Westland F-16A Welkin

In 1943 the USAAF was looking for a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft which was able to operate over Germany in relative safety. A US committee visiting the UK was rather impressed with the Westland Welkin fighter which first flew in November 1942.

The USAAF ordered special reconnaissance variant of the aircraft which received the designation Westland F-16A Welkin. In all 213 Welkins were delivered to the USAAF. The company also tried to interest the RAF for the reconnaissance variant of the Welkin, but they decided to stick to the reconnaissance versions of the Mosquito.

Model: CMR 1/72

Last updated: 04/01/2023