PST

"One of the distinctive features of the Mk.V Tempest is the large chin housing the radiator. This need to be assembled and fitted into the front fuselage, just ahead of the cockpit. The radiator is quite visible from both the front and rear perspectives so it's well worth the effort of painting and weathering this properly.

Barracuda Studios have released a correction set (BR48401) designed to directly replace the front face (E43) of the kit intake. The set contains a new radiator front casting with the concentric ring type intake shroud that is missing from the new Eduard Tempest V kit. Tempests not fitted with dust filters would always be fitted with the shrouding to prevent hot radiator air from entering the carburettor intake. An alternate dust filter with "cuckoo clock" style doors is also included. These filters were fitted to Tempests operating from unimproved forward airfields on the European mainland. The master patterns have been done by Roy Sutherland himself so you know the quality is assured…"





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