Smer boxing of the Heller C.714 in 1/72.
The 714 was intended to be an inexpensive fighter based on a series of 1930s racers that would not stress supply lines.
It quickly proved to be inadequate and production was cancelled early in 1940. Completed aircraft were used to equip the Warsaw Squadron which was made up of Polish pilots who had fled to France in 1939. A small number were also sent to Finland during the Winter War. These aircraft were found to be completely unsuitble to the Finns and saw limited use.
When Germany invaded France the concerns about the aircraft were proven and it was ordered out of combat service. Without replacement aircraft, the Polish pilots of the Warsaw Squadron ignored the order and continued to fly combat missions. Despite its poor performance the Poles managed to have some success claiming 12 victories for a loss of 18 aircraft (9 in the air, 9 on the ground).
The kit is pretty typical of a 1/72 kit from the 70s. Very modest interior detail and simple construction with about 20 parts.
This post has been edited by Aaronw: 30 November 2011 - 09:22 PM