First flown in July of 1955, the Folland Gnat is a British swept-wing fighter and trainer that entered service with the Royal Air Force in 1959. Though it never saw duty as a fighter in the United Kingdom, it did in various international fleets including the Finnish, Yugoslavian, and Indian Air Forces. In Britain, it is most famous as being the aircraft of the Red Arrows aerobatic team.
This 1/72 scale, die cast model — a replica of the XK724 Gnat F.1 that remains on display at the RAF Museum at Cosford — features engraved panel lines, a glazed canopy, a well-equipped cockpit, fixed landing gear, realistic air intakes and afterburning engine nozzle, authentic markings, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 4¾" with a 3¾" wingspan.
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