Sunday, February 5, 2012

400 Squadron Lysanders


Pilots of No. 400 Squadron RCAF run to their Westland Lysander Mark IIIs at Odiham, Hampshire, during an Army cooperation exercise, after having received their flying orders from an Army Liaison Officer. The ALO will monitor the sortie through his wireless operator, working the VHF transmitter/receiver set next to him. © IWM (CH 2414)

Modeler's Note: The Lysander Mk. III has not been well served in 1/72 with only the Frog kit being issued in this version. All other Lysanders, Pavla, Airfix, and Matchbox, were of the Mk. II. One option to get a nice Lysander Mk. III is combine the Aeroclub Mercury engine with the second generation Airfix kit.

3 comments:

Edward said...

I'm glad to see you're back to updating your blog. It's a favorite of mine and I was sad that it had almost seemed to stop for a while there.

I hope at some point you'll update your rankings of 1/72 Spitfire Vs, with the several new kits that have come out.

dknights said...

Yes, but who in their right mind would want to build a Lysander?

Jim said...

Edward,

Thank you for your kind words. Life sorta got in the way. I hope to get back to regular updates and I'll get a couple new Spitfire reviews up soon.