JAYS Model Kits Reboxes Tasman Models 1/72 Airspeed AS.10 Oxford MK.2/V Twin Pack
JAYS Model Kits from New Zealand has reboxed the Tasman Models 1/72nd Airspeed AS.10 Oxford MK.2/V in its Lite series in August 2023. The kit features two aircraft, reference number JY0504.
The Airspeed AS.10 Oxford was a twin-engine, multi-role aircraft that was developed and manufactured by Airspeed Ltd. in the United Kingdom. It was first flown in 1936 and entered service with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1937. The Oxford was used as a bomber trainer, navigation trainer, and radio trainer aircraft during World War II.
The AS.10 Mk.2/V was a variant of the Oxford that was powered by two Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior radial engines. It had a crew of three and could carry a bomb load of up to 2,000 pounds. The Mk.2/V was used extensively by the RAF during World War II, and it also saw service with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).
The JAYS Model Kits Lite series is a range of budget-friendly model kits that are designed for beginners and experienced modelers alike. The kits feature high-quality parts and decals, and they are easy to assemble.
The JAYS Model Kits 1/72 Airspeed AS.10 Oxford MK.2/V twin pack is a great way to build a detailed and accurate model of this iconic aircraft. The kit features two aircraft, which allows modelers to build a variety of different scenarios.
The kit includes a number of interesting and technical features, such as:
- Accurately detailed plastic parts
- Photo-etched details
- Clear plastic parts
- Individual tracks
- Metal surfaces and weld lines accurately represented in the model
The JAYS Model Kits 1/72 Airspeed AS.10 Oxford MK.2/V twin pack is a great choice for modelers of all skill levels. The kit is well-designed and easy to assemble, and it provides modelers with the ability to build a highly detailed and accurate model of one of the most iconic aircraft of World War II.
Interesting fact: The Airspeed AS.10 Oxford was used by the RAF to train pilots for the Dambusters raid. The raid was a daring mission to destroy a series of German dams using specially modified Lancaster bombers. The raid was a success, and it helped to turn the tide of World War II in favor of the Allies.
The Airspeed AS.10 Oxford MK.2/V had the following specifications:
Wingspan: 56 ft 6 in (17.22 m)
Length: 42 ft 6 in (12.95 m)
Height: 11 ft 9 in (3.58 m)
Empty weight: 7,219 lb (3,276 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight: 12,500 lb (5,670 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior radial engines, 450 hp (340 kW) each
Maximum speed: 210 mph (338 km/h)
Cruise speed: 180 mph (290 km/h)
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
Range: 1,000 mi (1,600 km)
Armament: 2 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, 2,000 lb (910 kg) of bombs