This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
Resin model to assemble the only car with a turbine engine that has been able to win a race. The transparent rear dome allows detailing and revealing the most characteristic element of this car, the turbine from aviation.
Additional details for the Howmet TX
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Profil24 in 1/24 scale with reference P24132K.
- Raced at the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1968.
- Includes photo-etched parts, resin parts, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals, other materials, assembly instructions and painting instructions.
- Package measures 185 mm x 248 mm x 56 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 265 g.
- Featured in newsletters 459 and 472.
Perhaps one of the most successful projects of a vehicle powered by an aircraft engine. more specifically a Continental Aviation & Engineering TS325-1, where the number 325 refers to the horsepower of the turbine. A curious feature of the car due to the fact of mounting a turbine is that it did not need a gearbox, only a differential, and for the reverse gear that it had to mount according to the FIA, it used an electric motor. The exhaust temperature generated by the turbine was such that they had to focus upwards so as not to "scorch" the vehicles that circulated behind. The car was fast from the beginning, but its main disadvantage was its range, as it had to stop for refueling approximately every 50 minutes, which meant more than three times as many stops as rival cars. Despite this, the team decided to go to the 24h of Le Mans, where luck did not smile on them, having to abandon the two team cars without reaching the halfway point. 1968 was his only year in competition, after which he devoted himself to breaking various speed records.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.