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Chipmunk (Completed)

The de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk is a tandem, two-seat, single-engined primary trainer aircraft developed and manufactured by Canadian aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Canada. It was developed shortly after the Second World War and sold heavily throughout the immediate post-war years, being typically employed as a replacement for the de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane.

The Chipmunk holds the distinction of being the first postwar aviation project conducted by de Havilland Canada. It performed its maiden flight on 22 May 1946 and was introduced to operational service that same year. During the late 1940's and 1950's, the Chipmunk was procured in large numbers by military air services such as the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Royal Air Force (RAF), and several other nation's air forces, where it was often utilised as their standard primary trainer aircraft. The type was also produced under licence by de Havilland in the United Kingdom, who would produce the vast majority of Chipmunks, as well as by OGM

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1:72 De Havilland Canada DHC-1 "Chipmunk" T.10 (AZ model AZ7556)
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T Mk.10
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
9 Air Experience Flight WG 407 | 1977 | White,Red,Silver
 

Comments

28. July 2017, 13:47
Dave Morris Well that didn't take long! This is possibly the only 1:72 scale model I will ever build as I used to fly "Chippy's" in the Air Training Corps. Despite being a new tool it is a poor kit! I was going to do some scratch building but the canopy glass is so thick that you can't see anything through it, so I didn't bother!
28. July 2017, 13:57
Ekki Very good.
30. July 2017, 16:02
Dave Morris Cheers Ekki!
30. July 2017, 16:26
Craig Williams Hey Dave, nice build. I have been looking to buy this kit (I, like yourself, flew Chippy's in the ATC) but am a little concerned about the look of the ridiculously poor fit of the nose.... what's that all about?!
In your opinion do you think that's fixable, or at least can be slightly reduced to a more realistic scale?
Cheers.
Craig.
23. July 2019, 12:14
Dave Morris It's fixable, lots of work! Good luck :)
26. July 2019, 14:14
Craig Williams Cheers Dave.... Sanding sticks at the ready!!!
26. July 2019, 23:33
David Deavall Nice build
8. February, 07:42

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