Fiat BR.20 "Cicogna"
S u m m a r y
||1143 BR 20 Cicogna.
|Contents and Media:
||84 parts in light grey injection
moulded plastic on three sprues, 14 clear parts on one sprue, decals for
four aircraft (2 Italian,1 German and 1 Japanese) and 8 double sided,
fold out, A4 paged instructions with history, parts plan, 6 clear
assembly diagrams and 4 pages of paint/decal drawings.
||U.S. Retail Price: US$45.00*
||Reissue of an oldie but a goody with
heaps of detail.
||Raised panel lines?
||Highly Recommended (but get in
by Glen Porter
Italeri's 1/48 scale Fiat BR.20 will be available online from Squadron.com
This is a limited reissue of one of Italeri's better
twin engined bomber kits.
Designed and built before the war started and exported widely to Japan
and Venezuela, the BR 20 was still in front line operations at the
Italian surrender and was taken over by the Germans and used until war's
Showing it's age some-what with raised panel lines ( which will not be a
disadvantage to some modellers) and crew figures, the sprues are none
the less cleanly moulded with no sign of flash or sink marks. The clear
parts are supplied in their own plastic bag although the rest of the
sprues are loose in the top opening box. The level of detail is almost
as high as what you would expect from a kit newly produced in 2005.
As you would expect from Italeri, the decals are excellent with perfect
register and good colour density. There are enough markings for four
aircraft, 2 Italian Air Force ( one at home and one in Spain), 1 for the
Japanese Army Air Force in Manchuria and 1 for a Luftwaffe example after
the Italian armistice.
Although I'm not a fan of raised surface detail, I have no reservations
at all in heartily recommending this kit to all modellers.
Thanks to Italeri for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2005 by Glen Porter
This Page Created on 03 August, 2005
Last updated 02 August, 2005
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