Heli-Kit News #22, 30-Jan-99

1. Extratech have produced an etched brass set of internal and external details for the Italeri Wessex HU.5, #72080. This comes from the useful NKR site in Australia.

2. The Special Hobby Hughes/Schweitzer 300 and Hiller H-23/UH-12 are now being advertised in the USA in FineScale Modeler. The retail price for either is listing at $11, and they are supposedly available through Squadron in the immediate future.

3. Luchtvaart are listing a 1:72 Hasegawa CH47J Chinook "JASDF" #HM110 which is however a re-box of the old Matchbox kit, for 49.95 Dutch Guilders. I believe that a "JGSDF" version may also be available in Japan, #HM118.

4. Although the Master-Club 1:72 Kamov Ka-15 is not yet available, it is now being listed by Tushino Aviapress.

Kamov Ka-15

5. I haven't yet seen the Feb '99 issue of Scale Aviation Modeller International, but I'm told that it contains an announcement of a new 1:72 Piasecki H-25/HUP-2 from Interavia.

Thanks to Tony Morgan and Pete Tasker.