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DE HAVILLAND DH-112 Mk 4 "Venom" Swiss Air Force

May 1, 2024 · in Aviation · · 14 · 207

Three Versions DE HAVILLAND DH-112 Mk 4 "" Kit: Micro Mir 1:48

While the DH-112 Mk 1 was still being licensed, a new license agreement for 100 units of the now improved DH-112 Mk 4 series was concluded, based on the experience gained with the De Havilland Jet aircraft. The main improvement over the Venom Mk 1 was the hydraulically driven aileron servo control used for the first time. As with all combat aircraft, a number of technical improvements had to be made here over time. The allocation of new Radio frequencies to the Military subsequently required the UHF conversion. At the same time, the entire series could be equipped with improved targeting devices for bombing. With regard to possible signs of material fatigue, monitoring is also applied here in a similar way to the procedure used for the DH-112 Mk 1 series. How long these units can continue to be used as combat aircraft depends solely on the ongoing results of material monitoring. If an aircraft Fleet such as this has been in service for around 20 Years, this can be considered a good success.

The Venom was the Backbone of the air Forces Fighter and Attack Forces.

In 1984, the Venom was decommissioned and replaced by the Hunter.

DH-112 Mk.4 J-1750

Accepted on January 14, 1957

Written off on May 1, 1974

Serial number 400

DH 112 Venom Mk.4 J-1777

Accepted on January 31, 1957

Written off February 1, 1974

Serial number 427

DH-112 Mk.4 J-1794

Accepted on January 10, 1958

Written off on March 12, 1981

Serial number 444

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14 responses

  1. I just love this era of jet planes.

  2. Great looking kit. Well done.

  3. All three are beautiful and I also am a fan of the early jet aircraft. I am wondering where you found the historical background cited in your article. It is very technically based and detailed.

    • Thank you for the feedback, yes, for me the history of every model is just as important as the technical aspects. And if you have good information, it's even better.

  4. Excellent models, Hans Peter!

  5. Beautiful builds! The finishing work is lovely on these.

  6. Wonderful work on all 3!

  7. Excellent builds on that trio!

  8. All equally beautiful, Hans Peter @messerschmitt
    Those early jets are a joy to look at.

  9. Whoa! THREE models from that "challenging" Mikro-Mir kit! You're a brave man, @messerschmitt!

    And they're all equally superb.

  10. I just love old jets and you did do them justice by sharing these beautiful models you’ve built.
    Also the background you used in the pictures is really awesome and brings the models alive.
    Great job!

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    Felix said on May 2, 2024

    Super gemacht, Hans Peter!

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