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CAC CA-9 Wirraway
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 01:21 AM UTC


Here's a look at Special Hobby's latest Australian 1/48 scale WW2 subject - the Wirraway.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
CMOT70
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 07:39 AM UTC
Good review. I'm actually starting on this one today in fact.

I notice the kit has some unused parts, mainly different top decking for in front of the cockpit, so i'd say there is at least one more boxing to come- possible the version with a rear gun. Though i believe most were operated as trainers forced into combat duties like SH portray this one, i think they rarely carried a second crew member on ground attack duties- hence no rear gun.

Andrew
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 08:04 AM UTC
Hi Andrew

Thanks for the info on the rear seat set-up. I'm looking forward to seeing how your build goes, because it'll be quite a while before I get a chance to tackle my own Wirraway.

All the best

Rowan