Alpine Canary…1/48 North American T-6G Texan, Austrian Airforce
After my fellow countryman Roland Sachsenhofer posted his Italeri (Occidental) French Texan I looked through my foto albums and realized that there were only very old pics of my father´s Austrian T-6 that he built with the same kit a while ago for our homeland collection. So here it is with fresh new pics.
The decals are from IPMS Austria. As far as I remember my dad used masking tape for the seatbelts and added some scratch antennas for the belly. The yellow paint was a selfmix. Back then I didn´t do WIP threads so I can´t tell you more about the model.
Like many other airforces around the world, also the Austrian one used the good old T-6 as trainer.
In 1959, the US government loaned 10 Texans to our Austrian Airforce. They were stationed in Graz-Thalerhof /Styria and Linz-Hörsching/Upper-Austria. The last aircraft was decommissioned in 1971. One survived and is now in a museum, two were lost in accidents (2 people killed) and the rest was scrapped.
20 additional images. Click to enlarge.