Saturday, September 17, 2016

Colour Dakota

A nice colour Dakota photo entitled "The Wounded Boarding the Ship Dakota."  The is a Canadian Army truck, so it is possible that the Dakota is a 437 Squadron aircraft.  (Photo courtesy of the Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada.)

Modeler's Note: Over the years there have been a few different kits of the Dakota in 1/72. These including an old tool Airfix kit from 1960, an Italeri kit from the 70s, and an ESCI kit now confusedly issued in an Italeri box. While the ESCI kit was nicely detailed, it suffered from excessive recessed panel line detail. However, in 2013, Airfix issue a very nice new tool Dakota. With nice detail and some neat options, this kit is now the best option for a Dakota in 1/72.

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