ANT-5 (I-4, I-4z)
Soviet all-metal biplane
Zvezda, 1/72 scale
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|Zvezda 7271 Ant-5
|Contents and Media:
|73 injection moulded parts in medium
grey plastic on two sprues, decals for one aircraft only and 2 double
sided A5 multi lingual instructions with history, 6 build drawings and
colour\marking diagrams but no parts plan.
|Nice rib detail on wings, reasonable
amount of detail and parts for three versions.
|Moulding a bit heavy, instructions a
|Recommended with reservations.
scale ANT-5 is available online from Squadron.com
The ANT-5 was a Russian fighter biplane in the late twenties, early thirties. It
was their first all metal fighter and saw service in the Spanish civil war. It
was also built in three different models although the instructions are a little
vague on this.
Zvezda often produce kits from other makers but I believe this is one of their
own mouldings. The plastic is cleanly moulded with only a tiny amount of flash
and some nice corrugated finish on the fuselage and rib detail on the flying
surfaces but some of the finer parts are a bit over scale and the interior parts
are some-what crude. Alternative parts are supplied for the other Mks, ( I-4 and
I-4z), such as prop and spinner, lower wing, fin/rudder and armaments although
you will have to study the instructions and box art to work out which is which.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
The decals consist of six red stars, two white number twos and a
crude instrument decal and again you will have to study things to work out what
If you really must have this aircraft in your collection then this is probably
the best you will get. With some extra detailing and scratch building, it can be
made into a nice model.
Recommended for those who MUST have one.
Thanks to Squadron.com for the review sample.
Review and Images Copyright © 2005 by Glen Porter
Page Created 07 September, 2005
Last updated 06 September, 2005
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