World War II
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Revell Modellbau: Airplanes in the Second World War
The history of aviation is marked by successes and failures. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a small sensation for people when the first flight attempts were made. The airplanes were powered by propellers, the flight itself was not only a big risk in wartime. Until the Second World War, the technology had developed greatly: The classic biplanes were largely a thing of the past. Single and multi-engine fighters, transport aircraft and bomber aircraft were used. This development is reflected in Revell's product range. Among other things, the company offers replicas of the Hawker Hurricane and the Fw190.
The time of aviation pioneers
In the exciting time of the beginnings of aviation, the two world wars represent cruel epochs. Nevertheless, they must not be neglected in the history of aviation. Under pressure and with high motivation, the engineers on all sides have always implemented new technical achievements. The individual model series developed rapidly. One example is the Fw190, which was able to handle a total bomb load of 700 kg. This model was produced in large numbers in 1944. Revell Modellbau reproduces the planes of that time in detail. The aircraft are characterized by their characteristic shape and authentic coloring and painting. The propellers and the rudder can be movable. In addition, some models have equipment, such as replicas of bombs or shooting devices.
Select the appropriate level of difficulty
To facilitate the selection of the appropriate model kit, Revell divides the products into different difficulty levels. Beginners start with a low level. The more experience they gain, the higher the category they can choose. The classification into the different levels is based, among other things, on the number of parts and the size of the individual components.
In addition to aircraft, Revell also offers replicas of military vehicles. Some vehicles are equipped with an engine so that model pilots can control the model by remote control. But even without such a remote control, Revell models are real eye-catchers: placed in a display case or on a shelf, they remind us of the beginnings of aviation and the dreams of the developers. At the same time, they make it clear what grandiose improvements aviation technology has undergone to this day.
Paint, stick on and design
Revell model kits are very detailed. Especially in higher difficulty levels it is necessary to paint or stick on the airplanes. Historically authentic colours are used for this. For the assembly of the models, sure instinct is necessary. However, anyone can learn how to assemble, and Revell already has kits for children in its range. Model building is thus a hobby for the entire family and ensures unforgettable hours together in the living room. With some models there is freedom of choice: Before the assembly the model building lovers decide for a certain variant. For example, depending on the kit and the buyer's preferences, it is possible to mount the tailwheel in the retracted or extended state. This turns the hobbyists into real inventors and gives the models an individual touch.