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AT-26 Xavante (MB-326) 90 Gallon Wing Tip Tanks

Fuel Models, 1/48 & 1/72 scales

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

Fuel Models Accessories:

Item No. FU 72008 1/72 scale AT-26 Xavante (MB-326) 90 Gallon Drop Tanks. Around USD$10.00 plus shipping

 

Item No. FU 48005 1/48 scale AT-26 Xavante (MB-326) 90 Gallon Drop Tanks. Around USD$5.00 plus shipping

 

Scale:

1/48 and 1/72 scales

Contents & Media

Each set includes two grey-green resin parts

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Perfect casting; crisply detailed; easy upgrade.

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusions:

Highly Recommended.

Reviewed by Daniel Iscold

FirstLook

 

The Aermacchi or Macchi MB-326 is a light military jet trainer designed in Italy. Originally conceived as a two-seat trainer, there have also been single and two-seat light attack versions produced. It is one of the most commercially successful aircraft of its type, being   bought by more than 10 countries and produced under license in Australia, Brazil and South Africa.  

 

 

In Brazil was the main customer for the MB-326, in 1970 ordering two prototypes and 166 MB-326GCs, called the AT-26 Xavante. It was produced under license by EMBRAER with a further six for Togo and 10 for Paraguay.

 

 

Italeri/ ESCI, along the years, brings to the market a well know rendition of this aircraft. To reproduce in scale the Embraer AT-26 Xavante you´ll need to install, larger wing tips tanks, those ones used by Italian Mb-326 is smaller. To South African and Australian ones I think you´ll also need them. I´m not sure about the MB-326 delivered by EMBRAER to Togo and Paraguay, I suspect that they used same wing tanks as the Brazilian Airforce ones.

 

 

Again, Fuel Models comes to the rescue, with a top class replacement resin parts. Just like T-27 and A-29 shoes, the wing tips tanks presents a bubble free surface, simple attachment points to the injection block, this is will be a dropfit part to the Italeri kits. Yes they´re available in both, scales 1/48 and 1/72.

 

 

Thanks to Bruno, from Fuel Models, for providing the images of these amazing products. They can be ordered from www.plastickits.com.br


Review Text and Images Copyright 2021 by Daniel Iscold
Page Created 6 July, 2021
Last updated 6 July, 2021

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