Black Box Forthcoming Releases
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Black Box has
supplied the following information for their forthcoming releases:
A few weeks ago, an “unofficial” poll was conducted
on HyperScale's discussion board. A 1/32 scale cockpit set for the Revell
Tornado was the most popular choice, so the Tornado set is in the works as
You, the modeler, can be a valued asset in the making of this set. If you
have extensive material covering the cockpit of this aircraft, please
contact us at this email address.
We can use all of the help we can get to make this the best cockpit it can
While the Tornado set was number one on the list, we admit that it will be
pushed to second place when our test shot of the Academy 1/32 F/A-18C
arrives. This is sure to be a big hit among 1/32 fans, as well as fans of
the Hornet and Naval Aviation, and we want to have a cockpit set ready
upon it’s release. We can guarantee it will be the most accurate F/A-18
cockpit on the market. The goal for both sets is late April, early May.
Following closely behind the 1/32 Hornet and Tornado cockpits, will be
cockpit sets for the Tamiya 1/32 F-4E and Trumpeter 1/32 F-105D. Other
sets in 1/32 scale will be for Tamiya’s 1/32 F-14, F-15C, and F-15E.
Release dates to be announced.
In 1/48 scale, we will be bringing you the following full external detail
Two sets are in the works for the F/A-18 Hornet.
While both sets will share 98% of the same parts, one will include two new
nose sections for the Monogram Hornet, and one will include two new nose
sections for the Hasegawa Hornet.
Here is a break down of the
parts that will be included in the Hornet sets:
Nose section – with screen
mesh gun gas vents and 5 blade IFF antenna
Nose section – same as
above but with open refueling probe
Swept back UHF/TACAN
Forward nose wheel well
SUU-63 wing pylon x4
SUU-62 centerline pylon x2
(early and late style)
BRU-32 bomb rack x6
BRU-33A/A CVER x2
Correct Fuel Tanks x2
One piece main wheels x2
AGM-154 JSOW x2
Originally, we were going to release one set with a
new nose section for both the Monogram and Hasegawa kits. However,
realizing that there are a lot of you out there that don’t have both kits
(and may not want to buy both kits), we decided to provide two separate
Following closely behind the Hornet sets, we will have a full exterior
upgrade for the Revell-Monogram A-6E. This set will include many parts to
upgrade your A-6E or upgrade/convert it to a KA-6D tanker.
Ordnance is yet to be decided (but we’re taking
Next up will be a complete update to bring your Monogram 1/48 A-10 Warthog
up to today’s latest configuration with all of the necessary LASTE
modifications. Ordnance will include two LAU-68 2.75 inch 7 shot rocket
pods, the DRA for the AIM-9, and two CBU-87.
Thanks to Black
Box for the preview information
Black Box and Combat Series
products are available online from
the Black Box web site.
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