Saturday, July 31, 2010

Airco D.H.2

Here are some images of Smer's 1/48 scale Airco D.H.2. From Wikipedia "The Airco DH.2 was a single-seat biplane "pusher" aircraft which operated as a fighter during the First World War. It was the second pusher design by Geoffrey de Havilland for Airco, based on his earlier DH.1 two-seater. The DH.2 was the first effectively armed British single-seat fighter and enabled Royal Flying Corps (RFC) pilots to counter the "Fokker Scourge" that had given the Germans the advantage in the air in late 1915. Until the British developed an interrupter gear to match the German system, pushers such as the DH.2 and the F.E.2b carried the burden of fighting and escort duties.


Pat Tillett said...

A great model and story.
I'm betting it was very physical to fly this plane

Warren Zoell said...

You know I never thought of that before and you're probably right.

Anonymous said...

I really like the look of this aircraft. I should get myself a kit already. I bet it was tough to fly. At least the pilot didn't get a lot of oil and fumes in the face.


Warren Zoell said...

Eduard makes a 1/48 scale model of this plane for around $30 that's supposed to be better than this one. I don't think you can even get Smer kits anymore.

ttest said...

JFYI as of 2011 Směr models can be still purchased either in net auction or in stores in Czech. Směr is selling their old models in new boxes. You should probably not make planes from the old, pre-1989 editions as they are considered collectibles by now :-)
Just google "smer plastove modely koupit" to find some stores.