Friday, 16 November 2012


Wg Cdr Luddite has sent me another photo - this time of a pair of 1/300 aircraft.  These Fiat BR-20s belong to the 12th Sentai, Japanese Army, Manchuria 1939.  They are 1/285 scale models by Leading Edge.
And yes, that is 'Fiat' as in the well-known Italian firm.  To deal with a shortage of modern bombers needed for the war in China Japan ordered enough of these to equip two air wings (12 and 20 Sentai).
There is no mention of the BR-20 in Fiat's current Japanese-market offering: link


FriendlyFire said...

I'm not much of a plane guy, but those are amazing!

Well done!

Nick Grant said...

I wonder if they would have had more success with the Fiat Happy Chance?

Paul said...

I did not know the Japanese had the Tim.

Good informative post an nice work from the WGCMDR.

Tim Gow said...

Friendly Fire
AS I keep telling the Wg Cdr, they'll be nice when they're finished....

Tim Gow said...

Nick Grant
I wonder what sort of finance deal they got on the BR20s?

Tim Gow said...

If there's an obscure WW2 aircraft model in 1/300 the Wg Cdr is your man!

Chris Kemp said...

Nice! they need a 1/285th Fiat 'Torta Decorazione Treno Carburante Petroliera'* to refuel them now :O)

Regards, Chris


Bill said...

Learn something new every day,very

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
All this Italian-type language is becoming worrying.

Tim Gow said...

I'm glad to know you feel enlightened!