||41 x Vacu-formed parts
Icnc. 2 x Underwing drop tanks
||64 x Precision white metal parts
inc. 4 x Rockets
||Crystal crear canopies with a spare set
||Quality silk screen decals with 3 versions
||Retail price (Japanese Yen) JPY6,800
Span : 13.71m (45ft)
Weight (loaded) : 8,859kg (19,550lb)
Max speed : 742kmph (472mph)
Engine : Rolls Royce Marlin 2,030hp
Armament : 4 x 20mm cannon
This kit is designed to make an NF21with the strange radar nose molded
to fuselage parts.
A set of short nose F20 conversion parts are also included.
There are the same 1/48 Sea Hornet kits from a short run injection kit company
There is no connection between Dynavector and them, though you may find many
parts are the same as ours.
A Czech manufacturer seems to have used our kit as an easy pattern without
any legal agreement.
A durty world, alas.
De Havilland Hornet was a successor of the famous Mosquito. It was
designed in early 1940s as a long range fighter to attck Japanese targets
in the expanding South East Asia front.
The first flight was made on 28 July 1944 and the performance exceeded
The production started in February 1945, but was not in service until
The Sea Hornet was a naval version with the folding wing and an arresting
Its first flight was made on 18 April 1945, and 79 Sea Hornet F20 were
NF21 was a radar equipped night fighter version to replace the aging
Fairey Firefly NF1.
Its distinctive shape with extended nose for ASH radar and an observer
dorsal cockpit was rather strange design, though the max speed loss
was only 8kmph ( 5mph).
In total, 78 NF21s were produced.
Despite the superb performance of speed and manoeuverability, the Sea
Hornet had spent a relatively short period in service due to the rapid
progress of jet fighters such as the Sea Venom and Supermarine attacker.
All Sea Hornet and Hornet were scrapped until 1957, none was preserved.
If it has survived as a museum collection, it could be a popular clasiic
aircraft, but it was said that the wooden structure tended to rot and
it was difficult and expensive to maintain.
Only a part of a Sea Hornnet fuselage is stored by The Mosquito Museum
in Hlatfield, North London.