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A-20B/ C Boston with UTK-1 Turret 1/72Art.No.: 100-SH72337 Product number: 8594071085575
|Era||Word War II|
The A-20 Boston was an American bomber plane, in fact one of the most successful military type of the war. The VVS and AVMF, or Soviet Air Forces and Naval Aviation, acquired almost three thousands of this aircraft, making them the second largest users of the type after the US Army Air Force. In the Soviet Union, it soon became clear that during the harsh winter conditions on the East Front, the rear gunners suffered far too much from the elements and also that the low-calibre machine gun was not up-to the standards for the battle field. Therefore, it was decided to equip the Soviet A-20 bombers with UTK-1 type turrets and sometimes also with different armament. The new turret changed the side profile of the plane rather dramatically.
In our reissue of the Soviet A-20 bomber, the decal sheet caters for two machines, one of which carried White 20 number and was flown with its original US camouflage scheme with repairs done using local-made paints and was also embellished with a caricature of the Nazi fuhrer Adolf Hitler. The other plane was Yellow 5 flying in British camouflage also with paint scheme repairs.