Trumpeter 1/48 Westland Whirlwind

Brand: Trumpeter

Model Number: 02890

Scale: 1/48

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The Trumpeter Westland Whirlwind from the plastic aircraft model kits range accurately recreates the real life British fighter aircraft flown during World War II. This model requires paint and glue to complete.

The Westland Whirlwind was a British twin-engined heavy fighter developed by Westland Aircraft. It was the Royal Air Force's first single-seat, twin-engined, cannon-armed fighter, and a contemporary of the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane. It was one of the fastest aircraft in service when it flew in the late 1930s, and was much more heavily armed than any other. However, protracted development problems with its Rolls-Royce Peregrine engines delayed the entire project and only a relatively small number were ever built. During the Second World War only two RAF squadrons were equipped with the Whirlwind, and despite successful use as a fighter-bomber it was withdrawn from service in 1943.

Manufacturer: Trumpeter
Model: 02890 Westland Whirlwind Model Aircraft Kit
Scale: 1/48

Average rating

Product rating 4 out of 5 stars

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by robert paris

    superb kit and service

    The kit is superb. The only one available was the classic airframes at a huge cost. This fills the gap. Its relatively accurate and fits together well. Highly reccomended. Wonderland model were thier usual high quality service throughout the sale and despatch.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Bob Hughes

    First Impressions

    Once again, Wonderland has been first off the mark delivering this new kit.. Discouted price a bonus, as the kit is first class and good value. I'm not the kind of modeller who immediately places parts onto a scale drawing. I have dried fit the main items, and all is looking good. Let's put it this way: it looks every scale inch like a Whirlwind. Good enough for me to abandon my 1/700 scale model of the Bismarck (as she is now). The Whirlwind will be in ops on Saturday morning. I will be replacing the fuselage rounders, though... The yellow outline is just too light! Well done WM for a prompt and safe delivery, and for the discount! Delightful model,of a delightful aeroplane, let down by the underdeveloped engines! Might try a might-have-been Merlin variant! That might have been a world beater (if they could have sorted out the c.g. !!!

  • Product rating 2 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Sean Maguire

    another trumpeter disappointment

    I was excited to see a 1/48 whirlwind and hoped with some trepidation that trumpeter got it right-they didn't.Dissapointing lack of detail in the cockpit,wrong shaped canopy profile,wingtip lights are not sepatate clear parts but part of the wing moulding.Wheels are un usable (one shallow detail,one deep-both inaccurate).As usual decals are useless (wrong colours),however if it is good enough if it looks like a whirlwind,then it is a good price.Put it at the back of your display cabinet and no one will notice its flaws.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by John Williams

    Good model

    Looks good and should be easy to assemble

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Bob Smith

    Great model

    A well produced rendering of a relatively rarely modelled aircraft.

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