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1/48 - Fairey Britten Norman BN-2 Islander by Valom - box art

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A 1/48th Fairey Britten Norman BN-2 Islander kit announced by Valom.  :clap2::yahoo:

Source: http://www.valom.net/?page_id=27

Something for KursadA from Caracal Models considering the number of military operators of the type.

 

- ref. 48008 - Britten Norman BN-2A (G-AVCN)

 

72131_Britten-_Norman-_BN-2_A-_Islander-

 

- ref. 48009 - Britten Norman BN-2A (IAF)

 

72132-_Britten-_Norman-_BN-2_A-_Islander

 

- ref. 48010 - Britten Norman BN-2A (British Airways)

 

72136-_Britten-_Norman-_BN-2_A-islander-

 

V.P.

Edited by HomeBe

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Very cool. Looking forward to seeing what Valom does with this.

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Great news!  You will definitely see a Caracal decal sheet (or two) with interesting markings for this kit when it is released. I already had a 1/72 sheet in development for the old Airfix kit...

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I can really see this in my stash. Hope Caracal offers a civil livery in the decals.

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Arrrrgggghhhhh! :OMG-OMG:

 

I'm having enough problems resisting that spiffy new Dora Wings 1/48 Gee Bee! Now this!

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Great news since for some silly reason I really like the Islander. Even better that I see an IAF scheme there too. I have the Airfix kit but since I don't build 1/72nd I will probably get rid of it.

 

I think the Philippine Air Force flew these too.

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14 hours ago, skyhawk174 said:

I think the Philippine Air Force flew these too.

 

indeed... when my dad was first commissioned as a pilot for the Philippine Air Force, the Islander was his first active duty airplane... he logged almost 1,500 hours on the airplane before he was transferred to the 15th Strike Wing, flying first the AT-28D and eventually becoming one of the first locally-trained pilots for the OV-10A Bronco when the ex-USAF planes first arrived in 1992...

 

dad's Islander in the PAF was also the very first airplane I ever ridden on...

Edited by Hans

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The initial relase of the Airix kit included PhAF decals. The box art even featured that aircraft.

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9 hours ago, DonSS3 said:

The initial relase of the Airix kit included PhAF decals. The box art even featured that aircraft.

 

that's actually the Philippine Navy aircraft, the PAF version has a different and simpler scheme

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13 hours ago, Hans said:

 

that's actually the Philippine Navy aircraft, the PAF version has a different and simpler scheme

Yes, you are of course, correct. The memory ain't what it used to be. 

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First one to build as the Red Devil’s version?  Bet it’s a tail sitter

 

g-axdh-red-devils-parachute-display-team

 

photo linked to planespotters.net

 

Edited by Bar Side

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BN-2A-6 Defender (c/n 235) in Singapore civil registration 9V-BDT was sent to Singapore for a demonstration in 1971 to promote the aircraft to the Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC).

 https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1036961

9V-BDT_a.jpg

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Might tempt me to do a 1/48th if they also do a turbine one - all the UK military ones were turbine powered.

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