steelpillow 702 Posted December 18, 2022 Report Share Posted December 18, 2022 (edited) I have been collecting injection-moulded kits of tailless aircraft. Specific criteria: 1:72 or, for larger aircraft where that scale gets OTT, 1:144 scale. Injection-moulded polystyrene, short-run or high-pressure tooling; NO vacform, resin, metal, etc. for anything other than small parts. Random aerodynamic features, according to my peccadilloes. To this end, I have compiled a list of kits produced (or announced for imminent release). Just thought I'd share it with you. Most are 1:72, the 1:144 ones are listed at the end. Where there is a choice of kits, the lousier ones are not listed. Please post any corrections/additions/pitying personal remarks, etc. [Update] If you are happy with resin or vacform, there are hundreds more types available. It's just the injection-moulded market that is poorly supplied. Type Date L x Span Kit/s Detail Notes Prewar: Burgess-Dunne 1914 ScalePlanes Vacform. No wing twist or ribbing Kalinin K-12 1936 26'x59' Mikro Mir Twin-engine bomber prototype Kharkov KhAI-3 1936 22’x73’ Mikro Mir 1:144 better, but not made Moskalev CAM-9 (SAM-9) 1937 AviS Extreme delta, tractor. Forthcoming WWII: DFS 194 1940 21’x34’ PM OK Kit is basic, but so was the DFS Messerschmitt Me 163 1941 19’x31’ Airfix Baynes Bat 1943 11’x33’ Jach Etched Northrop XP-56 No. 1 1943 14’x38’ MPM Good Both on sprue, decals for No.1 Horten Ho-IX V1 1944 x52’6” AMP #72-007 Glider (AMP72017 is twin-engined) Lippisch DM-1 1944 Huma Basic Glider Me 263 / Ju 248 1945 MikroMir Horten IX/Go 229 1945 24’x55’ Revell Good Tail No. 13 not 23 Northrop XP-79B 1945 28’x43’ RS WWII projects: Kayaba Ku-4 Katsuodori 1943 Meng Ramjet. Not the Ku-4. Badly envisaged. Arado E.555-1 1944 37'x73' Revell 1:144 better, but not made Lippisch P.13a 1944 PM Kit is basic but OK B&V P 212.03 1945 Special Hobby Vacform canopy, etch detail B&V P 215.02 1945 38’x61’ Special Hobby Vacform canopy, etch detail B&V Ae 607 1945 RS Gotha P.60 C1 1945 28’x40’ AZ Nightfighter or heavy fighter. Avoid C6 Heinkel P.1078 1945 Merlin Basic short-run, white metal detail Junkers EF 128 1945 Huma Single-seater Junkers EF 128 1945 AZ Two-seater. Sell mine. Me P.1111 1945 PM Basic Postwar: De Havilland DH 108 Swallow 1946 Mikro Mir Got home made decals (in decals stash). Armstrong Whitworth AW 52 1947 37’x90’ Mikro Mir 1:144 better, but not made Convair XF-92 1948 Mach 2 Basic Northrop X-4 Bantam 1948 MPM Basic White metal detail Vought F7U-3 Cutlass 1948 41'x40' Fujimi Boulton Paul P.111 1950 Merlin Basic Canopy integral with transparent fuselage Douglas F4D Skyray 1951 45’x34’ Airfix Unfinished. See also decals stash. Convair XFY-1 Pogo 1955 32’x28’ KP Ryan X-13 Vertijet 1955 Mach 2 Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar 1959 Fly 72014 or 72051 Basic Canopies thick. Northrop-Grumman X-47B drone 2011 38’x62’ Italeri Supersonic: Convair X/YF2Y 1953 Mach 2 Check individual kit for terrible moulding Convair F-102A Case X 1954/5 68'x38' Meng Case X (original production wing) Convair F-102A Case XX 1955+ 68'x38' Meng Case XX (LE droop?) Box camo graphics Convair F-106 1956 68'x38' Meng Convair B-58 Hustler 1956 97'x57' Itaeri 1:144 better, but looks a reasonable size Fairey Delta 2 1954 Frog/Novo Poor Unmade. Needs decals: WG774 Fairey Delta 2 1954 Dora Wings Supposedly forthcoming 4 years ago Saab J-35 Draken 1955 50’x30’ Heller Dassault Mirage IIIC 1956 Modelsvit, Special Hobby (IIICJ) Many other variants available Dassault Mirage IIIV 1965 59'x29' Modelsvit Etched VTOL: 01 or 02 is fine Dassault Mirage IV 1959 77'x39' Heller 1:144 better, but resin only. Use for whiff? Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow 1958 78'x50' Hobbycraft/Idea 1:144 better, but resin only Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar 1963 AMP Lockheed D-21 1964 several manuf? Drone only (mothership 1:144) MiG-21I Analog 1968 Modelsvit Tu-144 aerodynamic test General Dynamics F-16XL-1 1982 Monogram Single-seat. Needs major surgery, otherwise good. 1:144 scale Avro Vulcan 1952/5 97'x99' Trumpeter or Pit-road LE extn + Blue Steel. Convair B-58 Hustler 1956 97'x57' Academy, Hobbycraft Lockheed M-21/D-21 1964 107'x56' Tupolev Tu-144 1968 216'x95' ICM/Revell/Modelist/Hasegawa Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde 1969 202'x84' Airfix Northrop B-2 1989 70'x173' AMP, Revell (AMP quality variable) Buran Ark Space Shuttle [various] Edited December 19, 2022 by steelpillow Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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