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1/32 - Industria Aeronautică Română IAR-80A by AZUR /FRROM - released

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AZUR/FRROM is to release in June 2017 a 1/32nd Industria Aeronautică Română IAR-80A kit - ref. FR8002

Source: http://www.frrom.com/index.php?page=frrom-fr8002-2

 

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FR8002 IAR-80A 1/32 nd

Coming soon:
We will soon release a new kit in 1/32 nd scale, this is the IAR 80A. Expected release date : April 2017

It'll be possible to build IAR 80A from series 106 to 150 and 176 to 150. Compared to the later IAR 81C, this variant has:

  • Shorter wings
  • Shorter fuselage (70 mm)
  • Only one oil cooler at the root of right wing (on left wing, it was introduced with aircraft Nr°251)
  • Armament : 6 x 7,92 mm FN machine guns, the wings panels on top and bottom of wings were modified
  • No struts (introduced for the dive bomber version, the IAR 81)
  • AND the camouflage schema was the old one, using british paints (brown / green on top, blue on bottom).

We will straighten some mistakes of the previous kit (the wheel covers, for example, were too small for the wells).

We will keep you updated on the project and will soon publish the boxart and the schemes we choose.

In parallel, Special Hobby will re-issue the original IAR 81C kit with some improvements (whell covers) and different decals.

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235013882-132-industria-aeronautică-română-iar-81c-by-special-hobby-plastic-azurfrrom-box-artschemes-release-in-2017/

 

Some references:

  • Rumanian Air Force, the prime decade, 1938-1947, Denes Bernad, Squadron/Signal Publications
  • IAR 80, Dan Antoniu and Georges Cicos, Editions TMA (in french), technical descriptions,  history of usage on easter front, then with Allied Powers 
  • Rumanian Aces of World War II, Denes Bernad, Osprey Publishing
  • Air Magazine n°40, Jan/ Feb. 2008,  american raid over Ploiesti with Lightnings, 10/VI/1944, Dan Melinte (in french). Part of this event is captured in the kit box-art. 
  • Rumanian Fighter Colours 1941 - 1945, Teodor Liviu Morosanu, Dan Alexandru Melinte, MMP books
  • The I.A.R 80 & I.A.R. 81, Airframe, Systems & Equipment, Radu Brinzan, SAM Publications
  • Vânâtor Romanian Hunter, The I.A.R80 and I.A.R.81 in ultimate detail, Radu Brinzan, Stratus / MMP books (includes a lot of technical drawings, description of equipment, weaponry ... in ultimate detail)

 

V.P.

 

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Wow even more IAR 80/81's, sure will keep me interested and busy.......

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Source: http://www.frrom.com/index.php?page=frrom-fr8002-2

 

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We will soon release a new kit in 1/32 nd scale, this is the IAR 80A. Expected release date : September 2017

You may build the IAR-80A, serie 106 to 150 and 176 to 180. Compared to the IAR-81C, this new version shows some external differences, mostly:

  • Shorter wings (480 mm)
  • Shorter fuselage (70 mm)
  • Only one oil cooler at the root of right wing (on left wing, it was introduced with aircraft Nr 251)
  • Armament: 6 x 7,92 mm FN machine guns, the wings panels on top and bottom of wings were modified
  • No struts (introduced for the dive bomber version, the IAR-81)
  • AND the camouflage schema was initially the old one, using british paints (brown / green on top, blue on bottom).
  • BUT: starting with aircraft Nr 95, the strenghtening of fuselage applied to frame 5 externally was moved internally. We will propose only the late version (similar on that point to the IAR-81c)

We will straighten some mistakes of the previous kit (the wheel covers, for example, were too small for the wells). We will keep you updated on the project and will soon publish the schemes we choose.

Decals:
We will propose at least the decals for:

  • Nr112 with 53 Sqn crest (Riding Mickey Mouse)
  • Nr131 "Felicia" with 47 Sqn crest
  • Nr134 "Mamy", 47 Sqn
  • Nr150 Anghel (box art), 47 Sqn

Michael's cross and roundels will be provided.

 

Development, parts:
3D view of additionnal parts (only the parts dedicated to IAR-80A version will be included in the box)

FR8002_IT04_3D.jpg
 

Resin parts for IAR-80A:

FR8002_IT11_RS.jpg

 

V.P.

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Release date October 30th, 2017.

Schemes+decals:

  • CAMA, IAR-80A Nr 150, "Anghel" (box art), Escadrila 47 Vanatoare, Grupul 9, Pipera, August 1942.
  • Cam B, IAR-80A Nr 112, Escadrila 53 (Riding Mickey) Vanatoare, Grupul 7, Mamaïa, July 42. The full red rudder and the arrow were probably painted during a training exercise.
  • Cam C, IAR-80A Nr 131, "Felicial", Escadrila 47, Grupul 9, Pipera (Bucarest), Summer 1942.
  • Cam D, IAR-80A Nr 134, "Mamy", Escadrila 47, Grupul 9, Pipera, Summer 1942.

 

FR8002_dec.jpg

 

Source: http://www.frrom.com/index.php?page=frrom-fr8002-2

 

FR8002_camAp.jpg
FR8002_camBp.jpg
FR8002_camCp.jpg
FR8002_camDp.jpg
 
Sprues
 
FR8002_I6125p.jpg

 

FR8002_I6126p.jpg

 

FR8002_I6128p.jpg

 

FR8002_I6129p.jpg

 

FR8002_I6130p.jpg

 

Photo-etched parts :

 

FR8002_XPEp.jpg

 

Sprue G (with longer spinner and headrests)

 

FR8002_I6157p.jpg

 

FR8002_I6200p.jpg

 

FR8002_I6201p.jpg

 

V.P.

 
 
 

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Released: http://www.frrom.com/index.php?page=frrom-fr8002-2

 

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