Nordic Cowboy...1/48 Noorduyn Sk16A (Harvard Mk.IIB), Svenska Flygvapnet

August 30, 2022 · in Aviation · · 11 · 0.9K


So, here´s my dad´s fourth and last Texan for this year.
boxing, the molding is worse than the previous Italeri T-6G boxing. Canopy parts had fit problems, cockpit sidewalls were molded in different thickness, landing light covers were too small and unusable. Took clear tape to simulate the covers. Sanded off the molded on seatbelts and used Eduard ones instead. EZ Line used for brake lines. Decals are from the kit, but the Swedish wing roundels were way too small, so my dad used all roundels from the Armycast sheet which he also used before for the Uruguay .
Painted with Gunze H418 RLM78 slightly oversprayed with a darker tone and Gunze H309 FS34079.

Build thread here

The Swedes used a large number of different Texan types, Ts, SNJs and Harvards. This scheme shows an aircraft of Flygflottilj 10 "Angelhom" at Helsingborg Airbase around 1970.

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11 responses

  1. Congratulations, Fam. Spreitzhofer! A wonderful model of a not that common scheme!

  2. Nice one.

    Swedish air force bought a large amount of surplus aircraft after the war. The Sk 16 NA Harvards were painted yellow as per the new instructions for school aircraft. When the Sk 16 were faced out as a school aircraft, to be replaced by the Sk 50 Saab Safir, they were painted olive green and light blue grey and all air bases got these oldies to be used as general utility aircraft. Day glow orange panels were added to these just like other transport helicopters and other non first line aircraft.

  3. It turned out great, Reinhard!

  4. Well done, Reinhard. Very interesting colors.

  5. Beautiful AT-6 in an amazing scheme - camo green plus anti-camo orange. This project came out great. Thank you for posting this!

  6. Very nice! That is an unusual arrangement of the day glo panels - scattered about the aircraft. Well done!

  7. A great Texan in Swedish livery, Reinhard @grimreaper
    Thanks for sharing the building progress.

  8. Got to agree with everyone else ,this is a great little build , you're dad a great job.

  9. Beautiful work, as to be expected. The Swedish markings really make this special.

  10. Another winner from your dad. It is an eye catcher and well executed.

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