Airfix A04105 de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 1/48 Scale

£21.99

Airfix A04105 de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 1/48 Scale

With the de Havilland designed Tiger Moth biplane proving to be such an important pilot training aircraft during the Second World War, it is no wonder that the same company would have a say in producing its replacement, when both the RCAF and Royal Air Force were looking to upgrade their primary pilot training capabilities. In order to keep pace with wartime aircraft production and to allow increasing numbers of Canadian airmen to be trained, de Havilland established an overseas subsidiary in Canada, the de Havilland Aircraft Company of Canada.

By April 1948, the Royal Canadian Air Force had taken delivery of their first Chipmunk, but they were not the only ones admiring the qualities of this extremely capable aeroplane. The vast majority of the 1,283 de Havilland Chipmunks built would be manufactured under licence in the UK, in factories at Hatfield and Chester, with around 735 of these going on to see service with the Royal Air Force, again as the direct replacement for the venerable old Tiger Moth. In RAF service, the British built machines were known as the de Havilland Chipmunk Mk.10 and they would go on to provide basic flight training support many thousands of future military aviators, in addition to providing air experience opportunities for many more as part of the University Air Squadron organisation.

Specifications:-

  • Detailed Cockpit
  • Detailed Undercarriage

Decals Included:-

  • de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 WB585 (G-AOSY) in the colours of No.2 Flying training school, restored by vintage fabrics, Audley End Airfield, Saffron Walden, Essex England 2020
  • de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 WB549 first british Chipmunk, displayed at Farnborough, Hampshire, England 1949
  • de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 Royal Navy historic flight, Royal Naval Air station Yeovilton, Yeovilton, somerset, England 2009
  • de Havilland Chipmunk T.10 Army Air corps, Army Aviation Centre middle wallop, Hampshire, England June 1968

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84

Paints Required

Main Colours:- 11, 33, 53, 54, 61, 78, 83, 85, 86, 126, Scheme 1 & 3:- 130, 166, 174, Scheme 2:- 24, Scheme 4:- 24, 29, 30

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