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Vought Kingfisher
Aircraft
Vought Kingfisher
Box art by Unknown
Key Information
Kit name Vought Kingfisher
Ref. number 02021
Price £7.49
Scale 1:72
Dimensions (mm) L127 x W152
Skill level
Difficulty rating2
Kit contents
Parts 65
Transfer sheets 1
Conceived as a catapult launched observation floatplane, the Vought Kingfisher was a compact single engine monoplane, with one large single float and two smaller floats under-wing to act as stabilisers. Operated in the scout and air sea rescue role, the Kingfisher proved to be a vital and excellent tool in locating and rescuing downed airmen and marooned sailors from the inhospitable waters of the Pacific Ocean.

The Kingfisher was the US Navy's first catapult-launched monoplane observation floatplane aircraft. It came in both float and land-based configurations, and served as observer, anti-submarine, and rescue aircraft. A total of 1,519 Kingfisher were built.

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