Saturday, September 24, 2016
RCAF Bell 47
Here is an interesting one. I knew the RCAF (and RCN) flew the later Bell HTL, but I had no idea they also had one of the covered versions (H-13B?) on strength. Shown in 444 Squadron markings, the photo of 9608/BV-V was taken at Rockcliffe on March 27, 1950. (Photo courtesy of the Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-066300.)
Modeler's Note: There have been a few kits of the Bell 47G in 1/72, of which the Italeri kit is the best. To the best of my knowledge the earlier Bell 47s have not been kitted in plastic or resin.