High Planes Martin RB-57D-2 Canberra Kit 1:72
Clearly this is not your run-of-the-mill Canberra. Developed for the high altitude reconnaissance role, as is obvious by the wings, only a small number were produced. Sources vary as to what was what, but as far as we can see, breakdown was: Group A 53-3977 to 53-3982,RB57D, also known as ??dash zero?? single seaters, no in flight refuelling capability. Group B 53-3970to 53-3976 RB57D, ??dash one?? single seaters, with IFR. Group C 53-3964 to 53-3969, RB-57D-2,??dash two?? two seaters and Group D 53-3963 RB57D-1,single seater, one only. If the above is wrong, sorry, it is the best I can do. This kit is obviously of the D-2, the two seaters. These served in the ELINT role until they were withdrawn from service due to wing problems... Even so, there was nothing to replace them with, so after wing strengthening mods, 12 returned to service (I do not know how many were D-2??s), and some remained in service until the mid 1970??s. Kit has decals for 4677DSES and 4025th SRS, 4080th SRW, and extra serials to enable all 6 to be modelled.
The High Planes Models kit includes limited run injection moulded plastic, resin and white metal parts, vacuum formed canopies by Falcon and six decal options.
Materials: Plastic, Resin, White metal
Decal Options: USAF x 6
This is an assembly kit for experienced modellers using limited run technology. Some clean up of parts and fitting will be required. Paint and cement not included. Suitable for ages 14 to Adult