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Guerre d'Algérie...1/48 Douglas AD-4 Skyraider, Armée de l’Air


And already the next finished French one by my dad.
A-1H converted to an -4, early inner wing racks and tanks taken from an old Esci kit, , painted with AK Xtreme Metal White Aluminium.

Build thread here

Model shows an aircraft of EC 1/20 "Aurès-Nementcha" in 1961. France used Skyraiders in the Algerian War from the late 50ies to the early 60ies. When they were withdrawn from combat, some were still used as recon birds.

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5 responses

  1. Another amazing result from the Spreitzhofer factory!

  2. The old dump truck looks really good in that scheme and markings - another lovely build!

  3. Nice work. These airplanes saw their last work in Chad in 1984.

    They're pretty much all the Skyraider warbirds you see these days, other than an A-1E.

  4. Very nice build, Reinhard @grimreaper

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