DH 89A Dragon Rapide
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OK, lets take a stride away from the local brand of Avro for a while and go for another British house hold name, de Havilland. This absolute classic is another civilian in silver dope. It was built in 1935 and ran the route of Belfast-Liverpool-Manchester-Hull. Before and during second world war it was used on routes between the Scottish islands and the mainland. In 1947 it was put into storage and never flew again. It has been restored at the MOSI in Manchester 1991-95 and is in a perfect condition. True classic it is and a type you seldom see in a museum. Come on now, Airfix, do you hear me, let us get one of these in 1/48! Although never really has been praised for the pioneering work it did during the 30´s and the work horse it was during the 40´s, it was the Dakota if its day. It was used by many civilian operators but also served in air forces, camouflaged and all. So come on, if there is a Walrus in 1/48 why not give us a Dragon Rapide? Airfix, don´t you dare ignore me!
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