videoaviation.com 1/48 Coleman MB4 w/Towbar Kit First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||March 2014||Manufacturer||videoaviation.com|
|Subject||Coleman MB4 w/Towbar||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||130448||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Easy build, nice details||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (Euro)||28.00€|
videoaviation.com is back with a nice kit that can be built on its own or as part of a diorama or vignette of your choice. This is the Coleman MB4 tow tractor which was used by the US Air Force to move a variety of aircraft types including the F-100 and F-4 in Southeast Asia as well as the F-111, F-15, and F-16 in Europe to B-1 and SR-71 in CONUS. These MB4 tow tractors were a common feature on any USAF flightline around the world during the 1960s and 1970s, and those that remained in service a little longer were repainted in tactical green versus safety yellow.
Among the features and options in this kit:
- Detailed chassis and suspension
- Nice cab
- Jigs included to bend wire for the rear handrails
- Detailed heavy tow bar
- Decals included
- Die-cut acetate windows also included
This is a nice addition to any scale flightline and will provide even more realism parked near your Academy F-4C or other favorite USAF subject.
You can find out more about this kit and their other upcoming offerings here: videoaviation.com.
My sincere thanks to videoaviation.com for this review sample!