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Old 08-12-2020, 05:06 PM   #1
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Military airplanes (bombers) in 1:500 scale.

Good evening.
Before Covid-19 pandemic and following lockdown, i was in talk with Herpa for some military airplanes to produce in 1:500 scale.

Honestly speaking i am always in talk with Herpa for something, but this thread regards 1:500 scale military airplanes, especially bombers.
Herpa produced some military transport models:
- C-130
- P-3
- C-160
- An-22
- An-124
- C-5
- C-17
- A400
My request was for some popular bombers, many of them already produced in 1:200 scale:



B1 Lancer: 45 meter long x 42 meters wingspan = 9 cm long x 8.4 cm wingspan.
Enough big to be produced in 1:500 scale.











B-52 Stratofortress: a myth among the military airplanes, a bomber flying since 1955 and so perfect to be continuously updated keeping state-of-the-art technology.
49 meters long x 56 meters wingspan = 9.8 cm length x 11 cm wingspan, even this model enough big to be produced. And how many of them could be produced? Dozens, i imagine.







B-2 Spirit: 21 meters long x 52 meters wingspan = 4,2 cm long x 10 cm wingspan for this "UFO", a marvel of technology.








Tu-22M Backfire: "one of the most beautiful airplanes ever built", according to many specialized magazines (es. "Aeronautica e Difesa"), 42 meters long x 23 meters/34 meters wingspan (variable sweep wing) = 8,4 cm long x 6,8/4,6 cm wingspan, something would surely improve Herpa 1:500 scale reputation!






Tu-160 Blackjack: yet another wonderful Russian Air Force bomber, 54 meters long x 55/35 meters wingspan (variable-sweep wing) = 10,8 cm x 11/7 cm wingspan.







TU-95 Bear: a myth, like the B-52, Herpa already produced it in 1:200 and it is wonderful! This monster of beauty could easily be produced in 1:500.
46 meters long x 50 meters wingspan = 9,2 cm long x 10 cm wingspan.






Vulcan: one of the most wonderful bombers ever built, a UK workhorse about nuclear "deterrent" and the guest of one of Sean Connery 007 movies ("007 - Thunderball").
30 meters long x 33 cm wingspan = 6 cm long x 6,5 cm wingspan.
Don't you think this model would be one of the best to win the title "model of the year"??!!



Victor: you love or hate it, it appears extremely beautiful or extremely ugly...for me it is amazing! Uk tanker, 35 meters long x 35 meters wingspan = 7 cm x 7 cm for this beautiful airplane.









Do you think there could be space for these beauties in 1:500 scale? If the "simple" C-130 and P-3 Orion have sold so much to be produced again and again, what would happen with these monsters of beauty???!!!
What do you think?
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Re: Military airplanes (bombers) in 1:500 scale.

I'd prefer to see them releasing a few civilian models which are quite interesting and still missing:

- Antonov An-12
- Antonov An-24/26
- Ilyushin IL-76TD-90
- Embraer E175/190/195-E2

Antonov An-72/74 and Yakovlev Yak-40/42 would also be very cool, but I think these above would be better.
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Re: Military airplanes (bombers) in 1:500 scale.

I agree with Leo. It’s not that common to see a bomber at a civilian airport.

Seagull made some. The F-117 is available on eBay.
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Re: Military airplanes (bombers) in 1:500 scale.

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Good evening.
Before Covid-19 pandemic and following lockdown, i was in talk with Herpa for some military airplanes to produce in 1:500 scale.

Honestly speaking i am always in talk with Herpa for something, but this thread regards 1:500 scale military airplanes, especially bombers.
Herpa produced some military transport models:
- C-130
- P-3
- C-160
- An-22
- An-124
- C-5
- C-17
- A400
My request was for some popular bombers, many of them already produced in 1:200 scale:



B1 Lancer: 45 meter long x 42 meters wingspan = 9 cm long x 8.4 cm wingspan.
Enough big to be produced in 1:500 scale.











B-52 Stratofortress: a myth among the military airplanes, a bomber flying since 1955 and so perfect to be continuously updated keeping state-of-the-art technology.
49 meters long x 56 meters wingspan = 9.8 cm length x 11 cm wingspan, even this model enough big to be produced. And how many of them could be produced? Dozens, i imagine.







B-2 Spirit: 21 meters long x 52 meters wingspan = 4,2 cm long x 10 cm wingspan for this "UFO", a marvel of technology.








Tu-22M Backfire: "one of the most beautiful airplanes ever built", according to many specialized magazines (es. "Aeronautica e Difesa"), 42 meters long x 23 meters/34 meters wingspan (variable sweep wing) = 8,4 cm long x 6,8/4,6 cm wingspan, something would surely improve Herpa 1:500 scale reputation!






Tu-160 Blackjack: yet another wonderful Russian Air Force bomber, 54 meters long x 55/35 meters wingspan (variable-sweep wing) = 10,8 cm x 11/7 cm wingspan.







TU-95 Bear: a myth, like the B-52, Herpa already produced it in 1:200 and it is wonderful! This monster of beauty could easily be produced in 1:500.
46 meters long x 50 meters wingspan = 9,2 cm long x 10 cm wingspan.






Vulcan: one of the most wonderful bombers ever built, a UK workhorse about nuclear "deterrent" and the guest of one of Sean Connery 007 movies ("007 - Thunderball").
30 meters long x 33 cm wingspan = 6 cm long x 6,5 cm wingspan.
Don't you think this model would be one of the best to win the title "model of the year"??!!



Victor: you love or hate it, it appears extremely beautiful or extremely ugly...for me it is amazing! Uk tanker, 35 meters long x 35 meters wingspan = 7 cm x 7 cm for this beautiful airplane.









Do you think there could be space for these beauties in 1:500 scale? If the "simple" C-130 and P-3 Orion have sold so much to be produced again and again, what would happen with these monsters of beauty???!!!
What do you think?

Even though I don't collect military planes, I totally agree with you.
These models will be really beautiful in 1/500. They can at least make a limited edition of each of them.
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Re: Military airplanes (bombers) in 1:500 scale.

Concur. And hopefully not just replicas of American or Soviet planes.
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Concur. And hopefully not just replicas of American or Soviet planes.
Which models would you add?
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Re: Military airplanes (bombers) in 1:500 scale.

The costs would be rather high for such a small return on these.

Only ones that could really be done using existing moulds would be an A330 MRTT or at a push a RAF VC-10 or Tristar. More likely could be using the C-17 for more air forces.
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Re: Military airplanes (bombers) in 1:500 scale.

Y-20
kj-200
kj-500
kj-2000
a330mrtt
e767
e737
h-6/tu16

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