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De Havilland DH 4
JackFlash
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 07:35 AM UTC


With the increasing volume of contracts other engines were installed in the DH 4. This issue of Roden''s 1:48 kit represents airframes with the RAF 3a 1914 - Main production variant 260hp (194 kW). 29 examples built by Armstrong Whitworth, 260 examples built by Napier & Son.


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Thanks!
robot_
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2012 - 08:56 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Stephen.

You may remember our discussion on the roundels here:
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=179353

Well, I was always a bit hesitant to accept Roden's big white outers. Tonight, I was looking at one of the two photos I have of the partner to this aircraft, A7457, that was fitted with flotation gear, wingtip floats and a hydrovane. And I saw a hint of a pale area under the wing. A tweak in Photoshop, and this is what I saw:



So, I think Roden have done their homework on this scheme.

Stephen, or someone with this kit: could you let me know what the writing decal for either side of the fuselage says? I can't quite read it in the image in the review.