1/48 Alley Cat Tucano

Gallery Article by RSK48, Rafael on Feb 24 2020

 

      

EMB-312 Tucano AT-27, Venezuela Air Force

Continuing with the commemoration 100 Year Anniversary of the Venezuelan air Force 

In 1986 the Venezuelan Air Force (FAV) received the first four Embraer EMB-312 Tucano AT/T-27 of a total of 32, bought from Brasil. A year later begin the deliveries of the remaining airplanes, divided into two versions: 20 T-27 for training and 12 AT-27 for combat tactical support, the first were assigned to Training Squadron No.142/Group 14 and the seconds to Special Operations Squadron No.152/ Group15. Today some AT and T-27 aircraft still active in operation. 

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I transformed Alley Cat kit (Shorts Tucano T.1, scale 1/48) to FAV AT-27 Tucano EMB-312 (camouflage color, serial # 2460). It took a lot re-paneling and some scratch modification was needed, to represents the EMB-312 version. I have to say Alley Cat model is an excellent kit. Paint used is acrylic from Model Master and all decals are home made.

Enjoy the photos.

RSK48, Rafael

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Photos and text by RSK48, Rafael