The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar was a very interesting Canadian project (later handed to USA) of the disc shaped VTOL aircraft with the idea being to test the Coanda effect and use it on large scale military projects. The project was soon abandoned and the VZ-9 did not make many hovers.

Avro VZ-9 Avrocar

Avro VZ-9 Avrocar

Brengun produces a very interesting kit of the VZ-9 in a very small scale, 1/144. The kit is of mixed construction, main parts are resin, cockpit interior in etched metal and cockpit canopy from vacuformed plastic. No matter of the scale, the interior has two pilot seats and seat belts! Work on this kit goes lightning fast; basic color is natural metal with a few areas in light grey and black. With acryl paints used, it is over within one hour. A little patience is needed to precisely paint and position pilot belts as well as the three very thin landing gear legs.

There are not many decals to be used. The first thing to be placed from my point of view is the central red ring and after that red stripes and national markings.

Ths kit is very easy to build and final result is realistic. You can order it directly here!

Model built by Ivan Rakonjac

Srecko Bradic