ABOUT THIS MODEL
The Fiat G.91 was an Italian jet fighter aircraft. It was the winner of the NATO competition in 1953 for a light fighter as standard equipment for Allied air forces. It entered in operational service with the Italian Air Force in 1961, with the West German Luftwaffe, in 1962, and later with the Portuguese Air Force. It was in production for 19 years. 756 aircraft were completed, including the prototypes and pre-production models. The assembly lines were finally closed in 1977. The Fiat G.91 enjoyed a long service life that extended over 35 years. It was widely used by Portugal in the Portuguese Colonial War in Africa. A twin-engined variant was known as the Fiat/Aeritalia G.91Y.
Its a build that one of my clients has been after for a while, his farther worked on the G91-T, and seeing as they don't make this kit in a T version I took up the challenge.
I used two of the 1/48 Heller G91-R kits, I also purchased 2 x resin cockpits, make unknown, from a very friendly chap in the far east. Then using images I set about building this little but intriguing kit, with it being an old kit, it came with raised panel lines and rivets, these had to all be sanded and re-scribed etc.etc, haawww the memory's are flooding back what a nightmare this bit was.