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Ferry Dierckxsens (Ferry)

Hawker Typhoon Ib RAF 266(Rhodesia) Squadron

The 1/72 Airfix starterset comes with decals representing the Hawker Typhoon Ib flown with RAF 266 Rhodesia squadron. With the advancing of allied troops at the end of 1944, the squadron had their base from february - april 1945 in the Netherlands near the town of Mill.
In a earlier stage the squadron was based at Deurne in Belgium from where a flight took off for an attack on the city I now live in. The attack was launched against the German headquarter of the 15th Army in the town centre of Dordrecht.


Looks good. Thanks for sharing. The kit looks very complicated for 1:72, but perhaps multiple variants are included?
14 August 2017, 05:21
Ferry Dierckxsens
Thanks Erik. Just one version included with a choice of rockets or two bombs under the wings. There is an option to open up the gun bays on top of the wings. It's allows you to show the 20mm guns inside the wings with some extra detail. I will intend to build another one with this option. This is the new tooling from Airfix which makes quite a change from the old school kits. Far better details and very good fitting of the parts. Just a tiny touch of putty needed at the wing roots. Decals are in register and look sharp too.
14 August 2017, 07:53


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1:72 Hawker Typhoon Ib (Airfix A55208)
Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib (late)
GB Royal Air Force (1918-now)
266 Sqn. RB478
April 1944 - Netherlands/Germany

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