Item# 61109

Dewoitine D.520 "French Aces"

W/Staff Car

Price: $60.00

The D.520 was officially accepted by the French Air Force to be its mainstay fighter aircraft in 1939, the year that WWII began. Not many were in service at the time ... Learn more

Dewoitine D.520 "French Aces"

  1. Description

    The D.520 was officially accepted by the French Air Force to be its mainstay fighter aircraft in 1939, the year that WWII began. Not many were in service at the time of the German invasion of France in 1940, but the D.520 was one of the few aircraft which could counter the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt Bf109 and pilots such as Pierre Le Gloan and Denis Ponteins earned ace status while flying it. After the French surrender, the D.520 served as the main fighter aircraft for the Vichy French Air Force and were used against the Allies in the Middle East and North Africa. Near the end of the war, examples which were recaptured by Free French forces were once again flown against Germany.

    About the Model 
    ★Length: 183mm, Width: 213mm ★Canopy, flaps, and radiator flap may be assembled in either open or closed positions. ★Kit includes two standing figures, a pilot and an officer, as well as one seated pilot figure. ★Comes with three distinctive marking options for aircraft flown by French aces. ★A staff car kit is also included to enable creation of an airfield diorama straight from the box.

  2. Specifications

    • Construction Type Assembly kit
    • Decals Included
    • Photo-Etch Parts Not included
    • Scale 1/48
    • Special Feature 1 1/48 scale plastic assembly kit
    • Special Feature 2 Wingspan: 213mm, Fuselage: 183mm
    • Special Feature 3 Flaps can be depicted in either up or down position
    • Special Feature 4 Radiator flap and canopy can be depicted in either open or closed position
    • Special Feature 5 3 kinds of decals included to depict the aircraft piloted by French aces Second-Lieutenant Pierre Le Gloan, Adjudant-Chef Denis Ponteins, and Adjudant-Chef Colonel Bouton
    • Special Feature 6 Comes with a 1/48 scale Citroen Traction 11CV Staff Car to allow instant diorama creation straight from the box
    • Special Feature 7 Comes with 1 seated pilot figure as well as 1 standing pilot and officer figures (total of 3 figures)
    • Special Feature 8 Photographic reference manual (B4 size) included
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