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Clear Prop Models 1/72 GLOSTER E28/29 PIONEER First British Jet

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Clear Prop Models 1/72 GLOSTER E28/29 PIONEER First British Jet

Clear Prop Models 1/72 GLOSTER E28/29 PIONEER First British Jet

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1/72 Clear Prop Models Tu Reys plastic kit

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I confess that I’ve long had an interest in Russian aircraft of WWII. By the end of the war, Russia was producing some amazing planes more than a few of which possessed some very pleasing lines. The Yak-3 quickly comes to mind, as do the La-5 and With the release of the beautiful Yak-1 by ARMA and now this LA-5 by Clear Prop, enthusiasts of Russian WWII aviation should be pretty pleased. Thanks again to the proprietor of Skyway Models for keeping the Seattle modeling community plied with new kits and draining my retirement account.


The Lavochkin La-5 was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II that was largely based on the LaGG-3 but replacing the earlier model&#;s inline engine with the much more powerful Shvetsov ASh radial engine. During its time in service, the La-5 was one of the Soviet Air Force&#;s most capable fighters able to meet German designs on an equal footing.


The La-5&#;s heritage began even before the outbreak of war with the LaGG-1, a promising yet underpowered aircraft, which lead to the LaGG-3 with it’s lightened airframe and more powerful engine. Nevertheless, this was not enough, and the lack of power remained a significant problem.

In early the LaGG-1 and -3&#;s designer, Vladimir Gorbunov, attempted to correct this deficiency by fitting a LaGG-3 airframe with the more powerful Shvetsov ASh radial engine. They accomplished this by grafting the nose section of a Sukhoi Su-2 (which used the Ash) onto the nose of a LaGG By now, the shortcomings of the LaGG-3 had caused Lavochkin to fall out of Stalin&#;s favour. As a result, factories previously assigned to LaGG-3 construction were turned over to their competitor, Yakovlev, for production of the Yak-1 and Thus, Lavochkin began the design work of adapting the LaGG-3 to its new engine in a small hut beside an airfield over the winter of –

When the prototype took flight in March, the result was surprisingly pleasing – the fighter finally had a powerplant that allowed it to perform as well in the air as it had been supposed to on paper. After flying, the LaGG-5 (the change in name reflecting that one of the original LaGG designers, Mikhail I. Gudkov, was no longer with the program), Air Force test pilots declared it superior to the Yak-7, and intensive flight tests began in April.

By July, Stalin ordered maximum-rate production of the aircraft and the conversion of any incomplete LaGG-3 airframes to the new configuration, now simply known as the La-5 (despite Vladimir P. Gorbunov still being with the program). The prototype was put in mass production almost immediately in factories located in Moscow and in the Yaroslav region. Design changes for main production La-5 models included slats to improve all-round performance. While still inferior to the best German fighters at higher altitudes, the La-5 proved to be every bit their match closer to the ground. With most of the air combat over the Eastern Front taking place at altitudes of under 5, m (16, ft), the La-5 was very much in its element.

Further refinements of the aircraft involved cutting down the rear fuselage to give the pilot better visibility (La-5F). Later, a fuel-injected engine, a different engine air intake, and further lightening of the aircraft led to the designation La-5FN. The -5FN variant would become the definitive version of the aircraft. A full circle turn took only 18–19 seconds! Altogether, 9, La-5s (of all variants) were built, including a number of dedicated trainer versions, designated La-5UTI. Very late La-5FN production models had two 20mm Berezin B cannon installed in the cowling in place of the heavier two 20mm ShVAK (both were capable of a salvo weight of  kg/s). Further improvements of the aircraft would lead to the Lavochkin La A number of La-5s continued in the service of Eastern Bloc nations after the end of the war, including Czechoslovakia.

Flying the La

In the summer of , a brand-new La-5 made a forced landing on a German airfield, providing the Luftwaffe with an opportunity to test-fly the newest Soviet fighter. Test pilot Hans-Werner Lerche wrote a detailed report of his experience. He particularly noted that the La-5FN excelled at altitudes below 3, m (9, ft) but suffered from short range and flight time of only 40 minutes at cruise engine power. All of the engine controls (throttle, mixture, propeller pitch, radiator and cowl flaps, and supercharger gearbox) had separate levers, which forced the pilot to make constant adjustments during combat or risk suboptimal performance. For example, rapid acceleration required moving no less than six levers. In contrast, contemporary German aircraft with the BMW used the Kommandogerät engine computer system that automatically controlled all of these settings from a single throttle lever. Due to airflow limitations, the engine boost system (Forsazh) could not be used above 2, m (6, ft). Stability in all axes was generally good. The authority of the ailerons was deemed exceptional but the rudder was insufficiently powerful at lower speeds. At speeds in excess of  km/h ( mph), the forces on control surfaces became excessive. Horizontal turn time at 1, m (3, ft) and maximum engine power was 25 seconds.

The La-5 was found to have a top speed and acceleration at low altitude that were comparable to Luftwaffe fighters. The La-5FN possessed a slightly higher roll rate than the Bf However, the Bf was slightly faster and had the advantage of a higher rate of climb and better turn rate. The La-5FN had a slightly better climb rate and smaller turn radius than the FwA However, the FwA-8 was faster at all altitudes and had significantly better dive performance and a superior roll-rate. As a result, Lerche&#;s recommendations for Fw pilots were to attempt to draw the La-5FN to higher altitudes, to escape attacks in a dive followed by a high-speed shallow climb, and to avoid prolonged turning engagements. Utilizing MW50 both German fighters had superior performance at all altitudes.

The La-5 had its defects. Perhaps the most serious was the lack of thermal isolation of the engine, lack of ventilation in the cockpit, and a canopy that was impossible to open at speeds over  km/h. To make things worse, exhaust gas often entered the cockpit due to poor insulation of the engine compartment. Consequently, pilots ignored orders and frequently flew with their canopies open.

In general, Soviet pilots appreciated the La-5 as an effective fighter. &#;That was an excellent fighter with two cannons and a powerful air-cooled engine&#;, recalled pilot Viktor M. Sinaisky. &#;The first La-5s from the Tbilisi factory were slightly inferior, while the last ones from the Gorki plant, which came to us from Ivanovo, were perfect. At first we received regular La-5s, but then we got new ones containing the AShFN engine with direct injection of fuel into the cylinders. It was perfected and had better maneuverability, acceleration, speed and climb rate compared to the early variants. Everyone was in love with the La It was easy to maintain, too.” Nevertheless, La-5 losses were high, the highest of all fighters in service in USSR, excepting those of the Yak In –45, VVS KA lost 2, La-5s: in , 1, in , the following year, and in

Operational History:

The La-5F arrived at the frontline in February It was able to challenge the Messerchmitt Bf G-2 and the Focke-Wulf Fw A-4 on more or less equal terms, while at tree-top height it was even faster. One of the most successful La-5 units was 5 GIAP, which flew 3, combat sorties, claiming enemy aircraft shot down while losing 52 Lavochkins.


The only known La-5 in existence is a wreck in storage at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia, United States.

General Characteristics:

  • Crew: 1
  • Length:  m (28 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan:  m (32 ft 2 in)
  • Height:  m (8 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area:  m2 ( sq ft)
  • Airfoil: root: NACA ; tip: NACA
  • Empty weight: 2, kg (5, lb)
  • Gross weight: 3, kg (6, lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 3, kg (7, lb)
  • Fuel capacity:  kg ( lb) fuel + 50 kg ( lb) oil
  • Powerplant: 1 × Shvetsov MFN cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 1, kW (1, hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed constant-speed propeller


  • Maximum speed: km/h (mph, kn) at 6,m (20,ft) km/h (mph; kn) at sea level
  • Landing speed:  km/h (86mph; 75kn)
  • Range: km (mi, nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 11,m (36,ft)
  • Rate of climb: m/s (3,ft/min)
  • Time to altitude: 5,m (16,ft) in 5 minutes 12 seconds
  • Wing loading: kg/m2 (37 lb/sq ft)
  • Power/mass:  kW/kg ( hp/lb)
  • Max rate turn: seconds


  • Guns: 2 × 20 mm ( in) ShVAK cannon with rpg
  • Bombs: 2 × bombs up to  kg ( lb) each

(Edited from Wikipedia)

In the Box:

In a surprisingly small box adorned with artwork that borders on cartoonish is a jewel of a model aeroplane the likes this reviewer has not often seen. A ”limited production” kit this is not. I continue to marvel at the fidelity of detail and the crispness of the moldings on the recent releases from this new manufacturer, “Clear Prop” from Ukraine. 

Well done, guys! Or, should I say Molodtsi Khloptsi!

(Ya gotta love google translate.) 

The first thing to strike you is the small box, which contains a lot of parts. Second to that is the amazing lack of flash on any of the sprues: awesome. Even the smallest of parts are nearly devoid of flash making clean up during assembly a breeze.








The surface details are some of the nicest I’ve seen. Of note are the cleanly molded fasteners on the fuselage exhaust plates and the fasteners on the cowl. These details are crisp, scale appropriate, and sufficiently deep to convey a wash following paint leading to a very detailed final finish.

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Parts layout and engineering are conventional thus assembly begins with the cockpit. The level of detail here is on par with some 1/48th scale kits-very nice. The main instrument dial faces are on a decal that is sandwiched between the plastic panel and a PE overlay. A PE seat harness accentuates the nicely molded seat complete with cushioned backrest.





In addition to the nicely molded spade grip, cockpit details include detailed rudder bars (with foot straps), a throttle quadrant and multiple side panel levers and trim wheels, most in styrene augmented with PE. The final result will be awesome. Fortunately, parts are provided to pose the canopy open.

The nicely molded Shvetsov M cylinder engine is sufficiently detailed given what little will be seen once assembled within the tight fitting cowl. The nose cowl is a single piece with the build seam aligned with an airframe seam: nice.

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The full-span lower wing and upper left and right wing halves have appropriately smooth “wooden” surfaces that are ready for priming with very little prep work.

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Both the horizontal stabilizers and elevators are single parts whereas the ruder is comprised of halves. All control surfaces are poseable.





The main gear legs and halved main tires/wheels are nicely molded. The level of detail captured by the photo-etch  upper and lower main gear doors is amazing.  Photo-etch oleos are provided for the main gear making for a very scale-appropriate gear assembly. There&#;s even a PE oleo (part 12, below) for the nicely molded tail wheel!

Molodtsi Khloptsi! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself).



The canopy parts are clear, crisply molded with scale-appropriate framing. Two rear canopy pieces are provided; one each for the closed and open options. This is a very nice option that I wish more manufacturers would follow.

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Color and Markings:

The decals, by Clear Prop, have good registration and color density. Airframe stencil data and markings for 3 airframes are provided as follows:

1) th Fighter Regiment, th Fighter Division, Stalingrad area, August

2) rd Fighter Regiment, th Fighter Division, Leningrad area, Autumn,

3) Unknown unit, Autumn,


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Wowza, this is a very nice model. If this hummer goes together half as well as it looks, it’ll be a winner. That said, with a pretty high parts count, 36 of which are small PE, I suspect this will be a fiddly build requiring some patience. The result, however, will be worth the effort. Keep ‘em coming, Clear Prop! Highly recommended!

Now go paint something!

&#;John                                                                                                        Review kit provided by my retirement fund.

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XA2D-1 Skyshark
Early Version

Advanced Kit

Clear Prop!, 1/72 scale

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Description and Item No.:

Clear Prop! Kit No. CP - XA2D-1 Skyshark Early Version Advanced Kit

Contents and Media:

parts in dark grey plastic: three parts in clear; one photo-etched fret with 83 parts; one clear printed acetate film; one self-adhesive masking sheet; decal sheet with four marking options.


36 Euro plus shipping available online from Clear Prop!

£ EU Price (£ Export Price) plus shipping available online from Hannants



Review Type:

First Look


Lovely crisp and subtle surface textures (no riveting!); high level of detail; useful options including folded or straight wings, rocket stubs, poseable canopy and optional seats; includes resin and photo-etched parts.


None noted.


Clear Prop! has delivered an impressive model of this imposing subject. With poseable airbrake, undercarriage, wings and propeller assembly you'll have plenty of options for configuring your Skyshark. Detail is excellent and I like the crisp, fine surface textures. This is an impressive effort and loses nothing at all in terms of detail compared to their 1/48 scale Skyshark.

Reviewed by Brett Green


On 25 June , the Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) asked Douglas Aircraft for a turbine-powered, propeller-driven aircraft.

Three proposals were put forth in the next year and a half: the DA, to use two General Electric TGs (T31s) in wing nacelles; the DB, the same engine, with counter-rotating propellers; and the DC, to use the Westinghouse 25D. These were cancelled due to engine development difficulties, but BuAer continued to seek an answer to thirsty jets.

On 11 June Douglas received the Navy's letter of intent for a carrier-based turboprop. The need to operate from Casablanca-class escort carriers dictated the use of a turboprop instead of jet power.

While it resembled the AD Skyraider, the A2D was different in a number of unseen ways. The 5,equivalent shaft horsepower (3, kW) Allison XTA2 had more than double the horsepower of the Skyraider's R The XT40 installation on the Skyshark used contra-rotating propellers to harness all the available power. Wing root thickness decreased, from 17% to 12%, while both the height of the tail and its area grew.



Engine-development problems delayed the first flight until 26 May , made at Edwards Air Force Base by George Jansen.

Navy test pilot Cdr. Hugh Wood was killed attempting to land the first prototype XA2D-1, BuNo , on 19 December , on its 15th flight.

Additional instrumentation and an automatic decoupler was added to the second prototype, but by the time it was ready to fly on 3 April , sixteen months had passed, and with all-jet designs being developed, the A2D program was essentially dead. Total flight time on the lost airframe was barely 20 hours.

Allison failed to deliver a "production" engine until , and while testing an XA2D with that engine, test pilot C. G. "Doc" Livingston pulled out of a dive and was surprised by a loud noise and pitch up. His windscreen was covered with oil and the chase pilot told Livingston that the propellers were gone. The gearbox had failed, but Livingston successfully landed the airplane.

The A4D Skyhawk was ready to fly by the summer of , and escort carriers were being mothballed, so that time had run out for the troubled A2D program.

Twelve Skysharks were built, two prototypes and ten pre-production aircraft. Most were scrapped or destroyed in accidents, and only one has survived.*

* Historical summary courtesy of Wikipedia




As far as I am aware, we have never had a mainstream injection moulded plastic Skyshark kit in 1/72 scale.

There have been a number of 1/72 scale limited run and vacform kits from model companies including Mach 2, Anigrand, Airmodel, Microscale and RarePlane.

Clear Prop! has now brought this distinctive subject to a mainstream 1/72 scale audience with this injection moulded plastic Skyshark.

This follows hot on the heels of the Clear Prop! 1/48 scale Skyshark released in February this year.

You might expect some similarities between these two kits, and you would not be wrong. But what are the main differences (apart from scale, of course)?

Well, for a start, the newer 1/72 scale kit actually boasts more plastic parts than its big brother - compared to Most of these parts appear to relate to later releases. We are also treated to two large wing mounted drop tanks but these are not used for these markings.

Perhaps the most obvious difference is that the new 1/72 scale kit is moulded with fine panel lines and otherwise smooth surfaces - no lines of rivets here. This will definitely please some modellers and may disappoint others. I think it is a good call in this small scale.



The 1/48 scale kit included a resin seat and some smaller details, but these are represented in plastic for the smaller scale Skyshark.

The 1/48 scale kit also supplies printed acetate sheet as an option for the instrument panel, but this is handles by an overlay decal this time around.



Both kits feature 83 parts on their comprehensive photo-etched copper frets.

So let's take a look at the new kit in detail.

Clear Prop's 1/72 scale XA2D-1 Skyshark Early Version Advanced Kit comprises parts in dark grey plastic, three parts in clear, one photo-etched fret with 83 parts, one self-adhesive masking sheet and one decal sheet with four marking options.


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The parts are moulded in dark grey plastic. The texture of the plastic is very smooth and sprue attachments are narrow.

Surface details are fine, crisp and consistent. The fuselage and wings have very delicate recessed panel lines.



Two different pilot seats are included. One is a typical WWII-style bucket seat for the earliest option, and the other is an ejection seat.

There is plenty of other detail in the cockpit with photo-etched lap and shoulder straps plus a bunch of other small parts.



The instrument panel is a sandwich with a plastic back, dials in the middle and a photo-etched front panel.



Note that you will have to decide whether your canopy will be open or closed by Step 15, where you have to choose between opening up one of two slots on the rear cockpit deck.

Clear Prop supplies full intake and exhaust ducting. Each of the four ducts are split lengthwise into two pieces.



Control surfaces including flaps are all separate parts and may be posed to taste. The air brake and the tail landing gear are really well detailed with plastic and photo-etched parts. Sadly, I haven't been able to find any photos of the air brake open on the ground. I'm not even sure that it would be physically possible due to the Skyshark's low tail-dragger configuration.

Three ordnance racks are included but only a single centreline drop tank is supplied. Four single rocket stubs are also offered as an option for each lower outer wing panels but rockets are not included.

The outer wing panels are separate sub-assemblies and may be posed flat or folded thanks to the use of different hinge parts. Alternative hinges are also supplied to depict the landing flaps raised or lowered. Outer wing panel struts are supplied to support the folded wings.

The six-blade contra-rotating propeller provides separate parts for the front and rear rows so you can offset the two sets of propeller blades. It looks like they will have to be glued in place though.

The canopy pieces are nice and clear.



A single clear part is included for the closed canopy, and two clear parts will be used if you wish to pose your canopy open.

Self-adhesive die-cut Kabuki paper masks are provided for painting the canopy frames.

Instructions are generally clear and laid out over 46 steps in a 16 page, folded A4 paper booklet.

The marking guide is in full colour and colours are called out throughout using MIG paint numbers. It might have been nice to have a few other paint brands cross-referenced too.



The colours and registration of the decals look good.



Four marking options are offered, two in bare metal and two in Gloss Sea Blue.



A separate sheet supplies two sets of stencils for Gloss Sea Blue and bare metal schemes.




Clear Prop! has delivered an impressive model of this imposing subject.

With poseable airbrake, undercarriage, wings and propeller assembly you'll have plenty of options for configuring your Skyshark.

Detail is excellent and I like the crisp, fine surface textures.

Even in the absence of resin parts, this is a very impressive effort and loses nothing at all in terms of detail compared to Clear Prop's 1/48 scale Skyshark.

Thanks to Clear Prop! for the sample

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