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Goppingen Go 9
German Experimental Aircraft

 

AML 1/72

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: AML 72024 Go 9
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 31 medium grey-green injection moulded parts on one sprue, 6 cream resin parts on one pour block, decals for one aircraft in two periods of itís life, 2 vac-formed canopies and 2 A5 sized double sided instruction sheets with build diagrams, parts plan and coloured paint/decal instructions but no history.
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Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting and very rare subject, reasonably clean moulding for a short-run kit and good detail for such a small aircraft
Disadvantages: Lack of history in instructions.
Recommendation: Recommended for the rare-plane nut.

 

Reviewed by Glen Porter


AML's 1/72 scale Go 9 is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook


My only reference for this aircraft is from Warplanes of the Luftwaffe by World Air Power Journal. In their section on the Dornier Do 335, they mention that the Go 9 was used to prove the efficiency and safety of the tail prop. Unfortunately there is no expansion of this history in AMLís instructions.

On opening the box, the first impression is how small this model will be. When built, it wonít take up much room in your display cabinet.

A closer look reveals reasonably nice mouldings for a short-run kit with only a small amount of clean up required.

 

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As is usual with AML, two vac-formed canopies are supplied and you may want to open one but I wouldnít bother because the cockpit is so small and you wonít be able to see much anyway.

Nicely printed decals are supplied for one aircraft.

The colour instructions give details for two periods in the life of this aircraft but the only difference is, in the later period the plane has a black or dark grey nose.

Full marks to AML for producing such a rare and unusual subject.

Recommended.
 


Thanks to Squadron.com for this review sample.


Review and Images Copyright © 2005 by Glen Porter
Page Created 28 February, 2005
Last updated 28 February, 2005

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