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Clear-Vax set 19: Fleet Air Arm (1/72 scale)

1. Fairey Barracuda. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Barracuda Mk.II.

The drawing shows the pilot's canopy slid open. Note the wedge-shaped windscreen fairing marked X. Cut and fix a piece of clear plastic in this position. If modelling the cockpit closed, this piece fits on the outside of the canopy. Note also the correct position of the aerial mast. Replace the kit lower windows with thin clear plastic. The landing-light cover is also provided.
Suggested references: Scale Aircraft Modelling Nov. 1981; Air International May 1977; Aviation News Plan 2/16.
2. Blackburn Skua. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Blackburn Skua Mk.II.

In order to fit the Clear-Vax canopy, carefully remove the area marked X on the drawing and trim away the area marked Y until the canopy fits neatly.
Suggested references: Aeroplane Monthly Feb. 1990; Scale Models International Nov. 1987; Scale Aircraft Modelling Nov. 1987; Air International Nov. 1977; Aviation News Plan 7/16.
3. Fairey Gannet. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Gannet AS Mk.1/4.

The rear of both the canopies is designed to overlap the fuselage.
Suggested references: Aviation News Plan 4/5; Argus Specialist Publications Plan 2664.
4. Fairey Firefly. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Firefly Mk.I.

The drawing shows the pilot's canopy slid open. The rear of this piece is designed to overlap the fuselage. Note the rearview mirror. The rear canopy is also shown open. In order to fix this piece, cut away the kit fuselage at the lines marked X and Y. The aerial post is offset to the right, as marked on the canopy.
Suggested references: Scale Aircraft Modelling Dec. 1984 & Feb. 1991; Planes, summer 1982 (excellent plans); Aviation News Plan 1/5.
5. Fairey Fulmar. Suggested kit: Pegasus Fulmar Mk.I & II.

The drawing shows the pilot's and observer's sections opened. Because of the very imprecise moulding of the kit parts, we suggest taking great care in fitting the Clear-Vax canopy in place. An extra section marked X is included to help with fitting. It may prove easier to cut away the kit's forward decking and fit the Clear-Vax item in its entirety. Also included is the wing landing light cover (moulded on the rear of canopy #4).
Suggested references: Argus Specialist Publications Plan 3047; Aviation News Plan 6/20; Air International Aug. 1977.
6. De Havilland Sea Venom. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Sea Venom FAW20.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. Fabricate and fit a windscreen wiper.
Suggested references: Scale Models June 1982; Aviation News Plan 11/6; Argus Specialist Publications Plan 2680.
7. Westland Wyvern. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Wyvern S4.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. Note on the drawing the windscreen wiper, and that the framing on the rear of the canopy is internal.
Suggested references: Modelaid Quarterly 1984; Aeroplane Monthly July 1977; Aviation News Plan 13/6.
8. Fairey Seafox. Suggested kit: Matchbox Seafox.

The drawing shows the observer's canopy open. The wing struts, etc., are removed for clarity.
Suggested references: Argus Specialist Publications Plan 2971.
9. Supermarine Attacker. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Attacker FB Mk.I.

The dotted line on the drawing shows the kit outline, which needs to be filled in after the canopy has been fitted. Note also how the rear decking needs to be built up.
Suggested references: Modelaid No.7; Aviation News Plan 7/12.
10. Hawker (A.W.) Sea Hawk. Suggested kit: Airfix Sea Hawk FGA6.

The drawing shows the canopy slid back. Note that the instrument panel coaming needs to be built up for better accuracy. The rear of the sliding piece is designed to overlap the fixed fairing.
Suggested references: Aeroplane Monthly May 1976; Modelaid No.3; Aviation News Plan 5/8; Profile 71.
11. Hawker Sea Fury FB11. Suggested kit: Pioneer 2 Sea Fury FB11.

The drawing shows the canopy slid open. Note the guide rail on top of the fuselage.
Suggested references: Squadron/Signal, In Action No.117; Argus Specialist Publications Plan 3046; Profile 126.
12. Hawker Sea Fury T Mk.20. Suggested kit: Pioneer 2 Sea Fury T20.

The rear of the sliding canopy overlaps the kit item.
13. De Havilland Sea Vixen. Suggested kit: Frog/Novo Sea Vixen FAW2.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
Suggested references: Scale Aircraft Modelling Oct. 1991; Aviation News Plan 2/10.
14. Blackburn Buccaneer. Suggested kit: Airfix Buccaneer S2.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. Also included is the rear-cockpit windscreen. Fabricate and fit a new windscreen wiper.
Suggested references: Aeroguide Classic No.5; Aviation News Plan 6/4; Argus Specialist Publications Plan 2868.
15. Supermarine Walrus. Suggested kit: Matchbox Walrus Mk.I.

The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. Note the windows on both sides marked X. Cut these out and replace them with clear plastic.
Suggested references: Argus Specialist Publications Plan 2659; Aviation New Plan 9/11; Scale Aircraft Modelling April 1986.

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