If you looked at Airfix’ recent release of their 1/48 Sea Fury FB.11 and wished for a few more color schemes your wish has been granted. Two days ago Airfix announced the ‘Export Edition’ of the Sea Fury with options for the Australian, Canadian and Dutch Navies.
Where the original release ‘only’ had two color schemes, both Royal Navy, the new kit will have the following schemes:
- VW645: Royal Australian Navy, Sydney 🇦🇺, August 1955
- FB11 803 Squadron: Royal Canadian Navy, 1948
- 860 Squadron, Royal Dutch Navy, Aerobat
Being Dutch, my interest goes out to the Royal Dutch Navy variant obviously. This machine was flown by LTZ ( Luitenant ter zee 1e klasse, Lt. Cdr.) RJ Idzerda, who was the squadron leader of 860 Sqn. at the time. Based on Valkenburg AB and HNLMS Karel Doorman, Hollands second and last aircraft carrier it has quite an interesting history.
The kit is expected to be released in November 2018 and has Kit# A06106
You can pre-order the kit at the official Airfix webshop for £24.99: