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R-11 US/NATO Fuel Truck

Skunkmodels Workshop 1/48 scale

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Item No. Skunkmodels Workshop Kit No. SW-62001 - R-11 US/NATO Fuel Truck
Contents and Media: More than 180 parts in grey plastic and 13 parts in clear; markings for five aircraft.
Scale 1/48
Price: USD$29.98 plus shipping available online from Lucky Model
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Crisp decals; nice detail; interesting and versatile subject.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation:

A great subject either as a standalone model or as part of a diorama. Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Jason Woollett


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Introduction

 

The R-11 is the primary mobile refueling vehicle for The United States Air Force. It replaced the R-9 Refueler .

There are currently three models of the R-11. The first generation was delivered in 1989 to the Air Force by the Oshkosh Truck Corporation and is commonly referred to as the Oshkosh R-11. The Air Force purchased 1,250 Oshkosh R-11s between 1987 and 1991.

Deliveries of the 2nd generation R-11 began in 1994. The contract for the 2nd generation model was awarded to the Kovatch Corporation, and the pumping and dispensing systems are mounted on a Volvo chassis. These models are commonly referred to as the Volvo R-11.

 

 

Deliveries of the 3rd generation R-11 began in 2004. The contract for this model was also awarded to the Kovatch Corporation, and the pumping and dispensing systems are mounted on an International chassis.

The fuel tanks hold a maximum capacity of 6,000 US gallons (23,000 L) and are able to deliver fuel at a rate of 600 US gallons (2,300 L) per minute.

This third generation model is commonly referred to as the International R-11 and this is what this Skunk Models kit represents.

 

 

FirstLook

 

Kinetic's new 1/48 scale R-11 kit comprises approximately 159 parts in green and clear plastic and provides a detailed cab, chassis and a detailed fuel tank with access ladder and grated walkway .

 

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  • KInetic R-11 Fuel Truck Review by Jason Woollett: Image
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  • KInetic R-11 Fuel Truck Review by Jason Woollett: Image
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The kit provides one option, which is the access door to fuel pump control panel that can be opened or closed

The wheels are supplied as all-plastic parts - no vinyl tyres here.

Clear parts include windscreen, separate quarter windows and side windows, and various light lenses.

 

 

The instruction sheet is well laid out with large easy to read instructions, though references will be need for detailed painting as there is no reference for the cab interior. Three different US Air Force paint scheme/markings are provided, one in desert sand and two in gloss green.

 

 

The decal sheet offers markings for two gloss dark green vehicles and one desert sand example.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This will be a great addition to your 1/48 scale aircraft diorama or as a standalone model.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Lucky Model for the sample


Review Text Copyright © 2013 by Jason Woollett
Images Copyright 2013 by Brett Green
Page Created 9 August, 2013
Last updated 9 August, 2013

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