Oxford Diecast DH Hornet F3 National Air Races - Elmdon 1949 - 1:72 Sc

Product Code: 72HOR005


Another aircraft from the famous De Havilland hangar. De Havilland had made several aircraft for operation by civilian aeronautical pioneers and sporting event participants and the DH Hornet F3, flown in the King’s Cup Race from Elmdon, Birmingham in 1949 was one of them. The Races had been introduced in 1922 by King George V as an incentive for aircraft manufacturers to design and build light aircraft and engines. The Races were held annually except for the Second World War of 1939-1945, starting again in 1949. That year, there were 36 contestants flying a course of 60 miles, including the Hornet. Unfortunately, it did not win the trophy but its story makes for a superb model, nevertheless.
Decorated completely in silver, with its RAF roundel on the upper and lower wings and on the fuselage, the colour scheme is complemented with a yellow and a blue band round the rear fuselage. The Race number 84 is printed to the fore of each of the roundels on both sides and on the port side of the upper wing. The aircraft identity PX 386 also appears on the fuselage, as well as on the under wings. A final touch sees the undercarriage and wheels with retracted and retractable position options.

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