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Clarkat Type B
UK Flight Deck Tractor

Brengun, 1/144 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Item No. BRS144054 - Clarkat Type B UK Flight Deck Tractor

 

Scale:

1/144 scale

Contents & Media

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Price:

10.09 Euro plus shipping available online from Brengun

 

and specialist hobby retailers worldwide

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Very nicely produced resin and photo-ecthed kit of an important little deck tractor.

Disadvantages:

None apart from the plea to take care with such small items.

Conclusions:

This is an excellent little kit that will be a useful addition to a vignette or deck diorama featuring FAA aircraft from the late WWII through to the Korean War. All we need now are some wee figures for deck-crew and drivers.


Reviewed by Graham Carter


FirstLook

 

Already available and reviewed earlier here on HyperScale in 1/72, this is a scaled-down kit in all senses - it is almost identical to its larger brother but the parts are MUCH smaller!

 

 

In Brengun’s standard clear resealable sleeve you will find resin body, bonnet and wheels. These are enhanced by a diminutive photo-etched fret containing the instrument panel, steering wheel, pedals gear levers and towing hook.

 

 

The instruction sheet shows how it all goes together and the colours used for the two decal choices from HMS Victorious in 1944 ( in Royal Blue) and HMS Triumph in 1948 (in orange-yellow).

 

 

Some care will be needed in removing the parts from their casting blocks and preventing the tiny photo-etched parts from escaping but everything is beautifully cast and etched.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This will be a great little addition to a flight-deck scene from the mid 1940s through until around 1954 when larger aircraft required the larger tow-tractors.

It is nice to see some British vehicles being produced.

Thanks to Brengun for the review samples.


Review Text Copyright 2021 by Graham Carter
Page Created 14 October, 2021
Last updated 15 October, 2021

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