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Blohm and Voss P170

by: Peter Allen [ FLITZER ]


Originally published on:
AeroScale

BACKGROUND
In 1942 R. Vogt penned this unorthodox design in answer to the requirement for a fast bomber. It was to be powered by a trio of BMW 801D engines, one mounted at the front of the fuselage and one in finned nacelles at each wing tip. The wing was untapered, leading and trailing edges being parallel.
A crew of two were to be housed in separate cockpits at the extreme rear of the fuselage. The design incorporated 3 main undercarriage legs, one mounted beneath each engine. Top speed was estimated to be close to 500mph, carrying up to 2000kg of ordnance.

 

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THE KIT
New coloured illustration box art style for Planets introduced recently. Looks good and at least up to this makers usual high standard.

RESIN PARTS
72 parts. Smooth buff resin throughout. Detail very good, only one or two tiny air bubbles.

 

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CLEAR PARTS
Only 1 vacuform canopy, but well detailed and nice and clear.

DECALS
Look ok but basic.

INSTRUCTIONS
3 A4 black and white pages plus one an advertisement. A great improvement on older Planet kits. Now the assembly diagrams are much more detailed and well illustrated.

 

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CONCLUSIONS
Due to weight of main parts, will need re-inforcing with metal rod through wing roots.
Expensive, but limited run, good quality resins usually are. More for the experienced who are familiar with resin kits.
Will make a very interesting model of a very unusual airplane.
Overall good quality.
SUMMARY
  RESIN PARTS:70%
  DECALS:40%
  GLASS:50%
Percentage Rating
70%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: 115
  Suggested Retail: GBP 35.15
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  PUBLISHED: Feb 21, 2004
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 72.42%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 82.13%

About Peter Allen (flitzer)
FROM: ENGLAND - NORTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

Greetings to all. My real name is Peter Allen and I have recently returned to UK from working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a creative director in an advertising agency. My home town is Wigan in the north of England. Iím married to Emily, a Polish lass who tolerates my modelling well. Iíve wor...

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