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The Revell Historic Post World War II Aircraft Model

Updated on December 23, 2012

Revell Aircraft Models

Ever since the Wright Brothers has successfully flown their first aircraft in 1903, the aircraft industry had been blooming and emerged into so many kinds of aircraft before the World War II. Many aircraft had been made and built for the purpose of transportation, carrier, defense and also combating. There are many types of aircraft like fighter aircraft, bomber or attack aircraft, strategic and photo-reconnaissance aircraft, seaplanes, transport and utility aircraft and many more had been built and Photo Credit

used during and after the World War II.

Although all these Post World War II aircraft had turn into history, but today we can still able to see them through the aircraft models. Revell has produced many of them that you can actually see them in detail with the good quality of Revell aircraft model kits. Some of the remarkable Post World War II aircraft like A-6E Navy Attack Bomber, AD-6 Skyraider, F-8 Crusader and A-4 Skyhawk Blue Angels are available.

Revell 1/48 F-100 Super Sabre

Revell 1/48 F-100 Super Sabre
Revell 1/48 F-100 Super Sabre

F-100 Super Sabre was one of the first and earliest supersonic jet fighter that has been served with the United Stated Air Force, Air National Guard for several decades. It started as earlier as1954 till 1979. F-100 Super Sabre also had been used extensively for several missions over the North and South Vietnam as the support jet.

Do you know that this fighter jet have got a nickname called "Hundert" or "The Hun"? From this you can know that it is an aircraft that loved by almost everyone who have flew with it.

The F-100 Super Sabre in Vietnam

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Revell 1/48 F-8 Crusader

Revell 1/48 F-8 Crusader
Revell 1/48 F-8 Crusader

F-8 Crusader had created history as the first aircraft that flying at supersonic speed with just single engine. After F-8 Crusader, all the U.S. fighter had switch their weapons to guided missiles where guns were used as primary weapons before this. In other word, F-8 Crusader was the last carrier based jet fighter that uses guns as its weapon.

This single engine fighter had played a very important role in both the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Viet Nam War. Although many fighter look similar, but the F-8 Crusader can be easily distinguished from others fighter from its unique "tilt wing".

F-8 Crusader - The single engine supersonic speed jet fighter

It is time to get the Revell 1/48 F-8 Crusader

Types of Aircrafts Kits

There are few type of aircraft model kits available

1. The Paper Aircraft - The most simple aircraft that suitable for kids, it is easy to make.

2. Wood Aircraft Kits - Usually for older airplane models.

3. The Plastic Aircraft Model Kits - Used for building models of modern airplanes and helicopters.

Revell AD-6 Skyraider

Revell 1/48 AD-6 Skyraider
Revell 1/48 AD-6 Skyraider

AD-6 Skyraider was considered as the last attack aircraft flew with propeller before the emergence of the jet aircraft. With it ability of slow cruising and incredible speed, the AD-6 Skyraider had become the support of the friendly ground forces with high accuracy. One thing that you should know about AD-6 Skyraider is that it is powered by a piston engine just like our cars. Hard to believe isn't it?

You will need some patience to build this model aircraft where it come with 79 parts and it required you to have at least a level 2 skill. Gluing and painting for this model aircraft is crucial to make this look appealing.

I personally like this aircraft model where it is colorful and every part were made with detail.

The AD-4 Skyraider - The earlier version of AD-6 Skyraider

In this video you will be able to watch how a AD-4 Skyraider startup and takeoff. AD-4 was an earlier version of AD-6, where it was a modified and improved fighter.

The Revell AD-6 Skyraider Model Kit

Tamiya Models Douglas A-1H Skyraider Model Kit
Tamiya Models Douglas A-1H Skyraider Model Kit

This is another AD-6 Skyraider model kit by Tamiya


Revell Bell X-1 Experimental Aircraft

Revell Bell X-1 Experimental Aircraft model kit
Revell Bell X-1 Experimental Aircraft model kit

Here you will be meeting the first supersonic aircraft that has broke the sound barrier in 1948 - Bell X-1. It is an experimental supersonic aircraft that was built in 1945. The highest speed that Bell X-1 has made was nearly 1000mph which is equivalent to 1,609 km/h. Imagine the normal speed that you drive your car are almost 16 times slower that Bell X-1 if you drive at the speed of 100km/h. For a 500km distance, it will takes you 5 hours to reach the destination when you drive at 100km/h where Bell X-1 only need about 19 minutes to reach the same destination.

Revell has now made the Bell X-1 aircraft model kit with a full detailed cockpit with optional pilot figure. It also has an optional rocket engine and an opening cockpit door. This aircraft model kit comes with total of 50 parts and it required you to have at least skill level 2 to be able to complete this model.

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Monogram 1/48 F-80 Shooting Star Plastic Model Kit

Monogram 1/48 F-80 Shooting Star Plastic Model Kit
Monogram 1/48 F-80 Shooting Star Plastic Model Kit

The F-80 Shooting Star was the first turbo jet fighter that was used in the U.S. Air Force. With the Allison J-33 gas turbine engine, it can goes to the maximum speed of 580 miles per hour. It is armed with six 0.5 caliber machine guns and eight 5 inches rockets or 2000 lbs bombs.

The F-80 was designed as a high-altitude interceptor, but it was used widely as a fighter bomber in the Korean Conflict, mostly used for low-level rocket, bomb and napalm attacks against ground targets.

The Monogram 1/48 F-80 Shooting Star Plastic Model kits features detailed landing gear, with a removable panel for machine gun bay and also a complete tail section which can be removed to show the detailed turbojet engine.

The canopy is designed that it can be in open or closed position to show the detailed cockpit and pilot. This model kits also come with optional pylon mounted wing tanks or bombs. In addition, it also included two versions of authentic decals.

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Shh..! There will be more aircraft model kits to be added, Pls keep coming back for the update. TQ!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      I built many a Revell model as a kid. Thanks for a fun look back

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice lens. I stumbled upon this because it popped up on my lens about the B-25 Yankee Warrior. You should check it out and let me know what you think of it... Anyway, again, great job! Very interesting!

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      LabKittyDesign 5 years ago

      Holy cats! Think we had that F-100 model as a kid...

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      myamya 5 years ago

      Great lens, well done! Squidlike

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      @SgtCecil: Really! I love them too. Some of them are from Amazon.

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      Cecil Kenmill 5 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      I love those pictures! Did you take them yourself?

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      GenesisLabs 5 years ago

      I've built all of these except for the X-1. This lens brings back memories. Thanks.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      @ozant291: That is a good idea, I may think and do something about it. Thanks for visiting.

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      ozant291 5 years ago

      great lens, why don't you write about "dog fight" in WW II, i love to hear that story

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very cool models! Thanks for sharing! :)