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.