I have been unable to find an S2 Tracker in 1:48 scale anywhere. The kit was
made in box scale by Comet in the late '50's. So far as I can tell, the kit
is in 1:48. The Grumman S2 is special to me as I got to fly in one while
attached to the USS Intrepid. My project This Year is to build every type
of aircraft that flew from her decks from WWII until we decommissioned her
at Quonset Point, RI in 1973. Hasegawa has apparently discontinued the
Sikorski SH3-D Sea King in 48th scale (no longer available from SMO, after
they accepted my order....Thanks Folks!)
In the meantime, I was told the Revell Germany has released the Sea king in
48th, so I'd appreciate any info or experience anyone would care to share on
the Rev G kit.
I would also be pleased to purchase the Hasegawa kit if anyone has one that
they care to part with.
Thanks for your time and assistance in advance.
One of the kit collector's guides (can't recall from who) said that
there were two of them, one in something like 1/110 scale and a "Big
One" which was 1/64. Same scale a lot of kits that were high on want
lists when out of production for years, such as the best of the early
Lindberg ones (B-17G, He-111, and Ju-88.)
As kids I think we recall them as bigger than they were!
tell, the kit
Had one once. It was 'empty' inside and no landing gear. Aurora
provided a stand. The MAD boom could be extended out the rear and I
think the ventral radome could be made to retract. Mine didn't. Sorry
but it's been gone a long time.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.